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Stainless Steel vs Titanium

Which material is better for a ring?

Choosing the right metal can be tricky, this easy to use guide will help you choose the right type for you.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a brilliant material, strong and tough and durable for hardworking hands. We use a high grade, that's hypoallergenic, It is also suitable for use in sea water due to its high corrosion resistance it will not rust or turn your finger green.

Titanium

Titanium is lightweight, strong and durable. We use a commercially pure metal, not aircraft grade, which can be removed in an emergency. Hypoallergenic and will not discolour your finger.

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Stainless Steel 

  • Colour - a lighter, shiner grey

  • Rust resistant

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Heavy

  • Can be engraved

  • Hardness scale (mohs) - 6

  • Can easily be removed in emergencies

  • Highly resistant to scratches but may need a polish every few years

Titanium 

  • Colour - a mid grey 

  • Rust resistant

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Lightweight

  • Can be engraved

  • Hardness scale (mohs) - 7

  • Can easily be removed in an emergency

  • Highly resistant to scratches but may need a polish every few years

In short...

Whether you’re looking for wedding rings or a ring for general wear, both stainless steel and titanium are wonderful options. There is very little to separate the two, so think about your finances, long term options and how active you are. We can in house engrave all our rings to add a more personal touch too.

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