You are looking for the perfect piece of jewelry for that special someone and are looking for something not only beautiful but something that does not rust or tarnish over time. Of course, your mind will drift to the classics, including gold or silver, but have you ever considered titanium? Does titanium jewelry corrode, tarnish or rust over time?
Join us as we discuss titanium’s rust-resistant properties to ensure your special gift will last a lifetime.
What is Titanium?
Titanium is a solid metal that is resistant to corrosion and rust. Its strong, lightweight, and durability has a lustrous gray appearance perfect for jewelry. The composition of titanium in jewelry can vary from commercial pure, consisting of only 99.2% titanium, to aircraft grade.
At Avant-Garde Titanium, we understand that jewelry is vital to our customers’ daily routines. Therefore, we only use the best titanium metal in our handcrafted pieces. Our titanium jewelry is made of aircraft-grade Ti-64, the hardest alloy Ti-662, and pure Ti-999 to ensure your pieces remain flawless over time and require minimal buffing.
Does Titanium Rust or Tarnish?
Titanium is more rust-resistant than other metals, including stainless steel or iron. When exposed to oxygen, pure titanium develops a thin oxide coating, creating a lustrous gray color. On the other hand, rust flakes and erodes the surface of most metals containing iron. Pure titanium does not develop rust because it is not ferrous oxide like rust.
However, not all titanium jewelry has the same composition, allowing some titanium jewelry to rust over time. Titanium alloys are much more common in titanium jewelry, allowing for a more flexible construction; however, some might have a chance to deteriorate over time. Titanium alloys are a mixture of titanium with other metals to enhance or alter the titanium’s properties. The most common alloy partners for titanium include aluminum, vanadium, iron, molybdenum, and copper. Therefore, it is essential to ask your jewelry retailer about the titanium composition to ensure it will be completely rust and tarnish-free.
Can You Get Titanium Jewelry Wet?
Pure titanium does not rust or tarnish like iron metals, allowing for prolonged exposure to water without the worry. In addition, titanium is even fully resistant against the corrosion effects of saltwater. This resistance is from a thin oxide film that covers the surface of pure titanium when exposed to oxygen.
However, before you jump into the pool with your titanium jewelry, we highly recommend asking your jewelry retailer beforehand. Pure titanium is hard to come by and, as a result, can be expensive and rare. Titanium alloys are much more commonly used in jewelry and are more likely to rust depending on the metal the titanium is mixed with, such as iron.
Avant-Garde Titanium Difference
You deserve the best for personal jewelry and gifts, which is why we design and personally produce handcrafted jewelry to perfection with the finest materials available. Our titanium jewelry is made from the most substantial aircraft-grade Ti-64, the hardest alloy Ti-662, and pure Ti-999 to ensure your pieces remain flawless free of rust or tarnish. In addition, any titanium ring(s) you purchase from us carries a free repolishing service twice a year for as long as you own the ring(s).
Titanium is a very versatile metal that is a perfect fit for jewelry. So when shopping for a ring that doesn’t rust or tarnish, we hope you consider titanium as your choice. It’s incredibly durable and made with materials that ensure it will last you a lifetime while being lightweight and stylish to boot.
The next time you’re looking for the perfect titanium rings, necklace and chains, earrings, or bracelets check out Avant-Garde Titanium’s extensive selection. Our titanium rings are not stock but individually handcrafted after receiving the order and allowing several customizable options for titanium jewelry, including inlays, precious gemstones, finishes, personal engravings, and more. We take pride in the quality and services we offer our clients, and we sincerely hope that Avant-Garde Titanium will become your source for titanium jewelry.
We look forward to creating a beautiful, long-lasting piece that you will be proud to wear.