Titanium ring are jewelry rings or bands that have been primarily constructed from titanium. Actual compositions of titanium can vary, such as “purely commercial” (99.2% titanium) or “grade plane” (notably, 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, 4% vanadium), and titanium ring are often made in combination with other materials, such as gemstones and traditional jewellery metals. Even with variations in composition and materials, titanium rings are often referred to as if they contain the amount of titanium.
The ring is made of titanium is a modern phenomenon, became widely available in the market sometime in the 1990s. Titanium ring offer several unique properties: they are biocompatible (hypoallergenic), lightweight, corrosion resistant, and have a ratio of power-to-weight highest of any metal.
Titanium found in Cornwall, England, in 1791 by William Gregor. It was also discovered around the same time the Hungarian mineralogist Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, and then in 1795 by the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth – giving titanium name, a reference to the Titans of Greek mythology.
However, it was not until after 1932 that the commercial use for titanium to be possible, due to the method established by William Justin Kroll. Kroll devise ways of reducing titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) into the form of the metal. The process is still used today for the commercial production of titanium.
Titanium ring cost can be very high. This seems to be because the process of extracting titanium from ore range is difficult and expensive. Although it is expensive as an engineering material, it is much cheaper than precious metals typically with jewelry, and even silver.
It is not known who first made into titanium ring or other jewelry piece. A titanium wedding-ring is used as a minor plot-point in the 1989 science fiction movie and the novel The Abyss. Titanium began to appear on the open market around the 1990’s. Since 2000, the availability of titanium ring has become a large scale, with jewelry stores most online and brick-and-mortar as possible to bring the titanium-based rings as part of their inventory. Many outlets now specialize exclusively in the design and sale of titanium ring.
Construction of Titanium ring
Titanium ring are constructed using solid rods, tubes or sheets of titanium, which is cut into the desired shape and size of the ring. Metal can be machined using the same equipment and through the engineering process with stainless steel. Jewelry-making techniques used to rolling and soldering are impractical for titanium.
Titanium has become popular as a jewelry material due to a variety of unique properties. Titanium is biocompatible (often referred to as hypoallergenic), or non-toxic to the human body. Similarly, titanium ring will not react to the user who suffers from allergies to other fixings.
It is highly resistant to the corrosion causes, including sea water, aqua regia, chlorine (in water), and some acid. It is soluble in concentrated acid, however. Titanium ring because it is practical for those who regularly swim in the ocean or chlorinated pools, for example. This is in contrast to some traditional jewelry materials, such as silver, brass and bronze, which are prone to tarnish and other manifestations of damage.
Titanium ring, depending on the composition, having different levels of fatigue resistance and tensile strength. However, almost all well-known compositions feature higher fatigue resistance and strength-to-weight ratio, than most, if not all, metals are known.
Titanium ring almost impossible to resize. They are only slightly more difficult to cut in an emergency than gold rings, titanium is comparable to steel in resistance to sawing.
Anodization of titanium ring is the process by which an oxide film formed on the surface of titanium through the process of electrolysis to create the color. In the case of titanium ring, this process is carried out after it was machined into shape. Oxidation transforms ordinary titanium color (usually silver, depending on the composition and processing) and increased corrosion-resistant. Anodization process is very simple to implement: The piece is immersed in an electrolyte, a popular cola are used, and the DC voltage, around 100V, applied. Voltage controls the thickness, and thus the color of the anodization.
Dyes are not required in the anodization of titanium. Colors are produced on a ring depends on the thickness of the titanium oxide layer, which is determined by the anodizing voltage. The picture to the left shows the range of the color spectrum that can be achieved via anodization. Color, which is a different light wavelength only, arising from constructive interference between the light reflected from the surface of the oxide layer and the light reflected from the metal surface below.
Titanium can be alloyed with other metals to increase or change the properties of titanium that. The partners are the most common alloys for titanium are aluminum, vanadium, iron, molybdenum and copper. Each titanium properties change for a variety of purposes – for example, copper can be used to harden titanium.
One of the most common composition for titanium ring known as the “aircraft grade” (also referred to as the 6AL-4V or 6-4) titanium, as well-known compositions for use in aircraft construction (However, it is also used for medical, marine and chemical processing purposes). It is a mixture of 6% aluminum, 4% vanadium and 90% titanium (as well as trace amounts of iron and oxygen, max 0.25% and 0.2% respectively), and is one of the known composition strongest and most other light . Aircraft grade titanium is often used in crafting titanium ring because of its beneficial properties and is suitable (compared with other titanium composition), and the widespread availability of commercial.
Inlays are the result of the merger of two or more metals or a single ring. It is not to be confused with the alloy. The process involves destroying inlaying metal into the channel, which is then trapped under pressure. In the ring, it usually produces metal seated side-by-side on the surface – for example, the gold strip running through the center ring of titanium instead.
Inlays goal is to enable a variety of metals in a titanium ring looks distinguished.
Titanium ring has created a style distinguished by a variety of brief history of their development as a jewelry item. Some styles are:
Titanium ring style referred to as “classic” generally has been made into an oval or a simple circle with a complete, smooth, and shiny. In addition to regular engine, no external techniques or equipment used in its production.
Mokume-Gane provide titanium ring wood-grain appearance. This is the technique (also early medieval Europe) Japanese forging applied to Samurai sword in the 17th century. It required great skill on the part of the smith, though the process today, modern as controlled atmosphere and temperature-controlled furnace to make the technique easier to accomplish.
Sable gives the appearance of soft silk.
Frost titanium ring have a frozen appearance – specifically, frozen condensation that appears on items that have been placed in the freezer.