Choosing the right metal for your Men’s Ring

Style counts, but so does the correct metal…

Why choose a Titanium Ring?

A Titanium Ring is a great choice if you are seeking a tough, durable men’s ring but want one that’s a little lighter in weight.

Pros-

  • Corrosion and tarnish resistant
  • Considered to be highly hypoallergenic – made with medical grade titanium
  • Lightweight
  • Great value for money
  • Strong and durable, it won’t bend out of shape like a solid gold ring can
  • Won’t conduct heat like gold and silver, so it’s a great choice for chefs, but it still does conduct some electricity.

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized
  • Can tend to show scratches – not as much as gold does, but not as scratch resistant as the other metals
  • Very difficult to cut, but it is possible with standard emergency cutting tools

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Why choose a Stainless Steel Ring?

A Stainless Steel Ring makes a great choice for those who want a lightweight ring for an affordable price without compromising on looks.

Pros-

  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Is comparatively durable
  • Non-Corrosive
  • Budget friendly

Cons-

  • Difficult to be resized
  • Can still scratch and dint with wear and tear
  • Not suitable for those with Nickel allergies

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Why Choose a Tungsten Ring?

Tungsten Rings are a little heavier than other metals (like gold, but much stronger). A durable metal that resists scratches.

Pros-

  • The metal for you if you’d like something scratch resistant, but just like ANYTHING made of metal (your car, your silverware, your watch) – it can scratch if pushed to its limits
  • Very strong and tough
  • Being a heavier metal, it feels much like an expensive ring but without the price tag.

Cons-

  • Cannot be resized or cut. Contrary to the rumours though, Tungsten can be taken off in an emergency. Instead of cutting it, you safely crack or shatter it if required.
  • Has a small amount of nickel in the alloy mix, so if you are allergy prone to nickel or other metals, please avoid tungsten. No, it will NOT turn your finger green.

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Why Choose a Silicone Ring?

A stretchy, comfortable material perfect for those that work in a trade, allergic to metals or do vigorous activity where a metal ring is not ideal.

Pros-

  • Flexible – can stretch a half size up
  • Super comfortable
  • Heat resistant
  • Non-conductive (safe for electricians & mechanics)
  • Hypoallergenic

Cons-

Like all rings, these should be taken off at night as they can trap sweat and water which will eventually irritate the skin

  • Not resistant to all chemicals and can lose its finish with bleach and other harsh chemicals
  • With enough pulling/stretching – these rings can snap
  • Limited designs available

 

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