Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world with a distinctive deep grey tint. It is most often alloyed with aluminum, iron, molybdenum, and manganese. Ounces for ounces titanium is one of the strongest readily available metals. Titanium is abundant in nature so it is not considered a precious metal and the metal itself has little value.
The cost of buying a titanium engagement ring is really all in its manufacture. Because of its incredible strength, titanium is difficult to be shaped into delicate scrollwork and patters such as Celtic engagement rings without an industrial type process to work the metal and to form it into a ring.
Nevertheless, titanium is a popular metal for jewelry because it can be colored easily to produce other colors including brilliant shades of red, black, blue, green, purple and yellow other than its more familiar grayish tint. In addition, because of its relative inertness, it does not interact easily with other elements and substances, is corrosion free, and resists most acids and other corrosive materials. It is also hypoallergenic, making it suitable for people with hypersensitivities to metals.
Metals for Engagement Rings