Titanium is a chemical element whose properties make it ideal for jewellery making, even though this field is dominated by gold and silver. Titanium is listed under the element symbol Ti in the periodic table of the elements and belongs to the group of transition metals. Its colour is whitish and shiny, which makes it an attractive material for the jewellery industry. Titanium is also not only visually attractive, but also has interesting properties that make jewellery made from it comfortable, durable and timeless. Its high strength combined with its ductility make titanium a material that is excellent for further processing. In addition, titanium is also corrosion-resistant and defies extreme temperatures. Since the production process of the metal from ilmenite and rutile is a complicated procedure, titanium is in a higher price segment, at least in comparison with common steel alloys. Besides its use as a basic material for jewellery of all kinds (spectacle frames, watches, rings, necklaces, etc.), titanium is mainly used as a micro-alloying component or in equipment that comes into contact with seawater, as ship propellers, anodes, etc. Titanium is also used in space travel, in the medical sector, and in the automotive industry. Titanium is also an important and frequently used metal in space travel, in medical areas (e.g. dental implants) or in coins.
Features of titanium jewellery
Jewellery made of titanium is very hard and therefore more scratch-resistant than, for example, silver or gold (although titanium rings will also show signs of wear sooner or later). Titanium jewellery is easy to care for and 100% hypoallergenic. Titanium jewellery does not tarnish, does not oxidise and has a very long life. In addition, titanium jewellery is very comfortable to wear due to its light weight.
Right care for titanium jewellery
Jewellery made of titanium can be cleaned with an ultrasonic bath. Or simply with washing-up liquid, water and a fibre-free cloth. Matt surfaces can be re-matted with a matting fleece.
Will there be scratches/wear marks over time?
Jewellery is an object of daily life and therefore exposed to physical and climatic influences. These influences can be transferred to the piece of jewellery and leave marks.
Matt surfaces can get shiny marks and shiny surfaces can get matt marks in return.
Depending on the material, deeper scratches are also possible (especially with rather softer materials such as silver, gold or similar). These wear marks depend on the activities of the wearer or on the objects the piece of jewellery comes into contact with, the period of time does not play a role here.
Wear marks can be caused by the wearer's activities or by the objects the piece of jewellery comes into contact with.
Wear marks are what make jewellery unique and thus make it a personal piece of jewellery. There is no material in the world from which jewellery is made that does not show any signs of wear.
Here is a list of jewellery that shows the wear marks.