Engagement and wedding rings are a once in a lifetime investment and although, traditional gold and platinum rings have been the popular choices for wedding rings, they are not that unique anymore. There are many metals in the market that are offering some unique designs for engagement and wedding rings. If you are looking for some absolutely unique, distinctive and affordable designs for your special someone, then here are some unique metals that will definitely be special, just like your love:
Considered more valuable than gold at some points in history, silver is a great choice of metal for wedding rings. It is an affordable choice of jewelry which comes in lots of designs to give your wedding ring a unique look. Pure silver is too soft to be made into jewelry so it is mixed with other metals like copper to make it sturdy and lasting. Silver wedding rings can come in various finishes of silver like matte, shiny, oxidized etc.
Steel rings are gaining popularity as well. The strength, durability and affordability of this metal makes it a great choice for wedding rings. Damascus steel matching wedding rings, which are made at low temperatures make them strong and long lasting. If you’re worried about your steel ring getting ruined due to oxidation, don’t be, because steel rings are mixed with 10.5% of chromium to avoid that. Steel rings also come in various designs which leaves you with the option of choosing a unique one at affordable prices for your better half.
Titanium metal jewelry is gaining popularity because of its lightweight qualities. For those who are not used to wearing jewelry or want something that’s very light, this is the perfect choice of wedding ring. Titanium jewelry is very unique and modern in its design, making it a popular choice among modern grooms. These wedding rings will not get scratched because they are very resistant and strong. Also, these cannot be resized so you’ll have to be sure of the ring size of your loved one.
If you’re looking for tough looking wedding rings, then tungsten should be your choice. Not just tough looking, but even four times harder than titanium, this ring is a great choice for those looking for rings that require very little maintenance and give a sturdy, shiny look.
Cobalt is a hypoallergenic metal which is four times harder than platinum, which makes it strong enough to last the entire lifetime of your togetherness. Since cobalt is a bright, white metal, it resembles platinum but at a much affordable price and heavier in weight than metals like titanium. It can be easily resized, unlike most other metals and is quite scratch resistant.
Gold and platinum wedding rings can cost a lot, but that shouldn’t stop you from popping the question to your loved one. There are plenty of unique and special designs in the market and practicality is taking over luxury. So while you save up for a platinum or gold ring, you can get a temporary option from one of the above mentioned metals because as Beyonce said, ‘if you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it”. So don’t wait for the money in your wallets to let your loved one know you want to spend the rest of your life with him/ her. If they love you back as much, they wouldn’t care what the metal is, all they’ll admire is a beautiful ring on their finger.
*This article was contributed.