Titanium Wedding Bands: The Complete Guide

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Titanium has been a popular wedding ring metal since the 1990s—and its demand only continues to grow. Frequently used by cutting-edge jewelers like Arunashi, titanium is a durable metal to consider for your very own wedding band.

What Is Titanium?

Titanium is a very strong metal that is resistant to corrosion. It is light to medium grey when it has its natural color, but titanium is often given a black finish.

There’s no denying that titanium is a jeweler’s dream in several ways, but this requires an investment and a willingness to learn the ins and outs of working with this metal. Jeweler Christian Tse says, “Most designer jewelers need specialized equipment to work with titanium. It has a high melting point and cannot be soldered like traditional metals, such as gold, that are used in jewelry. Titanium must be welded with lasers or worked as a single piece.”

Meet the Expert

Christian Tse is an accomplished jewelry designer and the CEO of Christian Tse Design & Manufacturing. He has worked extensively with titanium to create beautiful, original wedding rings.

Ahead, everything to know about the titanium wedding bands, from pros and cons to care advice.

The Pros and Cons of Titanium Rings

One of the initial selling points of a titanium ring for couples on a budget is that it’s more economical than platinum or gold. Tse reports that titanium rings are also strong yet lightweight, making them easy to handle and durable. These rings resist corrosion, making them mostly maintenance-free. They’re hypoallergenic, so these rings are safe for most people even if they are prone to jewelry allergies. 

Unfortunately, there are several cons to titanium rings, too. For one thing, Tse explains that it is a non-precious metal. Therefore, it does not have the same value as a wedding ring that’s made of platinum or gold. Also, titanium isn’t carried in many jewelry stores, so it can be challenging to do comparison shopping because your choices will be more limited than you would have with bands made of precious metals. Additionally, titanium rings cannot be resized or altered if your ring size changes over time, and these rings cannot be soldered. 

What to Look for in a Titanium Ring

When buying a Titanium wedding band, Tse cautions that you need to examine it to make sure there are no visual pits. If you notice any surface impurities or inconsistent discoloration, think twice before getting the ring. To be sure that you are buying a ring that’s made of genuine titanium, look for the hallmark of “TI”—the chemical sign—or the word titanium.

How Titanium Differs From Other Ring Metals 

“Titanium differs from silver, gold, and platinum in many ways,” shares Tse. Although titanium, silver, and platinum can be manufactured to look similar, titanium is considerably stronger than silver and platinum.

A titanium ring will stay truly round throughout its life. That can’t be said for silver, gold, or platinum rings.

Unlike silver, platinum, or gold, a titanium ring will not show any wear such as scratches or dents after a year of use. Titanium rings are also lighter and less expensive than gold and platinum. According to Tse, titanium melts at 3038 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much higher than gold (1700 degrees Fahrenheit), yet similar to platinum (3215 degrees Fahrenheit). 

How to Care for a Titanium Ring

Titanium rings require very little care and upkeep compared to precious metals. It’s important to avoid scratching it and always handle the ring with care. However, according to Tse, there aren’t any special care instructions for titanium rings because they are very durable. Minter + Richter, a Boston-baed jewelry company that specializes in handcrafted titanium rings, sells a special lifetime care option that allows you to leave the cleaning of your wedding ring to professionals. 

If a titanium wedding band sounds right for your union, consider these 15 stand-out, stylish titanium rings below. 

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Eliza Page Lashbrook Titanium and Meteorite Wedding Band

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Courtesy of Eliza Page

Here’s a ring with titanium that has an actual meteorite inlay. The texture and visual appeal are distinct with a fun underlying message of reaching for the stars (or asteroids) with the love and commitment that goes along with wedding vows. Perhaps not surprisingly, the ring is eye-catching with an out-of-this-world look and feel. 

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Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso’s Caliper Black Titanium Wedding Ring

titanium wedding band

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

The striking black titanium ring has a design that is both upscale and original, yet its price is reasonable enough for it to fit into a wide variety of wedding ring budgets. As its name may suggest, this ring was inspired by the love that Paloma Picasso and her husband have for race cars, and the band’s interesting eternity design shows off the contrast of stainless steel and black titanium.

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Shane Co. Titanium Men’s Band with Hammered Finish

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Courtesy of Shane Co.

This wedding band may bring to mind the glimmering beauty of a mirror ball with its textures. The ring’s hammered finish makes it stand out and gives it a stylish look with a streak of ruggedness.

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David Yurman Streamline Pavé Black Titanium Wedding Ring With Black Diamonds

titanium wedding band

Courtesy of David Yurman

The smooth lines and surfaces of this handsome wedding ring are striking. It has a black titanium band with sterling silver accents, and black diamonds fit perfectly with the minimalist design around the entire ring.

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Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso’s Groove Titanium Wedding Ring

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Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

This titanium wedding band is designed as part of a series to honor authentic connections, and it’s inspired by Paloma Picasso’s own wedding ring. With its brilliant round diamond and bold lines, this ring is picture-perfect for placing on the finger of the bride or groom during the ceremony.

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Jewelry by Johan Yellow Stardust Titanium Wedding Band

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Courtesy of Jewelry by Johan

You don’t often see bold, cheery yellow in a wedding band, but it works beautifully here. The sturdy titanium is offset by the “yellow stardust” that is comprised of shavings of both yellow gold and meteorite for optimal sparkle and a touch of metallic sheen.

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Thorsten Knight Steel Chain Black Titanium Wedding Band

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Courtesy of Larson Jewelers

The eye is drawn to a few places on this ring at once, and that’s a good thing since it’s full of beauty. The beautiful black titanium band has a chain design at its center with two bands of sparkling black diamonds on each side. 

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David Yurman Beveled Titanium Wedding Band With Yellow Gold

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Courtesy of David Yurman

This titanium wedding ring stands out with its eye-catching contrast of the bold, black titanium and yellow gold. The band of gold looks as though it is a perfect, secure fit within the lines of the titanium band. 

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Shane Co. Max-T Comfort Fit Titanium Band with Blue Ionic Plating

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Courtesy of Shane Co.

This fun ring somehow looks both glamorous and casual. Made of maximum titanium for optimal durability, this wedding band stands out with its blue ionic plating that runs along both sides of the satin-finished ring.

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Jewelry by Johan Modern Stack Titanium Wedding Rings

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Courtesy of Jewelry by Johan

This stack of five thin titanium bands is perfect for the marrying couple who wants something distinct and modern. The rings have a minimalist design. When stacked together, they look like a single wedding ring with grooves.

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David Yurman Beveled Black and Grey Titanium Wedding Band

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Courtesy of David Yurman

This double titanium ring highlights both black and grey titanium in perfect contrast to each other. The black titanium frames the inlay of grey titanium on each side for the length of the band, and the wedding ring has a polished, sophisticated appearance. 

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Minter + Richter Titanium and Turquoise Wedding Rings Set

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Courtesy of Minter + Richter

This titanium wedding ring set certainly stands apart from others with its colorful and unique beauty. Each ring has a stunning inlay of solid turquoise and an eye-catching dome titanium band. 

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David Yurman Men’s Streamline Three Row Pavé Black Titanium Wedding Band With Black Diamonds

titanium wedding band

Courtesy of David Yurman

Black diamonds are a man’s best friend with this black titanium wedding ring that features three sparkling rows of black diamonds that circle the band. The rare gemstones are set off perfectly with titanium and sterling silver. 

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Shane Co. Max-T Titanium Comfort Fit Ring With Black Ionic Plating

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Courtesy of Shane Co.

The contrast of blue and black is beautiful on this titanium wedding band that is ultra-modern. The chic design with its black ionic plating and bright blue lines stands out, and the band was created to be durable and remain scratch-free.

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David Yurman Black Titanium Wedding Band With Yellow Gold Waves

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Courtesy of David Yurman

If you want a titanium wedding ring with pizazz that’s busy in a great way, this black titanium wedding band is likely a great fit. It has an intricate yellow gold design around the ring with a unique design of mini squares and waves.  

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Larson Talon Black Titanium Ring With Black Sapphires

Talon Black Ring

Bold, dark, and moody, this titanium band is sure to stand out. The metal withstands scratching and wear over time. The ring is embellished with tiny sapphires in a small groove at the center of the band. You can also engrave the ring for a personalized detail.

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Blue Nile Low Dome Comfort Wedding Ring

Low Dome Comfort Fit Wedding Ring

This band looks sleek and polished. It's made from tantalum (a rare, hard, blue-gray metal), which gives the ring the ability to stand up to corrosion and damage.

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Manly Bands The Grey Ring

The Grey

Although this ring is lighter in color, it's crafted from titanium. The band has carbon fiber which gives it the light grey shade, and a high beveled design that makes it full of shine. 

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Bulgari B. Zero 1 Ring

B. Zero 1

If you want a titanium ring but unique touches, this rose gold band from Bulgari is an excellent option. The ring is titanium in the center. The 18k rose gold wraps around the entire ring, giving color. 

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Manly Bands The Orc

Manly Bands The Orc

The rich, deep color makes this ring look bold. The thick bands make the ring comfortable for all sizes, and in the center of the band, there is a domed design that adds different elements to the entire design.

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