November 2, 2012 in Wedding Rings
Many people think jewelry or wedding bands are made of metal only. Just like people used to think wedding bands were made of precious metals, like gold or platinum only. Today people know one of the most popular wedding bands is tungsten wedding bands, especially for men. Well, there is something newer; ceramic rings and wedding bands.
Ceramic, which has been used in recent years by leading European watch designers and comes in a variety of colors, are now gaining popularity as the material of choice for black rings and wedding bands. The ceramic material used in jewelry is a type of cubic zirconium, which is used to make imitation diamonds because of the many similar characteristics it shares with diamonds. Like diamonds, ceramic rings are very hard and extremely difficult to scratch.
Rings made of black ceramic are the best alternative to black tungsten and black titanium rings. This is because black tungsten and black titanium wedding bands are plated with a black color coating, since these metals are not naturally black. This means over time the black coating will scratch off and the ring will no longer be black. Black ceramic rings are just as scratch resistant as tungsten carbide rings, and not only are they naturally black, they are black all the way through. This means even if you somehow managed to scratch a black ceramic ring, it will not be noticeable.
Because ceramic rings are non-metallic, they are an excellent choice to use as wedding bands for people who cannot wear metallic jewelry for fear it will conduct electricity, like electricians. Metal jewelry can also pass electrical current to sensitive machines like computers and damage them. By wearing a ceramic wedding band, one will no longer have to remove it for fear of injury or damage to electronic equipment when going to work. Also, when going through metal detectors at the airport, a ceramic ring will not need to be removed since it is not made of metal.
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