Cobalt Rings and Wedding Bands

Cobalt chrome, also known as cobalt, is a very durable metal that is equally as white as platinum and white gold. Cobalt rings are ideal for couples who need affordable wedding rings that will match the color of either of these metals. When compared to titanium wedding bands, the coloring of cobalt wedding rings is much whiter, and it has better scratch resistance. The cobalt in cobalt rings is extremely hypoallergenic, and it will not react with your skin. If you’ve heard that rings should not contain cobalt, that is referring to the cobalt in tungsten rings. Different elements react differently when they are combined with each other. When cobalt is combined with chrome, it forms a very stable and strong bond; therefore, it will not likely react with your body and cause a jewelry allergy or allergic reaction. This is one of the reasons why cobalt chrome is used extensively in the medical implant industry. We also have cobalt wedding bands for sale at discount prices. At Larson Jewelers, you’ll find that our basic cobalt wedding band styles start at just under $100.

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There are many different types of cobalt chrome. Depending on the application, the chemical composition is changed slightly. Industrial applications for this metal can be found in gas turbine engines, jet engines, power generation, dental implants, and medical implants. When used in the medical industry, cobalt chrome contains very minute amounts of nickel, just 0.5 percent. This is because nickel reacts with the human body to cause allergic reactions in people. Jewelry-grade cobalt chrome is very similar to medical-grade cobalt chrome. As a result, cobalt rings are hypoallergenic, making them a great alternative for people who like the look of white gold but are allergic to it.

At Larson Jewelers, we have a great online selection of cobalt wedding bands designed to fit and appeal to both men and women. We offer our customers many style options to choose from as they shop for the ideal cobalt wedding ring. Domed, beveled, silver inlay, and even Celtic rings are just a few examples of the styles that are available to purchase. Other details to consider before you buy a cobalt wedding band include the width of the band and the finish.

Discover the beauty and durability of cobalt: Engagement rings in white gold or platinum will match perfectly with your cobalt ring, and it comes at a fraction of the cost of pricier metals.

By Vanessa LeBeau