WHY ALTERNATIVE METALS:
When shopping for jewelry, it is important to choose materials that contribute to the style, durability and value of the piece. Rings, necklaces, bracelets/anklets and earrings are available in a range of metal choices. Alternative metals, such as stainless steel, titanium and tungsten offer many benefits over more traditional metals.
What types of alternative metals are available?
There are many different alternative metals, and new varieties are always being created. Some of the most popular alternative metals are titanium, stainless steel, tungsten, and surgical steel. Titanium, stainless steel, tungsten and surgical steel are industrial metals with good looks and durability. Goldtone and silvertone metals are not actually silver or gold, but they have the look of these beautiful metals.
Why should I choose alternative metal jewelry?
There are many benefits to alternative metal pieces of jewelry. Titanium, tungsten and stainless steel have a history of industrial use and are very durable, making them great choices for wedding bands. Titanium and tungsten are especially popular in men's wedding bands. Alternative metals bring affordability to luxury jewelry, by giving the look and durability of silver and gold to engagement rings, bracelets and necklaces in a range of prices.
What metals, if any, are hypoallergenic?
Several of the industrial metals, including stainless steel, titanium and tungsten, are hypoallergenic. Platinum is also hypoallergenic. The term "hypoallergenic" refers to a substance that is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction due to its composition. For jewelry, this often means a product does not contain nickel or cobalt, a common skin irritant.