Titanium is a fashionable, stylish and durable metal. Used for watch-making and jewellery for just over 50 years titanium is now very fashionable in wedding bands, fashion jewellery, men's jewellery and watches from brands such as Anne Klein, Lorus, Citizen, Seiko and Sekonda.
A tarnish resistant and durable metal, titanium is ideal for watches and wedding rings. With its stylish shine, titanium jewellery is every bit as eye catching as platinum, palladium or even white gold, whether it is used for bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings or watches.
Titanium is a lustrous white metal with a low density, great strength and resistance to erosion. As strong as steel but 45% lighter it is also twice as strong as aluminium but 60% heavier. Titanium is present in the sun and in meteorites and the bands around some planets and stars contain titanium oxide. Occurring in minerals, titanates and iron ores, it is also present in coal ash, plants and the human body.
Titanium was discovered in 1791 by William Gregory. The metal was named in 1795 by Martin Klaproth after the Titans, the first sons of the Earth according to Greek mythology. However, it wasn't until 1910 that pure titanium was manufactured. In 1946 Kroll showed that pure titanium could be produced commercially and since then titanium use has grown, becoming particularly fashionable in jewellery and watch making in recent years.
Titanium is a durable metal and is resistant to tarnishing. However, it is always a good idea to keep your jewellery and watches clean. Always store your jewellery in a pouch if you can, to prevent scratching and use a soft cloth for polishing. At H.Samuel we supply a wide range of cleaning products including sprays and wipes to keep your jewellery as dazzling as the day you bought it.