Glossary

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Titanium

Titanium’s strength, durability and light-weight nature make it a popular metal choice for jewelry. Its versatile properties make it a superb choice for those with sensitive skin. Titanium is hypo-allergenic, yet has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any known element. It can be anodized to produce various colors and can be engraved with personal sentiments.

Black Ti

Each piece in the Black Ti collection possesses the same benefits as grey titanium; however, it provides a rich, clean and distinctive Black look to the metal that will not chip away and is not an "applied" coating. Black Ti™ is a proprietary alloy which experiences an atomic transformation at the molecular level to become ceramic hard turning the Titanium black from the outside by exposing the element to extreme heat. The process yields a supremely scratch resistant surface. Designs in this collection are created with titanium certified with a purity exceeding 99%. It is hypo-allergenic and extraordinarily biocompatible.

Tungsten

Made to last a lifetime, Tungsten jewelry is a natural choice for those who want a resilient metal that shows little signs of wear. Very brilliant due to its tough and enduring qualities, Tungsten is a heavy metal and is hypo-allergenic.

Stainless Steel

There are various grades of Stainless Steel in the marketplace. 316L Stainless Steel is the material used in Chisel jewelry. 'L' stands for low carbon. 316L is used to avoid corrosion problems caused by welding and does not develop surface rust. It is very fashionable in color, can be plated and is easily personalized with engraved sentiments.

IP Plating

Many items in the catalog have been plated in colors such as gold, black, rose, chocolate brown, blue and pink. In the IP plating process, the color is fused to the base metal in a controlled vacuum environment. This method enriches the jewelry with color that is fashionable and long lasting. However this does not mean that the IP plating will never exhibit wear and tear at some point. It will scratch if exposed to sharp objects or rough surfaces.

Ceramic

This is not the same material as your "grandma’s" ceramic. This high-tech ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid that is available in black, white and pink as well as other colors. Ceramic jewelry is valued for its scratch resistance, heat resistance, hypo-allergenic and fade resistant properties. Ceramic jewelry has the same basic hardness and durability as Tungsten and both have a greater hardness than Titanium.

Cobalt Chromium

Cobalt Chromium is a newer material being used in the construction of alternative metal jewelry. It is light-weight and hypo-allergenic. Its platinum-look differentiates it from both tungsten and titanium. Cobalt is more scratch resistant than titanium, but not quite as hard as tungsten. Cobalt rings will not chip or crack and can be engraved with personalized sentiments.

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