Ring Material Comparison

Titanium 6AL4V Standard
Our Rings are made in two grades of titanium.  Both are considered grade 5 aerospace grades.  Our standard Grade that reflects the pricing on our site is 6AL4V which has 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium added to the titanium to make it stronger.  It has a minimum tensile strength of 135,000 psi.  It is commonly used in jet fighter parts, as well as prosthetic implants, and sporting equipment.  It finishes well and works great for rings.


Titanium 8-1-1 - $45 upgrade from standard Titanium 6AL4V.
This alloy, called 8-1-1 is even stronger.  It has 8% aluminum, 1% vanadium, and 1% molybdenum added to the titanium.  It has a minimum tensile strength of 150,000 psi.  It is commonly found in jet engine compressor blades.  The color of the two grades is the same.


Cobalt Chrome - $100 upgrade from standard Titanium 6AL4V.
Cobalt Chrome rings are similar to rings made in titanium in that they're strong, hypoallergenic, and the material is used in body implants.  The color is very slightly whiter than titanium, so has the appearance of platinum.  It is also heavier than titanium, so is ideal for those that prefer a heavier ring.   It also has a harder surface.   Essentially all the rings made in titanium including the tension sets and inlay rings can be made in Cobalt Chrome.  We offer the widest line of products in Cobalt Chrome in the industry.  The only exception is anodizing and Mokumanium.  Cobalt Chrome cannot be anodized the way titanium can be.  It is also nonmagnetic.


Black Zirconium - $170 upgrade from standard Titanium 6AL4. ($260 in our Meteorite Series)
Black Zirconium rings get their signature color in a process different than anodizing.
  It is an extremely hard, smooth, and inert coating.  It is used in medical implants such as hip sockets for these reasons.  Zirconium is slightly heavier than titanium, but is less than stainless steel.  It is chemically similar to titanium.


Stainless Steel - Priced the same as Titanium 6AL4V.
Stainless Steel rings are
 extremely similar to ones made in titanium in that they are inert and look exactly the same.  You literally can't tell the difference by looking.  The difference is that stainless steel is slightly heavier than titanium.   There are some people that like a heavier ring, so stainless steel is great for those people.  Essentially all the rings made in titanium including the tension sets and inlay rings can be made in stainless steel.  The only exception is anodizing and Mokumanium.  Stainless steel cannot be anodized the way titanium can be.  It is both hypoallergenic and nonmagnetic.