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.
- $100 upgrade from standard Titanium 6AL4V.
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
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
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
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.