As the fiancé, you already spent enough time looking for your fiancée’s engagement ring. From the amount of time spent on that task alone, you’re likely sick of wedding rings altogether. But before you get too lost in the sauce, it is important to figure out what kind of ring will work best for you and your lifestyle.
Of course, there’s lots of angles here. Are you a man who cares more about appearance or do you need a ring that can stand up to a day spent in the workshop? Or do you want the best of both worlds? A combo of these needs could be answered with one of our tantalum wedding bands. What is this magical material and why is it perfect? Consider us your fairy god-mother with all the answers you could ever need.
What Is Tantalum?
It might sound like the name of an off-brand Pokémon, but tantalum is a rare metal first discovered in 1802. While it’s extremely popular in the world of electronics, tantalum has recently become well-known for its use in the world of men’s jewelry and rings. Why? Because it’s a dense, shiny metal that has a high melting point and is extremely resistant to both heat and natural damage.
These few characteristics make it perfect for the creation of men’s wedding bands, as it has a strong, sexy look that gives off an industrial vibe like silver or platinum, but with a darker, gunmetal color. And it’s heavier than tungsten, all while having similar durability properties. But what particular characteristics make it stand out? Here are seven reasons you need to rock a tantalum wedding band.
Why Tantalum Wedding Bands Are So Cool
People usually wear their wedding rings at all times, which means they need one that is comfortable. Whether you’re a man on the go or a man who works with your hands every day, you need a ring that won’t hold you back from being your best. Tantalum does just that, as it doesn’t conduct heat or react to other metals. Moreover, it’s high durability means it won’t become damaged when coming into contact with corrosive materials. So your tantalum wedding band will let you work, exercise, and play without having to second guess if your wedding ring will be put in harm’s way.
Tantalum is a highly durable metal that is resistant to breakage and it won't shatter if dropped. Any man who works with machinery on a daily basis will love a tantalum wedding band, as it can stand up to an active lifestyle with ease. Best of all, minor scratches can easily be polished out, allowing you to maintain your ring’s smooth luster.
Tantalum has a deep, rich, natural color that is purely masculine. Whether polished or dirty, tantalum has a gunmetal quality to it, having a natural luster that is stylish and sleek. It will shine bright in daylight, helping to catch the eye of any passerby.
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Price might not be your first concern when shopping for a wedding ring, as it is a testament to love that will last forever, but some couples might still be shopping within a budget. Like any other precious metal, tantalum comes with a price tag, which is determined by its global scarcity; however, it is less expensive than a precious metal like platinum, putting it in an affordable sector between industrial and precious metals. If you’re looking for an incredible ring that won’t break itself or break your budget, a tantalum wedding band is the way to go.
Unlike some other jewelry, tantalum does not require special care once you begin wearing it. While an occasional polish will keep the clean-looking fresh while moving any minor buffs, you can get by with cleaning it with nothing more than basic soap and water. Just make sure to store it in a safe place if you ever take it off for any particularly rough activities. While it is scratch-resistant, it's not scratch-proof, so you don’t want to leave it in a space where it will be free to bounce around against other objects.
6. Skin Irritation
Tantalum is known for its use in medical applications because it is a biocompatible and hypoallergenic metal, meaning it won’t irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions to those with sensitive skin.
7. Resizing and Customization
While some metals can be difficult to engrave or resize, this is no problem to tantalum. Like gold, it is a highly malleable metal that can be resized, engraved, etched, and repaired as needed. You don’t even have to fret if your ring has to be cut off in the event of a hand injury—the right jeweler can make it look new all over again.
Tantalize 'Em with Our Tantalum Wedding Bands
At Manly Bands, we’re committed to providing men with wedding rings that look great while meeting their everyday manly needs. Check out our available tantalum rings and find out why they’d make the perfect ring for you.