So, back in 1791, some manly dude named William Gregor discovered titanium in Cornwall, England. In 1795, Martin Heinrich Klaproth (who happened to be German, if the name wasn't a big enough hint) named the metal after the Titans of old Greek mythology... Yes, the metal was named after friggin' god-like beings. Are you not edutained?!?
Of course, just discovering the metal wasn't enough. Humanity had to wait until 1932 for dude-bro William Justin Kroll to finally discover how to work with the stuff. You see, titanium doesn't just roll out and allow itself to be shaped like some other less-manly metals. Titanium is strong, tough and doesn't bend just because the world says to. Sound like anyone you know?
Titanium bands haven't been around all too long, with one of the first known references being 1989's hit movie, "The Abyss." (Yes, dear reader. Titanium rings are sexy enough to be a minor plot point in a major motion picture... Let that sink in.)
Titanium's strength makes it, ounce for ounce, one of the toughest metals you can wear on your hand. That explains why, despite the fact titanium rings have only been around something like 30 years, they are so stinking popular. Manly men want a ring that can handle the same day-to-day stress they do, without bending or scratching. You need emergency cutting implements just to cut the thing off (a viable option if the excrement smacks against the air circulation device.)
But titanium is still a sexy, shiny piece of metal, and can be anodized to offer color variations. It is the perfect match for a man that respects the tradition of standard metal bands, but wants so much more.
Titanium's strength means you don't have to worry about wrecking your ring when you go off to earn your living. It is tough, and scratch-resistant, making it an awesome choice for a hard-working man who uses his hands for something more than lifting beer cans and tickling his spouse-to-be. Titanium wedding rings are hypoallergenic, so if you are the type who needs to think about such things, titanium has your back. It is also lightweight, so it won't get in the way of whatever manly tasks you need to accomplish, like a stainless steel ring might do.
But on top of all that, titanium shines just as well as silver or gold, without the risks of a green finger or a bent band. It can stand in for any traditional ring, while still being unique enough to carve its own path. Yes, it is a bit costly to work with titanium, as it isn't as easy to cut and shape as gold. But it makes up for that by being less expensive as a raw material, meaning titanium bands won't break your wallet.
Take a look at the Architect, a sleek, etched titanium band. It is mellow and subdued, but you just know this mild-mannered band has an epic war-cry waiting inside it, just itching to come out and show the world it has more than just good looks and brains. It's tough, so freaking tough, and one day, it's going to show you just how tough it is, Frank! It's gonna... OK, maybe I went a bit far there. But you get the drift.
The Hunter is a titanium band with deer antler and Koa wood inlays. It is the perfect blend of nature and industry. The sleek shine of metal blends flawlessly with the rows of natural materials, showcasing the ring's dual nature. It is a complex combination of different forms that join together to make a perfect whole. It is deep, intriguing and awesome.
And, of course, we have the King Arthur, etched titanium with Koa rosewood. Regal, stunning, a ring for a man that knows what he wants, and wants the world to know it too. It is bold, exciting and so much more than a regular gold band could ever dream of being. It takes much to be the king, and this ring proves who is fit to bear the title.
Titanium may be one of the ring world's newest kids on the block, but don't let that fool you. Titanium is one of the manly man's best options for a wedding band, offering strength and style unmatched by any other material. Take a look around at our titanium wedding bands and find the ring that represents the strong force of nature you and I both know you are.
Don't forget to stop by our ring size guide and get your Manly Ring Sizer to make sure you know your size first. It'll save a lot of headaches and pre-wedding fights. Trust us...
Mild dish soap and water will work wonders. So while you're doing the dishes...as dudes do, just give your ring a little wash as well. If you need to get into crevices, like in the Architect, use a toothbrush for extra measure. Also windex can help add a new shine, if you need. A little goes a looooong way!