TANTALUM – THE MOST PRECIOUS OF ALTERNATIVE METALS

TANTALUM – THE MOST PRECIOUS OF ALTERNATIVE METALS

Although fairly new to the jewellery industry, Tantalum has quickly grown to become one of the most asked for metals on the wedding ring market.

For those that feel the black colour of carbon fibre and zirconium is a little too dark for their taste, take a look at the unique colour of Tantalum.  Its beautiful dark bluish-grey tones are quite unlike any of the other metal options.

Tantalum is extremely hardwearing making it durable and resistant to scratching.  Of course, no metal is completely scratchproof, but because it is malleable, marks can be easily polished out.

Tantalum is almost 4 times heavier than titanium which is often chosen because of its lightweight feel, so if you prefer the feeling of a solid weighted piece of jewellery, these are the rings for you!  You certainly get the feeling you got what you paid for, with this material!

This quality also lends itself to achieving a variety of different finishes.  Matt finishes are best to emphasise the stunning dark grey of the metal, although a textured finish makes for a great contrast between light and dark tones.

It can also be set with diamonds or gemstones for that something extra special.

MIX IT WITH TRADITIONAL METALS

As the rarest of the alternative metals, Tantalum is a great mid-priced material and is often combined with the more traditional precious metals of gold, platinum and palladium.  The white metals contrast especially well with the blue-grey tone.

WHY IT MAKES THE PERFECT WEDDING RING

  • Its unique blue-grey tone is unlike any other metal.
  • Like Titanium, it is strong and durable so ideal for everyday wear.
  • Tantalum is almost 4 times heavier than titanium.
  • Because it is so inert, it causes no immune response and is suitable for those with allergies.

So if you have busy working hands and want a ring that feels comfortable but is durable, why not consider this fashion-forward metal?!

Take a look at our Tantalum Collection for more stunning designs

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