With the explosion of the black carbon fibre wedding ring sector, grooms (and some brides) are now looking for exciting new black designs with which to seal their wedding vows. And we now have a new metal to show you
SAY HELLO TO - ZIRCONIUM
Unlike Black Carbon Fibre, Zirconium is a pure metal and a member of the Titanium group.
While it is actually a grey-white colour, Zirconium is heat treated to create a glorious black coating by the process of oxidation. Now, no material is completely scratch resistant, but this coating is incredibly resilient and has a strong resistance to corrosion, so this metal really makes rings for life!
The rings can be hand-finished to have a matt or textured surface. But we personally love the uniquely silky appearance of the polished style rings.
WHO’S IT FOR?
Zirconium is perfect for anybody who wants to steer clear of the norm; with its edgy modern feel, it is a far cry from your traditional gold polished ring. With new alternative designs, we are finding that couples are happy to find a ring that more suits their everyday style and can be a piece of jewellery they feel comfortable in – especially when jewellery is something they have never worn!
SWITCH IT UP WITH GOLD
You can have a bit of fun when it comes to ring designs, especially when black Zirconium works wonderfully with other metals such as gold and silver. Placing the two metals together creates striking contrasts, with a feel of mixing traditional with the new age. Inlays can be added to create a two-dimensional look and you can even set it with diamonds, to add a bit of bling!
WHY IT MAKES THE PERFECT WEDDING RING
Like Titanium, it is strong and durable so ideal for everyday wear and being heavier than carbon fibre, the ring will have a more solid feel.
Plus, this biocompatible material is hypoallergenic and non-toxic, making it a perfect choice for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
So, it may be a nice day for a white wedding, but go on, we dare you to add a bit of black!