Archive for August 3rd, 2012
Titanium rings have been growing in appeal for a number of reasons, from its hypoallergenic qualities, lightweight, lustrous appearance, affordability and durability, but stopping a bullet is a new one. I just saw a press release about a titanium ring that stopped a bullet and saved a man’s finger from possible amputation. At first I thought, there’s no way this could be real, but then I read the release and visited the site where the ring was purchased and listened to a podcast interview of the man’s story in his own words.
It is a pretty remarkable story and worth listening to with your own ears. But, given the strength of titanium, it is really not much of a surprise. Titanium rings are truly some of the most remarkable among contemporary jewelry. They are quite durable, yet extremely lightweight. You can find hundreds of designs and styles of titanium rings in either the titanium color or the popular black titanium. In addition, Titanium has long been recognized as a practically unbreakable metal.
The story of the man’s titanium ring stopping a bullet is worth noting. While conducting maintenance on his 40 caliber handgun, the gun misfired, releasing a bullet from the chamber and causing it to graze his hand. He was wearing the titanium ring he had purchased from Titanium-Jewelry.com at the time of the accident. The bullet first hit his titanium ring, deflecting it and preventing injury to his ring finger. He did have to get his pinky finger amputated as the bullet grazed his pinky in the process, but the titanium ring took the brunt of the shot and saved his ring finger from amputation.
Many men choose titanium and even tungsten rings for the durability and strength that they have to extreme wear and tear, heavy lifting and other strenuous or otherwise destructive activities that make gold and even platinum rings pointless. The man in the podcast said he selected a titanium ring because he’s working with heavy metals all day and needed something that could stand the abuse. Many young couples ask about titanium wedding rings, black titanium rings, traditional titanium rings for men and women and men’s wedding bands made of titanium or tungsten.
I have been a fan of titanium and tungsten rings for quite some time and have even replaced my husband’s band with a new tungsten ring for our 5th anniversary. Tungsten rings are newer to the jewelry scene but are gaining as much of a following as titanium rings. Tungsten rings and tungsten jewelry represent some of the fastest growing trend in jewelry due to the unique and intriguing appearance as well as amazing durability and low cost. Tungsten carbide rings offer mens wedding bands a lustrous shine, that remains forever with no need for continuous polishing or maintenance. Titanium rings, titanium wedding rings and black titanium rings are rising trends in wedding fashions and jewelry designs in general. As a personal shopper, Sam Brown keeps an eye on rising trends and the hottest gifts and fashions to come.