Titanium is a hard, silver colored metal that is low in density, and high in overall strength. It is known to be highly resistant to corrosion from seawater, chlorine, and other similar things. Titanium, similar to other metals, can be alloyed together in order to create stronger materials used in different kinds of construction. Titanium is commonly alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, and molybdenum, which results in a stronger alloy that is used in jet engines, space crafts, dental implants, mobile phones and jewelry. For jewelry, Titanium is popular due to its high durability (most common are Titanium rings). In most cases, Titanium alloyed with gold, which creates an alloy that is marketed as 24-karat gold, with a hardness closer to 14-karat gold, but more durable than 24-karat gold. Titanium can also be used for watch casings, as they are highly resistant to corrosion, and its durability prevents easy breaking.
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Titanium is a very hard metal that was discovered in the 18th century and named after the Mythological Titans to represent its strength and durability. In the late 1990’s this rare metal started showing up in jewelry as technology to work with the metal became available.
Titanium is now used in necklaces, rings, earrings and pendants and is prized for its luster. The downside to jewelry made with Titanium is that it is a very hard metal and cannot be resized or repaired easily.