Wear a piece of tomorrow when you experience the power of our cobalt rings, crafted from a futuristic fusion of metals that is taking the alternative jewelry industry by storm. Our cobalt wedding bands and rings feature the ultimate combination of chrome, cobalt, and rare alloys, fused into cutting-edge designs that you will only find at Titanium-Buzz.
Why all the hype? Our cobalt wedding rings aren't just new, they're completely unlike any jewelry you've ever encountered. The alloy in our bestselling Grooved Cobalt Ring, for example, gives off a brilliant near-white luster that outshines even platinum. Our popular Beveled Stone Finish Cobalt Wedding Ring, meanwhile, is as lightweight as titanium but even more scratch-resistant. In fact, our cobalt rings are literally among the most durable jewelry on Earth. These rings will not corrode or tarnish. They will not fade. They will not chip or break apart. They are designed to look great for a lifetime and to last even longer.
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The History of Cobalt Rings: From Ancient Empires
What's so special about cobalt? Cobalt is one of the most ancient materials in jewelry and has been used in trade for thousands of years. It was refined into a pigment by ancient Persian artisans as far back as 2,200 BC. It was a symbol of elegance and royalty in the Bible. It was also used by master craftsmen at the height of both the ancient Ming and Mayan Empires. Around the world, from the dawn of history to the present, cobalt has been a prized part of the finest luxury items and jewelry.
The Invention of Stellite
The use of cobalt may be ancient, but the cobalt and chrome alloys found in our rings come straight from the modern era. They were first developed in the early 20th century by metallurgist and automotive pioneer, Elwood Haynes. Haynes discovered cobalt chrome while he was in the process of inventing the first stainless steel silverware. During his research into stainless steel, Haynes realized that an alloy created from cobalt and chromium would be exceptionally durable and corrosion resistant. Haynes, who said the brilliance of the metal reminded him of the stars, patented his new alloy under the name "Stellite."
From the Auto Industry to Modern Medicine
Since Haynes, cobalt chrome has played a major role in the automotive industry, where its rust-proof properties have long been used to manufacture long-lasting and precision parts. Over the past 50 years, cobalt chrome alloys have also become an important tool of modern medicine, and the same cobalt alloys in our rings can be found in everything from dentures to artificial knees. They're critical components of most bio-implants and are also used in prosthetic limbs. You may have some in you right now.
The Power of Cobalt at Your Fingertips
The same properties that have earned cobalt chrome such a unique place in history are the same properties that make our cobalt wedding rings so extraordinary. Their high performance, outstanding durability, brilliant appearance, and hypoallergenic qualities are just the beginning. The hard-hitting elegance that defines our collection is designed to bring out all of these qualities in a celebration of strength and brilliance.
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