Black tungsten, blue titanium and other colored metal rings are popular wedding band choices. But, did you know that these rings are plated and prone to chip and fade very easily? Needless to say, before you get too enticed by these trendy, alternative wedding bands, you should consider the pros and cons and this blog will help you make an informed decision.
What Types of Wedding Bands Have Plated Metal?
Any tungsten, titanium, cobalt chrome, silver or stainless steel that is not “silver” in color is achieved through plating of some sort. Examples include black titanium, black tungsten, blue tungsten and gold tungsten. It’s also important to note that it’s standard practice in the jewelry industry for most white gold to be plated with rhodium to make it whiter in color (we don’t plate it).