More men nowadays wear jewellery than ever before, and there are some great trends on the horizon for 2014. Why stick to just gold or silver when there are a whole host of manly metals just waiting to be discovered?
Whilst titanium has been used in watch-making for over 50 years, today it’s fashionable to wear titanium rings or necklaces. Titanium is a lustrous white metal which is incredibly strong and tarnishes resistant – it won’t scratch as easily as gold or silver. In fact, titanium is as strong as steel and twice as strong as aluminium, yet it’s also very light to wear, making it a popular choice for rings.
Tungsten is becoming a popular material for wedding rings and other contemporary jewellery for men. It is steel grey in colour and offers a no-scratch finish that is durable. Weightier than titanium, some people prefer the heaviness of tungsten, making it a popular choice for wedding bands. The metal takes its name from the Swedish ‘tungsten’, meaning ‘heavy stone.’
If you’re looking for an alternative to white gold, perhaps for a wedding ring, palladium is a great choice. It is tarnish-resistant and has a similar appearance to platinum but at a much lower cost. Palladium is named after Pallas, who was killed by Athena in Greek legend.