Cobalt Wedding Band Buying Guide
With our cobalt wedding band buying guide, decide if this is the metal for your marriage! Cobalt rings are durable, scratch resistant and maintain a brilliant white luster. Read on to learn about cobalt wedding ring composition, appearance and styles to choose from.
Since cobalt is a relatively hard metal, rated 5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Cobalt is always alloyed with other metals and it offers a lot of durability. It is often mixed with small traces of chromium or tungsten, but can also have a slight amount of iron, manganese, and silicone, depending on the designer. Cobalt bands made with these metals are considered hypoallergenic, but this band can also be alloyed with trace amounts of nickel. If you have an allergy to nickel, you will need to ensure it isn't part of the composition of your cobalt band. Cobalt bands are heavier than ceramic and titanium, but not as heavy as tungsten, so they are a nice middle ground for weight. Their weight is closer to gold than other contemporary metal types. They are shatterproof and resistant to scratches making them long-lasting without losing their appeal.
The biggest draw for most people to cobalt bands is the appearance. The naturally white luster of the metal type offers an almost reflective quality hard to find in other alternative metals, such as tungsten or titanium. They offer a similar appearance to white gold but are more affordable and resistant to scratches. The luster of the white metal will last for years without losing the sheen.
Since this is a metal type that is easier to work with, there are many styles available for a cobalt band. They are offered in comfort fit, domed, and flat styles. The styles available are also varied with your choice of a simple, sleek band with a polished finish, satin finish, or even a textured look. They can also be combined with inlays of contrasting elements to create a more modern style. Inlays include camo, gold, meteorite and silver.
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