One of the newest and most groundbreaking innovations to wedding bands is the introduction of different types of metal. Understanding cobalt's qualities can help people to make an educated decision on wedding rings rather than simply going by looks or price.
Another compelling feature of cobalt wedding rings is that they maintain their beauty. Unlike other types of metal, cobalt is scratch resistant, tarnish resistant, and luster resistant, making it unnecessary to constantly be cleaning or “re-dipping” the ring. Because cobalt is extremely durable, it is a great choice for a ring that will be worn during work and play.
Cobalt is also more affordable than most precious metal rings, which makes them a great option for people on a budget.
Unlike tungsten and titanium rings, most cobalt bands can be resized up. However, they can be resized down to a smaller size if they are plain with no intricate designs and gemstones.
Color is similar to platinum
Cobalt rings are bright silver in color. The color is more similar to platinum than that of silver, tungsten, titanium, or white gold.
There are some aspects of choosing a cobalt ring that certain people will find unappealing.
No investment value
Cobalt isn’t considered a precious metal, so it has no investment value.
Another factor that may make buying a cobalt ring a little more difficult is the fact that it is a more recent addition to jewelry stores, meaning that there may be a limited variety of cobalt wedding band designs, as opposed to other, more popular metals. However, our online store currently offers over 30 styles in stock.
While cobalt is extremely durable, it is also important to realize that this is a fairly heavy metal. In a medical emergency, a cobalt ring may need to be cut off, rather than slid off of the finger. First responders and medical staff should have tools that can remove these types of jewelry.