Cobalt chrome is one of newest alternative metals to hit the jewelry market. Cobalt chrome is the perfect combination of color, strength and weight for a wedding ring. It’s color is very white and is comparable to that of platinum at a much more affordable price. Cobalt chrome is very strong but at the same time malleable enough to be practical for most jewelry styles. It won’t shatter or crack like some of the other alternative metal choices. Cobalt chrome is 4 times harder than platinum, 5 times harder than gold and 7 times harder than silver. It has a nice weight, similar to that of white gold. Cobalt chrome rings are not featherweight like titanium and not super heavy like tungsten rings. The other advantages of cobalt chrome rings over titanium and tungsten rings are its pleasing white color and the ability to size the ring slightly if needed.
We are excited to offer cobalt chrome as an upgraded metal choice for our wedding rings. It’s durability makes it a great choice for our wedding rings and sets. Because of the extreme hardness of this new metal, we will have to charge more for cobalt chrome rings than our sterling silver rings to cover the additional metal working time and extra wear and tear on our tools and equipment.
Here is one of our first rings made in cobalt chrome. The ring is inlaid with tan dinosaur bone with no dividers between the sections of dinosaur bone, giving it the appearance of one continuous piece of dinosaur bone across the top of the ring. As you can see, the cobalt chrome has a nice bright white color similar to platinum or rhodium plated white gold. To see more photos of this dinosaur bone ring in cobalt chrome visit our Etsy shop at Etsy.com/shop/thehilemancollection. Most of our ring designs will be available in this great new metal choice. Please contact us for details or questions.