Cobalt rings are becoming all the rage for an alternative type of metal for a wedding band. This week we will discuss all you need to know about cobalt rings by diving into the pros and cons for anyone who is considering purchasing one. We will also answer the commonly asked question: can cobalt rings be cut off?
Can Cobalt Rings Be Cut Off?
Simply put; yes they can. In an emergency the cobalt ring is able to be cut off safely with a special cutting tool. It is not recommended to have a cobalt wedding ring because even though in an emergency situation the ring is able to be cut, it can be very difficult to do so.
Most emergency rooms have the correct cutting tools to safely remove a cobalt ring in the case of an emergency. You must take into consideration the damage of not being able to remove the ring right away can cause if you are not close to an emergency room. You will have to be very cognizant of what activity you are participating in and remember to always remove your cobalt ring.
What Are The Pros Of A Cobalt Ring?
The appearance of a cobalt ring can last for a very long time and the polish is identical to white gold. This ring gives you the look of gold without the cost and maintenance. A cobalt ring is also extremely durable and does not easily scratch or bend and warp, even under pressure. It is also very light weight making it excellent for daily wear and is hypoallergenic which is great for people with a nickel allergy.
Cobalt rings have unique designs that traditional gold wedding bands do not offer as well as the common designs people are used to. Some of the traditional designs include: hammered finish, satin finish, matt finish, and brushed. The unique designs pair cobalt with other materials such as wood or gemstones.
What Are The Cons Of A Cobalt Ring?
Due to their strength, metal cobalt rings are very difficult to resize, and most jewelers will not resize them or will be unable to due to a lack of appropriate tools. You would have to replace the ring if you were wishing to size up or down. Traditional engraving is also very hard to accomplish because the ring is scratch resistant. Additionally, cobalt rings are not made with a precious metal and are therefore valued as a tradable commodity.
At this time cobalt rings are typically preferred by men and do not offer many styles that women find appealing. This may change in the future, but as of now if you are a woman looking for a cobalt ring it can be nearly impossible to find what you are looking for. This can be discouraging for couples that are trying to get matching metals for their wedding bands.
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