Black Ceramic Wedding Bands
What is Black Ceramic?
If you think “ceramic” means small clay figurines sculpted in high school art classes that become fragile items of questionable beauty, then you need to hear about Hi-Tech Ceramic.
Well known for toughness, durability and scratch resistance, Hi-Tech Ceramic is created by combining the newest technologies with exotic alternative materials like zirconium and yittra, along with specialized bonding agents. The result is a superior structural ceramic material with almost unlimited potential that stays polished forever! It has long been the material of choice for the aerospace, medical and dental industries. Recent engineering applications include tiles for the space shuttle program, gas burner nozzles, kiln-linings, bio-medical implants, jet-engine turbine blades, and ballistic protection.
Frequently compared to tungsten carbide because of its extreme hardness, Hi-Tech Ceramic doesn’t scratch, craze, discolor, or fade. It is hypoallergenic, contains no cobalt, and is greatly resistant to chipping and breakage. Wedding bands made from Hi-Tech Ceramic are lighter in weight than tungsten, providing a more comfortable fit for the wearer, and can be produced in many high-gloss colors. Black Ceramic wedding bands are a sophisticated choice for a durable wedding band or fashionable accessory.
Why choose Black Ceramic over Black Tungsten?
Tungesten carbide is only produced in one color range: steel grey. Black tungsten wedding bands are really just grey tungsten wedding bands painted with a black industrial coating. This coating is only on the surface and doesn’t change the natural grey color of the tungsten--it just covers it up. Although these industrial coatings are very durable, they don’t match the strength or scratch resistance of tungsten, so they eventually scratch and chip, exposing the grey tungsten underneath. Black Ceramic wedding bands are black all the way through. In the unlikely event that a Black Ceramic ring would ever scratch or chip, it would only expose more of the colorfast material underneath.