There are several different methods used to produce black titanium. One of the newest and most reliable is to alloy the gray titanium so that it becomes black permanently. The best way to do this is to blacken the titanium’s molecules, rather than just use a black coating. How deep and thorough the blackness is depends on the temperature and atmosphere when the molecules are colored. Titanium colored with this method will not chip, fade, or peel, and will remain biocompatible with human skin. It is important that shoppers find out how a ring is colored before buying it because some methods are not a reliable.
Black titanium rings can have other metal inlayed in its design. A black titanium ring with an inlay of white gold can be particularly stunning, but metals like platinum and yellow gold can also be used to great effect. Black titanium can be mixed with gray titanium to create a unique multicolored ring made purely of titanium. Black titanium rings can also have settings of diamonds or other precious stones.
Black titanium rings with inlays or settings can range in price from around $200 to over $1000. These rings can also be used as wedding or engagement rings for buyers looking for something unconventional yet beautiful.