Cincinnati Ohio (PRWEB) December 4, 2008 - Avant-
Garde Jewelry Co. is announcing a new and exciting addition to its lineup of alternative metal jewelry: Black Zirconium Ceramic Rings. Black ceramic rings and tungsten rings with ceramic inlays are gaining a reputation for being superior alternatives to black titanium rings. Ceramic rings are the only black wedding rings that are guaranteed to be scratch and wear resistant.
Zirconium based ceramic is one of the strongest ceramics available today. Its light weight, toughness and extreme resistance to abrasion make it an ideal material for advanced medical science and air-space technologies. The beautiful metallic-black color, however, makes zirconium based ceramic the obvious pick for contemporary jewelry.
Black is increasingly becoming a color of choice for contemporary wedding rings.
Black titanium rings were introduced to consumers approximately three years ago. But there is an inherent flaw in black titanium rings - the color is not solid. Black titanium is a special grade of titanium that produces a thin layer of dark deposit on the surface when heat treated. The deposit is tough and somewhat scratch resistant, but thin and will scratch off with time, showing white scratches on dark surface.
Black zirconium ceramic rings, on the other hand, are a solid color all the way through. There are many benefits of using black zirconium ceramic for creation of wedding bands and rings, including the following:
- It is light; even lighter than titanium.
- Black zirconium ceramic is extremely hard and virtually scratch proof. Only diamond and corundum based abrasives can scratch black zirconium ceramic rings.
- It has a beautiful, deep black color that will not fade or scratch off, even under abusive conditions.
- Just like titanium rings, ceramic is hypoallergenic - this is a huge benefit for nickel allergy sufferers.
The manufacturing process for black zirconium ceramic rings is very similar to tungsten carbide ring creation. Zirconium ceramic powder is mixed with coloring agents and baked under extreme heat and pressure in special molds. After the blank ring is created, it is shaped and polished using diamond abrasives and polishing tools.
Zirconium ceramic can be inlaid in tungsten rings to create stunning two-tone bands. It can also be combined with gold and platinum. "With such a great features, black ceramic rings are sure to take their rightful place along titanium and tungsten rings," said Anton Polishuk, President of Avant-Garde Jewelry Co.
For additional information and pictures of black ceramic rings and tungsten rings, visit http://www.titaniumstyle.com.
About Avant-Garde Jewelry Co:
Avant-Garde Jewelry specializes in the creation of contemporary titanium rings, tungsten rings and ceramic rings containing gold, platinum and diamond inlays. In addition, a range of high quality titanium necklaces, crosses, bracelets and other jewelry are also offered.