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So . . . why do I make jewelry with niobium and titanium instead of gold and silver?

• Niobium and titanium are quite beautiful. In their natural state they are both a lustrous silvery gunmetal gray. In addition they both can be annodized into a plethora of rainbow colors.
• Niobium is easily cold forged, shaped, and cut. It is similar to medium silver in strength and weight.
• Niobium and titanium do not corrode.
• Although niobium and titanium were once considered expensive, silver has gone from $5 per ounce in 2003 to $40 per ounce in 2011. At under $20 per ounce niobium and titanium might just be the new 'affordable' jewelry metals!
• Niobium and titanium are physiologically inert. They are among the most hypoallergenic of all metals.

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  • Born on March 7
  • Joined March 24, 2011

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About

So . . . why do I make jewelry with niobium and titanium instead of gold and silver?

• Niobium and titanium are quite beautiful. In their natural state they are both a lustrous silvery gunmetal gray. In addition they both can be annodized into a plethora of rainbow colors.
• Niobium is easily cold forged, shaped, and cut. It is similar to medium silver in strength and weight.
• Niobium and titanium do not corrode.
• Although niobium and titanium were once considered expensive, silver has gone from $5 per ounce in 2003 to $40 per ounce in 2011. At under $20 per ounce niobium and titanium might just be the new 'affordable' jewelry metals!
• Niobium and titanium are physiologically inert. They are among the most hypoallergenic of all metals.

I have a sensitivity to metals and know firsthand how uncomfortable the scaling, itching, and pealing can be. If you have allergies you owe it to yourself to give these metals a try. If you don't have allergies these metals are quite beautiful and durable in their own right . . . and are affortable!

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