Zirconium: The Explosive Black Band Choice
Love starts with a spark.
The zing of electricity when your hands touch for the first time. The first kiss that sends fireworks through your veins. The look of endearment in their eye, that hint of a smile meant only for you, the flutter in your heart signaling that you’ve found “the one.”
A wedding day should be filled with the promise of enduring sparks of love and joy to last a lifetime, and a zirconium wedding band is the perfect symbol of that promise.
While a front-porch goodnight kiss might send fireworks skyward, the real things require more science. The study of pyrotechnics has existed for thousands of years, and as technology and chemistry have evolved, so have our fireworks displays. Today, different mineral elements are used in fireworks to create specific colors or effects, including Zirconium. The high reactivity of zirconium creates bright white sparks.
What is Zirconium?
Zirconium is a lustrous, ductile, malleable metal, which in its natural state is a silver-grey color. It’s a unique refractory material often used in heat-resistant furnace linings, ladles for molten metal, kilns, catalytic converters, and other specialized equipment that requires resistance to intense heat or chemical use.
Zirconium is used to create tools and equipment in areas such as the space and aeronautic industries, medical equipment, and nuclear power reactors, to name a few.
When zirconium is heated to extreme temperatures–the equivalent of red hot lava–a layer of hard, durable black oxide grows on the surface. Unlike other black metals and finishes, this natural oxide layer of zirconium will not rub off or tarnish over time.
Zirconium Wedding Bands
Black is the new gold. Black wedding bands have rocketed into popularity, and zirconium is one of the most preferred materials. Zirconium bands are stylish, strong, comfortable, and durable–perfect for those who work, play, and love hard. A zirconium wedding band won’t scratch or tarnish easily. And compared to precious metals like gold and platinum, zirconium is considerably more affordable. It also has the benefit of being hypoallergenic.
Zirconium wedding bands are valued for their classic, sleek, timeless look. They come in a variety of styles, from simple traditional designs to bold contemporary pieces, so you can find one or work with one of our designers at Jonathan’s Jewelry to create one to fit your style.
Your customization options for zirconium bands are endless. Your ring can be polished to a high shine, a handsome matte finish, or an exotic finish. Add laser carvings, stylized edges, or inlays such as precious metals, authentic hardwood, meteorite, and more. Or flip it around and use zirconium as an inlay with other materials or as a sleeve. Gemstones can also be set in zirconium rings. In fact, black diamonds set in black zirconium is a popular new option.
Black is Back
With Zirconium, your special day with be fired with the symbol of strength and resistance to the hardships life throws your way, a reminder that heat doesn’t always destroy. It also creates that which is eternally enduring.
At Jonathan’s Jewelry, we’ll help you design a wedding band to perfectly symbolize all those bright, enduring sparks that led you to say, “I do.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the “black” wear off of a zirconium wedding band?
A: No. We will cook your zirconium ring under extreme heat (1500℉) to change the outside surface to a natural, gorgeous black.
Q: How do I clean my zirconium ring?
A: Zirconium rings can be cleaned using warm, soapy water. No harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners are needed.
Q: Can zirconium rings be worn in water?
A: Yes, zirconium rings are water-resistant and can be worn in water.
Q: Are zirconium rings safe?
A: Yes, zirconium rings are safe to wear. Zirconium is a non-toxic material and is commonly used in medical implants. Zirconium rings can also be cut off in case of emergency.
Q: How long will my zirconium ring last?
A: A zirconium ring can last a lifetime and beyond. Your black zirconium ring may be passed down for generations