This information has been taken of our manufacturers website as we thought it was full of some facts but with a little bit of light humour.
GETi is the UK's leading dedicated manufacturer of Black Zirconium and Titanium rings for both men and women.
Based in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, they have a small dedicated, complement of staff offering both a bespoke and standard range of rings.
“Facts AND fun? I'm not so sure about the fun bit for this article. Having researched this on the internet all I seem to come across is a load of boring facts and figures, but here goes…
OK what's next? Appearance : Zirconium is a greyish, white lustrous metal with all the same hypoallergenic qualities and space age applications as Titanium with one crazy advantage that sets it apart from any other metal in the fact that when it is heat treated, it forms a deep silky black oxide coating that is extremely scratch resistant. Although it is not exactly true to call it a coating, what actually happens is the surface of the metal transforms into a ceramic like material called Zirconia which has hardness equal to sapphire. An example of this heat treatment on Zirconium is in the medical industry. Zirconium knee replacements are heat treated to give them extra wear resistance and will outlast any joints made from other materials.
"Where is Zirconium found?" I hear you all screaming -
Uses for Zirconium : Components for nuclear reactors, fireworks as previously mentioned and jewellery. What do you mean jewellery? Well I'm glad you asked -
That just about wraps it up I'm afraid, What was that Skip? You want some more? OK -
Excerpt taken from www.geti.cc Copyright © 2014 GETi.
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