Titanium is an amazing metal. It is light weight, Super strong, and Hypoallergenic. It is a reactive metal, and colours with heat or electricity. This is not a paint or a dye - but the outside layer oxidization of the metal when we electrocute it! It is hypoallergenic, so people with metal allergies can wear this metal. This metal is the ONLY metal we hand cut, rather than saw cut. Saw Cut titanium is VERY hard to work with. The spring back causes the metal to relax after it's been closed... causing your perfect closures to reopen... we find that if the rings are hand cut with flush cutters, the closure isn't as perfect as saw cut, but it stays closed!! We DO NOT RECOMMEND titanium as a beginner material. It is VERY hard to manipulate and bend and is not a beginner friendly material choice! Titanium will actually spark on occasion when you push the two ends of a ring together!
WE USE SWG FOR 18 GAUGE We are currently phasing out Grade 5 alloy TI-AL6-V4 and moving to Commercially PURE Titanium that will also now be saw cut - We were having issues with our supplier bringing in wire that was super brittle - it wouldn't coil. This new titanium is a bit softer, and so the saw cut rings will stay closed, unlike the old alloy. It colours beautifully too... so far so good!
WE USE AWG FOR 20-24 GAUGE These sizes our Titanium is Grade 5 alloy TI-AL6-V4.