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Meteorite

Sometimes it takes millions of years to craft the perfect ring. And then have it delivered from space.

Consider two people, drawn together by an undeniable attraction. Yesterday they were strangers; today they are on a unique journey – a journey that will determine who they become together. As two worlds collide, love can happen in an instant. But, the foundation for a lifelong relationship takes much longer to solidify.

The lovers’ journey – from initial meeting to marriage and beyond – is an apt metaphor for the authentic Gibeon Meteorite used in Lashbrook rings. This rare type of meteorite is composed of metals which were formed in a super-heated state and cooled over the course of 4 billion years. This slow cooling, or solidification, settled the molecules in a crystalline structure, similar to what you’d see in a diamond or gemstone. Not only does this rare phenomenon not occur naturally on Earth, but it’s also what gives the metal its distinctive, patterned look and priceless meaning.

Wear a Meteorite ring and forever remember that what you and your loved one become over time is so much more than the attraction that initially brought you together.

Features and Highlights

Gibeon Meteorite was formed in space four billion years ago. It exploded upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, landing in the desert of Namibia, Africa in scattered pieces over an area 171 miles long and 62 miles wide. The Namibian government banned the export of Gibeon Meteorite, as any newly discovered pieces are automatically protected as national monuments. This means that any meteorite specimens in circulation are of increasing value and incredibly limited supply. The origin and rarity of each meteorite ring makes it a distinctive piece of art.

Gibeon Meteorite is classified as a fine octahedrite, featuring a distinct crystalline structure on its surface – a pattern found only in diamonds and gemstones. This visible crystal structure, or Widmanstätten pattern, was caused by extremely slow cooling of the material in space. The Widmanstätten pattern will vary slightly between pieces, as will the presence of inclusions. Inclusions are dark spots or tiny holes on the surface of the meteorite that are often traces of metals that, in some cases, do not occur naturally on earth. These inclusions are an important clue to the meteorite’s origin and are identifiers of its authenticity.

Wear and Care

Gibeon Meteorite is primarily composed of iron so oxidation is always a possibility. Exposure to strong oxidizing agents such as chlorine, bleach or salt can change the pH of the metal and increase chances of rusting. These chemicals, found in some household cleaners, pools, hot tubs and salt water, should be avoided. Lashbrook is continually embracing new research and technology. In May 2017, we had an evolution in the way we treat Meteorite that will continue to minimize the possibility of rust. If rust does appear, it can easily be removed.

Customization and Personalization

Lashbrook produces styles incorporating Meteorite in contemporary metals, precious metals and combinations of the two. Meteorite can be inlaid in the center of a ring or off-center, in either a round or square band. It can be also be made with a sleeve or inlaid on the very edge of a ring.

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Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber is a material with one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any product ever created.

Lashbrook sources Carbon Fiber from a local manufacturer whose products are found in high-tech applications varying from Formula 1 Racing and aerospace engineering to competitive cycling.

Features and Highlights

Lashbrook Carbon Fiber rings utilize authentic, solid Carbon Fiber, unlike most Carbon Fiber rings which feature an imitation product. While they may look nice, these false carbon fiber rings have none of the strength, durability and authenticity of legitimate Carbon Fiber. The raw material used to make Carbon Fiber is a mix of compounds, mostly consisting of carbon ring organic polymers. This material is drawn into long strands, or fibers, and then heated in a controlled environment. The heat causes the atoms in the fibers to vibrate violently until most of the non-carbon atoms are expelled. The material left after the heating process is composed of thin, tightly wound carbon strands which are then processed through stabilization, spinning and weaving.

Lashbrook’s proprietary process of inlaying Carbon Fiber into rings allows for the entire piece of material to be set without cutting or modifying the unique structure. This method sets Lashbrook apart in the industry.

Wear and Care

Carbon Fiber rings are lightweight, strong and durable, making special care unnecessary. They can be cleaned by steam, ultrasonic or jewelry cleaner. The rings can be factory refurbished at any time. Like any ring, they will show normal wear and tear over time.

Customization and Personalization

Carbon Fiber is cut from a solid, seamless tube and inlaid in a 3-piece ring to create an authentic look and feel. Carbon Fiber inlays are lightweight, strong and durable. It can be inlaid in any metal and comes in both black and silver color options.

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Cobalt Chrome

A ring to last a lifetime.

It is rare to find something that lasts forever. We all want to be that couple that makes it to their 50th wedding anniversary. It takes a relationship built upon a permanent foundation, one of endurance, to make it that far.

The wedding ring, the eternal round, and the material used in it, is a perfect symbol of these characteristics. Cobalt chrome is exceptional in that it looks and feels like a precious metal, but has the durability of aerospace grade alloys.

Hard, durable and never to wear thin, Cobalt Chrome represents a love that will last forever.

Features and Highlights

Cobalt Chrome is an alloy, made up of a mixture of Chromium, Cobalt and a few other metals. Both Cobalt and Chromium are elements on the periodic table. Cobalt Chrome is often used specifically for its strength in applications with high temperatures, such as jet engine turbines. It is also a hypoallergenic metal, and often used in orthopedic applications and cardiovascular stents.

Cobalt Chrome is a bright white metal with a brilliant luster. Cobalt Chrome rings have gained incredible popularity over a short period of time, largely due to weight and color. The metal has the heft of gold and the look of rhodium plated platinum, while being many times harder and more durable than both.

Wear and Care

Cobalt Chrome rings need no special care. They can be worn in all kinds of environments and conditions. The metal will scuff and mar over time but will hold up to a great deal of abuse without cracking, breaking or showing deep scratches. The rings will not fade or change color and can be cleaned with a regular jewelry cleaner, steam or ultrasonic.

Cobalt Chrome is considered a hypoallergenic metal. While our Cobalt Chrome does contain some nickel, it is still used in medical applications including cardiovascular stents and bone repair. Although we do not often see allergy issues, those with skin sensitivities to nickel could potentially show some reaction.

Customization and Personalization

Cobalt Chrome rings by Lashbrook have many options for customization and can be combined with many materials, such as meteorite, hardwood, camo, carbon fiber, etc. Cobalt Chrome rings are often personalized with such inlays, gemstone and/or diamond settings, laser engravings and combinations of each. It is one of the most versatile metals Lashbrook offers and is often chosen for these reasons.

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Zirconium

The black with millions of options.

Ironically, in an increasingly connected world it is more difficult than ever to fall in love. It takes courage to embark on a new relationship, to tell someone you love them for the first time and to ask someone to spend the rest of their life with you.

Love is bold.

Picking Zirconium for a wedding ring is similarly bold. The defining characteristic of Zirconium is that it is simply black. Black is classic and timeless. On a wedding ring, it is brave and daring.

Features and Highlights

Zirconium is an element on the periodic table. It has incredible chemical resistance and does not readily react with solvents, acids, bases or other common chemicals. Such unique characteristics make Zirconium a great material to use in exotic applications. Traditionally, it used as an alloy in nuclear reactors, submarines and incendiary munitions.

Zirconium rings by Lashbrook are made using this same high-tech Zirconium alloy, which is comprised primarily of Zirconium with a few trace elements. These unique combinations of metals make Zirconium rings a perfect option for those with nickel and precious metal allergies and sensitivities.

In its natural state, Zirconium is a silver-grey color. It earns its stark black appearance through Lashbrook’s proprietary heating process, in which a layer of hard black oxide grows on the metal. This black layer is much harder than raw Zirconium, but it is very thin. Unlike oxidized silver and black rhodium, this layer does not rub off over time. It is also more durable than black-coated rings, such as black titanium and black tungsten.

Wear and Care

The black layer of Zirconium is, however, subject to scratching and the silver can show through if it is scratched. If you are very hard on your rings, Zirconium may not be the ideal choice unless you’re willing to take care of it. Elysium could be an excellent alternative for someone looking for a black ring that simply won’t scratch. On the other hand, Zirconium is the most versatile of all black metal rings and, if taken care of, can last many years.

We recommend Zirconium for customers complaining of nearly any type of metal allergies and other metal sensitivities. To our current knowledge, we’ve never heard of anyone with a Zirconium sensitivity or allergy.

Customization and Personalization

Zirconium gives the most options for design, style and customization of any black material. These rings can be inlaid with hardwood, meteorite, carbon fiber, precious metals, set with diamonds and gemstones, carved and laser-engraved and made in unique designs and shapes. When a Zirconium ring has a carved or milled design on it, the ring can be either two-toned silver and black or all black.

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Damascus

Damascus Steel rings are made of two alternating types of stainless steel.

Marriage brings two individuals together. Hand in hand and side by side, they become united. As they work to create a life together, their relationship changes – it becomes stronger. When effort is put into making a great marriage, the result is something beautiful and entirely unique.

Damascus steel wedding bands are symbolic of this idea. Damascus is made by blending two different kinds of stainless steels. It becomes stronger and more durable as skilled artisans twist and fold these metal layers, uniting them to create a one-of-a-kind pattern.

Much like a great marriage, Damascus requires work to unite the individual layers together, but the result is worth the effort.

Features and Highlights

Damascus Steel rings by Lashbrook are made by hand, mimicking ancient metalsmithing techniques originally used to make samurai swords. Using two alternating types of stainless steel, Lashbrook master craftsman heat, bond, twist and fold the metal layers together to produce vivid patterns. After patterning the metal, there can be up to 100 layers in each piece of finished Damascus. Each Damascus Steel ring is unique – no two designs will look exactly alike.

The slow, cyclical process of working the metal layers together is what gives Damascus Steel it’s incredibly unique properties. Damascus Steel rings have increased hardness, strength, resistance to shattering, an ability to be honed to a resilient edge and a unique finish. Like a fingerprint, no two Damascus rings will have the exact same design.

Lashbrook offers five distinctive patterns from which to choose. The standard Damascus is a basic twist pattern, while the other four patterns are made from blanks normally used to make knives and swords.

This history behind Damascus Steel is one of the most compelling aspects of this metal. Damascus was a type of steel used in the Middle Eastern swordmaking. While the exact origins of the craft are unknown, the blacksmiths producing Damascus became famous for the quality of their superior weaponry. The name Damascus Steel stems from either the original Syrian blacksmiths originating the art or the Damask pattern itself. The technology used to create Damascus Steel became so guarded over the centuries it was eventually lost. Modern scientific study has been able to identify many of the original techniques used, but not completely recreate it. Scientists have found nanowires, carbon nanotubes, exotic microalloying elements and characteristics of superplasticity in ancient Damascus swords. While modern production processes can produce metals with all of these characteristics, the presence of these high-tech elements from an ancient art is what made them so advanced for their time, revered and eventually the source of legend.

Wear and Care

All Lashbrook Damascus rings are made with stainless steel. Stainless steels contain nickel and are not a good choice for those with nickel allergies. The processing of steel to make our Damascus leaves the metal approximately twice the hardness of Titanium and Cobalt Chrome. Despite its hardness, Damascus rings will scuff and show wear. However, the pattern and texture of the Damascus hides the scratches much better than a normal ring, making Damascus one of the best wearing metals we offer.

There are three different finishes available for Damascus, each accenting the metal in a different way. Bead blast finish shows wear faster than others but offers a unique matte look. Acid finish lightens over time to resemble a dull polish. Polish gives the metal a high shine. Any of the finishes can be factory refurbished at any time to return them to a like-new state.

Damascus rings should avoid contact with salt water and harsh chemicals. Exposure to these strong oxidizing agents can make the ring more susceptible to rusting. Under normal conditions, Damascus steel rings wear very well and do not have problems with rusting. While customers can clean these rings by ultrasonic, steam or jewelry cleaner, all touch-ups or refurbishing should be sent to directly to Lashbrook.

Customization and Personalization

Lashbrook produces styles incorporating Damascus Steel in and with contemporary metals, precious metals and combinations of the two. Damascus can be inlaid in the center of a ring or off-center and in the sleeve of a band.

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Classics

Any Lashbrook style can be ordered in precious metals.

Any Lashbrook style can be ordered in precious metals, including 10K, 14K, 18K yellow, rose and white gold, as well as Palladium and Platinum. Precious metal rings are available in classic styles, in combination with other materials, or as fully customized rings.

Gold’s ability to be molded, shaped and carved into intricate designs has made it a popular metal for use in jewelry over the centuries. Gold is measured in karats (K). Karats refer to the purity of gold, with 24K being the most pure. Interestingly, pure gold is rarely used in jewelry because it is so soft. Gold is typically mixed with other metals to make it stronger and more durable for everyday wear. Lashbrook offers 10K, 14K, and 18K gold for precious metal bands.

White Gold
White gold is an alloy of gold mixed with some white metals such as silver, palladium or nickel. It’s silvery white character makes it an appealing metal to use in jewelry. Often, white gold is plated with Rhodium to make the white gold look even more white.

Yellow Gold
Yellow gold has a natural warm color and high resistance to rust, tarnish and corrosion. It is a very strong metal, but still soft enough to be worked into interesting shapes.

Rose Gold
The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewelry is created by using copper in the alloy. It offers a modern twist on a classic material. Rose gold will not fade or change in color over time.

Platinum is a relatively new member of the precious family. It is rare and pure, being measured in terms of its percentage of purity. To be called platinum, an item should be at least 50% pure platinum. Lashbrook uses the highest quality platinum available, registering at 95% purity. Because it is so pure, it is an excellent option for people with metal sensitivities and allergies. Platinum’s most appealing characteristic, however, is it’s natural white color, which will never fade. It wears very well over time, especially in comparison to other precious metals. It can develop a patina of wear, a unique and desired attribute to platinum.

Palladium offers many of the same characteristics of platinum, but at a lower cost. Like platinum, palladium is measured in purity. Again Lashbrook uses the highest quality palladium available, registering at 95% purity. Also, compared to the extreme weight and density of platinum, palladium is noticeably lighter. Palladium is naturally white in color and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent option for people with metal sensitivities and allergies. It also extremely durable, having superior resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

Wear and Care

Precious metal rings are just that – precious. Precious metals are softer than alternative metals and should be taken care of accordingly. Precious metal rings should be treated as fine jewelry and should be removed during harsh activities to avoid scratching.

While customers can clean these rings with jewelry cleaner, all touch-ups or refurbishing should be sent to Lashbrook. Besides this single note, precious metal rings need no special care.

Customization and Personalization

Precious metal rings offer endless options for design, style and customization. These rings can be made in three-piece variations, inlaid with diamonds and gemstones, laser-carved and formed into unique designs and shapes.

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Mokume Gane

Mokume Gane is a hand-forged blend of different precious metals.

Mokume is made by forging together different precious metal layers, then twisting and hand working the metal into stunning patterns. Each ring is truly one of a kind.

Features and Highlights

Mokume Gane is a Japanese phrase that translates to English as “wood grain metal.” Mokume was developed anciently among Japanese master metalsmiths to add adornments to samurai swords for the elite warrior class.

Modern production emulates old world techniques in many ways. Mokume rings by Lashbrook are still my made by hand by our in-house artists forging together different precious metal layers, then twisting and working the metal into stunning patterns. Each ring is truly one of a kind.

The unique process for producing Mokume begins with stacking thin, precious metal sheets in a billet. This billet is compressed and secured under great pressure while heated. Great skill and expertise is required to make Mokume because the metal has to be heated just below the melting point, but just above the temperature at which the metal begins to soften and melt. This specific temperature allows the grains or molecules of the various metals to cross boundaries and form a unique blended metal called a eutectic alloy. Over the course of heating, the layers of metal become one solid block.

The solid billet is then rolled, folded, twisted, and deformed to give the characteristic Mokume pattern. Each piece of Mokume goes through this hand-formed process resulting in entirely unique pieces of jewelry in every batch. As much as eight hours of hand-worked labor goes into the production of even a single inlay of Mokume.

Wear and Care

Mokume is like any precious metal: soft, prone to scratching and deformation, but also sizable. The Shakudo in our Mokume is 95% copper and 5% gold. This metal is copper in color but with a patina turns a nice black color for added contrast. Shakudo does naturally patina/etch over time. Some people have a slightly more acidic pH in their skin/sweat which will etch this metal away more rapidly. Customers should be aware of the patina color in samples and photography so there isn’t a surprise when the black fades during wear.

Customization and Personalization

Mokume is available as a solid ring or as an inlay in another metal.

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Hardwood

The beauty that lies in hardwood is as natural as truly loving someone.

When you really love someone, you love them completely, naturally accepting all flaws and imperfections. This kind of love doesn’t happen quickly, nor does it happen often. It isn’t the passion, emotion and magic that surrounds the act of falling in love. This kind of love accepts someone as they truly are, even with all the quirks, funny habits and things that drive you crazy.

This is the kind of love that is the foundation for a lasting relationship.

One that can last a lifetime.

The juxtaposition of loving someone for both inherent beauty and imperfection perfectly represents a hardwood wedding ring. The wood in these rings are natural, rare, imperfect and beautiful – as is the love shared in marriage. The variation in color, character, pattern and quality of the woods make every ring unique, with no two pieces alike. Lashbrook imports hardwood from all over the world, inlaying it in a variety of metals and designs to make a one-of-a-kind piece.

Why?

Simply because the beauty that lies in hardwood is as natural as truly loving someone.

Features and Highlights

Lashbrook uses ethically sourced Hardwood for wood rings. Lashbrook buys hardwood only through reputable channels to support the sustainability of hardwoods and to avoid the illegal exporting of protected species. While very rare, the hardwoods used in Lashbrook rings come from secured and sustained supplies.

The wood species represent 13 of the most beautiful, rare and exotic hardwoods available in the world, all coming from a variety of countries and representing nearly every major region of the world. Lashbrook has three types of woods: Normal grained, Burl woods, and Spalted varieties. Normal grained woods are regular grains with some figuring and slight variation. Burl woods have deformed grains with small knots and dormant buds. Spalted woods feature unique black streaks along the grain.

Each piece of hardwood varies slightly in character, color and grain pattern, ensuring every wood ring is truly one of a kind. Wood’s raw, organic nature and inherent beauty is both rustic and refined. Its rich origin and exclusive markings speak to its distinctness amongst traditional metal wedding bands.

Wear and Care

Each hardwood ring is finished with a layer of resin to seal the wood from moisture. It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to water and to chemicals. We also recommend that these rings be worn with care and be removed during harsh activities or in environments that would be potentially damaging to the wood inlay.

The resin also protects the wood from scratching and other damage and can in many cases be re-polished to return the ring to its original beauty. We will factory refurbish these rings anytime for free. We similarly guarantee the inlay for life in the case of cracking or breakage.

Customization and Personalization

Hardwood is available as an inlay in any metal, either contemporary or precious. Wood inlays start at 3mm as anything smaller than this would be both too brittle and too small to highlight the wood.

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Titanium

Titanium is a light grey metal with great durability and strength.

Lashbrook exclusively uses the Titanium alloy Ti6AL4V, an aerospace grade of the metal. This alloy is more expensive, harder to work with, but is much stronger than pure titanium. Titanium is also unique in that it will not fade or change color, maintaining its light gray color over time.

Features and Highlights

Titanium is an important element because of its many uses. It is found in nearly all living things, water, rocks, and soil. Its hypoallergenic properties account for its extensive use in medical implants. Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metallic element, making it an ideal choice for components in the aerospace industry and in military applications.

There are many different grades of Titanium alloy. Commercially pure titanium is a common choice for jewelry and is 99% pure Titanium. Lashbrook exclusively uses the alloy Ti6AL4V, an aerospace grade of the metal. This alloy is more expensive, harder to work with, but is much stronger than pure titanium. Titanium is also unique in that it will not fade or change color, maintaining its light grey color over time.

Titanium has a unique property allowing for anodizing in many colors. Anodizing is simply an oxidation of the metal which refracts light in bright, vibrant colors. The anodized layer is very thin and wears away quickly but in the right design (grooves and recessed areas) can stay looking nice over time.

Wear and Care

Titanium rings need no special care. They can be worn in all kinds of environments and conditions. The metal will scuff and show wear over time but holds up to a great deal of abuse without cracking, breaking, bending, etc. It will not fade or change color. Titanium rings can be cleaned with regular jewelry cleaner, steam and ultrasonic.

Customization and Personalization

There are many options for inlays and customization. Titanium is the only metal in which Lashbrook offers tension-set diamonds. These rings should be worn with care as the diamond can be chipped or lost from the setting if abused.

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Tungsten Ceramic

Ceramic and Tungsten Ceramic rings are extremely hard and also scratch resistant.

Ceramic is electrically non-conductive and black all the way through. Tungsten Ceramic offers a sleek two-tone look.

Features and Highlights

Ceramic and Tungsten Ceramic rings are materials made through a high-tech sintering process. Sintering is the modern adaptation of the ancient art of firing clay and stone materials to create pottery and other products.

Ceramic is electrically non-conductive.

Wear and Care

These rings are extremely hard and scratch resistant.  Both materials can be brittle and may break if worn in abusive conditions

Customization and Personalization

Ceramic is black all the way through the ring. Tungsten Ceramic offers a sleek two-tone look. Personalization can be added by laser engraving, but no other customization is available.

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Lifestyle

Rings that represent you.

Lifestyle rings represent what you love and what you love to do. The baseball, one of the tread patterns, a Celtic or cross… all are meant to reflect you and your passions.

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Outdoor

Rings inspired by nature.

Outdoor rings are inspired by nature. These rings are for those whose love of nature comes through in everything they do. An elk in a forest, deer tracks, or classic Camo rings – all represent something unique.

Features and Highlights

Lashbrook offers 36 stunning Camo patterns to choose from. All of our Camo rings (with two exceptions) are licensed products with their respective Camo companies. We license with King’s (exclusive to Lashbrook), Real Tree and Mossy Oak.

Wear and Care

Those who purchase camo rings are usually the same people who are likely to be physically hard on their rings; specifically, men and women who hunt and work with their hands. Anodized aluminum camo rings are not usually well suited for especially rough activities. As long as you know not to wear your ring during activities that will damage the ring, camo can be a great choice.

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Elysium

The world’s first solid diamond ring.

Elysium rings by Lashbrook are solid diamond.

Natural diamond is formed under extreme pressure and intense heat over a very long time. What’s remarkable is that diamond’s raw material doesn’t merely endure the trials of pressure, heat and time—it’s improved by them. Bland, unattractive matter becomes brilliant, striking and harder than any other material on earth.

Diamond is made to last forever.

In our throw-away culture we use something for a while, then move onto something else. Your relationship, however, is not disposable. It improves over time and is strengthened through trials.

Marriage is meant to last forever.

Make a statement about your love. Let Elysium be a symbol of your commitment to not only withstand the tests of time and the pressures of life, but to be improved by them—to be perfected by them… together.

Features and Highlights

Elysium black diamond rings are just that – solid diamond. Diamond is the hardest material on earth, rated a 10 on the Mohs scale. It is at least four times harder than tungsten and ten times harder than ceramic. Diamond cannot be scratched, except by another diamond. Elysium is about 10% harder than natural occurring diamond. This means that Elysium diamond rings can be worn for a lifetime and never be scratched unless exposed to another source of diamond material. They are the hardest, most scratch-resistant rings available on Earth.

Using $30 million worth of research and technology, millions of man-made diamond particles are subjected to enormous pressure (1,000,000 PSI) and intense heat (2700 Fahrenheit). Under these extreme conditions, the diamond particles grow together creating an Elysium solid diamond ring. The random alignment or non-symmetrical orientation of the individual crystals during this sintering process produces a solid matrix that does not allow for the reflection of light. This causes Elysium diamond rings to be black in color, which goes all the way through the ring.

Wear and Care

Elysium rings can be broken off for emergency removal. Like tungsten or ceramic, it is possible for the ring to break if abused. However, as diamond is much lighter and stronger than tungsten or ceramic, they will perform much better in everyday wear. In drop tests, most tungsten rings will readily break when dropped from a height of eight feet, whereas Elysium rings only break consistently when dropped at heights of 16 feet.

Customization and Personalization

Diamond inset rings should not be cleaned by ultrasonic or steam and must be checked by a jeweler biannually. Besides this single note, there are no special care instructions for Elysium rings.

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Precious Metal

Sophisticated, classic and traditional.

Gold is one the most conductive materials on earth. It’s unique properties make it perfect for use in everything from high-tech electronics to coating on deep-space telescope mirrors and Olympic medals to high-end architecture in gold leafing. Platinum is considered a noble metal due to its incredible resistance to corrosion, making it ideal for a range of exotic uses from laboratory equipment to platinum-based chemotherapy drugs. In addition to gold and platinum’s unique properties and uses, both are inherently beautiful metals with natural lusters and colors unlike any other material. These characteristics, in combination with their rarity, has made their value so great that we now casually refer to them as precious metals.

Of the thousands of relationships we form over our lifetime, we hold most dear our significant other. It is fitting that we symbolize that love with a ring – the eternal round, an unending circle. Cultures through the world have used different materials for wedding rings, but as our collective wealth has increased, we’ve chosen the most precious of metals and materials to use instead. It makes sense that we couple the most precious and valuable of materials with the most significant of symbols worn every day to remind us of the natural love shared in marriage.

Features and Highlights

Lashbrook precious metals include white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as palladium and platinum. Precious metal rings are available in classic styles, in combination with other materials or as fully customized rings.

Gold’s ability to be molded, shaped and carved into intricate designs has made it a popular metal for use in jewelry over the centuries. Gold is measured in karats (K). Karats refer to the purity of gold, with 24K being the most pure. Interestingly, pure gold is rarely used in jewelry because it is so soft. Gold is typically mixed with other metals to make it stronger and more durable for everyday wear. Lashbrook offers 10K, 14K and 18K gold for precious metal bands.

White Gold
White gold is an alloy of gold mixed with some white metals such as silver, palladium or nickel. It’s silvery white character makes it an appealing metal to use in jewelry. Often, white gold is plated with Rhodium to make the white gold look even more white.

Yellow Gold
Yellow gold has a natural warm color and high resistance to rust, tarnish and corrosion. It is a very strong metal, but still soft enough to be worked into interesting shapes.

Rose Gold
The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewelry is created by using copper in the alloy. It offers a modern twist on a classic material. Rose gold will not fade or change in color over time.

Platinum is a relatively new member of the precious family. It is rare and pure, being measured in terms of its percentage of purity. To be called platinum, an item should be at least 50% pure platinum. Lashbrook uses the highest quality platinum available, registering at 95% purity. Because it is so pure, it is an excellent option for people with metal sensitivities and allergies. Platinum’s most appealing characteristic, however, is it’s natural white color, which will never fade. It wears very well over time, especially in comparison to other precious metals. It can develop a patina of wear, a unique and desired attribute to platinum.

Palladium offers many of the same characteristics of platinum, but at a lower cost. Like platinum, palladium is measured in purity. Again Lashbrook uses the highest quality palladium available, registering at 95% purity. Also, compared to the extreme weight and density of platinum, palladium is noticeably lighter. Palladium is naturally white in color and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent option for people with metal sensitivities and allergies. It also extremely durable, having superior resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

Wear and Care

Precious metal rings are just that – precious. Precious metals are softer than alternative metals and should be taken care of accordingly. Precious metal rings should be treated as fine jewelry and should be removed during harsh activities to avoid scratching.

While customers can clean these rings with jewelry cleaner, all touch-ups or refurbishing should be sent to Lashbrook. Besides this single note, precious metal rings need no special care.

Customization and Personalization

Precious metal rings offer endless options for design, style, and customization. These rings can be made in three-piece variations, inlaid with diamonds and gemstones, laser-carved and formed into unique designs and shapes.

 

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