Zirconium

A ring as bold as your love.

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 black 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.

What is it?

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.

Unique Characteristics

Our zirconium rings 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.

Technical Details

In its natural state, zirconium is a silver-grey color. It earns its stark black appearance through our 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.

By the Numbers

Zirconium rings are made from an alloy which primarily includes Zirconium with hafnium, iron, niobum, and other trace elements.

Zirconium is rated as an 8.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.

Zirconium rings are available in 2 colors: Pure black and two-tone black and silver.
Customization & Personalization

Zirconium rings offer endless options for design, style, and customization. These rings can be made in three-piece variations, inlaid various unique materials, laser carved, and formed in unique designs and shapes. Choose from any one of our popular styles or design your own zirconium ring with our ring builder.

Wear & Care

Zirconium rings are hypoallergenic, lightweight, and comfortable. Zirconium rings should be treated as fine jewelry, and should be removed during harsh activities to avoid scratching.

Cleaning: Zirconium rings need no special care. These rings can be cleaned with regular jewelry cleaner, steam, or ultrasonic (refurbishment).

FAQs

Q: I’m really allergic to a variety of metals. How do I know that zirconium won’t affect me?

A: Zirconium has a unique combination of metals that makes it a great option for those with metal sensitivities and allergies. It is hypoallergenic. We have never heard of anyone with a zrconium sensitivity or allergy.

 

Q: Will Lashbrook Zirconium rings fade in color?

A: No. Our zirconium is not coated with black. It will not wear away or fade over time, but scratching is possible.

 

Q: I scratched my Zirconium ring. What should I do?

A: Like all metals, Zirconium is subject to scratching. It is not as easily scratched as some metals, such as cobalt chrome and tungsten. Unlike these other metals, however, Zirconium is not as brittle. If you have scratched your Zirconium ring to the point that the base, silver metal is showing, then your ring can be sent in for refurbishment.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE
There are many options for customizing your ring. Add an engraving, inlay or sleeve to make your ring, truly yours.