Titanium Wheat Necklace

Titanium is arguably the strongest of all the elements. No other element known to man has a higher strength to weight ratio. Titanium is frequently created artificially. Raw titanium is imported from Japan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. It is also found on the Sun and in meteorites. In addition to being strong, titanium is also completely hypo allergenic. Though stronger even than steel, titanium is also extremely lightweight. These factors combined with its visual appeal make it a popular choice for jewelry.

History of Titanium
Titanium was discovered in England by William Gregor. It was not used commercially until 1920’s; its first use was for spacecraft. Pure titanium was manufactured by an American chemist named M.A. Hunter. A process was later developed so that titanium could be produced for commercial use. In 1946 this was accomplished by Dr. Wilhelm Kroll. In 1948 the United States government developed a strategy to make titanium for use in spacecraft and airplanes. Since then, prices for titanium have decreased dramatically due to it being used commercially instead of exclusively military use. Titanium was given its name by Martin Kloproth, a chemist from Germany. Inspired by its great strength, the name is based on the mythical Titans of Ancient Greece. The Titans were a strong group of beings, and were the parents of the Gods and Goddesses.

Titanium is also used for medical purposes. It is considered an inert element, meaning that it does not have a reaction to light, water, or any body chemistry. It is truly 100% hypoallergenic. Since it is inert, it is the material of choice for medical implants and also prosthesis. For piercings, titanium is an option for people with allergies. Since titanium is both strong and lightweight, it is also used in aircraft. The contribution that titanium has made to the progress in space discovery and aviation is monumental.

Purchasing Your Titanium Wheat Necklace
Titanium is considered a metal that is refractory. This means that it is extremely resistant to damage and heat. Though it is very resistant to heat, applying heat is the method used to bring out colors in titanium. Titanium starts as a platinum shade of gray. Heat is applied to the metal causing the refractive properties in the metal to react. This creates a rainbow of colors; it is similar to the look of oil on the surface of water. Electricity may also be used to enhance the color. Depending on the method and extent of heat application, a variety of colors can be achieved.

Like other metals, titanium is available in a variety of grades. Jewelry is made from commercially pure graded titanium ranging from 1 to 4. The lowest on the scale is 1, this is also the softest. The hardness of the metal is determined by the amount of oxygen it contains. The more oxygen, the harder it is. Hard titanium is graded higher. Alloyed titanium is also popular for jewelry making. This type is not pure titanium but instead is mixed with another metal.

Jewelry made in a wheat design is attractive and practical. The design is based on the more common rope variety of chain. Wheat necklaces are created when four strands of titanium are woven together. The result is a design which resembles a wheat stalk, and is where the name originates. This design offers a smooth finish which increases comfort.

The shape of the wheat design prevents the chain from the frustrating experience of kinking, or becoming tangled. The links may be hollow or solid titanium. A wheat necklace that is made of solid titanium links will be heavier than the hollow variety. The increased weight will also make the chain more expensive since more material is necessary to complete it.

Healing Properties of Titanium
Every type of gem, crystal, or precious metal is thought to have some healing properties. Titanium is no exception to this rule. It is, however, very popular at this time. Wearing titanium is believed to have many benefits including; balancing energy, relaxing muscles, pain relief, and improved concentration. These claims are based on the principles of nerve conduction. The magnetic properties in titanium are believed to increase blood flow and therefore affect the body in a positive way. A popular manufacturer of titanium jewelry claims to have dissolved the particles so that they could be bonded with water molecules. Many famous athletes wear titanium bracelets to every game. Titanium’s popularity as a sports accessory has even resulted in manufacturers creating designs with team colors. Celebrities also wear the bracelets, increasing their popularity. It is reported that medical professionals have also recommended wearing titanium to their patients.

Caring for Your Titanium Wheat Necklace

Titanium is an extremely durable material. It does not require special care and can be worn daily. To clean your titanium necklace, soapy warm water can be used. To restore sheen, alcohol may also be helpful. If the color dulls, the surface may also be buffed and refinished if necessary.

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