An iridium wedding band is an exciting new alternative to traditional gold rings. Iridium is a metal that is rare and hard, making it the perfect choice for couples who want to stand out from the crowd.
Aside from its rarity, iridium also offers numerous benefits for those looking to save money. Compared to platinum, iridium is more affordable and less prone to scratching.
Iridium is a member of the platinum family and has a silvery white color and is incredibly dense. Its high melting point, however, makes it difficult to work with solid iridium.
Another benefit of iridium is that it is very resistant to corrosion, unlike many other metals. As a result, it is used in jewelry as a base metal in alloys with other metals for added durability and protection against wear and tear.
Unlike other precious metals, iridium can be easily formed into a variety of shapes including finger rings, watch bands and bands, earrings and toe rings. Depending on the type of jewelry item to be created, methods of forming Iridium include melting & casting, extruding wire and bending.
The first method of forming an item of jewelry out of Iridium involves melting the metal using a furnace or other heating mechanism and allowing it to cool. The Iridium then is cast into a mold to create an Iridium ring or other piece of jewelry.