Zirconium Rings Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about our zirconium rings
Zirconium is naturally a silver-grey colour, like titanium. When zirconium is baked at a high temperature, for a long time. The outer surface oxidizes to a hard black colour. You can then CNC cut through this black finish to expose the natural colour below.
This allows us to machine the zirconium rings to have a 2-tone appearance.
The black finish is an oxidised finish which is extremely durable. The zirconium rings are not plated, and as such this will not disappear in wear like black tungsten, or black titanium which is plated.
The black finish on the zirconium rings is permanent, it does not fade, tarnish, or wear off.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to resize zirconium rings.
We do allow free 30 days return policy, should you need to change the size. We are also happy for you to order several sizes to try and return any unwanted for a refund.
Zirconia rings are very durable in wear but are not scratchproof.
Although they are relatively scratch resistant, the black finish is the most resistant and will resist scratching very well. It would take a lot of abuse to scratch the black finish.
The silver finish isn’t as scratch resistant, and it is possible that small surface scratches may appear in wear. As like any jewellery, these scratches will settle down over time to find their own worn look.
Zirconium rings are generally made as a one off by most retailers allowing for customisation and made to customer specification. Custom made, and one-off rings are very labour intensive and as such prices generally start at around £200
We have taken a different approach in mas producing our designs. We have selected 8 designs for production and our first batch of zirconium rings numbers over 900 rings, all held in stock.
By mas producing our rings we have managed to retail our rings below £60, less than a third of the price you would expect to pay. An additional benefit is that all rings are in stock in advertised sizes, and do not take 3 to 4 weeks to make.
For this reason, we are unable to make custom designs for you, however our sister website may be able to help with a range of custom-made zirconium rings from Geti, see here Geti Zirconium Rings
They can indeed be cut off in an emergency.
A normal sharp ring cutter will cut through the ring, although it will be slow going through any surface that is black. A diamond impregnated blade would be much faster.
We would recommend 2 cuts, opposite each other so that the ring falls off in 2 halves.
It is unlikely that you would break or bend a zirconium ring due to their strength and durability. If, however you abuse the ring it may be possible to gouge or dent the ring. If deep enough you may even go through the black oxidised layer and show the natural silver-grey colour.
For this reason, we would advise not wearing the ring in any activity that would involve constant impact, such as weights in the gym, or brick laying. Normal wear and zirconium rings will give you years of trouble-free wear.
Yes, our zirconium rings can indeed be engraved. We utilise advanced laser engraving techniques, ensuring precision and exceptional detail in every engraving we create.
Laser engraving allows us to personalise your zirconium ring with a wide range of customisation options. Whether you desire special dates, initials or meaningful messages, we can beautifully and permanently engrave it onto your chosen piece.
The robust and durable nature of zirconium ensures that these engravings will remain clear and distinct for years to come, effectively preserving your memories or sentiments. This makes a laser-engraved zirconium ring not just a piece of jewellery, but a personal keepsake that holds lasting value.
As standard our zirconium rings are stocked in full sizes P to Z+6, the method we use is the wheatsheaf method the measurement we use is the leading edge and not the centre of the ring.
Although our sizes are typically full sizes, occasionally we do have some half sizes in stock. So, if you do require a half size, please email us and we will be happy to check our stock.
Absolutely not, zirconium jewellery does not rust. Zirconium is a highly durable material, well-known for its robustness and resistance to corrosion. This makes it an excellent choice for jewellery as it can withstand everyday wear and tear and maintain its appearance over time without tarnishing or rusting. However, as with any piece of jewellery, zirconium pieces should be properly cared for to maintain their longevity and shine. This includes cleaning with a soft cloth and mild soap and removing the jewellery before activities like swimming or using harsh chemicals, which can potentially damage the material over time.
No, zirconium rings do not tarnish. Zirconium is a strong and durable metal that is highly resistant to corrosion and damage from everyday wear. This makes it an excellent material for jewellery, including rings. Unlike silver, which can tarnish over time, zirconium maintains its lustrous shine and colour. However, to keep your zirconium ring looking its best, it is a good idea to clean it regularly using a soft cloth and mild soap, and to avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
Yes, zirconium rings can get wet without causing any harm to the ring. Zirconium is a durable and corrosion-resistant material that can withstand exposure to water. However, it is always good practice to remove any piece of jewellery before swimming or bathing. This is because prolonged or repeated exposure to water, particularly chlorinated or salt water, can eventually lead to wear and tear. Furthermore, soap and other cleaning agents can sometimes leave a residue on your ring, so it is generally best to remove your ring before washing your hands if possible. After any exposure to water, simply dry your zirconium ring thoroughly to maintain its pristine condition.
Yes, zirconium is indeed an excellent metal for a ring. One of the primary reasons why zirconium is well-suited for jewellery, especially rings, is its durability. Zirconium is remarkably strong and resistant to scratches, which is a significant advantage considering rings are often subject to a lot of wear and tear.
Zirconium is also hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin or metal allergies. This means you can wear a zirconium ring all day without worrying about any skin reactions.
One of the unique features of zirconium is its ability to be heat treated, resulting in a black, ceramic-like finish known as Black Zirconium. This provides an elegant and distinctive look that sets it apart from traditional ring materials.
Furthermore, zirconium does not rust, tarnish, or corrode, ensuring it maintains its appearance over time. However, as with any piece of jewellery, it is important to care for it properly, such as removing it before swimming or using harsh chemicals, to extend its lifespan and keep it looking its best.
So, if you are looking for a stylish, durable, and hypoallergenic option for a ring, zirconium is certainly worth considering.