Zirconium Rings FAQ
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.
Zirconium rings can be engraved using a laser engraver, unfortunately this is not a service that we offer.
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.