Friday, 17 May 2019

Titanium in high jewellery

Wallace ChanThe use of metals beyond gold and platinum is changing the notion of what constitutes high jewellery. Alloys such as titanium and oxidized silver are being used to create precious wearable art.

Although titanium is a chemical element, the metal form used for jewels is an alloy of aluminium and vanadium. Titanium is 4.5 times lighter than gold and is readily coloured.

Titanium dominates Chopard’s latest Red Carpet Collection.
Fashion forward contemporary designers like Anna Hu, Cindy Chao, Edmond Chin and Wallace Chan have all turned their attention to the metal. Anodized titanium can match the colours of many gemstones.
Chopard
Anna Hu Myth of Orchid