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Copper vs Titanium | and why we chose the latter

Written by Sang Jooi Lee

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Posted on July 08 2021

Fashion jewellery comes in many forms and of course, materials. The metal chosen for each jewellery can affect both the wearer in terms of experience and the longevity of jewellery itself in the long run. Today we’re talking about one of the most popular metal that’s used in jewellery, copper, and titanium.

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Copper Pros

Copper jewellery for a very long time. Think about it, anything you find in the museum that is made from copper is an artifact for more than thousands of years! This means it’s very durable. 


With its red-orange or sometimes amber-like hue, it is indeed very eye-catching. Great for stylistic designs!


It’s malleable which also means easy to shape and engrave.


Not to mention, it’s resistant to rust!

 

Copper Cons

While it doesn’t rust easily, it does turn our skin “green.” This is basically an oxidation reaction between the metal, oxygen in the air, and also our sweat and sebum creating a green layer (copper carbonate) on our skin. While today’s copper jewellery has major improvements it is best that you don’t wear it if you’re going into the shower or just washing hands in general. As for sweat, Malaysia’s weather will probably be a huge influence as it is moist and hot all year round with rainy seasons.

 

Due to the nature of copper, you might need to clean and wipe it regularly to keep it shiny. To prevent it from tarnishing, you might need to polish it too. Maintenance wise, it’s quite high.

 

You never know when jewellery is actually made from copper or brass unless examined under good lighting. You may one day take home a piece thinking that it’s copper to only realize it is brass after that.

 

 

Titanium Pros

When it comes to durability, it is one of the strongest metals on Earth with the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any crystalline metal. Light but strong, it will surely be a worriless experience for any wearer.

 

Titanium also does not tarnish (turn anything green), is hypoallergenic, corrosion and also rust-resistant due to its biocompatible nature. This means it is very safe even if you accidentally wear it into showers or washing hands!

 

While it is vital to take good care of our jewellery, titanium is also very resistant to scratch. Not to say you should try damaging it of course...

 

When it comes to maintenance, it’s relatively low due to its longevity and durability. Most of the time, it will only be simple cleaning and wiping to take good care of it!

 

Not to mention, titanium can be coloured to one’s liking.

 

Titanium Cons

 

The downside of this would be its difficulty in making intricate or delicate designs. Not recommended for jewellery with plenty of details in mind.

 

Because of how durable it is, it also means tough to work with.

 

Nearly impossible to resize. If you ever find your titanium jewellery to be too small or too big means it’s time for a new one. 



Conclusion 

When it comes to fashion jewellery, there is no such thing as the perfect one. We chose titanium to work with because not only it creates durable pieces that match the daily lifestyle of today’s women, it also allows them to wear with peace of mind in all aspects.