Filed under: Jewelry
Jewelry designer Scott Kay wants people to look beyond gold, silver, platinum and even titanium when it comes to choosing a metal for a wedding band. He uses BioBlu™27, an alloy of 65 percent cobalt, 29 percent chromium, and six percent molybdenum from the metallurgists at Carpenter Technology. The 'bio' refers to the biocompatibility of the material, which can be used in medical applications like prosthetics and 'blu' refers to the cobalt in the material. The number 27 is the number on the atomic table for cobalt. The metal has superior strength, is resistant to corrosion and can be polished to a bright white, mirror-like shine. The metal is so strong it must be cut with a diamond plated tool. Scott Kay is marketing the bands to men and has created seven collections that are meant to symbolize the traits most desirable in a groom-to-be like commitment, devotion and strength of character. Most rings sell for $250-$300 each.