- A Polish Finish
- A 6mm off-set Superconductor Inlay with a Polish Finish
- A Flat Design
- 8mm Width
Our Black Zirconium rings will not tarnish or cause your skin to discolor.
This ring comes with a beveled interior fit, rather than our standard comfort fit.
In its natural state, Zirconium is a silver-grey color. It earns its stark black appearance through a heating process, in which a layer of hard black oxide grows on the metal. This black layer is much harder than raw Zirconium, but it is very thin. Unlike oxidized silver and black rhodium, this layer does not rub off over time. It is also more durable than black-coated rings, such as black titanium and black tungsten. While this oxidized layer is dark, it is not pure black. Depending on the lighting it is seen in and what it is compared to, it can appear to vary in color.
Superconductor rings are machined from a single section of Superconductor Cable. Superconductor Cable is made up of many highly conductive Titanium-Niobium Alloy rods, which are then insulated by Copper and formed into a large cable. A cross-section wafer of cable is cut at an angle and made in to a ring. The resulting band has a beautiful pattern that is formed by the layers of the Niobium-Titanium Alloy and Copper crossing through the ring at different points. No two Superconductor rings will look the same, as the resulting patterns will vary based on cable and cut.
- Black Zirconium is the darkest metal available; however, it is not pure black and in some lighting it can appear to be dark grey. Click here to learn more about black zirconium.
- Superconductor is an industrial material, it’s not made for specifically for jewelry, so it can have some flaws in it that come out during the etching process. These flaws can vary from small voids in the material to black markings. The industrial nature of superconductor is part of what gives it the rugged appeal that many people enjoy, but it is something to consider when ordering.