This is a question that gets raised quite frequently.
Many Titanium-ring suppliers give a warning about taking care with getting the size right as it can't be altered in the future - this isn't strictly the case as it all depends on different factors.
Titanium was first discovered by clergyman William Gregor in 1791 who, basically didn't know what it was until in 1795, Austrian chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth identified it as a new element, gave it the number 22 and named it Titanium after the Greek Gods - The Titans. Even in those early days a gap in the market was spotted for Titanium rings but, due to the lack of technology available at the time, jewellery designers were unable to meet the demands of the public for this hot new material and so designs lay dormant for 202 years until in 1997 GETi started production on them.
A laser, which is an acronym of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is a highly focused controlled beam of single colour light and can be used either to discolour the surface of a component or to vaporise material by laser ablation to produce a deep engraving. The laser parameters and position can be precisely controlled to provide high contrast marks in the form of barcodes, data matrix codes and logo graphics. If a surface is painted or anodised then the laser can be used to precisely remove the surface to give a contrast. By choosing a contrasting colour translucent substrate, a graphic can be backlit for night and day readability for example on car dashboards and aircraft cockpit controls.
What materials can be marked?
All metals (both precious and non-precious), most plastics, glass and many ceramics can be marked or etched.
As the demand for more personalized items of jewelery has increased, many jewelers are appreciating the benefits of lasers and their engraving capability.
Can Titanium rings be removed in an emergency?
There seems to be a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to the difference between hardness and tensile strength and often get them confused. Let us consider diamond, the hardest material currently known to man. If you had a rod of diamond that was 25mm in diameter and 1 metre long, you wouldn't easily scratch it or mark it but if you try to bend it over your knee, you would probably find that it would snap like a carrot.
Fantastic ranges of Titanium and Black Zirconium rings, together with reseller marketing support in the GETi Stockists directory. What are you waiting for? :-)
Increasingly, shoppers online are looking for reassurance, eg. a mark of trust, that they are buying a genuine branded article and consider this to be of the utmost importance. Retailers of GETi rings are being encouraged to display our retailer logo on their website. Rather than being a simple logo which can easily be copied, it is then in turn linked to their listing in our official directory of stockists and can only be activated by ourselves.
Existing retailers can signup for their listing here: GETi Stockists Directory signup
If you need help with the code to add to your site, please contact us.
On the face of it, sizing a finger for a customer should be a fairly simple task. However, with the introduction in recent years of the comfort fit, which is the curved interior of a ring, and the fact that a ring stick can be measured 3 different ways by a jeweller (leading edge, centre, back edge), the process can be plagued with errors.
Ideally, the gauge used to measure a finger should be an exact replica of the ring being purchased i.e. have either a straight bore or a comfort fit bore and be the same width. There are variations to the comfort fit that can upset the apple cart in as much as the radius of the fit can be quite shallow, heavily domed or anything in between, hence the reason to use a gauge that has the same profile as the ring being bought.
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How do I get a good fingerprint?
Various fingerprint kits are available to buy online that give excellent results and the clearer the print supplied, the better the laser engraved result on your fingerprint jewellery will be.
Due to the fineness of a child's print, these are probably the ones that need the greatest attention to detail. Using a good quality, smooth paper can improve the result
and best results, both for children and adults, are usually found using glossy photographic paper.
If we determine that the print is unsuitable or requires too much work to make usable, we would have to request that better prints are obtained, or charge extra to clean them up (if possible).
A visual examination of the print before sending to us will save having to resubmit new prints and a lot of time, examples of good and bad prints are shown below.
With our engraving service, there are a few simple things you need to include when sending work in to us. By making sure you include as much information, we can give you the best possible engraving service. Without these key details, your work can be delayed, done incorrectly or end up costing you more.
Could you please ensure to include the following: