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  1. #1 A "fun" metal for an engagement ring 
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    I have been looking for an unusual metal (i.e. not gold, silver, platinum or titanium) from which a jeweller could make an engagement ring. The metal (of course) has to be non-toxic, malleable, and it cannot be too expensive.

    After sifting through most metals that I could imagine being possible to use for this purpose, I came to the conclusion that most metals are either toxic, or that they have too high a melting point. But since I know nothing of jewellery crafting, I do not really what to look for, or if my assessmets regarding appropriate melting temperature are correct. Does anyone know of a metal (other than gold, silver, platinum or titanium) that could be used for said purpose?

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    Aluminium in a solid ring form would obviously be too rigid to be resized by the usual methods. I don't like any of the alloys like bronze or brass for jewellery intended for constant wear.

    In terms of 'unusual', gold can be turned out in various colours. Colored gold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Part of the problem is that my girlfriend actually is not into gold that much, but I guess that white gold does not really look like gold, so that would probably be okay. Platinum would work too, but it is quite expensive.
    But thanks for helping though!
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    why not make the ring out of bone. Calcium is technically a metal and it looks really awesome. You could have it carved with designs and then apply some staining. It would certainly be unique.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    For fun? Gallium: it has a melting point just below body temperature.
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