Reactive Hues

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Titanium and niobium offer designers and manufacturers the unique ability to transform the metal's appearance from an ordinary gray to nearly any color found in the rainbow. learn how to design with and anodize these reactive metals.

By Kirk Lang

When most people think of colored jewelry, their minds conjure visions of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. After all, jewelry makers have been relying on gemstones to add color to their work for thousands of years. But there are other ways to achieve a variety of vibrant hues in your jewelry designs—particularly when working with alternative metals.