Badge Offers Refuge from Meteoric Rise in Gold Prices

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 19, 2011 - Modesto, Calif. -, a premier online retailer of titanium rings, and men's jewelry, is proud to offer a wide variety of alternative metals which will help customers get the ring that they want without paying for the high price of gold. With over one hundred rings featuring titanium, tungsten, cobalt and contemporary metals, will allow you to get high quality men's jewelry without breaking the bank.

    In just a few short years the price of gold has soared in response to the global economy. According to the price of one ounce of pure gold on August 17, 2011 is $1792. And the price of one ounce of pure gold exactly five years previous, August 17, 2006 was $626, an increase of 186%!

    The meteoric rise in precious metals prices has also caused the price of gold jewelry to skyrocket. "Just a few years ago a typical men's wedding band in 14K gold, without diamonds, was in the range of $300 to $400. Now with gold climbing to over $1700 an ounce the same wedding band is $700 to $900. Add some fancier details to the ring and now it's well over $1,000! And many men just do not want to spend that much. Even if the couple drops several thousand dollars on the ladies engagement ring, the typical guy is shopping for a ring for him in the $300 - $500 range," says Ron Yates, founder of

    Due to the very high price of gold the purchase of a 14k or 18k gold wedding band has become much less frequent in both traditional jewelry stores and online jewelry stores. Jewelers in every market are reporting much lower sales of gold jewelry for both men and women. Instead people have been turning to alternative metals such as titanium, tungsten and now cobalt. These modern metals have seen a huge uptick in sales in recent years. At, you'll find several hundred jewelry designs featuring contemporary men's and women's styles. According to Ron Yates, founder of, the average price of their jewelry is around $250. "Not only will you be able to afford to a really cool modern wedding band, but you can also update your jewelry collection with modern designs from some of today's best up and coming jewelry designers using metals and designs not traditionally seen", says Yates. offers one of the best selections of alternative metal jewelry on the Internet. These include titanium, platinum and tungsten jewelry which can feature grooves, engravings, inlaid gems and even metal rope. No matter the occasion, offers alternative metal jewelry that can cost hundreds of dollars less than their gold counterparts. In addition to the affordability, these metals also feature durability and scratch resistance that has made them a mainstay on the wedding and engagement ring market. offers sophisticated designs from ArtCarved, Benchmark, COGE, Diana Classic, Edward Mirell, Formotion Watches, Heavy Stone Rings, J.R. Yates, Triton and the Belloria Black Diamond collection for her. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides hundreds of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, cobalt rings and men's wedding bands for the fashion forward male and female.

    Experts in modern men's wedding rings and modern metals jewelry, leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit

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