Titanium will almost never break or bend, though it can scratch. It has a high melting point of 3,135°F and a rating of 6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Shane Co.'s jewelers can polish out light scratches and apply a light finish to the metal; however, polishing and finishing are the only two alterations that can be made – it cannot be sized, soldered, etc.
Titanium is a popular choice because it is strong and hypoallergenic, and will last a lifetime. It also won't fade in sunlight or react to saltwater like some other metals do.