The first discovery of the metal titanium was in 1791 in Cornwall by an amateur geologist named William Gregor. At the time of the discovery William was actually a vicar of the parish church.
In the 1950’s the Soviet Union pioneered the use of titanium in building structures for submarines. Due to the strength and lightness of the metal, it has been used since that time in high-speed military jets and is a major metal in spacecrafts and missiles.
The famous T-1 fountain pen by Parker used titanium for its tips, but they stopped the process in 1972 due to the increased cost of the metal. The pen has become so famous that it is now a collector’s piece.
Because it is light, strong, lustrous and corrosion resistant, the metal is becoming very popular in jewellery, especially in ranges for men. In America, it is becoming very popular as a wedding band for both the husband and wife. Take a look at the Mattom Range of Titanium Gent’s Jewellery.