What is titanium?

Titanium is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. In jewelry, it is most prized for its corrosion resistance and strength-to-density ratio, the highest of any metallic element.

It is 60% denser than aluminum but twice as strong.

It is named after the titans in Greek mythology.

It is extremely hypoallergenic, making it ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain is coated in titanium. Legend has it that when Frank Gehry, the architect was looking to build the museum, there was an excess of titanium in Russia and the price was right.

To us mere mortals, the price is high as it is a very difficult metal to extract from the ores it is found in, requiring high-cost methods of extraction and there's no excess of it bouncing around now. It's all being fired at the Ukraine!

There's one other place they could extract it from...you! It's found in almost all living things.