I'm super hard on jewelry, Ti and Nibonium fade a little as the surfaces scrub against each other. smoother surfaces seams to yield better colors if your anodizing your own with heat or DC current.
AA is more prone to chipping and scratching. Fading depends on the dye used TRL's holds up better than most.
Things like rear view window ornaments are noticeable after a while.
TI and Nibonium have a higher perceived value due to weight, materials used, as well as being more durable though a bit harder to work with.
I currently make a variety of bracelets using Anodized Aluminum and EPDM Rubber jump rings.
I wanted to look at possibly using either Anodized Niobium or Titanium for bracelets, just to have something more durable, but I wanted to know if anyone had any experience with these three, and know what to expect as far as wear and tear.
The sturdiness of the metal doesn't seem to be an issue, as I've never noticed any damage to the rings from wearing them, so is there any upside to using a more expensive metal in something as simple as a bracelet?
The anodized aluminum holds its color very well, and some of the bracelets I wear are still colorful after wearing them day in and day out for 2-3 years. Can I expect the same hardiness in either Niobium or Titanium?
What if it was a metal chain around the neck without any rubber; could I expect different results?
The "wrong" way and "right" way naming convention was not meant to imply that there were right and wrong ways to make inlays, but to try to help people understand which direction the rings would be hanging. When making armor, there really is a "right" and "wrong" way, if your goal is to protect yourself from weapons, and the naming came from that.