Cobalt Chrome is an alloy, made up of a mixture of Chromium, Cobalt and a few other metals. Both Cobalt and Chromium are elements on the periodic table. Cobalt Chrome is often used specifically for its strength in applications with high temperatures, such as jet engine turbines. It is also a hypoallergenic metal, and often used in orthopedic applications and cardiovascular stents.
Cobalt Chrome is a bright white metal with a brilliant luster. Cobalt Chrome rings have gained incredible popularity over a short period of time, largely due to weight and color. The metal has the heft of gold and the look of rhodium plated platinum, while being many times harder and more durable than both and less expensive.