A few years ago working at a materials lab where we made titanium aerospace and surgical parts I made this titanium bracelet on a whim. Over time and because of my misguided polishing attempts it’s lost the some of that smooth mirror sheen it originally had (you see those shallow lines on that facet on the right?).
I recently took it to a local jeweler and had him attempt to buff it on a polishing wheel. He returned it to me better, but he was frustrated that it didn’t polish like silver could.
If it helps to answer my question any the alloy was surgical grade titanium/aluminum with added manganese to give it it’s purple-ish tint and enough nickle so it could hold a glossy shine.