Shopping for a men’s wedding band is actually more difficult than you might think. This is because men’s wedding rings have undergone a revolution over the past couple of decades which has greatly expanded the choices available. However, if you do a little planning, you can find the right one for the man in your life.
Obviously, if you cannot afford it, then you should not consider it. By setting a proper budget, this will help you limit the potential choices out there to something that fits your bank account. Naturally, you’ll want some wiggle room when making your decision, so set a budget that is reasonable.
Do you want something simple or something a little flashier? Everything begins with getting to know the most common metals used in the creation of wedding rings, such as gold, platinum, palladium, and tungsten. Each metal has its own unique characteristics, so you will want to know the basics before proceeding.
- Cobalt: Durable, scratch resistant, less expensive than white gold
- Stainless Steel: Strong, durable, and inexpensive
- Titanium: Hypoallergenic, strong, but cannot be resized
- Tungsten: Strong, durable, but also cannot be resized
Gold is still the most popular choice as it is strong, but softer than most metals which means it can be resized. Platinum and palladium are even more expensive than gold, but they offer the best of both worlds in terms of durability and strength.
3. Going All Out
While most men’s wedding bands are rather straightforward and even a little plain, you can dress your up somewhat by adding CZ diamonds for example. CZ Diamonds are not just for women’s wedding rings anymore. You can select from a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors to really bring out the bling in your wedding ring.
When you consider that your wedding ring represents the commitment you have made, it may also be a statement that you want everyone to know how serious you are about it. Talk to your jeweler about how to bling out your ring if that is the direction you want to take, or you can check out our men’s diamond band rings section for great choices.
4. Modern Appearance
A traditional wedding band is rounder while a modern version is wide and flat. Remember that each metal can be shaped to the style that you want. You can also choose a thin ring or a wide one depending on your sense of style.
You can choose from several types of finishes for your tungsten ring, starting with matte, high-polished, satin, and even frost which makes it look like many interior paints. You can see examples from your jeweler and find the type of finish that works best for you.
In addition, you can add touches to the band, such as Milgrain which adds a small row of beads. You can also put your engraving on the band as well for that extra touch. Whatever you choose, be sure that it is something that you can wear for the rest of your life. This means that the choice you make is not just for today, but for tomorrow as well.