Posted on 8th Apr 2019
There are many important factors to consider when choosing a men’s wedding band. These should be carefully considered because he will wear the one you choose throughout his lifetime, as it will have special importance to your spouse. Everything from the ring’s width to the type of metal, to your budget, should be taken into consideration. In this post, we’ll take a look at the most important things to consider when choosing a men’s wedding band.
When first determining a budget, remember that precious metals will generally cost more. Depending on the weight and metal used for the ring, the price will likely range from $250 to $2,000. If you’re concerned about cost, consider one of the more contemporary metals, including tungsten or titanium. If you’re looking for something that will last a lifetime, consider durable metals like platinum or gold.
For men with a larger hand, a wider ring may be a better choice. A wider ring might be more expensive, due to the weight, as more material is required to craft the band. Consider both hand size and personal preferences and comfort when deciding on the wedding band width.
Type of Metal
The metals that are usually used to craft a mans ring include traditional metals, i.e. platinum, silver, gold, and modern or contemporary metals, i.e. tungsten, titanium, and stainless steel. Modern metals are usually less expensive than your precious metals. Here are some of the key characteristics of each:
Gold, Silver, and Platinum are considered precious metals, they are can be resized, and are a timeless tradition for a Wedding Day. Platinum is a highly durable and rare metal. For men with sensitive skin, it is hypoallergenic and should not cause skin reactions.
White gold is often covered in rhodium, which gives a stunning white color that resembles platinum but at a lower price point. The rhodium plating doesn’t last forever though, and may need to be replaced after a decade or so to keep its luster.
Yellow gold is a classic, traditional color ring of choice for many men. It has all of the characteristics that make it an endearing and long-lasting selection. Pure gold does not react to oxygen so it does not rust or tarnish.
Sterling silver is a more affordable precious metal option. Although, it may get scratched more easily if it is not plated with Rhodium, and may not be the right choice for a man who does a lot of manual labor due to the wear and tear.
Titanium, stainless steel, and tungsten are becoming a more popular men’s wedding band option. This is largely because they’re more affordable and scratch resistant than precious metals. Modern metals are harder than precious metals, making them more vulnerable to cracking if dropped.
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