When you get your wedding set, it’s important you choose a man’s wedding band that he will love. While women’s bands come in various shapes, sizes, and choices, men’s are typically solid metal.
Metal choices for men’s wedding bands include:
Each metal has its own characteristics, strength, and weaknesses so you’ll want to make sure you ask the jeweler the difference between them and choose one that fits better with his lifestyle.
The most popular choice of men’s wedding bands is gold. Gold comes in two styles; 14 karat or 18 karat. The difference between the two is how pure the gold is. Anything below 14 karat gold has a purity factor of less than 50 percent.
The three colors of gold:
Yellow gold – Yellow gold is a standard color choice that works well paired with any fashion style choice and lifestyle. It’s also a great choice for men who have an olive or darker complexion.
White gold – White gold is a popular trend that’s risen in the past few years as more women want to have white gold rings. White gold, aka: silver, looks great with men who have fair and redder complexions.
Rose gold – For the man who wants to add a bit of a copper touch to his band, rose gold is the perfect solution. Rose gold is also known as being the most durable gold of all three of these because it has copper included in it which is a very strong metal.
The most expensive metal is platinum because of its rarity in the world. For men who are constantly using heavy tools or getting their hands dirty, platinum may be the best choice – even with its steep price. The biggest benefit to a platinum ring is its ability to withstand the wear and tear of everyday men due to it being the strongest metal in the world.
This metal choice has been dominating the market lately because of its manly appeal. Though tungsten can’t be resized if a man’s hand changes, it’s resistance to scratches, design imprints, laser engravings, and personalization abilities make it a popular choice for men.