While finding the perfect engagement ring is very challenging and proposing to your significant person is nerve-racking, the events following a successful proposal continue to require a lot from the newly engaged couple. The search for the right wedding rings for both the bride and the groom is just one of these primary concerns.
Not many soon-to-be grooms will put a lot of thought into their wedding ring and will settle for a simple band, usually in yellow or white gold. And while there is nothing wrong with this, your man should not simply settle but rather find the perfect piece of jewellery that he would love to wear for the rest of your lifetime together.
If you’re in the market for a wedding band for men, don’t fret. Read this helpful guide to be informed about how to choose a wedding ring for the man of your life.
Types Of Bands
There are several types to choose from, including the classic, curved, diamond, and alternative rings. The classic is the traditional plain wedding band. It has no stones, or carvings, or other fixtures but it is a timeless choice, which makes it one of the most popular options for men. The carved type brings a modern touch to the classic with its bevelled design and etched edges. Diamond wedding bands are the glitzier choice; also obviously the more expensive option. Non-traditional, alternative wedding bands usually have rounded or bevelled edges.
Types Of Metal
An assortment of precious metals can be used as wedding bands. You can choose from men’s wedding rings available at jewellery shops near you. There are pieces made from platinum, palladium, gold (yellow, white, or rose), and other metals.
Platinum is a popular choice for rings as this white metal is not just highly valued but it is also durable and hypoallergenic. A 100% platinum ring is very pricey, so many opt for rings that are 95% platinum and 5% other metals. It looks just as beautiful but not as expensive.
Palladium is referred to as “the poor man’s platinum,” because it looks like platinum but comes with a lower price tag. The metal is also slightly softer, but is just as durable.
Another popular option for men’s wedding bands is gold. Men can choose from yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold.
Also, an important aspect of the wedding band is its width. On average, a man’s wedding band has a 6mm width. Narrow rings are at 4mm, while the widest rings can be at 9mm. A wide band is typically considered the more masculine option but you do not have to be limited by this stereotype. Wider bands require more metal, so they are more expensive.
There are two options for ring fit, particularly standard and comfort. The more common option is the standard fit, which features a flat inside. The comfort fit features a rounded inside. The fit which you may be comfortable with will vary depending on the shape of your finger.
The shape of the outside of the ring is referred to as the ring’s profile. There is a spectrum of profiles to choose from, with domed rings on one end and flat rings on the opposite end. A high-domed ring has a D shape and is a classic profile. A totally flat ring has a more modern appeal.
The importance of having a ring that is the right size cannot be more emphasized. If the ring is bigger than the finger, even very slightly, it can slip right off. In the same manner, a ring that is too small, even just slightly, can be very uncomfortable to wear.
The above mentioned are the factors you should consider when finding the perfect wedding band for men.