There’s more to the metal! Here are some quick tips, options, and advice to consider when beginning your search for the perfect wedding band for him.
Men’s Weddings Bands: A Brief History
Ladies’ wedding rings have long been a symbol of everlasting love. It is believed the Egyptians and the Greeks chose the ‘ring finger’ because they thought it contained a vein leading directly to the heart. However, it is only recently that men have begun wearing wedding bands. They were used as a symbol of commitment by men during WWII while overseas to remind them of their wives and families back home. Now, wedding bands are a staple of modern matrimony.
Flashy or Modest? You know him better than anyone else does. His everyday style and personality should help you in choosing the right wedding band. If he likes to stand out from the crowd, look for bands with distinct features like two-tone metals or detailed patterns. If he is more modest, look for a band you know he’ll be comfortable with (literally) like this Triton Comfort-Fit Tungsten Carbide band. The inside of a men’s wedding band is a very important factor in its comfort. This is because the inside is what pushes on your skin! Consequently, you don’t want it to pinch or scrape against your skin.
Manly Metals. Lifestyle & work environment are two of the most important factors to consider when looking for a wedding band. You want this band to last a lifetime so it’s important to know your metals and which is the ideal choice for his daily routine. An extremely hard metal, tungsten resists scratches and will not bend like some other precious metals. Tungsten is made of equal parts tungsten and carbon, a material known as tungsten carbide.
You should know: Although the metal is particularly hard, tungsten may crack or shatter if struck at high impact and these bands cannot be resized. Unlike tungsten bands, high-karat gold is tarnish-resistant and soft, making it vulnerable to scratching and bending. Gold rings can be easily engraved, but a high-karat gold ring may not be the best choice if he works with his hands every day.
Bands are the new Black. This trend has been growing fast with a number of options emerging this year from black details to black diamond accents. Its sleek masculine look is perfect for your subdued guy with a keen sense of style. Shop all men's black wedding bands here.
Diamonds are a man’s best friend? Everything looks better with a little bit of bling. Girls shouldn’t be the only ones having fun with all the flash. Shop all men's diamond wedding bands and find the perfect one!
The Finish Line! Set a budget. When you knowing what you are willing to spend, it’s easier to narrow down your selection with a jeweler. Make sure to purchase wedding bands at least two months before the ceremony. This allows time for you to receive the rings and make any exchanges if needed. Also, remember that wedding bands with special engravings may take more time and additional costs associated, so plan ahead in order to be prepared on the big day.
Men with long fingers will likely prefer an 8mm. Those with shorter fingers will feel more comfortable with a 6mm.