When it comes to wedding rings, men honestly don’t have a lot of stylish options. They’re typically stuck with a plain band that doesn’t have a lot of character to it. However, those days are over.
More and more companies are making wedding bands for men that have style and designs that draw the eye and stand out from the rest. Here’s what you need to know about the different styles of wedding bands out there.
When looking for stylish men’s wedding bands, your first option is going to be what kind of metal you choose. There are a wide variety of options out there, with different levels of durability that will cater to your lifestyle, especially if you work with your hands a lot. Here are just a few of the metal options you can go with.
It is one of the most popular choices for men’s wedding bands, both because it’s visually appealing and because it’s quite durable. Platinum also doesn’t show off scratches so it always looks like it’s brand new.
Whether you choose white, yellow, or rose, the ring is going to have a beautiful shine to it. There are advantages and disadvantages to each that should be taken into account. Both white and yellow gold have problems with strength, though white gold tends to be stronger, as long as it’s re-plated on a regular basis. Rose gold tends to be a bit stronger since it is gold combined with copper.
Silver rings for men exude timeless elegance with their simplicity and versatility. Whether sporting a polished finish or a rugged texture, silver bands effortlessly transition from casual to formal wear. Their cool tone complements various metals and materials, offering a stylish yet understated option for any occasion.
This is the most affordable of all the materials; the downside is that it can be limited with resizing. It can look great for a long time but can tend to show off scratches and dings.
The different metals can have different finishes to create different appearances.
● Matte: this is a flat look that it’s shiny or reflective.
● Satin: this is a more brushed look that is similar to high polish but it doesn’t really reflect any light.
● High polish: super reflective and shiny; are prone to scratching.
● Brush/cross satin: not shiny and has a textured look similar to a cross-hatch.
● Sandblasting: a rough look is provided to the ring, though it has no shine or reflection.
Adding some extra details can really take a men’s wedding band to the next level. Although diamonds are popular on women’s wedding rings, that doesn’t mean that men can’t wear them either. They can be added right to the setting so that they are flush with the ring. Milgrain is another detail that can be added; it consists of small balls of metalwork that are added for some texture to the ring. Lastly, carving is another popular choice. It can be a simple line carved into the metal, or it can be more intricate with swoops and swirls, depending on what you’re looking for.
Looking for a men’s wedding band should be done with careful consideration as to what you’re looking for. Don’t give up your ideals and settle for a ring you don’t love; do the proper research and even talk to a jeweler who can help you find exactly what you want out of a wedding band.