Best Wedding Bands for Men
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Exchanging wedding bands during one’s nuptials is an enduring Western custom. While the bride’s engagement ring receives much hoopla in the preceding period, on the day of the wedding both rings carry equal symbolic weight. A bond has been established, whether that ring is made out of platinum or tattoo ink. Brides view the purchase of their groom’s wedding band as a serious one that they want to get just right. Here, we’ve selected an array of fashionable men’s wedding bands from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and more. So, when you put a ring on it, it will fit him perfectly — and not just in millimeters.
Best Wedding Bands for Men 2019
- Sleekest Style: Proposition Love Cobalt Chevron Accent Wedding Band
- Best Titanium Style: Triton Men's Wedding Band with Three Diamonds
- Best Channel-Set Diamond Style: Triton Men's Diamond Wedding Band in Cobalt
- Simplest Style: Triton Men's White Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band
- Stealthiest Diamond Style: Proposition Love Men's Diamond Band in 14K White Gold
- Most Decadent Ring: Marco Dal Maso The Other Half Men's 18K White Gold Diamond Band
- Best White Gold Ring: Macy's Men's Diamond Brushed Band in 10K Gold
- Best Tungsten and Gold Ring: Triton Raw Men's Band in 18K White, Yellow or Rose Gold
- Best Classic Ring: Bloomingdale's Men's Milgrain Half Round Wedding Band 14K Yellow Gold
- Best Black Diamond Ring: David Yurman Streamline Two-Row Band
- Best White Diamond Ring: De Couer IGI Men's 14K White Gold Wedding Band
- Best Mixed Materials Ring: Thorsten KONY Black Titanium Wedding Band with Walnut Inlay
- Best Bling for the Price: Ever One Men's Tungsten Carbide 1/5ct TDW Diamond Comfort-fit Band
- Most Unique Style: Rings By Pristine Tungsten Wedding Band With Exotic Whiskey Barrel Wood
- Best Sapphire Band: Neptune Tungsten Carbide Ring with Black and Blue Carbon Fiber
- Most Intricate Design: Ayala Diamonds Black Diamonds Wedding Band For Men
- Best Filigree Ring: Ayala Diamonds Filigree Men's Wedding Band in Rose & White Gold
- Most Delicate Ring: Pompeii3 White & Rose Gold Textured Milgrain Wedding Band
- Best Black Tungsten Ring: Triton Men's Diamond Wedding Band
Finding the Right Men’s Wedding Band
First off, you’ll need to get his ring size. If he doesn’t know it, take him to a jeweler to measure him. Secondly, you will need to choose a metal you think is best for his style and his lifestyle. Does he work with his hands everyday? If so, choose a metal that resists scratching, such as tungsten. That said, be aware: Tungsten rings cannot be resized after purchase. These are just two examples of ring characteristics you will want to examine before buying your future husband’s wedding band.
How to Choose a Man’s Wedding Band
The choice of how much you spend is yours, but luckily men’s wedding bands can be had for a low price, depending in particular on which metal you choose. For example, the cost of titanium is significantly lower than that of white gold or platinum. For that reason, budget-conscious brides might choose it over those precious metals. That said, titanium is slightly darker in color than white gold or platinum, so there is an aesthetic factor that the bride must fold into her decision. Cobalt and tungsten are other budget-friendly options to precious metals.
Interestingly, men’s wedding bands come in an incredibly wide range of colors due to the many metals that are now fashionable (and socially acceptable) for them to wear. This range includes several tones of gold: There is the traditional yellow gold, as well as blush-tone rose gold and silver-toned white gold. Platinum is a silvery metal with a white natural sheen that makes it look glossy. Titanium has a color close to that of platinum, but it is a bit darker with a rich silver finish. Polished tungsten also falls within the silver range, although it can be turned to a black color when infused with a titanium zirconium alloy. There are other materials that can create a black wedding band, including cobalt and ceramic.
The waters of men’s wedding bands run deep and men’s preferences can run a wide gamut. Some rings are simple, others are encrusted with diamonds. Some are traditional bands, while are crafted with various etchings, layers or design motifs. Get some general direction from him before you buy. Your best bet is to show him photos of rings and make notes of what he likes or doesn’t like. He might just surprise you.
Material & Other Features:
As was mentioned earlier, the type of material chosen for your groom’s wedding band will dictate the color. It can also affect the general durability of the ring. For example, while yellow and white gold are traditional metals, rose gold is actually more durable due to the inherent strength of copper within its alloy. This is something you will want to suss out before making a decision. You will also want to consider comfort if your future husband is fussy about wearing rings, as some men can be. Many rings are designed with a rounded edge for comfort.
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