When it comes to men’s wedding rings, what used to be a small selection, has now become an almost endless one. Width and finish and metals, oh my! We want to make the process is as painless as possible so here’s a guide to the most popular wedding band metals.
Gold is probably the most classic wedding band metal. There a three different colors of gold, white, yellow, and rose, and it can come in different karat levels such as 10, 14, and 18.
Platinum rings are heavy and durable and color does not fade because it is a pure white color, unlike white gold. Platinum rings are often seen as prestigious due to the rarity of the metal.
Titanium rings are known for being incredibly durable. These rings are good for people who work with their hands and are often banging their ring on things. They have a darker color and are fairly lightweight.
Tungsten rings have the durability of a titanium ring, however they are heavier than titanium. While these rings are fairly similar, personal preference of the weight of your ring can help you decide between these two. These rings can crack however, which is why some people may choose titanium or tantalum over tungsten.
Tantalum rings are not as well known. They are durable and heavy, similar to tungsten, however their biggest selling point is that they can be stretched which makes is possible to size the ring. Many people like tantalum for this reason.
Cobalt are pure white, similar to platinum, for a fraction of the cost. It is also incredibly hard and durable, which unfortunately makes them difficult to cut into if need be.
The strength and weight of black zirconium is very similar to that of titanium. What sets zirconium apart from the rest of the metals is its silky black color that is scratch resistant.
Ceramic rings are an affordable but still durable option. They have a sleek coloring to them that many people like.