Wedding rings for men

Here’s everything you need to know about buying the perfect ring for the perfect day.

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Wedding rings are worn as a symbol of love, devotion and commitment, which is why it’s vital to choose one with the durability and style to last a lifetime.

With differing tastes, lifestyles and budgets to account for, the wedding ring market is as varied as would be expected. You want to purchase a ring that is sentimental, stylish and, of course, completely wearable. When it comes to buying for him, this is no small feat.

If you’re shopping for the perfect symbol of an eternal bond for the special man in your life, stick with us! We’re on hand to guide you through the process of buying the perfect reminder of the day you said “I do”.

Know your metals

Rings, like most jewellery, come in a variety of metals, and which you choose is down to a combination of personal preference and budget. Here are the main metal choices you’ll come across when picking out his wedding band:

Silver

Silver is easily accessible, cheap to buy and style-wise, can be paired with anything. It’s not the most desirable of metals when it comes to wedding rings, due to its often soft nature and its tendency to tarnish and dull with wear. However, it’s still a great option if you’re shopping on a budget or are prepared to put in the time to maintain its shine.

Yellow gold

Yellow gold is a classic choice for a wedding band. This metal comes in a range of carats, which is basically a measure of how much pure gold is in the metal. The higher the carat, the more pure gold the ring contains. Gold in its natural form is quite a soft metal, and so we’d recommend opting for around 9-carat if you live an active lifestyle, or work with your hands.

Rose gold

Rose gold is a very fashionable metal right now. However, picking what’s in style at the moment may not be the best idea when choosing jewellery to wear for a lifetime. Don’t buy something that you won’t still love should it go out of fashion. This metal also comes in various carats.

White gold

White gold is also a popular choice for wedding bands. It’s comparable in appearance to platinum, yet doesn’t come with the hefty price tag, and is less likely to go out of fashion than rose gold.

Platinum

Platinum is the most desirable of all the precious metals. It is rarer and more durable than the other options which is why it costs more. The natural eye-catching shine of platinum is consistent and long-lasting too.

Titanium.

Titanium is one of the toughest metals available for wedding rings, so is a good choice for men who use their hands a lot. Titanium is also the most budget-friendly option for wedding rings, so if you’re looking to celebrate your love without breaking the bank, give titanium a try.

What profile should I choose?

After you’ve picked out your preferred metal, it’s time to take a look at the different profiles on offer. Here are the options you’ll need to consider:

  • Classic court. This features both a rounded exterior and interior and is the most common ring shape found on the market.
  • Flat. Flat rings, as the name suggests, are flat both on the interior and exterior of the band. Though they are super contemporary, we’d advise against this profile if you live an active lifestyle or work with your hands, as whilst the effect is striking it’s easier to snag the ring on tools, machinery or equipment.
  • D-shape. Similarly to the classic court profile, a d-shaped ring has a rounded exterior. Where it differs is on the interior of the band, which instead of being rounded is flat offering a snugger fit.
  • Flat court. Imagine a d-shaped band reversed and you have a flat court. The outer of the ring is flat, whilst the inner is curved, eliciting an ultra-modern appeal.

Does it have to be a plain band?

Absolutely not. You can choose a ring that reflects your personality as much as it does your commitment. If you’ve decided you’re going to choose an alternative ring featuring intricate pattern work, then you’ll have to allow yourself a larger amount of time to pick out the perfect one from the abundance of possibilities out there.

Then there’s the additional consideration of whether you’d like your ring to feature diamond or stone settings. At the end of the day, your wedding ring is yours, and after all, it’s you who’ll be wearing it every day from the moment you say “I do”.

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