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Choosing a wedding band is one of those moments in wedding planning that you will treasure forever, and you will want to make sure that you get your selection right the first time. Because a wedding band is such a personal possession that is worn every day, it should be something that will stand the test of time, be comfortable to wear and suit the groom. But with so many wedding bands to choose from, how can you be sure which men's wedding band will end up being the best choice?
One of the most popular styles of men’s wedding bands is the classic, understated style of the traditional wedding band. This traditional ring is available in many varieties of precious metals. Gold was once the most popular choice, but now this traditional style is available in other precious metals, such as rose gold, sterling silver, platinum or white gold. When looking for a traditional wedding band, it is usually a good idea to go for the higher-carat ring, such as 18k, but 9k is equally popular as it is so hard-wearing. Many choose to have this traditional style of wedding band engraved on the underside with names or initials.
If you are interested in buying a ring made from an alternative metal, why not look at wedding bands made out of tungsten carbide, titanium, or stainless steel? Such metals are becoming an increasingly popular choice as a wedding band for men. Tungsten is approximately 10 times more durable than 18k gold, so this would be a particularly good choice for men who work in industries where they need their jewelry to be scratch-resistant and hardworking. These stylish metals come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes and look incredibly elegant while being durable and fashionable.
There is nothing in the rule book to say that men can’t wear diamonds. Many contemporary jewelry designers have been coming up with some gorgeous designs that include precious stones in their wedding bands, including diamonds, emeralds or rubies. But if the budget doesn’t quite stretch to 18k gold and diamonds, gold-plated and cubic zirconia would be an acceptable alternative, and there are many examples of beautiful wedding bands using gold plate and synthetic gemstones.
Why not look for a wedding band that will reflect your husband’s personality, culture or heritage? Many men are not afraid to show their creative side, and choosing one that blends with his personality or profession is such a romantic gesture. There are many styles to choose from, so if he is an eco-warrior, a fan of heavy metal or into myths and warrior legends, you will be sure to find a design that will bring out this side of his character. Alternatively, if he comes from a rich heritage or culture, why not search for a design that incorporates details from this aspect of his life?
When thinking about the best choice for a wedding band, don't forget to consider the best width that would suit the groom’s hand. Some hands suit a narrower band, and if the groom also has an engagement ring, the narrower ring, like this Minimalist Twisted Wire 14K Gold Ring, would be the better choice. While you are thinking about the width, be sure to take some time to check the finger size, too. Some ring designs are easier to alter than others. Those with more complex designs, for example, might not be easily altered after purchase. Make sure you have the right ring size when you make your choice, especially if you are buying your ring from an online retailer. There are ring size guides available online that can be easily printed to check the size for greater peace of mind.
A signet ring is another type of wedding band to consider. It often incorporates a polished gemstone into the top of the design, but a Simple Gold-Plated Ring can be easily engraved with your entwined initials for a very personal and romantic effect.
Choosing a wedding band is one of those exciting moments in the lead-up to a wedding that you will both want to cherish and remember. Make it an easier event by thinking ahead about your preferred metals and styles. Asking simple questions before you begin to look will help you narrow down your search, allowing you to find the perfect men's wedding band you are both looking for.
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