A Guide to Selecting Men’s Wedding Rings

Our Guide to Buying Mens Wedding Rings

The typical male usually puts a ton of effort into picking out the engagement ring for his partner, but when it comes time to buying Mens Wedding Rings, you will probably realize that you have no clue what you wants or how to go about figuring it out. If that describes you, let Valeria Fine Jewelry guide you through the process! Since you will hopefully be wearing your wedding ring for the rest of your life, and it is probably the only piece of jewelry you will wear, you should enjoy your wedding ring just as much as your partner loves the engagement ring you spent a ton of time and money procuring. There are 6 things to consider when Buying Mens Wedding Rings: width, metal choice, fit, finish, accents, and engraving.

Mens Wedding Rings – Width

The first question to ask yourself when buying Mens Wedding Rings is how wide you want your wedding ring to be.  Go to a mall jewelry store and try on a few men’s wedding bands in a variety of different widths to decide what fits you best. If you are on a budget, know that wider rings will be more expensive (since they require a larger quantity of precious metal), but you can balance size and price by choosing a metal that’s help you stay within your budget. For example, palladium looks very similar to platinum, but costs less.  Also, all white gold Mens Wedding Rings are rhodium plated, so 10K is the best option as it is more durable than 14K and costs less.

Mens Wedding Rings – Metal Choice

The metals traditionally available for Mens Wedding Rings are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and palladium. Here are some aspects of each:

Our Guide to Buying Mens Wedding Rings – White Gold

Mens Wedding Rings

White gold is gold alloyed with white metals and plated in rhodium, a member of the platinum family, which gives it a brilliant white color similar to platinum’s but at a lower price point (note: the rhodium plating on white gold jewelry may need to be replaced after a decade or so).  White Gold can be made in 10, 14, and 18K, but as stated earlier, there is no real reason for more than 10K when Buying Mens Wedding Rings.

Mens Wedding Rings – Palladium

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

Palladium is a member of the platinum family of metals and has a very similar look, but Palladium isn’t as dense and weighs less, consequently making it cost less than platinum.  It is very hard, durable, and hypo-allergenic, making it a good choice for active guys or people with metal allergies.

Mens Wedding Rings – Yellow Gold

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

Yellow gold gives off a subtle, warm glow and behind silver, is the oldest metal used in jewelry.  Like white gold, it can be cast in 10, 14, and 18K.  But unlike white gold, the different amount of gold give each purity a certain color.  10K has the lightest gold color, while 18k has the richest gold color.  If you decide on yellow gold when Buying Mens Wedding Rings, try on each purity and decide the color you like best.

Mens Wedding Rings – Rose Gold

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

Rose gold is a beautiful, less common choice and creates a unique vintage effect.   The warm tones of rose gold make it a perfect accent for men’s jewelry and the unique color gives a distinctive touch to men’s wedding rings. Rose, (or pink or red) gold also has a different looks at each of the purities.  Depending on the ratio of gold to copper, the color of rose gold jewelry can range from orange-yellow to dusky pink to red-orange.   The more red or pink you want in the metal ,m the higher karat you should choose.

Can’t decide which metal you like best?  Consider a mixed metal wedding band.  We can cast a ring in pieces of different metals and then assemble them.

Mens Wedding Rings – Fit

The edges and underbelly of men’s wedding bands can be curved or flat, forming right angles to the sides of the ring. Our popular Comfort Fit band has gently rounded edges, which can make it a good choice for men who are concerned about how it will feel to wear a ring every day. In addition to comfort fit, there are half round, rectangular, etc, so when Buying Mens Wedding Rings, make sure and on all of them to see what feels best.

Mens Wedding Rings – Finish

The finish describes the texture of a finished ring. These are the terms to know Buying Mens Wedding Rings.

Mens Wedding Rings – High Polish

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

High Polish is the most common and tradition option and describes metal with a reflective finish.  The only downside to a high polish is that is shows scratches and wear more easily.

Buying Mens Wedding Rings – Matte Finish

Buying Mens Wedding RingsA Matte finish is less reflective with an understated, modern feel.  While not as flash as high polish, it does hide scratches better.

Mens Wedding Rings – Stone Finish

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

A stone finish is a lot like the matte finish, but it is rougher and looks more randomly scratched up than a matte finish.

Mens Wedding Rings – Hammered

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

A hammered finish is achieved when a tiny hammer is used to pound the metal to create a textured effect. They are popular with men who want a rugged, eye-catching look.

Mens Wedding Rings – Combination Finish

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

A Combination is just what it sounds like, using two or even three different textures.

Mens Wedding Rings – Accents

Buying Mens Wedding Rings

Until recently, there were very few options when Buying Mens Wedding Rings beyond choice of metal.  Luckily for us guys, these days you can have a very unique men’s wedding ring created just for you. Adding diamond or sapphire accents can add a lot of style and personality to your ring, like a subtle vertical stripe of sparkling gems or something like this wedding ring with two rows of diamonds.

Mens Wedding Rings – Engraving Buying Mens Wedding Rings

Whether you choose a ring that’s classically subtle or something more unique and eye-catching, there are endless ways to personalize the band with engraving when buying Mens Wedding Rings. Your wedding date, your partner’s name or initials, a word, phrase or song lyric that’s a key ingredient of your love — engraving any of these on your ring will give it extra meaning.  You can have both the inside and or the outside of your wedding ring engraved, depending on whether you want to keep the engraving private or display it to the world.

Mens Wedding Rings – Custom Jewelry

Do you want a wedding ring that truly reflects your one-of-a-kind personality? Then consider having your wedding ring custom designed Buying Mens Wedding Rings. We will turn your idea into a stunning one of a kind wedding ring and can also make suggestions if you just have a vague idea of what you want.

Mens Wedding Rings – The Bottom Line

There never been a better time for buying Mens Wedding Rings than now.  There are more options than ever and men today are going beyond their father’s standard, plain bands  to choose wedding rings that reflect their unique personalities and tastes. If you want to talk about your idea for a custom wedding ring, please contact us. We would be pleased to maneuver you through the process of choosing or creating your perfect wedding ring.

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Want to start your own custom wedding ring? Contact us with your idea today…It can cost less than you think to have your very own custom wedding ring created just for you.

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