While there are an overwhelming amount of options for engagement and wedding rings for all the ladies out there, men don’t have it too shabby either when it comes to the wedding ring department. We’re breaking down how to decide what kind of ring is the best fit for you (or your groom, if you’re reading this, ladies!) today.
Traditional Metal- If you’re going for traditional, this category is for you. How to decide what type of metal? Platinum is the strongest, but all metals will scratch to some extent. If you like an old school look, gold might be up your alley. Silver, platinum or white plated gold is always a classy option. Sterling silver can also be a more budget friendly option, but can discolor with age.
Wooden Rings- If you’re all about the camp vibes, what better way to pay homage to your favorite hobby than with a wooden ring? If you want something more stable than a ring made entirely out of wood (which could break under stress) consider a metal ring with a wooden inlay.
Rubber- Depending on what industry you work in, some dudes can’t wear their wedding ring to work. Or, if you lead an active lifestyle, metal might not be practical for you. Enter, silicone or rubber rings. Hear us out! They’re classier than you’d think, and are perfect for those that are looking for a super budget friendly option, or maybe a second ring for those times when metal isn’t practical.
Jeweled- If bling is your thing, rest assured, the jewels do not just have to be for the ladies. Diamonds, or almost any type of gemstone can be inlaid into differed types of metal rings. Just be sure to consider the hardness of the stones before having a jeweler set them! If you opt for a stone that’s soft, chances are it’ll chip or crack. Gemstones that are hard, like diamonds and sapphires, are your best options.
Alternative Metals- There are tons of new options out there for guys looking for something different, but not too different in the wedding ring department. Cobalt mimics platinum and gives a hefty weight to a ring. Tungsten won’t scratch like other metals, and is hypoallergenic. Titanium is so lightweight, you might forget you’re wearing it!
No matter what you and your soon-to-be spouse decide, it’s important to examine your lifestyle and budget before going ring shopping, ask lots of questions, and consider what’s going to be the best fit in the long run– together.
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This post was sponsored by Men’s Rings Online AU.