A guide on mens wedding rings.
A guide on mens wedding rings and some things to think about.
Now Mens wedding rings come in all different shapes and sizes, I myself am always thinking of trying to make something just slightly different. However for most, a plain simple classic band will do the job nicely. However there are a few things to consider first before you just settle for any band that fits off the shelf.
Since that wedding ring is going to be on your finger for many years it’s worth selecting a wedding ring that meets some criteria. Take just a little time and have a think.
Nowadays you have a choice of precious metals to choose from. Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum, Palladium, not to mention the different karats of gold available. It’s easy to get bogged down and feel a bit lost.
A good place to start is choosing what colour metal you want for your wedding ring. If you wear a watch or other jewellery then its worth considering what colour would match with the rest of your jewellery or watches you own. Do you have a gold dress watch, or is it stainless steel? Did you want your wedding ring to match? Do you want to match your fiancee’s wedding ring? Do you like traditional, contemporary, or unique styled wedding rings?
From a hard-wearing point of view, platinum and palladium wedding rings for men are all very heard-wearing compared to Gold or silver. If you have a job thats very hands on then choosing one of these metals would be recommended over silver as they would last longer. Platinum or palladium are also great for anyone with skin issues as they are all hypo-allergenic.
Men who favour the contemporary look may prefer incorporating more than one coloured metal into a wedding ring. This not only adds visual appeal but can solve problems of matching watches, matching other jewellery and of course matching the bride’s wedding ring.
Rings also come in different widths and thicknesses so its important to try some rings on and get a feel for how wide and thick you might want it. Wedding rings with diamonds tend to be a little thicker due to the depth of the diamonds set. The wider the band the heavier the band will be.
Flat, D Shape, Court shape, Flat court shape, slight court shape?? Confused yet?
There are a fair few shapes to choose from but don’t get bogged down with them. It’s simple, do you want a Flat band or a Rounded band? Court or comfort fit as its sometimes known is the inside of the band. The ring is rounded off on the inside for comfort so there are no sharp edges. This is something I do as standard on all rings I make because it makes the band fit and feel much nicer.
Again you need to try on some rings to get an idea of the difference in feel. Check out my guide on wedding ring profiles for more information.
Lastly and most importantly have a bit of fun! You don’t need to decide straight away.. as long as you have enough time of corse. Having a wedding ring especially made for you too will not only allow you to combine elements from different rings but will also allows for a personal feel. Especially if photos are taken of the making process!
Thanks for reading.