Choosing a metal for your wedding ring

Yes, an essential for any wedding to happen is a wedding ring for the groom as well. We will have a look at the different types of metals used in a mens wedding ring and a quick run down of what may be the best choice for you.

Wedding bands

can be anything from a simple style band or one that is patterned, grooved, inlaid or even personalised. With so many contemporary options in metal to go with the traditional options like gold, silver and platinum rings, here is a quick rundown on popular metals used in wedding rings.

Gold rings

are considered the most traditional metal when it comes to wedding bands. They have been more popular than any other noble metal over time. While gold as an investment is a great option, to make it a desirable alloy to be used as mens wedding ring it is alloyed with copper to give it strength as pure gold on its old is very soft and malleable. Gold rings ae pricier in comparison to contemporary metals like tungsten. All our rings are available in a 9ct standard or an 18ct option by order.

Tungsten rings

are a contemporary choice and is a great affordable option for a wedding ring. They have very desirable properties such as extremely high scratch resistance and being hypo allergenic and would suit men who work with their hands. Another reason why they make a great mens ring is that they are easy to maintain and the most maintenance they need would be a wipe down with a polishing cloth. They are a great option if you like to feel the weight of the ring on your fingers.

White gold rings

are also a more contemporary alloy used in mens wedding bands. Essentually white gold is an alloy of yellow gold and platinum and platinum group metals like palladium which are generally rhodium plated to give the whitish appearance.

Silver rings

have been a very traditional and affordable option for mens wedding rings although they are not that common these days. Although affordable, silver tends to tarnish with exposure to the atmosphere which requires constant attention and not ideally a first choice for mens wedding rings.

Titanium rings

are also a contemporary metal of choice for those who prefer a hypo allergenic material that is light weight. Compared to other metals, titanium is very light weight yet an extremely durable option. Titanium is not scratch resistant like tungsten itself but is a great option for those who prefer a greyish metal and a light heft in comparison to metals like tungsten which are heftier.