THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR GROOM’S WEDDING BAND
- July 6, 2017
- In Wedding Bands
- By Amy Huang
There is a lot of planning that goes into your wedding day, and one of the most exciting choices you will make is what wedding bands you will purchase! A symbol of your eternal love, the wedding band is a stylish addition to your everyday wardrobe. When it comes to purchasing a men’s wedding band, there are a few particulars to consider to ensure a comfortable fit and a long-lasting appearance. Before you and your significant other go shopping, we recommend talking about some of the basics, like what metals you like and if you would prefer your rings to match. Once you get these introductory questions out of the way, start thinking about how much wear the band will have to hold up to and how much of a statement you would like your band to make.
When choosing a men’s wedding band, it is important to consider what it will have to hold up to on a daily basis. Do you have a job that involves a lot of manual labor? Do you have any hobbies that will be tough on your ring? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, we recommend choosing a durable metal, like platinum or titanium. Both are hypoallergenic and extremely durable, which make them the perfect choice for someone unaccustomed to wearing a ring.
As we mentioned above, platinum and titanium are two metals that are growing in popularity when it comes to men’s rings. White gold and yellow gold are two other well-liked options, perfect for the traditional groom who would like a band to match his partner’s. White gold and platinum are similar in color and shine, while yellow gold is more subtle in appearance.
A Comfortable Fit
A comfortable fit is a must when it comes to a wedding band, since this is a ring you will be wearing almost constantly throughout the years to come. Try on a few different styles, widths and metals to see which fit the best. Bands with curved edges are especially comfortable, fitting to your finger like a glove.
If you are looking for a lightweight option, titanium is the best bet. Both durable and lightweight, this metal is quickly growing in popularity among grooms. Getting used to wearing a ring can take time, but once a band is on your finger for a bit of time, you won’t even realize it is there.
Detailing and Finish
After you have chosen your preferred metal and size, it is time to consider the details. While many men opt for plain bands, there are a wide variety of other options to choose from nowadays. Whether you prefer a polished finish, a brushed effect, or a braided groove, the choice is yours. For a bold appearance, consider accenting your band with small gemstones. Looking for a more subtle flair? Vertical stripes and meaningful engravings are two popular options.