Which Metals Would Suit Men’s Wedding Rings

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There are a variety of wedding rings which men can choose from to pair with the engagement ring that they will be giving their fiancés. There are actually a couple of metal which can be used to create men’s wedding bands. You can also choose from the wide selection of rings by Benchmark made of precious metals. But generally, here are some other types of wedding bands based on materials used.

  • Gold Wedding Bands: One of the most popular choices when it comes to men’s wedding rings. What is important when choosing a gold men’s wedding ring is the gold’s carat and the combination of its colors. Gold carats range from 9kt, 14kt,  and 18kt. Furthermore, the higher the amount of gold used to make the ring, the more expensive and valuable it will become.
  • Titanium Wedding Rings: If you are looking for something really sturdy then titanium is for you. It is a natural element and the hardest natural metal in existence. Compared to steel, gold and other metals, titanium is really tough and it can endure various harsh environments. It appears to have a silver-grayish-white color.
  • Platinum Wedding Rings: There are only a couple of platinum wedding rings available for men to choose from as compared to titanium rings and or gold rings. Since it is a dense and heavy metal, it weighs more than an 18 carat gold ring. It is even more expensive than gold since it is often used in jewelry in its purest form.
  • Tungsten Wedding Ring:  For the past few years, tungsten has gradually gained popularity when it comes to making wedding rings. Similar to titanium, it is durable and very strong and costs almost the same as a titanium ring. What’s great about these kinds of wedding rings is that they always appear to be newly-polished. You no longer need to polish it since that is its natural appearance and luster.
  • Silver Wedding Ring: Sterling silver is perhaps the most affordable metal which you can purchase as compared to the aforementioned metals. Since it does not possess the hardness that the other materials possess, and it is susceptible to oxidization, silver rings are not often encouraged.

All these rings eventually suffer damages or scratches at some point with tungsten being an exception. Because of this, you have to do your part in taking care of it. Since rings getting damaged on occasion are not avoidable, you have the option of going to your local jeweler to have them polish your ring. At least make it a point to have your ring polished twice in a year.