5 Hot Tips for Men Choosing Their Wedding BandsPosted | Updated
You know what you like when you see it. Making decisions has never been a problem for you. Red tie for high-powered meetings, leather jacket for late nights, right? But when it comes to choosing your wedding band, you may feel a little out of your depth. What men’s wedding band is best for you?
Only a decade or two ago, men had two decisions to make when choosing their ring. First, they had to decide whether or not they wanted a wedding band. If they worked extensively with power tools or with their hands, the answer was likely “no” for safety reasons. But most men who were not concerned with safety did want a ring, so the answer for them was “yes.” The second decision was whether they wanted gold or silver. Bam! That’s it. Two easy, straightforward answers and you’re done.
While some look longingly to the old days when male jewelry decisions were easier, it’s important to know that your choices today, while more numerous, actually ensure you get a ring that fits your lifestyle, tastes and budget with precision accuracy. Gone are the days of ill-fitting, unattractive and easily bent bands.
Enter your friends at Jordan Jack and our easy-to-use men’s wedding ring style guide. We’ve done the work in designing a range of rings that suit every style and price range. Now, we’ve made it even easier to choose the best wedding ring by following our guide with 5 hot tips compiled with you in mind.
Top 5 Things Men Need to Know About Choosing Their Wedding Bands:
1. Pros and cons of men’s wedding rings
Entering into the world of male wedding bands starts with understanding their composition. Today, more than ever, there are so many different materials that make up wedding bands that it takes some research to know which one is right for you.
When looking at materials comparison, what men’s wedding band metal do you love? When choosing the metal for your ring, you will want to consider the pros and cons of each of these areas: durability, scratch-resistance, corrosion resistance and weight. If you have skin sensitivities, a hypoallergenic choice will be important, too.
Choose from gold, sterling silver, titanium, tantalum, stainless steel and cobalt. Carbon fiber may be inlaid with other metals like cobalt, tantalum or stainless steel for added strength.
The most durable ring is cobalt, followed by titanium and tantalum. However, it is important to consider that in an emergency situation, these rings will need a diamond cutter to remove which takes time and generates high heat that can burn the hand. Stainless steel is stronger than gold or silver but is easier to cut off than the most durable metals. Titanium, silver and tantalum are the most hypoallergenic metals, followed by stainless steel and cobalt. Gold is more likely to cause allergic reactions.
2. How to size your wedding ring
Try our no-fail methods for determining your ring size by using our sizing guide. Try your home trial box in the size you’ve determined, but note there will be a ruler included in your trial box to ensure you finish your order with the right ring in the perfect size.
Still not sure what your perfect size is? Call our customer service at 213-623-6823 for fast assistance. If your ring isn’t perfect, you have one year to make an exchange with our lenient exchange policy.
3. How much should a wedding band cost?
Before you go any farther, you will want to have a price bracket in mind that will give you room to work with your ring choices. Our ring selections start with the very affordable and expand to include more elaborate choices for customized rings. When deciding how much a men’s wedding band should cost, it’s best to start with your parameters firmly in place.
Weddings have so many expenses attached to them that it’s a great idea to include the price of the rings in your plans. If you are able to save money in areas that aren’t as crucial, then you may find more money to ensure you get the ring that you want to wear for the rest of your life.
At Jordan Jack, there are many fine rings to choose from in the $99 to $129 price range, which is almost unheard of in traditional jewelers. From there are specialized rings that slowly increase to $599 for a fine gold band. In contrast, many traditional jewelers start at $239 and quickly escalate to over $5K.
4. Style guide for wedding bands
Adding diamonds or special engravings are just two of your customization options to create a unique design that shows your style to the world. When you’re done, your iconic wedding band will set the bar for all other rings. Whether contemporary or classic, your personalized ring composition can provide a comfortable and stylish reminder of your enduring love.
Another option for distinction among men’s wedding bands is the width of the band. Traditionally, men’s wedding band widths have been wider than women’s, and today’s bands are no exception. A wide, broad width projects a rugged, masculine look. While extra wide bands are making a contemporary fashion statement, some men are instead choosing a streamlined, smaller band that feels lighter and looks more refined and sophisticated.
5. Wedding ring experts
Going to the mall to pick out a wedding ring can be time-consuming and inconvenient. And it can be hard to know if you’re getting the best price at a mall. No one wants to pay extra for a ring to cover the business’ expensive mall location.
Ordering your ring from the comfort of your home is a fun and relaxing experience that most men appreciate. Also, having a designer for a jeweler makes all the difference. Not only will you get a unique and attractive wedding band, but you will also have a resource person to discuss the right metal for your lifestyle.
Once you’ve made your metal, budget and customized choices, you can start by ordering our effortless home trial box. This gives you five different rings to try on to make your final selection.
The Best of the Best
After selecting your amazing new wedding band, you can rest easy knowing you’ve chosen the best ring from the wide selection of custom, contemporary rings by Jordan Jack. By following our men’s wedding bands guide, you can not only know how to buy a men’s wedding ring but you can also be confident that you have chosen the ring style, width and material that fits you the best.