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When it comes to selecting a wedding band for men, there are various factors to consider. This guide will help you navigate through the different aspects and styles of men's wedding bands, ensuring you find the perfect ring for your special day. Because let's be honest, between all the fun and excitement (and expensive) things going on throughout wedding planning, we don't need another complicated task!
1) Select Your Style. First, you need to select your style. Here are Four Popular Men’s Wedding Band Styles among our real clients:
Classic Dome Wedding Band - Arguably the most popular style and for great reason! This timeless style simply never go out of style and is the most comfortable to wear. Available in white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold and in different widths.
Flat Wedding Band - Although many prefer a dome shaped ring, some people opt for flat band for a more contemporary look. If the idea of a classic band feels too old-fashioned, a flat band is for you.
Bezel Set Diamond Wedding Band - If you are not afraid of adding extra details to a men's wedding band, a single round or baguette cut diamond in the center can really take it to the next level!
Beveled Edge or Two Layer Wedding Band - Not sure about the dome shape or flat band design? Go for the beveled edge or two layer design for the extra contrast and contemporary detail.
2) Select Your Metal. If you prefer a simpler and more straightforward approach, you will be thankful that the metal options aren’t so varied. 18k white gold is the most popular metal among men but platinum is also available if you are allergic to nickel. Looking for more diversity? Yellow gold and rose gold will help you take a notch up.
3) Select Your Band Width and Thickness. Men's wedding bands typically range from 3mm to 8mm in width. Consider your finger size, hand proportions, and personal style when selecting the width. Additionally, think about the thickness of the band. Thicker bands provide a substantial look and they are heavier and cost more, while thinner bands offer a more understated appearance.
4) Select Your Finish. You've picked the style, width, and metal, now it's all about the finish. Gloss finish, or a high polish gives a selective, shiny surface. The matte finish, on the other hand, will give a non-shiny or reflective look.
5). Select Your Size. Visit a jeweler to try on different styles and sizes. This will help you determine the most comfortable fit and visualize how the ring will look on your hand. Keep in mind sizing can be tricky as wider bands and comfort fit bands often result in a tighter fit. It's advisable for men to consider going up half a size when purchasing wider bands. Ultimately, you want to ensure that you can put on the ring easily during the ring exchange ceremony.