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Wedding Band Metals

When it comes to wedding band material, there is no right or wrong choice. The metal you choose should truly come down to lifestyle and personal preference. Read more about the different wedding band materials we offer and use our metal matrix to compare them. Doing so will help you figure out what type of wedding band metal is best for you - for the long haul.
Gold Bands

Gold wedding bands are a traditional classic and very popular among both brides and grooms. As a precious metal, gold maintains its value, and can even increase in value over the years, making it an extremely smart investment. Gold wedding bands are available in three colors: white, rose, and yellow as well as three karats: 10K, 14K and 18K. Gold is a soft and malleable metal, so it can be resized. However, it’s malleability also means that it’s less durable than some of the other metals and will show scratches over time. Gold is not hypo-allergenic, so it is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Gold is lighter than both tungsten and platinum, but still has a nice weight and is considered very comfortable to wear.

Tungsten Bands

Tungsten bands are growing in popularity as it is less expensive than gold and extremely scratch resistant. Tungsten is available in a variety of colors and the rings have a modern, sleek look. At four times as hard as titanium, tungsten is very dense and much heavier when compared to the other metals. Tungsten cannot be resized so you really want to be sure you have the perfect fit. Tungsten is very resilient and a great choice for active people, although we never recommend wearing wedding bands (or any jewelry) when participating in any demanding activity that involves the active use of your hands. Some things to keep into consideration: Tungsten is prone to cracking if dropped on a hard floor and it conducts both heat and electricity.

Platinum Bands

Platinum is a rare metal and holds a level of prestige. Similar to gold, Platinum is also a precious metal and maintains its value over the years. It also is soft and prone to scratching. Over time, Platinum rings will develop a patina finish giving them a vintage, lived-in look that is desired by many. Unlike gold however, Platinum rings are 100% hypoallergenic  and highly recommended for those with metal allergies or sensitive skin. Platinum is dense and therefore has a nice weight to it and has a natural silvery grey color that will not change or alter over time.

We never recommended wearing your wedding ring while engaged in activities that require extensive work with your hands, including but not limited to working with electricity and in construction. Still want to flaunt your 'taken' status? Purchase a silicone ring to wear in situations where you want to keep your ring (and your finger) safe!

Browse Our Wide Selection Off Wedding Bands In A Variety Of Materials

Proudly featuring 100% recycled precious metals, expert metalsmithing, and a beautiful selection of styles ranging from modern to traditional, the best wedding rings at Hitched begin with the finest wedding band materials. With better wedding band base metals at the foundation of every ring, qualities like stunning aesthetics, greater durability, and lasting intrinsic value are just a few of the benefits you’ll discover while comparing the timeless wedding band metals in our collection. 

Before selecting the first wedding band material that catches your eye, it’s important to understand the basic properties of each material and how those properties will affect wearability, personal taste, and overall value for your money. Some ideas to keep in mind as you compare our wedding band metals and materials: 

Wedding Band Budget

Ease of Customization

Aesthetic Style & Color Preferences

Metal Allergies & Skin Sensitivity

Durability, Value Retention, & Comfort

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Compare Wedding Band Metals With Our Professionals

Clear client education and helpful resources are always available at Hitched. We hope that with our ring transparency and trustworthy information, you’ll find everything you need to make a confident and informed wedding band selection. Take a look at the helpful metal comparisons below to discover a wedding band material that aligns with your needs.

Affordability & Modern Style

Tungsten’s sleek aesthetics, natural strength, and diversity of styles stand out as a popular choice for men’s wedding band types. These dense structural properties don’t allow for ring resizing, but the greater durability, affordability, and added safety, make it a great choice for men’s wedding band metal selection. With other notable advantages like scratch and scuff resistance, hypoallergenic, and affordability, tungsten is definitely worth your consideration while comparing the different styles in our men’s wedding band width guide. 

Whether you’re hoping to save for the honeymoon with our 10K gold wedding rings, or you’re looking for a ring that will appreciate in value, we only feature authenticated and solid gold varieties. While 14K is standard for most gold rings, we offer 18K gold men’s wedding bands if a ring with higher purity and value is desired.

Our Gold Wedding Bands Come In:
  • 10K
  • 14K
  • 18k

Among our most popular women’s and men’s wedding band types, gold remains a wise wedding band material choice. It is easy to customize, resize, and match with any personal style.

More precious than gold, our platinum wedding bands boast a wealth of characteristics that stand out from other rings. It naturally holds its value, retains its stunning silvery characteristics for a lifetime, and elegantly pairs with other accessories. 

Still wondering which women’s and men’s wedding band metal is right for you? Our knowledgeable team will gladly help you compare our different metals, and custom options, and send you a convenient home try-on kit to experience the breathtaking quality for yourself.