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. Use our metal matrix to compare all of the metals we offer and figure out what type of men's wedding band material is best for you, for the long haul.

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Start your home try-on or read more about each of the different wedding band metals that we offer today.

14K GOLD

14K 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. 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 tungsten but heavier than titanium and considered to be very comfortable to wear.

Pros: Can be resized, holds value

Cons: Less durable, not hypoallergenic

Best Men's Wedding Band For: A traditional groom who keeps it classic.

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TUNGSTEN

Tungsten bands are growing in popularity with today’s grooms 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. It is not hypoallergenic and therefore not recommended for those with sensitive skin. 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.

Pros: Very durable, won’t tarnish

Cons: Cannot be resized, not hypoallergenic, can crack if dropped

Best Men's Wedding Band For: A modern groom looking for a more durable option.

TITANIUM

Titanium is a great option for those that may have allergies to other metals. It is 100% hypoallergenic and has a great price point. It’s lightweight and very durable. Titanium is a great option for men who work in warm environments since it does not conduct heat. Titanium has a tendency to scratch more than any other contemporary metal and, like Tungsten, titanium cannot be resized.

Pros: Inexpensive, hypoallergenic

Cons: Cannot be resized, scratches

Best Men's Wedding Band For: A groom looking for a more affordable option.

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COBALT

Cobalt is hypoallergenic, scratch-resistant, and durable, which is why it is quickly becoming a popular choice among grooms. Cobalt is similar in weight to gold and is known for its bright white brilliance. It is harder than titanium, but can still be resized. Cobalt is comfortable and affordable. It’s a great option for men looking for something more durable than tungsten while being highly scratch resistant.

Pros: Affordable, hypoallergenic, scratch resistant, durable, can be resized

Cons: Can only be resized up to one size

Best Men's Wedding Band For: A groom with sensitive skin.

CERAMIC

Ceramic is a great choice for grooms who are looking for something a little less traditional. Being one of the hardest materials around, it is highly durable and scratch resistant. It’s also hypoallergenic and lightweight. Unfortunately, ceramic cannot be resized. Ceramic wedding bands are great for active people as they do not conduct heat.

Pros: Very durable, hypoallergenic

Cons: Cannot be resized

Best Men's Wedding Band For: A groom looking for a light-weight option.

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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 working in construction.

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