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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 men's wedding band metal is best for you - for the long haul.
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. 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.

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.

Platinum

Platinum is a rare metal and holds a certain 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. Unlike gold however, it is 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.

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. Still 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!

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