You’ve made the biggest decision of you and your partner’s lives – you’re going to get married!! Everyone has congratulated you and you’ve been been dreaming of that beach honeymoon somewhere hot, but before any of that can happen you need to get some of the essentials done like choose wedding rings and this article is here to help you through the process of choosing one of the most difficult – the mens wedding ring.
Previously only available in simple plain bands, the design of mens wedding band has evolved so much over the last few years it now very nearly match it’s female counterpart with options including everything from gold to silver, diamond, platinum and the male favourite – titanium. Now in terms of choice this change is great, but it does make something else a whole lot harder – making a decision!
So how exactly do you decide what kind of wedding ring you should be going for? Well the reality is you need to think when and where you’re going to be wearing it. For example, if you’re planning to keep it on 24/7 and work in an office then you’re going to be fine with most rings, including even the softest of golds. However if you’re a man who’s handy with his hands and spends his days crafting, repairing or building, that pricey gold ring of yours is going to be look old, bruised and battered before the ink has even had a chance to dry on the marriage certificate. In this case, if you want a ring that’s going to last then Tungsten or Titanium are the metals for you. Super strong, both of these metals are not only going to be able to withstand being bashed around without breaking, but tungsten ring for men also are the most resistant to scratches, dents and bends.
However if you think metal is all you need to be considering then think again. Metal is obviously incredibly important in terms of how the ring will look over time, but just as important is having a ring that suits you and your look. Are you someone who likes a more understated look and therefore would suit a simple styled band or do you like to be the centre of attention and after a jewel set ring that is after the same?
And then there’s the big old question of budget. How much can you afford to spend? If you have the budget of Brad Pitt then the world of rings is truly going to be your oyster, but lets be honest, most of us don’t. Does this mean you’re going to end up wearing the same ring as every other man you come across? Maybe five years ago, but thanks to the internet and the era of the metrosexual the great news is now finding affordable rings that are also incredibly stylish has suddenly become a whole lot easier with high street jewellers like Goldsmiths and H Samuels having amazing ranges and online you’re literally spoilt for choice!
So let’s round up what you need to think about before going and making that big old purchase:
- What’s your budget? – Make sure you have a realistic figure in mind and stick to it. It will not only keep your bank manager happy, but will actually focus you and make ring buying a whole lot easier.
- When are you going to be wearing it? – If you’re someone who isn’t doing heavy manual work then this isn’t something you’re going to have to worry about too much, however if you are then it’s important to decide whether you’ll be wearing it at work or not. If you and you want you and your wedding ring to survive then you’re definitely going to want to be looking at a harder metal