6 Wedding Band Ideas for Men
Wedding rings for men have come a long way, but assuming the groom isnt much of a jewellery-wearer, finding something he will commit to wearing for life might be tricky. Perhaps it might be best to start with considering his natural, everyday style. If hes a laid back chap then a classic, low-profile wedding band might be better, but a dapper and dandy fellow might like something a little more eye-catching.
Thankfully, there is a world of options in mens wedding ring designs today, plus designs are often more comfortable and hand-friendly than of old. Heres Biagio, the ringmasters, edit for men:
The Modern Classic:
Domed rings are the classic choice for men's wedding bands. Indeed, some of the first wedding rings for men were domed. Simple, understated design suits the personal style of many men, especially those who dont wear jewellery as a rule, as well as those who don't want anything too stand-out. Plus, they're available in just about every metal and come in many varied widths.
The Dark Horse:
Perhaps youre looking for something a bit edgier and maybe a little darker? The carbon inlaid designs could be just the ticket. Carbon rings often feature a metal with a strip of carbon fibre around, giving a deeply masculine, bolder look. Avoid rings made entirely of carbon or other unadjustable material though, as if you gain or lose weight in the future your ring will not be re-sizeable. Adding an inlay of different material means that most rings can be resized if needed
Carbon Inlay Ring (available in-store only)
Gentlemen, no more one-size-fits-all here. Its all about you, what suits your lifestyle, character and general mode. Whether your lifestyle means youll want to explore a simpler, comfort-fit band, or you are looking to wear a more intricate design everyday. If you spend a lot of time working with your hands, then platinum is more durable than gold and avoid matt finishes which will show up scratches. If your ring is less likely to get knocked or scratched in your day to day then something more decorative could fit the bill, maybe a woven style or with a subtle gemstone centrepiece.
The Comfortable One:
In recent years, designers have cleverly incorporated ergonomics into their ring designs, making rings more comfortable to wear (especially important when its ring thats intended to be worn all day, everyday). Softly curved interior walls skim the fingers, rather than dig into the skin, as can be the case with some flat-sided designs. Sometimes the top and bottom of the ring differ to allow a more forgiving fit, the bottom being tapered and undecorated where the rings sits on the join between finger and knuckle, and the top designed more decorously where it has less contact with the skin
The Blingy One:
Diamonds arent just a girls best friend anymore, theyre perfectly appropriate buddies for boys too. If you're an uber-stylish sir who prides himself on eye-catching accessories then youll love a little subtle (or not so subtle) sparkle.
To prevent your ring looking too gaudy keep stones understated and wearable. Maybe a style with the stone set flush to the surface, creating a totally smooth exterior so your stone wont catch on clothing. Look for channel-set round or square diamonds. And how about black, champagne, and yellow diamonds as an alternative instead of the usual white?
The Golden One:
For some years now, platinum has been the popular choice with couples, for its durability and wearability, and recently rose gold has become the metal most-desired with its warm, coppery tone. However, yellow gold was the traditional choice of metal for wedding bands and were just starting to see a resurgence in the champagne-coloured kind.
Whilst rose-gold can at times go out of fashion and the white metals can be hard to distinguish from each other, gold is always a la mode and unmistakable. Get the golden touch: