How to Choose a Wedding Band for Him

There’s no shortage of advice on how to choose a ring for her, but what about when you want to choose a ring for the special man in your life? Whether you decide to surprise him or pick one out together, he deserves to have a wedding band that he’ll cherish for the rest of his life, too.

Ensuring you get the perfect wedding band for him is an excellent way to show how much you love and appreciate him, but with so little information available, it can be difficult to do. The Diamond Broker team is here to help! We’ve put together some information on the 4 most important things to figure out when choosing the band your man will wear for the rest of his life to represent your forever love. 

1. The Right Wedding Band Width

Men’s wedding rings come in a variety of widths. The most common widths are:

  • 4mm (Slim)
  • 6mm (Medium)
  • 8mm (Wide)

The smaller the width of the ring, the cheaper the price because less material is required to make the ring. Generally, longer fingers look better with wider rings while smaller fingers look better with slimmer rings. However, it is ultimately up to you and your partner to decide which width of ring is best for him.

2. Different  Wedding Band Materials

Picking out the material is one of the most important wedding band decisions, especially with so many options:

  • White gold
  • Rose gold
  • Yellow gold
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tungsten
  • Zirconium
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When it comes to choosing the material that is right for your partner, it is important to consider what they are looking to get out of their ring and what they do for a living. For example, traditional metals, such as white gold and yellow gold, are highly symbolic. Rings made of these metals are easier to resize since the metal is very malleable, but that same quality means they wear and scratch/chip a lot easier, too. They also tend to be more expensive.

Metals like titanium are more resilient. These may be a better choice for individuals who want to keep their rings on all the time and work in harsher environments such as construction. These metals tend to be cheaper and last a lot longer.

When making your decision, there are some other important things to keep in mind. For example, consider how the shape and size of his finger may change over time. Depending on weight changes, age, and other factors such as heat and cold, a finger’s size changes over time. To address these fluctuations, precious metals are easier to get resized than stronger modern metals. 

Additionally, some individuals are allergic to certain metals. If you suffer from allergies to different materials, such as nickel, then this could be a problem when choosing traditional metals such as white gold as they often have a nickel component. Platinum is a good alternative as it is durable and hypoallergenic, but these qualities come with a hefty price tag. 

Lastly, it is important to consider how often you work with your hands. If you expect your ring to encounter heavy wear and tear because of your hobbies or work, it might be prudent to choose a more durable metal. Otherwise, you might end up needing to replace what should have been a forever ring.

3. Choosing the Right Size Of Ring

Choosing the right ring size is extremely important to ensure that it fits well on your finger without being loose or too tight. If too loose, the ring could fall off and get lost. If too tight, you might have to take it off often because it is uncomfortable, increasing the chances of misplacing it. Even worse, it might be too tight to wear all together. A ring size chart and tester can help you find the perfect size. Any jeweler should be able to help you with this. 

Here are some other things to keep in mind. Wider bands typically offer a tighter fit, so most men go up a half size when choosing a wider band. You’ll also want to test out the size throughout the day since your ring size can change slightly from the time you wake up to when you go to bed. Lastly, ring size can vary slightly depending on the material you choose as different metals fit differently.

4. Choosing the Right Style and Fit

There are many different options for finishes, textures, and profiles of rings that you and your loved one can choose from. Here is a breakdown of the most common profiles:

  • Classic Court (Most common)
    • Round inside and out.
  • D-Shape Ring
    • The outside of these rings is often rough and thin, while the inside is flat, creating a more snug fit.
  • Flat Ring
    • Flat inside and out. While this is comfortable on your finger, it is also more prone to getting stuck to clothing.
  • Flat Court
    • Flat exterior and round interior
  • Different styles and finishes of men bands are as follows:
    • High Polish
      • Gives the metal a smooth and glimmering finish. This is the most traditional style of finish.
    • Matte
      • Cuts down on the finish so that the metal isn’t as reflective. This results in a more industrial look that is popular at present.
    • Combination
      • Middle ground between high polish and matte
    • Hammered
      • Makes the ring look as if every detail was hammered in (hence the name). This gives the ring more texture.

Need Help Finding the Perfect Wedding Band for Him?

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options at your fingertips. Size, material, style, finish…if you’re not sure where to start, let our skilled experts at The Diamond Broker help! We will work with you to ensure that you walk out with the perfect ring for him. Don’t let frustration taint the symbol of your forever love; contact The Diamond Broker for all of your jewelry needs today!