What is the Best Metal for Men’s Wedding Bands?

One of the first thing that comes to mind for an engagement is finding your wife-to-be the perfect wedding set she loves, but along the long road you may forget that finding the perfect men’s wedding band is just as vital.

Here at ILA we have a curated selection of affordable men’s wedding bands that we have designed over the years.

The first step in selecting your wedding band is deciding what material fits both your budget and your style.

WHITE GOLD:

If classic is what you crave, we suggest a classic white gold men’s wedding ring.

They have a beautiful glow and are the most highly rated among metals. With their definitive guise, you will be certain to discover a substantial diversity of styles here at ILA!

This sensational piece is the least durable among the metals, can scratch easily and often need to be re-plated to keep its white outer layer.

ROSE GOLD:

If you hunger for a unique, spontaneous option, a rose gold men’s engagement ring may be the appropriate plan for you. Rose gold is the hardest and most durable of golds. It hardly ever scratches and never tarnishes like the other golds do. It is not high maintenance and does not require a great deal of attention.

YELLOW GOLD:

Out of the precious metals, yellow gold is the only gold has a natural color and has no modifications to achieve its hue.

Something to keep in mind when picking out a yellow gold men’s engagement ring is to consider, the purer your yellow gold is, the softer and easier they are to scratch as the wear-and-tear increases.

PLATINUM:

Although at times unheard of, platinum is surprisingly increasingly more expensive than gold. Platinum is by far one of the rarest metals and is found inexhaustible between jewelry companies. Prices begin at $600 and can reach up to $2,500 depending on design, size, thickness, and brand. Platinum is 95% pure in of itself, making it second to yellow gold in purity. The wear ability on a platinum engagement ring is incredibly slow and making its durability rate extremely high. Most precious metals when scratched wear down much quicker.

 

ALTERNATIVE METALS:

 

While ILA does not work in alternative metals, we do receive a lot of questions about them when it comes to Men's Wedding Bands, so below is an informative look a two popular alternative metals.

Tungsten:  If you work with your hands you may consider Tungsten as it is the hardest material bands are made from. The material is essentially scratch-resistant and impossible to melt, not to mention they are the extremely inexpensive.

Tungsten color is also affected by the finish on the ring as well. A brushed tungsten ring might appear more gray than a polished tungsten ring. White tungsten does appear slightly whiter than platinum, but the difference is minimal.

Tungsten bands can range from $50-$120 depending on its simplicity or complexity. One thing to note is that Tungsten bands are not re-sizable. This is because Tungsten has such a high boiling point it cannot be melted.

Make sure to be certain of your finger size before sealing the deal!

Titanium:  Titanium rings are both extremely lightweight and extremely durable. And if this doesn’t catch your eye, you may be pleased to know Titanium is less expensive than white gold; a very affordable value. Beside the occasional steam clean or polish, Titanium is a diamond in the rough as it keeps its lustrous shine for a lifetime.

Tungsten color tends towards more of a grey tone when compared to White Gold or Platinum. 

Titanium men’s engagement rings settle for around $100-$300.