Our Ultimate Men’s Wedding Band Guide: Metals, Styles, & More

Our Ultimate Men’s Wedding Band Guide: Metals, Styles, & More

Jul 14, 2022

man dancing while wearing a wedding band

While the groom’s ring tends to get overlooked in the search for the bride’s engagement and wedding rings, a man’s wedding band is still an important piece of jewelry that requires careful consideration. There are a lot of options to choose from, and the variety might appear overwhelming.

Whether you think you might want white gold or platinum, with a classic, curved, or diamond style, we’re here to help with how to choose a man's wedding band. Our men's wedding band guide will help you find the best ring that represents your unbreakable bond. Here are some wedding band ideas and considerations to get you started.

Select a Metal

platinum men’s wedding band

Selecting a metal is your first step. The classic and traditional option is a yellow gold band. You can also choose a man's wedding band in white gold or rose gold. Gold is a highly valued precious metal in the creation of fine jewelry, as it’s shiny and dense, but still malleable and ductile.

Yellow gold is the purest gold, while white gold and rose gold receive their distinctive colors from the addition of other metals. Black gold is a more recent jewelry invention and comes from either adding another metal like cobalt, or electroplating. Black gold gives rings an edgy look.

Platinum is one of the rarest metals and has impressive resistance to erosion. This is a very durable and valuable option for men who anticipate working with their hands while wearing their wedding ring.

Tungsten is essential to include in our guide, as it’s recently become more popular for men’s wedding bands. Tungsten is very affordable and scratch-resistant. Like platinum, tungsten does not tarnish or corrode easily. It also comes in attractive gunmetal gray colors that are both handsome and masculine.

Find your Style

tungsten rose gold wedding band

Our favorite men's wedding band ideas come from our unique variety of wearable styles.

We offer plain men’s wedding bands that are both simple and sophisticated and are among our most popular men’s rings. Carved bands offer a unique textured appearance, and you can choose from any metal you like. Two-tone bands allow you to express yourself by selecting two different metals for a look that is wholly your own. We also offer alternative wedding band and brushed wedding band styles.

In addition to these style offerings, we also offer his and hers sets so that you and your future bride can have wedding bands that complement one another. There’s nothing more romantic than that!

Consider Adding Stones

black diamond men’s wedding band

If you enjoy a hint of luxury, consider opting for a men’s wedding band with some gemstones. There’s no need to choose a simple band!

Diamonds are rising in popularity for men, and they can be as extravagant or as subtle as you’d like. Black diamonds, used in the ring pictured above, are masculine while still looking refined. Colored diamonds might be another way you could match your bride’s ring. You could even choose a ring with sapphires, which come in a wide selection of different colors.

Diamonds also work with a variety of styles, such as in this 1Ct Black Diamond Men’s Black Gold Pave Wedding Ring. Featuring genuine round-cut black diamonds, this piece is one of the more luxuriously edgy options in our men's wedding band guide.

Think About Materials

tungsten whiskey barrel wedding band

This is a men's wedding band idea for grooms who enjoy something a little different. Our men's wedding band guide wouldn’t be complete without showing off our selection of rings that include alternative materials. These are unconventional designs with lots of appeal!

The piece above boasts genuine whiskey barrel, and we also offer wedding bands with meteor inlay and green aluminum. If selecting a ring that’s one-of-a-kind is important to you, consider looking into unconventional materials for jewelry that reflects you and your interests.

A Unique Experience

With so many options, we understand if the process of how to choose a men's wedding band might appear daunting. No matter the wedding band you choose, we hope our men's wedding band guide has offered some clarity in your search for the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own. Enjoy the process – this is an exciting time in your life!

At Pompeii3, we believe each customer should enjoy a personalized and boutique shopping experience. We’ve been making fine jewelry for over 100 years, and specialize in handcrafted, heirloom-quality pieces. Your jewelry should be as special as you are.

To make shopping with us even sweeter, we offer free returns, a 180-day warranty, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If this men's wedding band guide has given you some wedding band ideas, or if you’d like to speak with one of our expert craftsmen, we invite you to contact us or send an email to [email protected]. Reach out today so we can make your dreams come true.