How To Choose The Perfect Mens Wedding Ring

Intro

Your wedding ring is a symbol of love, commitment and personal style that you'll wear for life. To ensure it perfectly reflects both your personality, lifestyle and appearance, we'll guide you through the process of selecting an ideal wedding ring that speaks to your heart while showcasing individuality. At www.EMBR.com, we believe that choosing the perfect ring is a crucial step in expressing your unique style. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of selecting the ideal men's ring that not only complements your style but also reflects your personality. Before we get into style, let's quickly make sure you know your perfect size!

 

Determine Your Ring Size:

Probably even more important than the style of your wedding ring is the size. An accurately sized wedding ring ensures a comfortable fit and minimizes the risk of loss or even a desire to stop wearing your ring due to poor fit. You have two main options to find your perfect fit:

1) Visit a local jeweler. This can be time consuming but ensures you figure out that right fit, even allowing you to try different rings/sizes on to test the fit.
2) Use a printable ring size guide to measure your finger. This process takes 3-5 minutes, much less than visiting a local jeweler. And with www.EMBR.com, you get hassle free exchanges to help you perfect the fit if you don't get it perfect the first time. We even ship every order with a free ring sizer to help you dial in the size if you do you need an exchange.

Remember that your fingers may slightly swell or shrink due to temperature changes or other factors, so it's best to measure at different times of the day to find the absolute best fit possible.

 

Consider Your Lifestyle:

Your daily activities and work environment play a significant role in determining the most suitable wedding ring style and material. If you're involved in manual labor or have an active lifestyle, opt for durable materials like titanium, tungsten, or Damascus steel. These metals are scratch-resistant and can withstand daily wear and tear. The most durable & resilient of these materials is tungsten which is 3x stronger than steel. If you're looking for something to stand up to heavy wear & tear, a plain tungsten band is the way to go. Even tungsten bands with diamonds or a tungsten band with a wood, stone or other inlay is likely to show signs of wear when put under heavy use.

You may also choose something sophisticated like gold, silver or platinum. These are classic choices for a mens wedding ring when they fit within your anticipated budget. Gold & silver are durable materials but do not bare the same strength and resilience as tungsten, titanium or Damascus steel. Platinum is a softer metal that is more prone to scratching or even deformation over time--however, platinum, unlike gold and silver, is hypoallergenic and a solid choice for those with a high budget and sensitive skin. See our complete guide to hypoallergenic rings here.

Other options include silicone, wood, ceramic & carbon fiber. Silicone is a popular choice for those that are happy to replace their ring regularly as they stretch, tear and degrade. The cost is low and comfort level high--you may just find yourself replacing your ring with some regularity.

Wood rings are beautiful and elegant and have a strong masculine appearance. With the right finish, wood rings are resistant to wear and tear but not as strong or resilient as tungsten, titanium or Damascus steel. They have increased in popularity in recent years and are perfect for those looking for something different than your traditional ring with a more masculine, earthy appearance.

Ceramic & carbon fiber are both lightweight, yet extremely strong materials. These rings are often a great fit for those who do not prefer the feeling of rings and like something more minimalist. Due to the resilience & strength of the material and general affordability, these are both options that are growing in popularity.

 

Appearance

Men's wedding rings come in an array of styles, from minimalist to intricate and bold. When selecting a design, take into account the comfort level of the ring, your personal style, profession and the statement you want to make. Popular choices include:

  • Classic Bands: Classic rings are ideal for men who appreciate simplicity and refinement. Choose from various widths and finishes to suit your taste. Here at EMBR, we carry rings in three widths: 4mm, 6mm and 8mm. Here is our Silver Tungsten Minimalist ring in each of the three widths:
EMBR Bands Ring Width Guide
    • Diamond Bands: For a touch of luxury and sophistication in your wedding ring, opt for a band featuring diamonds. These rings are perfect for men who like to make a bold statement with their jewelry.
    • Unique Patterns and Textures: Rings featuring textured surfaces, such as hammered or brushed finishes, or intricate patterns, add a modern and distinctive aesthetic.
    • Unique Materials: Today, you can find rings made from wood, carbon fiber, deer antler and even meteorite. Choosing a unique material helps you find a ring that feels uniquely yours.
    • Custom Engravings: Make your wedding ring truly one-of-a kind by engraving a meaningful message, initials or date onto it.

     

    Match Your Wedding Ring to Other Accessories:

    When selecting jewelry for the big day and beyond, think about how the rings you select will coordinate with other pieces such as watches, cufflinks or bracelets. Choose rings with similar metal tones or design elements if you prefer a unified aesthetic. Some even choose to match their ring color to other significant colors--whether to match their wedding day outfit or another significant color in their lives. EMBR offers a vast array of color options across our many ring styles. Pick one that's uniquely you!

     

    Establish a Budget:

    Men's wedding rings come in various price points, so it is essential to set an amount before shopping. Keep in mind that precious metals and gemstones will increase the cost, so plan accordingly. Here is a quick guide to help you narrow down your search:

    <$50: Look for a silicone rubber band--a great, budget friendly option. Some companies even offer silicone bands with a metallic finish, like gold, silver or copper.
    $50 - $100: Some of our discount rings in tungsten & ceramic start in this price range. It's an incredible option for those looking for something refined & durable while at an affordable price point.
    $100 - $200: Most of EMBRs rings fit within this price point. Many online retailers offer rings in this range which is possible by eliminating the "middle man"--your brick and mortar jeweler who buys rings at wholesale and sells them at a mark up. You will find Tungsten, Titanium, Carbon Fiber & Wood rings in this price range.
    $200 - $500: This is a common price point for Tungsten & Titanium rings at your "corner-store jeweler". You're generally looking at a plain, minimalist Tungsten or Titanium ring at the jeweler to stay within this price range. Some online stores will offer silver or gold plated rings in this price range. EMBR offers our Damascus steel rings & specialized rings like our meteorite & glow band rings at this price point.
    $500 - $1,000: In this price range, you'll start to find Tungsten or Titanium rings with precious stones (normally, diamonds). You'll occasionally find silver or gold rings starting at the high end of this range.
    $1,000+: If you're looking for a solid gold, silver or platinum ring, you are likely going to be spend $1,000 or greater. You can spend several thousand dollars for a high-end platinum ring with diamonds or a solid 24k gold ring with precious stones.

     

    Conclusion

    In conclusion, your ring buying experience is meant to be uniquely yours. What's most important is that you get something that you feel represents you and fits your lifestyle. If you're active and work with your hands, don't spend thousands on a ring that will quickly become damaged. If you want something durable that you won't be replacing every year, pick from one of the durable metals outlined above. Just make sure your ring represents you and is something you're going to be proud to wear!

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