New Metals, New Styles and New Designs of Wedding Bands:
Wearing a nice looking wedding band is important, of course, but finding a comfortable ring is what really matters. Simply put, men don’t want to be wincing every time they shake hands because their ring cuts into their fingers. Your wedding band will be with you every day and night for the rest of your life, find the one most comfortable for you.
New metals have different qualities, and for men or women who are allergic to gold, silver or other metals, there are beautifully crafted, very strong, ceramic wedding bands. Every new groom thinks his job is finished when his girl let’s him put that diamond on her finger. But, you will learn, you all learn.
Men, if you work with your hands and you get them dirty every day, it would be good to consider harder metals. Soft metals like gold and silver scratch easily and will crush your finger if you experienced a hard blow to the hand. Titanium, Tungsten and even the non-allergic ceramic wedding bands will take a strong blow. Under extreme pressure Tungsten will break or shatter rather than bend, they won’t cut off blood supply to your finger. You can read more about modern wedding band metals strength and weight on this “Wedding Band Comparison Guide for Your Hubby.”
Titanium is very scratch resistant and tungsten is more than twice as scratch proof as gold, platinum and silver. But of course softer metals scratch more easily where heavier metals keep their brilliant shine. You have to consider if you like the feel of a heavy ring on your finger. Some men have been known to take their rings off while sound asleep, not with the intention of angering their wives, but because they’re too tight or heavy.
Wide-bands fit more tightly on the finger than thin bands. Men with long, slim fingers prefer narrow bands, from 4mm – 6mm in thickness. The heavier, thicker bands of 7-8mm look really perfect on men with larger, shorter fingers.
Go to a jeweler and try on different styled rings, learn how you feel wearing different metals. Jot down your ring size, if you want to cruise the internet, you’ll have everything you need to know, for ordering online.