Guest Post: Jason Parks of Majesty Diamonds
Gone are the days when grooms would have to settle for a plain white gold or yellow gold wedding band. Up until recently, grooms didn’t have much choice when it came to the style of their rings — but with the surge in popularity of different metals, intricate designs, and custom options — grooms have never had it so good when it comes to selecting a fashionable and highly personalized wedding band. Here are the five top things a modern bride and groom should consider before purchasing his wedding ring.
With men’s wedding bands being offered in so many different metals and styles, it’s good to know pricing before you set out to purchase one. Depending on your budget, you can find a men’s wedding band priced anywhere from $200 to $5,000.
On average, most grooms spend in the region of $500 for their bands. If budget is an issue, opting for gold is less expensive than platinum and if you don’t care for accent diamonds, you should be able to easily find many attractive styles to choose from in the $200-$500 range.
You could almost say there are too many style options for men now! There are so many things to take into consideration when shopping for a men’s wedding band. First off, you have to consider which metal to select – the most popular options being: white, yellow, or rose gold, platinum or palladium.
Once you know which metal you want, you then need to determine which finish to go with – matte, high polish or a combination of both? And if you’re after a more eye-catching and textured appearance, there is also the option of going for a hammered style of ring. Beyond the metal and finish, there is the matter of personalized details – will they want any diamonds or engravings on the ring?
One of the most important things to consider when shopping for your groom’s wedding band, is do you want his ring to complement yours?
A popular trend amongst couples is to opt for wedding bands that share similar details – whether that means you both go for matching rose gold bands or compromise by having his adorned with a feature of rose gold so that there are still some shared similarities between your two rings.
With so many style options available to both the bride and groom, it will be a breeze to shop for a complementary set of rings
Another feature to consider for your groom, is how wide will he want the band to be? Men’s wedding bands come in multiple widths, and this is a feature that really comes down to a preference of style and comfort. Some men find wide bands more attractive in design, while others find them to be a more comfortable fit.
With that being said, wide bands tend to cost more – so this is something you need to consider before shopping for your groom’s wedding band. And speaking of comfort, a popular choice for men these days is the comfort fit style that most men’s bands come in; the gently rounded edges mean a more natural fit – the daily wear will feel more like wearing a second skin, which is good for men who are not used to wearing a ring every day.
Even with all the varieties and individual styles to choose from, some men prefer to custom design their own wedding ring. Custom allows the groom to choose the exact style, fit, and detailing that he wants his ring to have. In terms of getting a wedding band that is truly one-of-a-kind and completely personalized, this is your best option.
Whether it is engravings, or a specific pattern such as Milgrain detailing, custom is a great option for getting those special and meaningful wedding rings that truly speak to and embody your unique love for one another.