Posted by Admin on 7/29/2010 to
Jewelers and wedding specialists are often asked, “What are the latest trends in men’s wedding bands?” Well, the answer is never the same. Favorite styles and metals can vary by age, race, religion, interests, and even by the area of the country where you live.
The only hard and fast rule about men’s wedding bands is that there are no rules! Men have finally broken free from the need to “conform” by buying a plain white or yellow gold domed wedding band and, as a result, many new trends have emerged.
Trendy Metals for Men’s Wedding Rings
Men are starting to think more practically when it comes to wedding rings; so it is no surprise to see durable and affordable metals like titanium, tungsten and stainless steel becoming more popular. These industrial metals are great for men who work with their hands or are allergic to gold. Some designers are using a white gold alloy called palladium, and many attractive men’s wedding bands are now available in sterling silver.
Unique and Alternative Rings as Men’s Wedding Bands
Maybe you never thought you would see the day when a couple stood before the altar and exchanged a set of dragon rings or biker rings instead of a traditional set of bands. As weddings have become more personalized; so has wedding jewelry. It is not uncommon to see couples exchange Celtic rings, Christian rings, custom-designed “themed” rings, or rings that have a unique symbolism or imagery.
Unisex Rings for Women’s and Men’s Wedding Bands
The trend toward unisex rings is nothing new, but with so many new designs available, unisex rings are more popular than ever. Generally, they are taken from a collection of men’s wedding bands, where the bride and groom both wear the same ring in a different size. Most couples choose simple designs, but unisex rings can also include rings with CZs and other gemstones.
With so many metals and styles to choose from, selecting a ring can be a complicated decision. The best way to narrow down your selection is by choosing the metal first, then the band design (comfort-fit or traditional flat-fit). From there, you can customize a men’s wedding band with various textures and finishes (brushed, polished, engraved, carved, etc), and choose a design that reflects your personal style.