Good news! It looks like men’s white gold wedding Bands are making a comeback! Not that they ever went out of style, but for awhile there it looked like the latest crop of industrial metals (tungsten, titanium and stainless steel) would overtake gold in popularity. Sure, there are men who will choose the newer, more durable metals over gold for practical reasons. However, when it comes to men’s wedding bands, it looks like gold is here to stay. 

Gold wedding rings come in many different forms, and designers are offering more unique styles than ever before, but men’s white gold wedding bands are a perpetual favorite for the modern man. Unlike yellow gold, which flatters warmer skin tones, white gold blends well with any man’s complexion. It has a modern “white” finish that rivals platinum – without the high price tag, of course – and it is the perfect weight for everyday wear. 

As you start your search for the perfect men’s wedding ring, you may be surprised at how many new metals and styles have been introduced. There are even several popular styles of black titanium and black tungsten wedding bands, which are gaining traction among wedding band shoppers, and some couples are opting for unique and alternative wedding rings. 

So why do so many men still end up purchasing men’s white gold wedding bands? It may be the inherent shine and sophistication of white gold, or it could be its intrinsic value, but gold remains the most enduring choice for men who want a lasting symbol of their eternal love and commitment. 

Before you start shopping for men’s white gold wedding bands, here are some facts to consider. 

White gold is just as pure as yellow gold. It is actually an alloy that also contains “white” metals like palladium and silver. In the case of 18K white gold, the formula is 75% gold and 25% silver or palladium, while 18K yellow gold is 75% gold and 25% copper and zinc. 

Just like yellow gold rings, men’s white gold wedding bands can be made in 18K, 14K or 10K gold. 

Nickel, which has been known to cause allergic reactions in about 20% of people, is not as commonly used in men’s white gold wedding bands as it used to be. Some ring designers have taken the nickel out of their white gold rings. 

A new white gold ring is coated with Rhodium, a metal that is similar in color to platinum. Rhodium plating makes the ring appear whiter, but it will eventually start to wear off. Most jewelers will re-plate a white gold ring at a reasonable price. This should be done every 18 months or so to keep the ring looking its best. 

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life, and choosing the right set of wedding bands is a big part of that. When you choose a men’s white gold wedding band, you know you are getting a high quality ring that you will be proud to wear for many years to come.

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