Finding the perfect wedding bands is one of the most exciting aspects of planning your wedding and anticipating your future life together. But if you’re like most couples, you are so busy making arrangements that the wedding ring is something you haven’t thought about much. Instead of making this important selection at the last minute, spend some time thinking about the type of wedding band you want now. 

When the time comes to choose your rings, let it be a very special time that you both enjoy. Women’s wedding bands have always been available in countless styles, but until recently men’s choices were limited to a few styles, mostly in yellow or white gold. Now that men have more choices in wedding band metals, more are considering a sterling silver wedding ring as an alternative to gold, platinum and other metals. 

A sterling silver wedding ring is actually an alloy that is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. The look of silver is very polished and sophisticated, and it is relatively easy to care for, but the best part about buying a silver ring is the price. Most of the popular styles made today are under $100, with several available for under $50. This is a significant savings over gold, platinum, titanium and tungsten. 

Another benefit to buying a sterling silver wedding ring is how easy it is to wear. Not only are sterling silver rings lightweight and comfortable on the finger; they are also quite strong and hypoallergenic. Every bit as beautiful as more expensive metals, sterling silver has been a favorite among jewelry makers for centuries, but only recently has it been used for wedding bands. 

While a sterling silver wedding ring is not necessarily “new” idea, in the world of wedding rings, silver is still enjoying the “newness” of its popularity and it is considered a contemporary choice for wedding bands. In fact, silver has become quite fashionable and is now available in many designer collections of wedding jewelry. 

More and more couples are choosing silver for their unique and alternative wedding bands, such as Celtic and Christian rings. Silver is also the perfect accompaniment for diamonds and various gemstones. If you are considering a set of custom-designed wedding rings, it is a lot less expensive to have custom rings created out of sterling silver. For couples who want to personalize their rings, sterling silver is easy to inscribe. They are also a lot easier to re-size than some of the harder metals like titanium and stainless steel. 

If you are looking for something completely different, and want to save some money in the process, a sterling silver wedding ring may be the right choice for you.