Gold is the most traditional metal for men’s wedding rings, whether they are yellow or white gold wedding bands. Many men want to enjoy the look of a traditional wedding band. Even with the rise in popularity of alternative metals, gold is still the choice for many.
A symbol of wealth and luxury, gold is now more affordable than ever, and it’s a good choice for anyone who wants a lasting symbol of their love. On this page you will find information about gold to help you decide if it is the right ring metal choice for you.
"It is much better to have your gold in the hand then in the heart" - Thomas Fuller
- Purity of gold is measured is carats or karats. Karats can vary from 10K to 12K, 14K, 18K, 22K and 24K. The higher the karat number, the greater the purity of the gold, and the softer the ring.
- Gold is hypoallergenic in its pure form, but a person may be allergic to one of the alloys it is mixed with.
- 14 karat gold is the most popular quality for jewelry. It is just over half-pure (60%). This level of purity is a good choice for frequently worn jewelry.
- Gold can be molded to any shape.
- When combined or "alloyed" with other metals, gold may take on a different color, such as white gold or rose gold.
- Gold is a soft metal that can lose its shape or become scratched relatively easily.