Choosing metal for men's wedding ring

There 5 popular materials for men's wedding rings: gold, silver, platinum, titanium and tungsten. Here is some information which will help you to make the right choice.

white gold wedding rings
The most popular are 14k yellow gold wedding rings. When choosing gold wedding ring, consider two things- gold color and gold carat. 9kt, 14kt and 18kt are normally used in men's wedding rings. The higher the proportion of gold used is, the harder and more expensive and valuable the metal will be.
You should also consider durability and hardness of gold. The metal hardness is measured by the Vickers scale. Gold rings are suitable for every day wear.
yellow 14k gold wedding rings
Gold is available in many colors and all gold colors that have the same carat will have the same Vickers score. 14k white gold wedding rings are normally a little more expensive than rose and yellow gold. There is one great advantage in a simple gold wedding ring- it can ne resized in the future.
titanium wedding bands
Titanium with its silver-greyish-white color is the hardest natural metal in the world. Pure titanium is 100% hypoallergenic and it means titanium ring is safe to wear. Titanium wedding rings are scratch resistant, very strong, more dent and bend. They are lightweight and in the case of emergency they can be cutoff the finger.
Platinum wedding rings are extremely long wearing and they are very white. Platinum is a heavy metal and it's very dense. The choice of platinum wedding rings for men is smaller than the choice of titanium or gold.
Tungsten is a new technology metal which is becoming extremely popular in men's wedding rings. It is very durable, strong, highly scratch resistant and hard metal. Its color is similar of titanium and white gold. Wearing tungsten rings you feel more solid because of their heavy weight. Tungsten rings can't be resized so you should measure your finger size accurately.
Silver is less expensive than titanium, gold and platinum.
Note, than all metals except tungsten will scratch. If you choose a ring with a polished finish, you can have the ring re-polished by a jeweler. A satin finish texture ring and rings with detailed engraving can help to lessen the appearance of scratching from wear.
Men's rings are acceptable to be included gemstones and diamonds. Consider the type of work you do and the sport you play when choosing the rings with gems. Ad of course one gemstone wedding ring differs from another greatly. Some of them don't suit everyday wear. Opal is a more fragile gemstone and you'd better not choose opal wedding rings.
Choose something matching you style and various occasions.