Picking Your Man’s Wedding Band
When you think about a wedding ring it seems simple. A pretty piece of jewelry you wear on your finger to let the world know you’re taken. But in reality, the wedding ring is so much more than that.
The shape of a ring is the representation of forever. Eternity. One path moving in a forward direction and never-ending. That’s a marriage. On top of the shape of the ring, it’s the promise that lives in the rings. At our wedding, the pastor takes the rings on his bible and shares a blessing over them. From the moment of the blessing, no one else besides us touches the rings. They hold the promise that we’ve made. They hold the power of a vow, the truth of our love, the commitment that was made in front of our whole family.
While the wedding day is a precious day to have and remember. It’s the days that follow that are the real power of your story. The days of good and badly bound by a ring that reminds you of a promise you made together.
So yes. Your wedding ring is a statement to the world that you have found the love of your life. But more importantly, the ring you wear is a reminder to you of the vow you made and the eternity of love you hold onto.
Because of that, the choice of a ring is a big decision. It’s about finding one that matches your personality and will live up to the test of times. For that. Here are a few tips I’ve learned for picking out your man’s wedding ring. (My 1 year working at Zales in college did pay off!)
Titanium Wedding Band
Titanium rings won’t scratch and they last forever. However, and this a BIG however. They don’t break either. This means if your hand gets caught somewhere and your ring is keeping you from getting unstuck, you’ll lose the finger before you lose the ring. So I don’t suggest Titanium rings for that very reason.
Tungsten Wedding Band
These are some of my favorite rings. The coloring is way too cool and provides some different textures and designs. They, unlike Titanium, do break. And when they break they shatter. But don’t think that they’ll break easily, it still takes some work to break this ring. My favorite thing about these babies is the fact that its SUPER hard to scratch them, which you’ll appreciate in the long run.
Wood Wedding Bands
My husband love’s his wooden wedding band but we’ve found a few of the flaws with these bands. One they don’t necessarily last that long. The topcoat does fade and you can’t get these guys wet. (Washing your hands is fine, but taking a shower or going swimming isn’t recommended). Basically, these are high maintenance wedding bands. The best suggestion I have for you is to check the warranty of the company you buy it from. The one we picked won’t do repairs on rings without their warranty which basically means, we’re shit out of luck. Don’t make our mistake. Look into the fine print.
Gold + Silver Wedding Bands
And then, of course, there are the classics. Gold and silver rings are simple, easy and a go to in the fashion world. You can’t go wrong with them. They’re easy to resize for when the body changes. They will cut off if you get yourself into a bad situation and they go with every outfit. Gold and silver do scratch so you’ll want to take them to the jewelers every few years to clean them up and keep them looking their best. The other great benefit of gold and silver is that you can get them engraved. I wear my grandmother’s wedding band as my own which has my grandparent’s initials and wedding date written inside and it means the world to me. It’s a great thing to pass down to the next generation when the time comes.
Your ring should match your personality and your lifestyle. There is no right or wrong just the one that feels right to you. It’s really that simple!