Wedding rings are an integral part of a formal wedding. Although the engagement ring is more about design and style, a wedding ring is more about commitment and durability. Most couples choose their engagement ring very enthusiastically, sometimes by taking consent of the partner, but most of the time it is a surprise. They look for diamond studded rings, in different motifs and settings. When it comes to the wedding rings, most opt for a wedding band. Thus, they are not bothered about the design or stone but do want the best regarding the metal used.
Metals Used For The Wedding Bands
There are various types of metals which are being used for the rings you will exchange on your wedding day. Platinum (Pt) is a preferred metal as it is rare and has a gorgeous white luster. This metal does not tarnish over time. Thus it’s good for daily wear. It is resistant to wear and tear and is hypoallergenic. Even if you have sensitive skin, with a Platinum wedding ring, you won’t have to worry about allergies. You must remember that Platinum is a rare metal, so it’s expensive. As it is a dense material, it weighs more and comes costly.
The most popular man wedding ring metal is gold. Gold also does not tarnish and looks beautiful. You can choose from a variety of gold shades that are available. The different types of gold i.e. Rose gold, green gold, white gold and yellow gold, radiate different colors, thus various effects can be created with the same metal. Apart from color of the gold wedding bands, you can choose from different Karats of gold.
Karats are what determines the gold’s’ purity and strength. 24 Karat gold is pure and soft. White gold is a combination of gold and silver metals, 17 Karat Gold is the highest kind of white gold. Gold weddings rings have a traditional and everlasting value; they never go out of fashion and look stylish as well.
Titanium is also becoming popular as a choice of metal for wedding rings. It is hypoallergenic, strong and lightweight. But one thing you must remember that a titanium ring cannot be resized. So if you gain weight over years, you will have to cut it off your finger. Diamond wedding ring is another lovely option available to you. It looks great, lasts for years without looking old, but comes expensive. Take care that it doesn’t get scratched by another diamond; you can keep it in a box when not in use.
The purpose of wearing wedding rings is to show your bond, commitment and love towards each other. It need not be very expensive, but should be durable, practical and must look good on the finger. It means something rare, precious and beautiful, thus its value cannot be assessed regarding money. Since wedding rings show your strong trust and commitment, you must choose a metal which stands the test of time.