Below are some things men should consider before shopping for their wedding band.
Be Yourself While Respecting Tradition
Many couples like to have matching wedding rings for their big day. As a man, it is important to respect traditions but also be yourself. Before you decide to match, is important to not let it restrict your ring options. You will be wearing this ring for the rest of your marriage and most likely the rest of your life. You should be sure you like the ring you wear every day.
Keep Your Budget in Mind
If you’re the type of guy who’s comfortable not spending too much on a wedding band, you’ll be easy to please. There are many quality men’s wedding bands that can range from a couple of hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars to purchase. For those who want to keep their expenses lower, ceramic, titanium, cobalt and tungsten carbide are perfect options. For those who do not mind spending a little more, it is important to understand the difference between common metals. The most common metals for men’s wedding bands include white gold, platinum, yellow gold, palladium, rose gold and sterling silver.
Don’t Take Chances with Your Sizing
Many men do not pay enough attention to getting their ring sized as they should. While you don’t want a ring that is too tight and isn’t comfortable to wear daily, you will also not want a ring too big that will slide off and get lost. Losing a ring that you spent thousands of dollars on can be an awful experience. For those that plan to buy their ring online, a great tip is to go to a few jewelry stores in person to get your ring finger sized first.
One thing that should be noted is that your finger can change shape and size depending on your body temperature. During warmer months, most people’s fingers are a little larger. When getting your ring finger sized, it is important to make sure you are not too cold or too hot so you may find the perfect neutral size. This ensures your ring will fit you perfectly whether you get hot or cold.
Taking Care of Your Wedding Band
When you are choosing a ring, consider the care it will require to stay in good shape. Rings that are well-made and durable can last a lifetime. However, no matter what type of metal you choose for your wedding band, you will need to take some precautions while wearing it. When you are handling any chemicals or abrasive cleaners, be sure to take your ring off. It is also best to take your wedding band off while exercising or doing work so that it does not get scratched.