Unique Male Wedding Bands

Unique Male Wedding Bands

Titanium for a Wedding Band Titanium is a metallic element that can be found in abundance and therefore is made into many different products like golf clubs, air crafts, watches and even wedding bands.Found in the late 18th century, and fittingly named after the mythical Greek giants, the Titans, who personified different forces of nature and also ruled the earth.Titanium is one of the transitional elements on the periodic table and can be found found in many forms.Titanium is a lightweight, affordable metal, that has grown in popularity for grooms-to-be because it offers a luxurious appearance, as well as a high degree of strength.Bands can be found in very light grey/white color and their actual finish can change through different methods of polishing and or brushing.An important feature to note is titanium’s strength-to-weight ratio. It is the highest out of all the transitional metals, which means that titanium is light weight, with a low density, but is extremely strong. So, if you are looking for a light weight ring that you won’t feel while wearing, than titanium bands are the one to choose.Titanium can be split into four grades: 1 through 4. Grade one is the softest form of titanium while grade 4 is the hardest. The best type of titanium for wedding bands is Commercially Pure (CP) grade titanium, which is 99% pure. Grades between 2 to 4 CP work best for rings.PROSLow maintenance and no need to re-coatReasonably priced, much cheaper than gold or platinumPure titanium is 100% hypoallergenicCan be colored into a variety of colorsStrong, scratch resistant and durablePoor conductor of heat and electricityLight weight and easy to wearCONSCannot always be resized (costly if required)Titanium is a difficult metal to use for intricate designs, which mean ring designs are limited
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

Gold is still the most popular choice of metal used for men’s wedding bands due to the increasing value of the ring as well as the fact that gold does not rust. Gold is soft, dense and the most malleable pure metal out there. When using pure gold for wedding bands they offer a very attractive shine and bright colour. The things to consider when choosing a gold men’s wedding band is the carat and colour to choose. The most common used carats for wedding bands are 9k, 14k and 18k and the rule is: the higher the proportion of gold used the more valuable the ring will be. The most popular colours for a wedding band are yellow gold, followed by white gold and rose gold though other gold colours like bronze, red and lime gold are sometimes used.
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

The classic gold wedding ring may appeal to the no fuss kind of guy, nothing too chi-chi for him. Though there are many types of simple rings, the width and shape of the ring can make men’s wedding bands look quite different. Simple metal wedding bands for the simple guy, and there are plenty of those out there as you have seen from above.
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

WHICH GOLD KARAT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?From the question above you know that 24k gold is not really suitable for your wedding band. Which gold karat should you choose? Well, there are 3 different karat gold combinations which have become the standard for wedding bands: 18K, 14K, and 10K.18K Gold Band Contains 25% alloy and 75% gold; have a brighter yellow tone.14K Gold Band Contains 41.7% alloy 58.3% gold; have a darker yellow-orange tone.10K Gold Band Contains 58.3% alloy and 41.7% gold; paler in color with a less yellow tone.In short, in order to make gold jewelry that’s long lasting and durable, gold is mixed with other metals called alloys. These alloys make the gold stronger and even change it’s color if desired. The alloy may add strength, but it will also diminish the value and may even cause allergic reactions and/or tarnish. In order to try and achieve the best balance between the desirable and valuable properties of gold (including strength) the three standard gold combinations were created.All three of the gold karats are available in yellow, white, and rose gold. Typically, white gold alloys are stronger than yellow gold alloys, so a white gold ring will be slightly stronger and last a little longer than a yellow gold ring.With all the different options for men’s gold wedding bands available, make sure to choose the right karat grade to fit your budget, style, design and color — the possibilities of this wonderful metal are truly endless!

Unique Male Wedding Bands

From the question above you know that 24k gold is not really suitable for your wedding band. Which gold karat should you choose? Well, there are 3 different karat gold combinations which have become the standard for wedding bands: 18K, 14K, and 10K.18K Gold Band Contains 25% alloy and 75% gold; have a brighter yellow tone.14K Gold Band Contains 41.7% alloy 58.3% gold; have a darker yellow-orange tone.10K Gold Band Contains 58.3% alloy and 41.7% gold; paler in color with a less yellow tone.In short, in order to make gold jewelry that’s long lasting and durable, gold is mixed with other metals called alloys. These alloys make the gold stronger and even change it’s color if desired. The alloy may add strength, but it will also diminish the value and may even cause allergic reactions and/or tarnish. In order to try and achieve the best balance between the desirable and valuable properties of gold (including strength) the three standard gold combinations were created.All three of the gold karats are available in yellow, white, and rose gold. Typically, white gold alloys are stronger than yellow gold alloys, so a white gold ring will be slightly stronger and last a little longer than a yellow gold ring.With all the different options for men’s gold wedding bands available, make sure to choose the right karat grade to fit your budget, style, design and color — the possibilities of this wonderful metal are truly endless!
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

A groom should think long and hard about what wedding band he will put on his finger since it is the only piece of jewelry many men will always wear. To help you in your quest for a unique men’s wedding band we explore the different wedding band materials, styles and designs available to the groom and give you stunning men’s wedding band inspiration to help you narrow your selection. The first step in wedding preparations is finding a matching ring is choosing your material. Below our list of men’s wedding rings you can find the different materials explained, and how you can take care of your new ring.
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

Platinum’s popularity as men’s wedding bands has increased over the past years due to its high value and its durability. Platinum has a silver-white colour, but unlike gold, jewelers use 95% of its pure form. Platinum is a very dense, heavy metal, so a platinum ring will feel heavier than an 18ct gold ring. Not only the weight is twice as big but the price is also significantly more expensive than gold. All other things being the same, a platinum ring will be approximately twice the price of an 18k white gold ring and the selection of platinum wedding bands for men is generally smaller than gold or titanium rings.
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Unique Male Wedding Bands

Titanium is a metallic element that can be found in abundance and therefore is made into many different products like golf clubs, air crafts, watches and even wedding bands.Found in the late 18th century, and fittingly named after the mythical Greek giants, the Titans, who personified different forces of nature and also ruled the earth.Titanium is one of the transitional elements on the periodic table and can be found found in many forms.Titanium is a lightweight, affordable metal, that has grown in popularity for grooms-to-be because it offers a luxurious appearance, as well as a high degree of strength.Bands can be found in very light grey/white color and their actual finish can change through different methods of polishing and or brushing.
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Educating yourself about the different metals is the first step in finding the perfect wedding band. There are many different metals on the market right now and a simple choice between a white gold or gold men’s wedding band is long gone. This might have been true before so many alternative metals were introduced, but finding the right metal that fits you in 2015 requires some more research.When purchasing men’s wedding bands it is important that you take the material of the ring into account. Certain materials possess properties which make them ideal for men in certain careers while others offer a more traditional look. In addition to traditional precious metals, such as silver and platinum, here are some of the other metals you may want to consider:
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Platinum for a Wedding Band Platinum rings were originally developed in the late 1770’s for royalty, and to this day they are still associated with high durability. They have a bright white-silver finish and give off a luxury timeless look. Platinum is a high density precious metal that is very rare, and is also one of the heaviest metals used for wedding bands. Its malleable nature makes it perfect for wedding rings settings that require intricate filigree work. However, as like most precious metals, platinum is mixed with other metals, like cobalt, iridium or ruthenium to make it harder.PROSExtremely strong and durableHypoallergenic metalHighly resistant to tarnish40% to 60% denser than goldPlatinum can scratch, but the rings surface can be cleaned and polishedDoesn’t need to be rhodium platedCONSUsually twice the price of an 18k white gold ringSmaller selection than gold or titaniumPlatinum mines have a very big environmental impactCan be expensive to resize or repairA heavy metal that will feel heavier than an 18k gold ring

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