How long have men's wedding bands been common and in fashion? The use of men's wedding bands dates back to the end of the Second World War. There is no evidence of men having worn wedding bands before this period.
What are the materials used to make men's wedding bands?
Gold is the traditionally preferred material for men's wedding bands. However, various metals like silver, stainless steel, carbon fiber, platinum and titanium are also used.
Are gemstones used in men's wedding bands?
Though most men prefer no-fuss plain bands, there are some who choose bands with inlaid gemstones. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds- the choice of gemstone depends on personal preference.
Should the bride and groom's wedding bands be alike in style?
This is a totally personal choice. However, it has been seen that many couples purchase similar bands, choosing the style that suits both.
Who chooses and buys the groom's wedding band?
There are no traditional practices about buying the groom's wedding band. In general, both the bride and the groom do the selection and purchase together.
What is the best choice of metal for a man's wedding band that is to be used daily?
Traditional gold, white gold, platinum, and titanium are good metals for daily wear as they do not damage easily. 9, 14 or 24 carat gold can be used for a man's wedding band.
Is there any particular design and size that makes for a comfortable fit in wedding bands?
Individual finger measurements are best for getting a perfect fit. However men's comfort fit wedding bands that are 4 millimeters wide with a thickness of 2 millimeters are a popular choice. Bands that are half round on both the inside and the outside of the band give an extra comfortable fit and can be worn continuously day in and day out.
What are designer men's wedding bands?
Uniquely styled wedding bands that are designed as per request, to reflect the personality or tastes of a man, fall under the classification of designer men's wedding bands. Gold and diamond roulette rings, card faces, football helmets, horseshoes, zodiac signs and the like gracing wedding bands, are a few examples of such designer men's wedding bands.