For years men had two choices for a wedding ring. They could either have a yellow gold band or a white gold band. These limitations were, of course, due to the the fact that the choices many men had were limited to what they could find at the local jeweler. Men and women would select their wedding rings after catching a movie at the local mall.
The process of buying a men’s wedding ring was uncomfortable for all. The local jewelry shop was a place with bright lights, attractive salespeople and was located in an open public space-hardly the kind of place where most men felt comfortable. It was impossible to know if the guy got a reasonable price, because all the he wanted to do was to get out of there and do something else.
Nowadays, the choices for men’s wedding rings are limitless. While some many still prefer the simple 14 or 18 carat yellow or white gold band similar to what their father has, many men these days are seeking out unique rings.
One trend is platinum rings. These are very strong rings and will last forever. The down side is that they are very heavy and can therefore feel uncomfortable over a long period of time. Another issue with platinum rings is the cost. A simple platinum ring with a very basic design can cost up to a thousand dollars (or more).
Another option for those who seek a ring with a unique design is a titanium ring. Titanium is incredibly strong and lightweight. These two properties make for an excellent combination for rings. In addition, titanium is hypoallergenic, which means it will not react to human tissue. No other ring material is basically guaranteed to not cause allergies or skin irritations like titanium. Finally, titanium will not react to salt water or most other corrosive agents.
The designs available for titanium rings these days far exceed what can be found for other men’s wedding bands. For example, titanium rings can be inlaid with exotic hardwoods like Koa, Cocobolo, Mango, Purple Heart and Black woods. These inlays create unique and stunning rings. Other popular inlay materials include Opal, Turquoise, carbon fiber, gold and diamonds.
These choices, of course, are now all possibilities for men and women are willing to buy their rings online. The price, selection and customization options are certainly much greater online than what most will find at the local jewelry store mall.