When it comes to women’s engagement and wedding rings, you’ll find no shortage of advice on how to choose the best ring for her wardrobe, personality, finger length, skin color and just about anything else you can think of. What about choosing the Groom’s wedding ring? It’s pretty much assumed that the groom’s ring will just match or at least coordinate with the bride’s ring.
Fortunately for men, things are changing, and there are more options than ever for choosing a ring that fits a man’s personality and lifestyle. Here’s a quick guide for choosing the best wedding ring for your husband-to-be.
It Doesn’t Have to Match
Generally speaking, brides and grooms have matching wedding rings to show that they’ve become a single unit, that they have similar tastes and that they want to be part of a tradition (although not necessarily an old tradition, as matching rings weren’t really a thing before the 20th century).
More and more couples today are choosing a ring that matches their own personal preferences and individuality. For couples that have distinctly different tastes, picking rings that don’t match allows them to choose the style that they like without one person having to pressure the other into wearing something that doesn’t suit them. For example, a wide band that works for a large man with bigger hands won’t necessarily work for, or even be comfortable, for a woman with much smaller hands.
In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Plenty of couples still decide to purchase matching rings. But still, for the couple that doesn’t want to go that route, it’s nice to know that it’s increasingly common to see others put their own spin on tradition.
Choosing Your Metal
Gold has long been the popular choice for men’s wedding bands. However, it certainly isn’t the only choice; other metals such as titanium, zirconium and chrome are growing in popularity. In fact, because gold is not an extremely durable metal, many men with physical jobs prefer a stronger metal that is less likely to get bent out of shape with everyday wear. Titanium, for example, is the hardest natural metal in the world and is more resistant to scratches, dents, and bending than traditional gold rings.
Think Outside of the Traditional Plain Band
Since you’re thinking outside of tradition anyway, you might as well go all out and pick something awesome and doubly meaningful. Perhaps your beloved is from the Big Apple, and you want to pay homage to the city with a ring that features the New York skyline. Maybe you attended a baseball game on your first date, and you want a ring that will provide a fun reminder and a great story for those who are curious enough to ask.
Making It a One-Of-A-Kind
In addition to choosing the ring that fits the groom’s unique personality and preferences, you can take customization to the next level by engraving it with a soundwave message. When you record a message, we’ll take your recording, turn it into a soundwave and engrave it onto the band. These secret “codes” are a beautiful way to further personalize the ring and make it a meaningful piece of jewelry that will always be cherished.