Precious Metals & Men’s Wedding BandsJune 18, 2018
When people think of wedding rings, usually the woman’s ring comes to mind first—a gold or platinum band, often with diamonds, something she can be happy to wear forever. But what about the mens wedding bands? Lately, many men opt for trendier, less durable, non-precious metals, such as steel or tungsten, but why should their ring not be precious too? The experts at Gerald Peters recommend selecting a precious metal such as gold or platinum when choosing your wedding band.
Simply put, rings made from precious metals are built to last. Gold and platinum are incredibly strong metals and are capable of all the years of wear a wedding ring will entail. Other materials, if dropped, can easily crack or even shatter. One of the most popular precious alternatives, tungsten, is also one of the most brittle and breakable metals used to make jewelry. Platinum and gold are strong and malleable and are will not shatter—they are designed to last a lifetime.
Another important factor when considering wedding band materials is sizability. It’s very common for people to gain or lose weight at different times of their lives, and your wedding band should not have to be sacrificed for those changes. Non-precious metals will always remain the size that they are, but gold and platinum can be sized up or down by a jeweler at any time.
One of the long term benefits of having your wedding band in a precious metal is the lasting value. Metals such as titanium, steel, or tungsten are commonly found elements and therefore are not valuable as they age. Precious metals hold value and can be passed down from generation to generation. Rings made in gold and platinum are made for forever, just like your love.