Welcome, gentlemen. If you are looking for the continuation of our ultimate guide to choosing a wedding ring for men, then you have come to the right place.
Size matters, which includes the width
The width of the band is one of the most important features in a man’s wedding ring. In general, most people consider a wide band as more masculine, but that presumption alone should not be reason enough for you to join the bandwagon.
The widest rings, which are ideal for men with extra-large hands, are around 8mm or 9mm wide. Take note that the average width for a man’s wedding band is 6mm. Therefore, unless a wider band fully compliments your style or “brawny” appeal, then you should consider more narrow options. A narrow ring will have a width of 4mm. If you have smaller hands and thinner fingers, then this latter option may suit you better and may be more comfortable to wear.
What about the fit of the wedding band?
You have two options when it comes to the fit of your potential eternal band:
- Standard fit is the more common option for men’s wedding rings. These bands are flat on the inside. Although they fit fine, they do not conform to the shape of the finger.
- Comfort fit rings have a rounded inside, which provides the wearer a more natural and comfortable fit. However, instead of shopping online, you will want to go to a physical jewelry store and try different types of comfort fit rings. Depending on the specific shape of your ring finger, you may notice a significant difference in the comfort levels of each band you try on.
Don’t forget about the shape (profile)
The shape of the outside of your potential wedding band, not the inside (which we have already discussed above), is another important aspect of a man’s matrimonial ring. Unfortunately, there are various words used to describe the same profiles, and not everyone has the time or patience to go through each one.
To save you some valuable time, one of the best pieces of advice our jewelry experts here at Biltmore Loan and Jewelry can give you is to look at the shape (or profile) as a spectrum.
You have two options to choose from: domed vs. flat.
- High domed ring. These types of rings appear to have somewhat of a “D” shape. It has a timeless and sophisticated profile that rises high off of your finger. Domed rings are quite thick and, in most cases, look best on men with thicker fingers.
- Flat ring. Wedding bands with a flat profile are more contemporary with their minimal yet modern touch. Many younger grooms- or husbands-to-be prefer this shape.
Now, in between high domed and completely flat wedding rings for men, there are many other options, including slightly domed or slightly flat. The ring profile you choose ultimately depends on your personal preferences.
Just like the eternal bond you wish to have with your wife or soon-to-be bride, your wedding ring should be designed to last a lifetime. That being so, you will want to spend some time picking the right ring that fits perfectly on your finger and suits your style.
Are you ready for an upgrade?
After a long and happy marriage, it’s normal for couples to evolve; to long for a renewal of vows; and to upgrade the rings they’ve been wearing for years. We hope that reading this guide helps you choose a better-suited wedding ring to represent another new decade with the love of your life. And, if you’re looking to sell your old wedding ring in Phoenix AZ, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry may offer a competitive price for it. Complete this online form now to request a free jewelry appraisal.