Here's the deal:
Sometimes it feels like men get the short end of the stick when it comes to wedding rings. Where typically more feminine rings will be very lustrous with elaborate cuts and beautiful designs, men’s rings become more of a background thing, set to the side and expected to be more masculine and understated.
It gets better:
The search for a more masculine ring doesn’t mean that you have to necessarily give up quality or aesthetic appeal. In fact, there are a ton of rings out there that men can pick up that are absolute pleasures to look at.
You might be wondering:
It’s important to know, especially when you’re ordering online, which rings will last you a long time and will actually arrive in the size and design that you expect. To help, and also to give you an idea of the sheer variety of designs that men have available, we've assembled a list of the best men's wedding rings. Here are our favorites.
The simple gold ring is the archetypal wedding band; nobody questions its meaning - it just is what it is: a wedding ring.
Not very flashy, aside from being real gold.
Polished gold - need I say more? It won’t stand up to dings and may tarnish with time, but it’s gold. That’s what you can expect from any gold jewelry. It may need a little upkeep, but that’s part of the experience. Like a marriage, you will have to maintain it.
Simple, gold, a ring. It comes in both white and yellow gold, giving you an aesthetic option.
This is real gold and you can get either a 10k or 14k ring, so the price varies - you can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $150 dollars. For real gold, you could definitely do worse!
This ring is absolutely gorgeous and has a lot going for it while still being perfectly understated.
The design may seem a little hyper-industrial and boring.
Constructed of simply titanium and cubic zirconia, this ring will stand up to a lot and will be really low maintenance. Be aware that close inspectors may realize that it’s not made with real diamonds... but who's going to be inspecting closely? For this price, who cares?
The subtle design is easy on the eyes and nice to look at, but on the other hand, it may come off as a little spartan. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, though. If you like that look, go for it!
This ring is extraordinarily well-built and only between ten and twenty dollars, including shipping. It’s also got a nice glimmer with the cubic zirconia and will make people do a double-take. It’s a great option for someone not looking for style on a budget.
Real sterling silver and cubic zirconia give this ring the look of sophisticated white gold or platinum setting.
May be too thin for some.
The sterling silver isn’t the most durable metal on the planet and may tarnish over a significantly long period of time, but it still should be fairly low maintenance. With it being so small, be wary of losing it or it slipping off.
We love the design of this one because it’s understated, but really impressive when you take a look at it. You can stack the rings if you want a greater effect, too, or pair it with other rings at a later time.
At only $9 per ring, this ring packs a punch with real sterling silver and cubic zirconia, making it seem far more luxurious than you feel like you’re paying for.
Gold and diamonds are a quintessential luxury combo, and they both make an appearance in this ultra cost-effective ring option from Metal Masters Co.
Faux materials (but check the price!).
Titanium and cubic zirconia are both extremely durable, so you have nothing to worry about in terms of the rings’ durability.
Some people are going to think that the combination of gold and diamonds is overstated or perhaps even too flashy. We're not those people. We think this ring is well-done and well-designed. The gold titanium is glittering and the cubic zirconia are glimmering, as they ought to be.
At less than $10, this ring is an absolute steal.
Elegant and subtly masculine rose gold is paired with an imitation meteorite for a stunning and rare combination.
Some men may not want a rose gold wedding ring.
The imitation meteorite and the rose gold bands are both made of tungsten, meaning the ring as a whole is naturally corrosion resistant. It’ll stand up for a long time.
We like the look of rose gold. It's elegant and beautiful but also unpretentious and sophisticated. It also should go without saying that the imitation meteorite is absolutely gorgeous and worth every penny. This is a rare ring with a super unique look.
Numerous ring colors and crazy unique design choices, all of which between $10 and $30 dollars, make this a value to behold.
Tungsten, koa wood, and fire opal all intermingle in this beautiful and durable offering from NUNCAD.
There’s a lot going on here. Some people may think this ring is too busy.
Black-tinted tungsten gives the ring a baseline amount of reliability and durability. The koa wood should age fine and the fire opal will stay beautiful for as long as you have the ring.
The black tungsten presents a lovely contrast to the two other materials in this ring, giving it a sort of dramatic feel and elevating the entire experience.
Great materials, extremely durable, intricate and unique design — all for only between $15 and $30. That’s an absolutely fantastic value in our book!
With a beautiful parallel between the humbly masculine and sleek titanium, this unique wedding band will stand the test of time while still being very cost-effective.
9mm is a pretty thick band. Make sure it's what he wants.
Titanium is known for its durability. Titanium wedding bands are highly scratch-resistant and will not break, bend, or melt under any normal conditions.
Between the matte finish and the hammered design, this ring will take a lot of damage without ever faltering or even showing damage, and this also renders it really low maintenance.
With the hammered titanium and double row of pave-set zirconia, this is one of the most handsome designs on our list. It also comes with a ring box!
It’ll last forever, it looks incredible, and you're spending less than $35 on a wedding ring here. There’s no reason to not buy this highly corrosion-resistant, lustrous ring.
Hopefully, it’s a little clearer now: the search for a masculine ring doesn’t necessarily mean that your ring has to be boring. Additionally, by searching for the best men's wedding rings with convincing faux materials, you can keep costs down and often end up with a ring that’s actually a lot more durable and low maintenance.
By moving away from traditional storefronts, it’s now easier than ever to see the plethora of lovely masculine ring designs that are on offer at super affordable prices. While ordering online can be a little scary, especially something as important as a wedding ring, doing so can help you by letting you find a ring design that you truly love.