Platinum Men’s Wedding BandsMaterial Platinum Mens Wedding Bands

Platinum’s popularity as men’s wedding bands has increased over the past years due to its high value and its durability. Platinum has a silver-white color, but unlike gold, jewelers use 95% of its pure form.

Platinum is a very dense, heavy metal, so a platinum ring will feel heavier than an 18ct gold ring. Not only the weight is twice as big but the price is also significantly more expensive than gold. All other things being the same, a platinum ring will be approximate twice the price of an 18k white gold ring and the selection of platinum wedding bands for men is generally smaller than gold or titanium rings.

Average price platinum ring starting from $750 (standard 4mm sized band)

Titanium Men’s Wedding BandsMaterial Titanium Mens Wedding Bands

Titanium among the hardest natural metals in the world and lasts forever, even when worn daily. The popularity of titanium wedding bands for men is due to this durability, its lightweight, low maintenance and the reasonable price. Titanium is normally greyer in color but offered in a wide array of colors. Pure titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic and, therefore, safe for anyone to wear as it will not react to your skin. One factor to consider with titanium is that titanium cannot be soldered, which means that titanium rings cannot normally be resized.

Average price titanium ring starting from $80

Tungsten Men’s Wedding Bands

Tungsten wedding bands for men have become popular due to their durability and strength. Rings made of this metal are the most scratch resistant in the world and do not bend, making them ideal for any man who works with their hands. Tungsten has a grey-white color, similar to that of white gold or titanium.

Tungsten rings also have a permanent polish which makes them look new, bright and shiny. They don’t need to be repolished, which is another advantage over other metals. Tungsten is less expensive than gold and platinum and is comparable in price to titanium. One problem that some people find with these rings is the weight since it is very heavy and it cannot be resized.

Average price tungsten ring starting from $100

Cobalt Men’s Wedding BandsMaterial Cobalt Mens Wedding Bands

Compared to tungsten and titanium, cobalt chrome is one of the newest alternative metals. In its natural state, cobalt has been used to provide a deep blue pigment to jewelry. However, when used in cobalt in men’s wedding bands, the color of cobalt is more similar to that of white gold or platinum. It is one of the lighter metals, yet very strong which makes it highly resistant to scratching and wear. Cobalt is very malleable and can be worked into a vast array of unique styles.

Average price cobalt ring starting from $100

Stainless Steel Wedding BandsMaterial Stainless Steel Mens Wedding Bands

Stainless steel wedding bands for men are not as common as other metal rings. While certainly not a new metal, stainless steel is becoming a more popular choice for men who want a durable and affordable men’s wedding band. The benefit of stainless steel is that you do not have to worry about smudges or stains on the metal and it, therefore, has fairly low maintenance which makes it more appealing to men.

Average price stainless steel ring starting from $40