• Can you wear your wedding ring whilst you work?
• Are there special requirements for the type of ring that you can wear at work? Are you a mechanic, tradesman or working with machinery and equipment that could get caught on a ring? Do you need a ring that can be cut-off from your finger in the case of an emergency?
• Do you work with your hands - will manual labour be tuff on your ring?
• Are you a gardener or tradesman or does your work or hobby involve being tough on your hands, and thereby tough on your ring? If you answered yes, you may be best not to wear your ring whilst performing those activities. Though if you are planning to wear your ring at those times, you need to consider whether your ring can stand up to that harsher treatment.
• Will you wear your wedding ring everyday?
• When possible, most men choose to wear their wedding ring every day. Though there are some jobs where it's not possible to wear your ring to work, or some men prefer not to wear their wedding ring every day.
• Some men are not able to wear a ring to work due to the harsh treatment that they expect their work may give to their ring or because they are prohibited from wearing a ring at work due to safety standards.
• The men who wear their wedding ring only the weekends and special occasions often choose a ring that's a little more unusual because they like to enjoy the ring whilst they do wear it and they are not limited just to ring designs suited to their lifestyle.
• Some men also choose to wear their wedding ring on a neck chain when they cannot wear it on their finger. If you plan to wear your wedding ring on a chain, you will need to make sure that the type of ring is suitable to be worn on a chain (for example woven or more intricate rings are not as suitable to be worn on a chain).
• Will you play sport whilst wearing your wedding ring?
• Do you rock climb, play football, basketball or surf? For sports that could be rough on your ring we recommend that you not wear your wedding ring whilst playing that sport.
• If you do plan to wear your ring during sport, you will need to make sure that the ring is suitable.
• If your work or hobbies will be rough on your ring and you plan to wear your ring when carrying out those activities you should look to have a ring that will better be able to handle that treatment. See the information below in the 'ring design section' to help you further with your ring design options.
• Choosing a men's wedding ring that reflects your personality
• A wedding ring is not only a symbol of your love, it is also a fashion accessory that will be with you for a long time. So you need to choose a ring that reflects your personality, rather than a ring style that may be a passing fashion or is picked up at a discount sale.
• You will appreciate your wedding ring more if you put a little thought into it.
• Are you a simple no-frills type of guy?
• Then the classic gold wedding ring may appeal. Though there are many types of simple rings. The width and shape of the ring can make rings look quite different. There are also many options available to make your simple wedding ring more comfortable for you. See the comfort tip below.
• Do you like the idea of having something a little different - but not too different?
• There are many options available for the man who does not want a simple gold wedding band, but who doesn't want an overly flashy ring either.
• Perhaps a twist on the simple wedding ring is for you. What about a ring with ribbed edges, a white gold inlay stripe, a satin finish textured ring rather than a polished texture, a two-tone ring with yellow and white gold or a woven pattern. There are many subtle yet stylish options available.
• Is your fiance encouraging you to choose something a little different but you're not yet convinced?
• You may be surprised to learn that many men are choosing to move beyond the traditional gold wedding band in search of something just a touch different. Why not consider a wedding ring that is still simple, but a little more than the traditional gold band. What about a ring with ribbed edges, a white gold inlay stripe, a satin finish textured ring, a two-tone ring or a woven pattern? There are many subtle yet stylish options available.
• Are you an engineer or technically minded person who is looking for the latest technology?
• Titanium, a high technology metal used in the latest scientific breakthroughs is the top choice for this group. Or, what about a tungsten ring? Tungsten carbide is a highly scratch resistant metal which is also favoured by this group of men. Or what about a ring that uses the latest laser technology in the ring's construction, such as a wave style or fusion ring that combines different gold types in unique patterns.
• Are you bold and daring?
• Then something different to what you normally see may appeal. Perhaps a custom designed titanium ring, a ring incorporating unusual metals such as tungsten or platinum or a two-tone ring with a combination of two metals such as white and yellow gold, or rose and white gold. What about an unusual shape such as a puzzle ring or jigsaw puzzle ring?
• Does your cultural or ethnic background make a particular type of ring style appealing to you?
• For example if you have Irish heritage a claddagh ring or celtic ring may appeal to you.
• If you have Italian heritage a diamond wedding ring may appeal.
• How to choose a comfortable wedding ring
• Many men are concerned that a wedding ring will not be comfortable to wear. This concern normally stems from the fact that many men have not worn a ring before.
• Men's wedding rings can be comfortable to wear if you know what to look for. Consider these two factors, the shape of the ring and the ring width.
• First, look for a ring design that has softly rounded edges, rather than sharp angular edges. This does not mean that a flat band style cannot be comfortable. A flat band can still have a good construction where the edge of the band is made with a very gentle rounded inside edge.
• Next, consider the inside curve the of ring. The inside of a ring should have a gentle curve on the inside edges of the ring. This soft internal curve will make the ring feel more comfortable on your finger.
• Another option is a soft fit ring, which has softly curved edges on the ring, though not a completely curved inside surface in the ring.
• Something that is also a popular choice for men's rings is a ring made with a comfort curve. A comfort curve refers to the inside of a ring, not the outside. So it is possible to have a comfort curve with a ring that is flat on the outside surface.
• A comfort curve is a ring that is curved on the inside of the band, rather than having a more flat surface on the inside of the ring.
• When considering ring width, factors to consider include the size and length of your fingers and your personal preference. Often men with larger hands or longer fingers choose an average width band or a slightly wider band. Men with smaller hands or more slender fingers often choose a 5mm ring or a slightly narrower ring.
• Men's wedding rings are usually wider than a ladies wedding ring and most men choose a ring width of between 5mm and 7mm with 6mm and 7mm being the more popular widths.
• If you are interested in a band wider than 7mm you will need to note that very wide bands can be a little more uncomfortable to wear than a narrower ring.
• If you choose a wider ring style you will also need to consider the finger size that you will need. Wider rings can be tighter on the finger than a narrower ring would be.
• For a ring width of 8mm or wider you may need to choose a slightly larger finger size (perhaps a 1/4 US size or a 1/2 a British or Australian size larger). Most finger size measurements are made on quite narrow sizing rings, so when you have your finger size measured by a jeweller you should let them know the width of the ring that you are interested in, so that they can factor in the width of your ring when determining the best finger size for you.
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