Men's Wedding Band Metals

Men's Wedding Band Metals

Learn about the contemporary and traditional metals used in modern men's wedding rings. Damascus steel, carbon fiber, ceramic, cobalt, tungsten, titanium, gold in hues of white, yellow, rose. Grooms today don't have to choose from a couple of types of plain domed rings in gold or silver. There are so many options available in an endless combination of styles, colors, gemstones, and materials. Every groom can find something he truly loves to wear every day.

Below you'll find information on the different types of materials available for wedding bands. If you'd like to browse the styles available for each, you can see our men's wedding band metals, men's ring inlays, ring styles, and ring materials.

Men's Ceramic Wedding Bands
Men's Black Ceramic Brushed Center Ring

Men's wedding bands made from black ceramic give a touch of darkness to otherwise classic silhouettes. Ceramic is extremely durable and difficult to scratch. It can also be cracked or broken in case of an emergency which is an absolute must for any man or woman who works with his or her hands. Ceramic is a popular choice for mechanics, landscapers, and office workers alike. Ceramic is available in black, white, and other colors, but black ceramic is by far the most common band color when it comes to this versatile metal. Because it is a popular material, a wide range of inlay materials are available and ready-made, set in a gorgeous black ceramic band.

Men's Carbon Fiber Rings
Men's Carbon Fiber Ring

Carbon fiber is one of the more out-there materials for men's wedding bands. Carbon fiber has a unique woven design and is practically weightless while remaining incredibly strong. Typically found in industrial uses like airplanes and spacecraft, rings made from carbon fiber are popular with engineers and other people looking to incorporate a little tech in their ring. The woven fibers are intricate enough to capture attention and provide a lot of visual interest, but subtle enough to be classy.


Men's Cobalt Wedding Bands
Women's Cobalt Ring

Cobalt rings have a sparkling, polished, bright look and are an excellent choice for a traditional-looking ring. These rings are extremely scratch-resistant and durable which keeps them looking brand new for years to come. Cobalt's color is a brighter silver than titanium or tungsten and is more similar to white gold than most other contemporary metal rings. Rings made from cobalt are lighter in weight than tungsten. Although cobalt is one of the less popular alternative metal rings available today, it can still be found in a variety of rings including domed, flat, traditional, inlaid, and more. Cobalt wedding bands are available for both men and women. 

Forged in ancient traditions, damascus steel have a texture that is unlike any other. The practice, which involves the blending styles of stainless steel, spans centuries. The process of putting the steel together creates wave-like patterns that are intricate and intriguing.

Men's Rose Gold Wedding Bands

Men's Rose Gold Wedding Bands

One of the more difficult to find hues for men's rings, rose gold is a true classic material that has gained popularity in the recent years, especially with the trend of partially-matching or complimentary couple's rings. The warm tones are enticing and the look is unique enough that it is a true attention-grabber.

One of the newest metals in the men's wedding bands category, titanium is a low-cost metal which makes it an attractive option. It looks similar to tungsten and many couples end up ultimately deciding between tungsten and titanium rings. Titanium is lighter weight and less expensive, although it is less scratch-resistant than tungsten. Most beautiful inlays are available with titanium rings.

Men's Tungsten Wedding Bands

Tungsten is the most popular of the contemporary and alternative metal wedding bands for men. One of the hardest metals known to man, it is very scratch-resistant. This makes it an excellent choice for any man who works with his hands. Tungsten is a relatively heavy metal that weighs more than comparable metals such as gold or titanium. Many men prefer the heavy weight of tungsten which is a sign of both durability and quality; it is also symbolic of the heaviness of true love and a lifelong marriage.

White gold wedding bands will never go out of style, and for good reason. The glimmer of white gold is as enticing as it is timeless. The bright metal is truly stunning in person, and there are endless options for styles, incorporated materials, and unique gemstones.

Yellow gold is the classic material for both men's and women's bands. The beauty and shine of gold can't be matched by other materials. The symbolism and tradition associated with gold wedding bands is often an important reason that couples choose gold over other materials.

Ring Metals Comparison Chart

Metal Weight Cost Scratch-Resistance Natural Color Additional Colors Hypoallergenic
Carbon Fiber Light $ ☆☆☆ Gray Dark Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Ceramic Light $$ ☆☆☆☆☆ White Black, Pink ☆☆☆☆
Cobalt Moderate $$ ☆☆☆☆ Bright Silver Black ☆☆☆☆
Damascus Steel Moderate $$$ ☆☆☆☆ Silver Many
Gold Moderate $$$$ ☆☆ Yellow Gold  Rose, Silver
Titanium Light $ ☆☆☆☆ Silver Black, Many ☆☆☆☆☆
Tungsten Heavy $$ ☆☆☆☆☆ Dark Silver  Black, Many ☆☆
Zirconium Light $$ ☆☆☆ Black Silver ☆☆☆☆☆
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