Choosing a wedding ring: our top advice for an item of jewellery you’ll wear forever

Not all men will want to wear a wedding ring, but it is tradition and would be nice to exchange rings at the top of the altar, whether you choose to get married in a church or one of many exclusive use wedding venues around the UK. A wedding ring is a symbol of love, and is always worn on the third finger of your left hand.

This article shares wedding ring ideas for the groom; from styles to metals and more.

10 Wedding Ring Metals for Men

Wedding rings can be made from a variety of different metals. Some couples will choose to have their wedding rings made from the same material and others will go for a complete opposite styles. Below are 10 popular wedding ring material choices for the groom.

  1. Gold
  2. Silver
  3. Platinum
  4. Titanium
  5. Steel
  6. Tungsten
  7. Palladium
  8. White Gold
  9. Rose Gold
  10. Zirconium

Wedding Ring Styles for Men

There are plenty of different wedding ring styles to choose from and it is important to try a variety of wedding rings on, so that you feel comfortable with your final choice. It’s typical to leave your wedding ring on at all times, but if you work in an industry that doesn’t allow jewellery, for your own protection, consider a ring that is easy to take on and off when you need to.

How Much Does or Should a Wedding Ring Cost?

Wedding rings vary in cost and most couples either add the cost of wedding rings to their wedding budget or they buy rings for each other. The cost of a wedding ring varies according to weight, metal, style and designer. You can spend as much or as little as you like on a wedding ring, but it should fit, and you should love the design, as you’ll be wearing it forever. Only buy a wedding ring you can afford and don’t forget to get a reciept. Some wedding rings will come with a valuation certificate. If you receive one of these, keep it safe for future reference.

Top Tip:

Some jewellers will offer (or have for you to buy) a double ring box, so that you can have a photograph taken of both your rings in a box together.

Where to Shop for Men’s Wedding Rings?

There are plenty of places to shop for men’s wedding rings, but be sure to do this in advance, especially if you are having a wedding ring made bespoke. If you plan on wearing a wedding ring that matches your partner, you should shop for rings as a couple.

High Street Jewellers

You’ll find a selection of affordable wedding ring styles for the groom in popular high street jewellers

Specialist Wedding Ring/Jewellery Designers

If you plan on having your wedding ring made bespoke, visit a number of specialist jewellers to discuss designs, prices and lead times before you commit.

Wedding Shows

If you plan on going to a big wedding show ahead of your wedding, think about looking for your wedding rings at the show. Some brands may have special ‘show deals’, and you might be able to see and try on a wide range of wedding rings in a great environment.

Top Idea:

Personalise your wedding ring by having it engraved with your wedding date, so that you have no excuse when it comes to remembering your wedding anniversary!