Never underestimate the power that the type of metal chosen will have on men's wedding bands. While style and design certainly have their roles to play when it comes to impact and wow-factor, there's something to be said for the way that a properly weighty ring or one with deep emotional significance will change the manner in which a man wears his wedding ring. Every factor must be taken into consideration in order to ensure the right one is chosen.
Our specialty here at BARONS Jewelers is wedding bands of all varieties. We're all more than familiar with the staples â€“ platinum and gold of all colors.
But let's say you want something a bit more…adventurous. What would we suggest in that case? Whatâ€™s the difference between them all?
Cobalt: Built to Last
Cobalt is unbeatable when it comes to durability, winning out even ever the infamous titanium in toughness. It can also be combined with other types of metal to create alloys boasting all of the strength of a cobalt wedding band with just a little lift of extra added value. This incredibly distinguished cobalt wedding band by Triton is the height of luxury.
If low-maintenance is your game, palladium men's wedding bands are especially tarnish-resistant, offering the wearer all of the glitz of platinum and white gold at a fraction of the cost (and the heft). ArtCarved offers this dynamic take on the concept, beating the metal to a fascinatingly vintage-inspired textured surface.
Where there are titanium men's wedding bands to be had, subtle masculinity is the look of the day. Perfect for your rough-and-tumble workingman (especially when compared to daintier types of metal like gold), titanium is lightweight and great for sensitive skin due to its hardness and resistance to degration at room temperature.
What Else is Out There?
Ever heard of a meteorite ring? No? You're not alone — one of the latest trends to hit the men's wedding bands scene, Gibeon meteorite comes from Africa. Its export has been banned to protect the limited amount in existence, meaning that everything on the market currently is becoming more scarce as time goes on, even as new specimens of Gideon are found in its homeland. Their unique surface texture makes them a one-of-a-kind way to proudly proclaim your love.
You're probably already aware of the practice of using cubic zirconia, false diamonds, in women's jewelry. Zirconium, however, is an entirely separate beast — the strikingly matte metal makes a powerful statement and lends itself especially well to masculine milgrain designs.
The Best in Men's Wedding Bands at BARONS Jewelers
Of course, in addition to the incredible rings featured above, we also proudly carry plenty of gold men's wedding bands (like this minimal brushed-gold wedding band by Simon G) and platinum men's wedding bands (this incredible diamond and platinum men's wedding band by Tacori being one excellent example).
With the help of our expert team and on-site goldsmith, BARONS Jewelers in Dublin, California has been matching Bay Area couples with the rings of their dreams since 1967. To book an appointment, getting in touch is as easy as filling out this convenient online form.