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The last thing a groom thinks about is his wedding ring. It's the poor cousin to his bride's spectacular diamond engagement ring. That said, the groom's wedding ring is the one indicator that this man has a gorgeous wife somewhere, possibly on his arm. The great news is that a groom and bride's wedding rings are the one item in a wedding that don't cost a fortune. In this article, GroomGroove.com covers what a man needs to know about the most important piece of jewelry he'll ever wear.

Cost of the Wedding Ring

A man's wedding rings will cost between approximately $100 (for titanium rings) to $2000 (for platinum with diamonds set in the ring), with most rings coming in around $600. The reason for the price range (albeit much less of a range than a woman's diamond engagement ring) is the material used to make the band, and whether diamonds are used.

Mens Wedding Rings Materials

A groom's wedding band will be made of platinum, white gold, yellow gold, titanium, stainless steel or, lead. (Just kidding on the lead bit). Platinum and white gold are, at present, the most popular materials.

White gold is an alloy of gold (ie. it is gold and silver or palladium). This is where the concept of Karat comes in. Karat is a measure of the purity of the material. An 18K gold ring has 75% pure gold (the element). The higher the karat, the softer the ring and the more easily it will get scratched and dented. Accordingly, 18K is considered the optimal karat (with pure gold coming in at 24 karats).

There are positives and negatives with each type of wedding ring material you purchase. In particular, each will show different wear and tear after some time. The photo above shows what you can expect after one year of wear from each of the popular wedding ring materials.

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Width of the Wedding Ring

The width of a man's wedding ring is measured in millimeters. The smallest rings are 3 mm in width, whereas the largest rings are 8mm in width. Generally, men will purchase a ring that is on the larger side, tending towards 5-6 mm.

Style

Most younger generations of men choose simple wedding bands, and generally, have shied away from yellow gold in favor of 18k white gold or platinum. Some men have chosen rings that have a braid carved in them, or alternatively, some other edging that the manufacturer has set. Diamond-studded rings for men are definitely in the minority.

For additional comfort, grooms should consider purchasing a ring where the inside of the wedding ring is cambered or with rounded edges. Frankly, however, when a groom first wears a ring - any ring - it is likely to feel like a foreign object, with hard edges. Over time, rounded edges probably don't add much, especially since most of the time, you'll not even notice your ring. (You will, however, notice when your ring is not on your finger, as you reach to play with it. Read on to find out why this is the case.) article continues...
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Wed, Dec.21st 2011
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Sure, they're cool, they're casual, but beach weddings can be confusing. What are you supposed to wear? A tux seems like overkill and swim trunks probably a little too casual. Don't worry, we're here to offer some guidance. http://linenshirtsmen.com/mens-beach-wedding-attire-what-to-wear/
Mike
Wed, Dec.14th 2011
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Cool to see that a few other guys got their rings at TungstenWorld.com, I was considering them for my tungsten wedding band. It's nice to know there are guys out there that like their rings.
Lee
Tue, Nov.22nd 2011
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Just so you're aware, it's completely false that you have to cut someone's finger off to removal a tungsten ring in an emergency. You simply crush/crack the ring using mole grips, a vice or similar.
Peggy
Sat, Sep.24th 2011
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Always a good job right here. Keep rloling on through.
Mill roberts
Tue, Mar.29th 2011
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I just bought a Tungsten ring from a reputable dealer, but the inside stamp says tungsten and china. Is this right?
urbanminer
Tue, Oct.12th 2010
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I was going to go with Palladium till I came across Cobalt. GUYS! Seriously, look into Cobalt! Nearly indestructable, not brittle, and much cooler than common tool metal. Some sweet styles.
Happy Groom
Sat, May.29th 2010
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Oh I am lucky, I had got a size 4.5 tungsten ring and my name engraved at the ring inside. The seller is so great. www.accubest.com is helpful
KELLY
Tue, Nov.24th 2009
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I love it
Jarell
Fri, Nov.20th 2009
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Tungsten rings can be cut with jeweler's saws which emergency rooms have. You do not need to cut your finger off. It's pretty easy to confirm this. Jewelers will tell you what they need to steer you towards high margin products.
Happy Groom
Tue, Nov.3rd 2009
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James, This might be a little late but yes you can get tungsten rings in half sizes, I got mine in 10 1/2 from www.tungstenworld.com. I love it, it fits my style perfectly and was affordable. Ironically, I just saw that they have a banner ad on this site too. Check them out they treated us very well.
Jack
Tue, Oct.20th 2009
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I wish more guides would include purty pictures like this one. :) Seriously though, it helps being able to see what the wear and tear will actually look like. The tungsten ring looks like itís really scratch resistant. But not being able to cut it off is a deal breaker for me. Platinum looks like itís the second least messed up, and seems way more durable than white gold. Price sounds like the only drawback for platinum. But from what Iíve seen looking at rings online, you're not even saving THAT much money with a ring made of white gold...neither one is going to be cheap, to say the least!
Edward
Sun, May.24th 2009
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Anyone who want to start his own business with tungsten ring, please contact me. Actually if you search tungsten ring in YOUTUBE, you will find how amazing the tungsten ring is. E-mail: trade@coolmanjewelry.com
Matt
Tue, May.12th 2009
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As far as rings go, palladium is the new black. It's half as expensive as platinum and won't lose it's "white" color in the way that white gold will. I went with a Scott Kay ring from the Javelin collection...
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Sun, Apr.12th 2009
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Sun, Apr.12th 2009
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Anyone who want to start his own business with tungsten ring, please contact me.
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Thu, Feb.19th 2009
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Anyone who want to start his own business with tungsten and ceramic wedding ring, please contact me. Tungsten will not lose its shine at all. And it is really inexpensive
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Thu, Feb.19th 2009
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James
Tue, Jan.27th 2009
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I heard somewhere that all the unconventional metals (titanium, tungsten, platinum) could not be ordered in half sizes. I wear a 10 1/2 so I have to wonder if this is true as I have been looking at a tungsten ring. Anyone else been told this?
coyotepawz
Tue, Jan.6th 2009
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What about Palladium?? Nobody's talked about that here and I've seen it offered in a few places... mostly for womens' rings, yes, but they seem to favor it as a cheaper but equally durable and attractive alternative to Platinum. Is that true?
Karl
Mon, Oct.27th 2008
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I have sold wedding rings for 30 years and have some advice for men, based on what brides have told me. Women have told me they see a wide, heavy groom's ring as an indication he considers his marriage to be solid and strong. I have had men come back with narrow rings wanting to exchange for wider bands after their fiance has told him this. Some brides-to-be are uncomfortable saying this and their groom buys a narrow ring to her dismay. I recommend to the groom-to-be to add one or two millimeters to the width you are thinking of. At least 6 or 7mm wide to give your bride the feeling of strength and durability to your upcoming marriage.
Justin
Sun, Oct.19th 2008
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Tungston is the least expensive and most durable of all the rings. Don't let your jeweler talk you out of purchasing this ring, beacuse the majority don't stock them due to the due to the low profit margins and for the fact that you will never have to bringing the ring back for polishing etc. Tungston can not be cut off with a saw, etc, but it will break in a vice or with a pair of channel locks. Trust me I researched this and jeweler's are out to make money.
market@slgold.com
Sat, Sep.13th 2008
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Anyone who want to start his own business with tungsten ring, please contact me. Actually if you search tungsten ring in YOUTUBE, you will find how amazing the tungsten ring is.
chris
Thu, Aug.28th 2008
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Tungsten is good because it won't scratch easily but it also has it's drawbacks. If your ring gets caught on something, they can't cut the ring off, they have to cut your entire finger off. Your jeweler will tell you about this if you ask. I'm going into the Air Force and wanted something that wouldn't get scratched up so I was going to get a tungsten band but then my jeweler told me that it couldn't be cut off so i changed my mind.
Ryan O
Wed, Apr.30th 2008
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Wow - thanks this covers it all. didn't know rings weren't expensive.
Phed
Thu, Apr.24th 2008
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I need a single ring for my man
Andrew
Sun, Mar.30th 2008
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Tungsten will not lose its shine at all. So that rocks. And it is really inexpensive.
Jason
Mon, Mar.24th 2008
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what about tungston. is that good?
Dan
Thu, Jan.24th 2008
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It's the WIDTH of the ring that is described above as "thickness" and measured in millimeters, ranging from narrow (2mm) to wide (10mm) and 6mm is the most common choice. "Thickness' refers to the height of the ring, or how far it sticks out from your finger, and is something to be careful about if ordering online. Some wide rings are very thin and feel and look kind of cheap when on your finger. It is a way for ringmakers to use less gold and still achieve a wider width. Always ask the weight of the ring. Depending on your finger size and style chosen, the ring should be between 6 grams and 15 grams.
Mabel Smith
Thu, Nov.29th 2007
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Cool:D
JonIIII
Wed, Oct.31st 2007
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My dad has a yellow gold ring, but most of my friends are wearing white gold. I don't know many people who have a platinum ring.

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