By guest blogger, Alex Summers
While many people certainly tend to gravitate towards the woman’s engagement ring or wedding band, the man’s wedding band is of equal importance. Perhaps most important is that the two sets of wedding bands complement each other. Men also have many different options when it comes to selecting a wedding band. Men’s wedding bands are typically made of gold, white gold, platinum, or titanium.
Although gold is the most traditional of the materials, silver-colored materials such as white gold, platinum, and titanium have seen a recent surge in popularity over the past few years. Men also have their choice of whether or not they would like diamonds to be set in their wedding bands. In order to complement the more modern and recent trend in women’s wedding bands to include either some or all diamonds in the band, men’s wedding bands are now available with diamonds as well. Similar to women’s recent choice of colored diamonds or colored bands, men now also have the option of colored bands and even colored diamonds as well.
Black is among the most popular and modern of the color choices for men’s wedding bands available today. Gaining recent attention to meet consumer demand, many jewelers are now offering distinctive designs in each of their men’s wedding bands to give each band a more modern look. Of the contemporary men’s wedding bands, some even include stainless steel cable, a three-stone setting similar to those available for women’s bands, an eternity band not unlike those available for women’s bands that feature diamonds all around the band, and even two-tone bands that come in any color variety of the consumer’s choosing.
Men’s wedding bands truly have come a long way since the traditional days of the standard gold wedding band. More than ever before, men’s wedding bands continue to see increases in available designs and some almost closely resemble that of women’s wedding bands. As consumer demand for more variety in women’s wedding bands continues to rise, so does the demand for more variety in men’s wedding bands in order to complement and complete the matching set.