The announcement that the limit on wedding guests is to be scrapped from the 21st June is more good news for those hoping to tie the knot this summer. Many excited couples can now start to plan the day of their dreams after months of rescheduling and cancellations. But with planning comes difficult choices. Like choosing your style of wedding ring. This can be especially tough for men who have a whole host of styles and sizes to consider. Most of which they’ve probably never encountered before. Here’s our rundown of everything you need to know so you can choose the right ring for you – which is important given you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life!
Choosing the Right Metal
Your first job is to choose what metal you’d like your wedding ring to be made out of. Those with sensitive skin will want to avoid traditional golds as they can cause irritation. Instead, opt for a hypoallergenic wedding ring made from a nickel-free metal like titanium. Not only is titanium allergy-free, it’s also sleek and hardwearing which mean it’s resilient against tarnishing and more likely to keep its shape. For a shiny finish, opt for a polished style. Or go for brushed if you’d prefer a matt ring.
Next comes choosing a profile. These are the four most popular ones.
The court shaped men’s wedding ring is one of the most traditional and popular styles. It has slightly curved edges on the inside and outside which are designed for comfort and a soft overall look.
A flat wedding ring is a more modern style with completely straight edges on all sides. This gives it a squarer appearance.
As you’ve probably guessed, this is a mixture of the previous two styles. It looks very similar to a flat ring when it’s worn but has a curved inside which makes it a lot more comfortable for everyday wear. The court-flat is the best of both worlds if you’re looking for both style and comfort.
D Shaped Profile
With a cross section that’s shaped like a D, the D shaped ring is the opposite to the court-flat. It has a distinctive, curved outside but is flat on the inside. This makes it seem as though it’s domed around the finger.
Choosing a Width and Size
Then all you’ve got to do is choose your width. A 4mm ring would be considered slim, whilst 5-6mm would be a medium width and 7-8mm wide. The one you go for is really all down to personal preference and what suits your finger more. Large hands with longer fingers suit wider rings whilst those with slender fingers can opt for something slimmer. But ultimately you should go with whatever you feel comfortable with.
When it comes the actual ring size, we recommend choosing a custom-made ring. All our titanium rings are made to order to ensure the perfect fit. If you order one of these from us, we’ll send you a ring sizer in the post with instructions, so that we can accurately determine your ring size. Once this is returned to us, we’ll send you your perfectly sized ring in a beautiful ring box.