Are wedding bells in your future? While your fiancé may be handling the big picture planning, guys still have their own wedding to-do lists, one of the most important things being selecting his wedding ring. For many guys, this is their first serious jewelry purchase and they want it done right. There are so many options for men from the classic plain yellow gold to actual meteorite. To start you off in the right direction, we’ve narrowed the search down to the top 5 most popular ring styles of 2018. You’ve spent a lot of time thinking about her ring, now it’s time to find the perfect ring for you!
1. Plain & Classic
Ring featured: 14k Yellow Gold 6mm Band with Double Stepped Edges by Precision Set ($900)
It’s hard to argue with a classic! While unique bands are fun, plain bands will continue to be a top seller in 2018. The simple bands, set in gold or platinum, are timeless. You’ll be as happy with your ring on your 50th anniversary as you were on your wedding day. If classic and understated is your style, this is the band for you!
Ring featured: 14K White Gold 8mm Wire Finish Band by Diana ($940)
Brushed finish rings are also a popular choice for 2018. Brushed wedding rings, also referred to as satin, matte or wire finish, are finished with a wire brushed texture created by taking a spinning brush to the outer surface of the ring. This gives the band a subtle, understated look without the shine and flash of a traditional mirrored finish. Both mirrored and brushed finishes can be applied to a wedding band. We also love the combination of these finishes on a ring, best of both worlds!
Ring featured: Palladium & Carbon Fiber 9mm Band by Furrer-Jacot ($2,040)
Black wedding bands, often made of palladium, tungsten or carbon fiber, are a huge hit right now and will continue to be on trend in 2018. The perfect match for the non-traditional guy, these edgy rings are also hypoallergenic and more affordable than traditional platinum or gold bands. You’ll be certain to stand out in the crowd with this unique band!
4. Mixed Metal
Ring featured: 14K White & Rose Gold 6mm Concave Band by Diana ($1,080)
Mixed metal rings are a great option for a unique look and an extra pop of color. These two-tone rings are perfect for the guy who isn’t afraid to be bold. They are also a great way to work some trendy rose gold into your wedding band without it being too pink. The styles and combinations for mixed metal bands are endless. We love the combination of white gold and rose gold shown in this ring; an instant win!
5. Unique Material
Rings featured: 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Shotgun Barrel 7mm Band by Chris Ploof ($2,270)
For something truly out of the box, incorporating unique materials into your wedding band is the way to go! You’re not only getting a cool looking ring, but also a great story! From meteorite to gunshot barrel, there are many unique ring options out there. Designer Chris Ploof is one of our favorites for interesting, one-of-a-kind designs. Want some extra meaning behind your band? This is the ring for you!