It doesn’t take a genius to understand why grooms would go looking for unique mens wedding bands.
Your wedding ring is the one accessory that you’ll (hopefully!) wear every day for the rest of your life, but for decades there was little-to-no creativity when it came to designing men’s wedding bands.
The good news is that today that’s changed, and there are literally hundreds of unique mens rings to choose from.
The bad news is that there are literally hundreds of unique mens rings to choose from, and scouring all the options on the internet to find the coolest, most stylish models takes hours.
But there’s more good news: I don’t get out very much, so I’ve done the scouring for you. (This is admittedly better news for you than it is for me, but here we are.)
To help you narrow down your options, in this post I’ve rounded up the coolest, most stylish and unique mens wedding bands on the market, in a broad range of styles, materials and sizes.
Use the list below to find a ring that’s dapper, dashing and – this part is crucial – distinct.
Your Guide to Unique Mens Wedding Bands
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But First, A (Super Quick) Tutorial:
How to Figure Out Your Ring Size
Ordering a wedding band online is great because it gives you a lot more options to choose from than the selection at your local jewellery store, but the trick is that you have to know your ring size before ordering.
Fortunately, RealSimple.com offers a quick tip that makes it easy to figure out:
Simply wrap a piece of string (floss works too if you don’t have string at home) around your finger, and use a pen to mark where the string overlaps.
Then, lay the string flat and use a ruler to measure the length in millimeters, from the tip of the string to your pen mark. As RealSimple explains:
With standard ring sizes, every half-size matches up to a 0.4 millimeter increment, starting with size 3 equaling 14 mm, size 3.5 equal to 14.4 mm, size 4 equal to 14.8 mm, and so on…
For men, the most common sizes are 10 (19.8 mm), 10.5 (20.2 mm), and 11 (20.6 mm).
So once you’ve got your size in millimeters, you can easily translate it into the correct ring size, and feel confident ordering any of the options listed below.
(This chart on RealSimple’s website might also be helpful.)
OK, tutorial over. (Told you it’d be quick.) Now onto the bands!
Mens White Gold Wedding Bands ↓
White gold is the material I chose for my own wedding ring. It perfectly mixes the classic nature of gold with the understated – and in my opinion, classier – color of platinum or silver, making it the perfect material for guys who want a unique ring that’s high quality, without being ostentatious.
Mens Gold Wedding Bands ↓
Gold may be the most traditional color for men’s wedding rings, but make no mistake: a gold wedding band doesn’t have to mean a standard wedding band.
Each of the options below combine the luxe nature of gold with creative and distinct designs, resulting in rings that put a unique spin on a timeless classic.
Mens Diamond Wedding Bands ↓
In the past diamonds were traditionally thought of as being specific to women’s wedding rings, but in recent years guys have become increasingly interested in adding a little bling to their ring. (They could go either way on the rhyming, though.)
If you’re in the market for unique mens wedding bands, what’s nice about adding a diamond is that it not only gives your ring a little extra class, but it also helps distinguish the design from other options.
Mens Tungsten Wedding Bands ↓
Known as one of the most scratch-resistant metals on earth, tungsten rings cannot only be more resilient than some of the more traditional precious metals, but also offer the ability to work in colors and patterns that make for some really unique wedding bands.
Mens Platinum Wedding Bands ↓
Stronger and more durable than gold, platinum is also just cooler. (After all, you have to sell twice as many albums to reach platinum status as you do gold.)
While gold is classic, it can also sometimes feel a little stodgy, whereas platinum is just as valuable, but feels more modern.
Mens Titanium Wedding Bands ↓
In addition to being one of the strongest and most scratch-resistant metals, titanium wedding rings are generally more affordable than some of the precious metals like gold, silver or platinum, and some people consider them more comfortable as well.
Mens Silicone Wedding Bands ↓
Durable, comfortable, easy to clean and definitely among the most affordable mens wedding rings, silicone rings are both unique and practical. Some guys who choose one of the precious metals for their main wedding ring also pick up a silicone ring to wear in situations where the ring is more likely to get scratched or damaged, like at the gym or at work if they work with machinery.
Unique Cheap Mens Wedding Bands ↓
As mentioned above, silicone is a great option for anyone who’s more price-conscious than style-conscious, and wants an affordable wedding band that will last. But it’s not the only option! Below are some of the more creative and unique wedding bands on Amazon, none of which costs more than 50 bucks.
Where to Buy Unique Wedding Bands
If you’re looking for unique wedding rings, three of the best options are Blue Nile, Etsy and Amazon. Blue Nile is best for rings made of precious medals like gold and silver; Etsy is your best bet for artisanal rings made from cool materials, and Amazon basically includes all of the above.
You’re Well Versed in Unique Mens Wedding Bands
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Now that you know which of the (many) options constitute the most unique mens wedding bands, you’ll be able to step up your accessory game and help your hand stand out from the crowd.
But, while mens wedding rings obviously carry a lot of emotional resonance, the truth is that accessories of any kind are really only one small part of the larger menswear puzzle.
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