Men’s Wedding Ring Buying Guide

Men’s Wedding Ring Buying Guide

It is one thing to choose a ring that fits around your finger, it is quite another to choose one that fits perfectly. A ring that is just a touch too big will slip right off in the shower, when swimming or when washing up. A ring that is just a touch too small could cut off your circulation and damage your finger. That’s why getting the size right is imperative. 

Measuring men’s ring size is the same as measuring women’s ring size – you can have this done at a jewellers or you can do it at home. For those who measure their ring size at home, there is a simple trick you can do using a piece of string. Simply wrap your piece of string around the finger you’ll wear your ring on (normally the left ring finger) and mark where the ends meet. Using a ruler, measure the distance between these two points, and compare this to a ring sizing chart. This should give you a strong indication of your ring size.

What wedding ring width should men wear?

Again, it is difficult to outline which band width you ‘should’ be wearing as it is completely down to your preference. Traditionally, however, a thicker band is worn by men. The best advice we can give is to go into a jeweller and try the different band widths on in person. By doing this, you should be able to determine which ring you feel most comfortable with. 

What is the best metal for a men’s wedding ring?

There is no exact answer to this question, wedding ring metal is completely dependent on the wearers’ preference. However, there are certain metals that last longer, require more attention or cost more. At Shining Diamonds, we offer four core metals – platinum, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold:

  • Platinum – as the rarest of precious metals, platinum is our most expensive metals. However, this is the most durable metal and tends to hold its shine for a long time.
  • White gold – white gold is an alloy: gold is mixed with a silver metal to create a platinum lookalike. Although white gold is more affordable, it does require rhodium plating every few years to maintain its luminous shine. 
  • Yellow gold – possibly the most traditional for wedding rings, yellow gold offers wearers a glittering finish. 
  • Rose gold – rose gold has become increasingly popular over the past years. It is a mix of gold, silver, copper and other alloys. 

Browse our wedding ring metal options now, or learn more about the best metal for wedding rings from our detailed guide. 

What is the best profile for a men’s wedding ring?

Once you’ve determined your ring size you need to look at the different ring profiles. Ring profile is dependent on the wearer – you should choose a shape that you find most comfortable:

  • Classic Court – the court ring is the most common ring shape for men. It has rounded edges creating the most round profile for a ring. Couples tend to choose these rings when choosing matching sets. 
  • D-shaped – the D shaped ring is curved on top with a flat bottom. It looks similar to the classic court, but its flat inside creates a slimmer design.
  • Flat – The flat ring is similar to rectangle with a flat exterior and interior. If you lead an active lifestyle, this probably isn’t for you – as the flat edges can easily get caught. 
  • Flat court – a flat court ring is similar to the D-shaped ring but inside-out. The top of the ring is flat and the inside is curved. 

Now we’ve taken you through the wedding ring choosing process, you should be ready to try on some styles. If you’re not sure which ring would be most comfortable, why not try a free sample service – we deliver sample rings straight to your door – or come and visit us in our Hatton Garden Jewellery Store.