9 of the Best Materials for Men’s Wedding Bands to Last a Lifetime

There’s a lot of information out there on engagement rings and wedding bands for women. However, when it comes to men’s wedding bands, it’s still a bit of a mystery. Rest assured guys have their choice, too, especially when it comes to metals and materials.

9 of the Best Materials for Men's Wedding Bands to Last a Lifetime

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Life can be tough. Whether it’s your job or a demanding hobby, your hands tend to bear the brunt of that tough work. When you’re picking out a wedding band for men that will last a lifetime, you want to make sure that it can keep up with you (or the one you love) and continue looking its best for years to come.

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After all, this is the ring you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life. Therefore, you want to choose a ring that is true to the hand that is wearing it. Here are the best materials for men’s wedding bands that really will stand the test of time.

Best Materials for Men’s Wedding Bands

1. Platinum

Although platinum is beautiful and durable, it’s one of the most expensive metals. However, due to the investment, this metal does tend to hold it’s value. It’s also a lovely complement to a bride’s platinum wedding ring set.

2. Stainless Steel

Kitchen appliances such as pots and pans might come to mind when you think of stainless steel. However, this material makes for the most durable wedding band. It resists rust and corrosion, making it incredibly strong.

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3. Titanium

With a lower resistance to scratching and lightweight wear, titanium has the strength to make it comfortable and tough. Additionally, this nickel-free material makes it tarnish-resistant. Consequently, it’s perfect for those in the aerospace and sporting industries.

4. Ceramic

A modern alternative to traditional gold bands, ceramic is one of the hardest materials known to man. Only a few things in the world can scratch this piece of jewelry. This attribute makes it a beautiful glossy ring that won’t fade over time.

5. Tantalum

Tantalum is substantial and denser than many other metal wedding bands. As a result, it’s unique and rarer than other metals. It’s also durable and highly resistant to scratches. While tantalum men’s wedding bands may develop natural wear over time, they can easily be polished to look just like new.

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6. Cobalt

For durable men’s wedding bands, you can’t go better than cobalt. It’s nearly as strong as tungsten and is scratch-resistant. Additionally, cobalt isn’t as brittle as other metals. Therefore, it will keep its winning looks even after going through the wear and tear of everyday life.

7. Serinium

Newly patented and high-tech, this eco-friendly option is resistant to wear. Serinium doesn’t scratch easily and won’t change color when exposed to soaps and detergents. It’s non-toxic and hypoallergenic and is a bright silver-white.

8. Carbon Fiber

It’s not a metal, but carbon fiber makes for a durable wedding band. Made from thin strands of carbon woven together, you can find carbon fiber in everything from sporting goods to spacecraft. This substance makes a solid and featherlight ring that can stand up to anything.

9. Tungsten

Rings made of tungsten are made of tungsten carbide, which is easier to work with. Unfortunately, it’s a heavy metal that can’t be resized. Therefore, it can conduct heat and electricity if you’re not careful. However, it provides a unique look that is slightly different and won’t lose its shine.

Bonus: Gold (of course)

Gold is one of the most popular choices for wedding bands, and it has been the standard for a long time. These durable rings will last a long time. However, they may need some polishing from time to time to look their best.

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When you know that your wedding ring will see a lot of work over the years, it’s essential to choose a material that is just as steadfast as your marriage. These options won’t disappoint and are perfect for any man looking for a wedding band that will last forever.

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Photos: Ruthson Zimmerman, Rockford Collection, and Denny Muller

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