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Men’s Wedding Bands: Should You Choose Yellow Gold, White Gold or Platinum?

22 July 2022
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Picking the right metal for your men's wedding band can be hard. Our men’s wedding ring metal guide outlines everything you need to know.

Yellow gold, white gold or platinum? It can be tricky to pick a metal for your partner’s wedding as both metals are popular choices for men’s wedding bands. You've spent a considerable amount of time going through wedding ring metal guides, only to find yourself back at square one.


Wedding and engagement rings are two of the most important purchases for a couple. It’s crucial that you take into account the metal of the ring you are buying so that it reflects your fiance’s personality and style. After all, he’ll be the one who will be wearing the wedding ring for the rest of his life.


Diamond Heaven has a wide selection of men’s wedding bands in a number of styles that you can choose from. If you’re still undecided on your wedding ring, our guide can help you choose the right metal for your partner.


Why should you choose a yellow gold men’s wedding band 


Yellow gold men’s wedding bands are a classic wedding ring choice for men. This metal has been used for centuries for not just wedding rings, but other types of jewellery such as earrings and necklaces.


While a true gold ring will look beautiful on your fiance’s finger, it’s not best suited for everyday wear. All gold wedding bands are mixed in with other metal alloys to give the jewellery additional strength. If you work in a job that requires using your hands a lot, it’s worth picking a gold men’s wedding ring that’s between 14 and 18 carats.


If you are looking for a wedding band that works well in both modern and vintage styles, then it’s worth going for a yellow gold wedding band.



Why you should choose a white gold men’s wedding band 


White gold is a more contemporary choice for men’s wedding bands over the more traditional yellow gold. It’s worth noting that white gold is a man-made metal since it’s created using a mixture of yellow gold, mixed in with white metal alloys such as silver or platinum. The ring is then finished off with rhodium plating to give it a bright finish.


Compared to its yellow gold and platinum counterparts, white gold men’s wedding bands are an affordable alternative for couples on a budget. While white gold wedding rings are more scratch resistant than yellow gold, you should factor in that it does require maintenance to maintain the ring’s shiny look.


If you are looking for a men’s wedding band that doesn’t break the bank, then it’s worth going for a white gold wedding ring. 


Why you should choose a platinum men’s wedding band 



Platinum is a more expensive metal than gold, but also a popular choice for men’s wedding bands. This type of metal is extremely durable, making it well-suited for fiances who live active lifestyles as a platinum wedding band can handle stressful situations well.


Unlike white gold and yellow gold wedding bands, platinum wedding rings don’t require as much maintenance compared to its gold counterparts. It means that your platinum wedding ring will continue to shine on your fiance’s ring finger for many months to come.


If money is no object and your fiance wants a durable ring that can be worn everyday, then you should choose a platinum wedding band.


What is the best metal for a wedding ring for a man? 



While each metal has their fair share of pros, it ultimately comes down to choosing a metal that’s right for your partner. You should think about how much you are willing to spend for your partner’s wedding ring, as well as the style and metal. By taking these things into account, you’ll be able to find a ring that reflects your partner’s style and personality.


If you are looking to buy a men’s wedding ring that shines on your partner’s finger and also doesn’t break the bank, then it's worth buying a white gold men’s wedding band. Alternatively, if you have more money to spend on your fiance’s wedding ring, it’s worth going for a yellow gold or platinum wedding ring.


Once you’ve bought your wedding ring for your fiance, you should make sure that you take care of it. If your partner regularly takes care of his ring, it means that you won’t spend hundreds or thousands of pounds having to buy a new band.


Conclusion 


We hope this guide has made it easier for you when it comes to picking your dream wedding band for your fiance. Whether you decide to go for a yellow gold, white gold or platinum men’s wedding band, the ring you buy for your fiance should be a perfect fit on his ring finger.


If you are looking to buy a men’s wedding band for your partner, you can book an appointment at one of our stores today. An expert member of our team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about finding your perfect wedding ring to give to your fiance.


Struggling to finance your men’s wedding band for your upcoming wedding? We have finance options that can enable you to spread the cost of the jewellery you’ve bought from Diamond Heaven. Our 0% option allows you to pay for your wedding band from up to six months with a minimum 10% deposit.