Unique Metals For Wedding Rings

Move over gold... there are new metals that are capturing the hearts of many a future brides & grooms, and they are finding themselves on lots of left hand ring fingers. Wedding ring trends have been getting more interesting each year, and now that we offer a killer new line of rings by Benchmark, we can get in on the action too.
So what are some of the hottest new metals for masculine wedding rings and why do we think they’re a great investment? Keep reading!

Tantalum is highly durable and very resistant to scratches, breaks and corrosion. This is an excellent choice for any one who wants to be unique, stand out, and uses their hands a lot for work or sport.

Tantalum is an extremely versatile metal which can be worked into a matte finish or polished smooth. It has a deep grey colour and can be mixed with other metals like gold for a truly one of a kind look.

Because Tantalum is a scarce and highly valued metal, its price is often reflective of this characteristic. Tantalum wedding rings are less expensive than platinum, but priced higher than Tungsten or Titanium rings.

Black Titanium:
Titanium has become an increasingly popular choice for mens wedding rings, and there’s a reason why. As the 7th most abundant metal on earth (it’s even been found in meteorites!), Titanium is not only affordable, it has an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. This makes it one of the most comfortable metals to wear as it is lightweight and extremely strong and durable as well.

Black Titanium wedding rings are created by treating the Titanium to transform the colour of the metal or by applying a black plate. It can also be mixed with other metals and can be designed to create different textures, making it a popular choice amongst gents who are looking for something different in their wedding ring. Titanium is 100% hypoallergenic and is resistant to corrosion and tarnish, making it an excellent choice for a long-lasting wedding ring. The only caveat is Titanium cannot be sized.

For years, Platinum has been synonymous with high grade luxury across a variety of industries, and its reputation is no different amongst jewelers. Platinum’s status as a precious metal means it is very rare, and its price is often reflected in this fact.

It is one of the highest density precious metals, and is one of the heaviest metals used to make wedding rings. Platinum is a popular choice for wedding rings as it is extremely strong and durable, is highly resistant to tarnish, and is hypoallergenic.

Much like gold, platinum can be shaped into a limitless choice of designs and styles and is a great partner for life.

If you’re recently engaged and are looking for a partner to your engagement set, we are so excited to work with leading edge designer Benchmark to offer you the best in men’s wedding rings. Eco-friendly, made in the USA and totally unique, we are the only retailer in Ottawa to carry this one of a kind line and would love to share it with you. Visit us in store to have a look!