Photos: Courtesy of Art Carved; Michael M.; Simon G.; Zales; David Yurman
Your husband-to-be may not have strong feelings about what type of wedding band he wants, but he'll surely know what he doesn't want to wear on his ring finger for the rest of his life. While a thin gold band or a blingy diamond-encrusted option is your favorite pick, finding a masculine option is key to giving your guy a piece of jewelry he'll treasure forever. The best new wedding band designs go way beyond basic, so you can gift him a timeless ring that still reflects a hint of his personality and tastes. Here are five great styles we're loving right now.
1. Platinum and Yellow Gold
This option from Art Carved looks sleek and classic from the outside, but with a yellow gold braided detail inside, there's more than what meets the eye.
Platinum and yellow gold band, $1,400, Art Carved
2. White and Yellow Gold
Not sure which metal will be his favorite forever? A band with both white and yellow gold, like this option from Michael M., is a contemporary pick for the man who isn't quite sure what he wants.
Brushed 18-karat white gold with 18-karat yellow gold detail, $2,560, Michael M.
3. Rose and White Gold
Soft rose gold isn't just for the girls anymore! This hammered option from Simon G. proves that the more romantic hue can work for a masculine band, too. The trick to nailing the perfect rose gold ring is picking an option that leans towards copper, not pink, like the one above.
Fourteen-karat rose and white gold, $1,870, Simon G.
4. Black Titanium
Romantic gold or modern platinum not your fiancé's thing? Black titanium with just the thinnest hint of yellow gold feels contemporary but still neutral.
Black titanium with 14-karat-gold inlay, $499, Zales
5. Diamond and Gold
Add some bling to your man's band! David Yurman's rose gold band with a thin inlay of diamonds is a masculine pick he's sure to love.
Diamonds in 18-karat rose gold, $3,200, David Yurman