The Complete Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands

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While the diamond engagement ring gets a lot of attention, picking out a groom’s wedding band is a crucial part of the wedding planning process and is a special way to celebrate him. Selecting the perfect men’s wedding band is a way to not only include the groom in the planning process but ensure he feels great about his ring long after the "I dos" have been said.

“It’s a collaborative process,” says jeweler David Schoenfeld. “Often, the bride buys the groom’s wedding band to reciprocate after receiving an engagement ring. That being said, it’s also common for guys to know what they want and pick it out themselves.”

Meet the Expert

David Schoenfeld is the founder of Ring Bear, which offers men's wedding bands and gifts. 

Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from, depending on a groom's personal style and preference. “Men’s wedding bands are no longer ‘one style fits all,’” Schoenfeld explains. “Yellow gold will always be the iconic, heritage look, whereas white gold has really caught on recently. Platinum is the top-of-the-line option, and tungsten is a newer offering that is often more affordable.”

As for styles, the classic dome profile, which dates back to World War II, stands the test of time, but there are plenty of other options as well. “Between different materials, colors, widths, and styles there’s opportunity for subtle yet meaningful variation to better fit his lifestyle and personality,” notes Schoenfeld.

Average Cost

Depending on the type of metal you choose, the price of a wedding band can vary. With so many different choices out there, there really are phenomenal options at every price point. “The average for a tungsten band is $200-300, gold is $350-1,000 depending on the carat, and platinum can be found at $1,000-1,200,” says Schoenfeld.

Adding in elements like embellishments, gemstones, and engraving can add to the final price tag, so be sure to budget for any extras. 

Shopping Tips

Picking out a groom’s wedding band is an incredibly important purchase, so take the time to make the process about him. “It’s never too early to start shopping, but in reality, three to six months before the big day allows for plenty of time to learn his preferences,” suggests Schoenfeld. In order to make sure the band is ready for the big day, be sure to purchase it at least two months before the wedding in case it needs to be resized or exchanged. 

If your groom is having some hesitations about wearing a ring for the first time, Schoenfeld suggests investing in a band that’s designed with a “comfort fit.” These bands tend to be a little pricier since they require more material, but they’re easier to slip over the knuckle and don’t pinch the skin. “For many guys wearing a ring is new to them, but if the band fits great and is comfortable, he’ll quickly get used to having it on all the time,” Schoenfeld says. 

Whether you’re after a traditional look or something as unique as your relationship, there’s a men’s wedding band option out there perfect for every groom. To get you started on your search, check out 30 of our favorite men’s wedding bands below. 

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Auvere Triple Barrel Ring

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This 22K gold band combines traditional with contemporary thanks to its triple barrel aesthetic. The unisex design comes in both polished and satin options making it a sleek and sophisticated choice for anyone. 

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Crown Ring Classic Hammered Center Wedding Band

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Looking for something classic with a touch of personality? The soft hammering on this Crown Ring band shines between smooth edges to elevate the style. The 14K white gold and 8mm width make it a timeless and sophisticated choice. 

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Simon G. SG Men Ring LP2277-A

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Calling all the grooms who want a ring that pops! This Simon G. band has it all: a white gold puzzle-piece design, rose gold accents, and .35 carats of brilliant round-cut diamonds that shimmer between the links. 

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Manly Bands The Triceratops

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Whether you’re a dino lover or just a nature fein, real dinosaur bone accents in your wedding ring is a fun way to subtly showcase your passions. The comfort fit makes this ring easy to wear and the attractive three-tone bone design makes it fun to wear. 

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Third Crown Hedron Zero Ring

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Inspired by the shape of a tetrahedron, this edgy Third Crown band features beveled details and a smooth, shiny surface. It comes in both gold and silver-plated brass so the groom can select his color preference. 

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Benchmark The Ambassador

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Detailed and dapper, The Ambassador Benchmark ring radiates worldliness. The 14K yellow gold London script patterned center shimmers between the sleek, 14K white gold beveled edges. With a comfort fit and popular 8mm width, it’ll be your groom’s new favorite accessory. 

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Ring Bear Milgrain Band

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The timeless band shape is elevated with Ring Bear’s Milgrain Band, which boasts a subtle raised border along a smooth surface. Made with recycled materials and coming in a wide variety of widths and metals, it’s an ethical ring that checks off all the boxes. Plus, it comes either matte or polished and has an option for free engraving. 

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Cartier LOVE Diamond Wedding Band

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The LOVE collection by Cartier has been an iconic symbol of love and elegance since the 1970s. The signature screw motifs inset with eight brilliant-cut diamonds dazzle in 18K gold, and comes in either yellow, rose, or white. 

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Lia Terni Balance | Equilibrar

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Coming in eco-friendly silver, gold, and recycled gold, these unisex bands by Lia Ternia form together in perfect balance, representing the life you share together. Whether you purchase matching rings or buy a single one standalone, the simple yet symbolic design will remind you of your bond for a lifetime. 

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Angie Marei Ignis Diamond Edge Accented Band

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If you’re trying to find the balance between understated and elevated, the 8mm Ignis band by Angie Marei will make you fall in love. The 18K gold ring comes in white, yellow, and rose gold and is accented by pavè-set brilliant-cut white diamonds along both edges, creating an eye-catching yet elusive shimmer. 

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Ring Bear Black Beveled Tungsten Band

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This sleek black tungsten band from Ring Bear is a smart and modern choice for any groom. The relaxed comfort fit, beveled edges, and bold hue is ideal for anyone who wants a stylish band that’ll withstand whatever life throws your way. Plus, it’s carbon neutral and has the option for free engraving! 

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KatKim Halo Band

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Contemporary meets classic in this 18K gold band by KatKim. The satin finish and grooved halo is unique, but the beloved shape and 5mm width will be celebrated for a lifetime. It comes in yellow, white, and rose gold, and can be made with platinum by request. 

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Mociun Armillary Sphere Band

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One of the most distinctive ring designs ever is artfully created in this sleek and shining band by Mociun. Four 14K yellow gold hoops fit together seamlessly when worn but can open to form an armillary sphere when taken off. 

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Brilliant Earth Celtic Eternity Knot Wedding Ring

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The Celtic knot is the well-loved symbol of two souls bound by love, and is proudly displayed between two beveled edges in this special band from Brilliant Earth. The design comes in rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, and platinum and is a comfortable 6mm width. 

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Angie Marei Octavian Diamond Ring

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Celebrate your love with this symbolic band by Angie Marei. The octagonal shape represents infinity (making it ideal for a wedding ring), and the cognac diamonds can be either pointed or flat, adding a uniform shimmer to the 18K yellow gold base. 

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Crown Ring Two Tone Brushed Center Men's Band

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If you can’t decide on the color of your band, why not opt for a two-tone ring? This 6mm comfort fit band has a brushed satin 14K white gold center and a shiny yellow 14K gold edge, seamlessly combining two hues and finishes in one handsome ring. 

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Enso Rings Copper Elements Classic Silicone Ring

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With over 13,000 positive reviews, it’s easy to see why non-traditional grooms love this Enso ring. Each band in the Elements collection is infused with precious materials to give the silicon a lustrous shine that blurs the line between industrial and fashionable. Coming in a variety of colors, these rings are ideal for anyone who uses their hands and doesn’t want to damage a traditional metal wedding band.  

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Mociun Square Wire Band

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Coming in a wide variety of widths as well as gold or platinum, it’s easy to see why Mociun’s Square Wire Band is a bestseller. The flat surface adds a touch of modern to the popular style and can be further customized with gemstones if preferred. 

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Charles & Colvard Forever One Titanium Wedding Band

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Black titanium, an outside-the-box rope detail, and a sparkling 0.10-carat moissanite stone in the center make this Charles & Colvard ring truly stand out. Plus, the 5mm width makes it a comfortable yet one-of-a-kind choice. 

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Auvere Galactic Band

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Want a ring that’s out of this world? Auvere’s Galactic band showcases seven tiny moons nestled in 22K polished or satin gold to showcase a love as grand as the galaxy. 

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James Allen Slightly Domed Comfort Fit Platinum Ring

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It doesn’t get much more ageless than James Allen’s comfort fit 7mm band. The slight dome offers that uniform wedding ring look, and since the style comes in a wide variety of metals, it can meet the needs of many budgets and preferences. 

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Tiffany & Co. Atlas Pierced Ring

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Modern and magnificent, the Atlas band from Tiffany & Co. shines in a variety of metals, all of which exude a vision of culture and class. The Roman numeral motif is dotted with diamonds to add an extra layer of luxury to the unforgettable design. 

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Brilliant Earth Summit Wedding Ring

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Life is full of peaks and valleys, so celebrate the journey with Brilliant Earth’s Summit ring. The brushed-matte band comes in white, yellow, and rose gold (as well as platinum) and features a magnificent Mount Everest landscape design. 

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Manly Bands The Woz

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Whether you love building things, exploring nature, or just like the look of wood, The Woz from Manly Bands artfully brings you back to your roots. Celebrate the outdoors with this 7mm, 10K yellow gold band that showcases a desert ironwood center. 

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Valerie Madison Wide Mobius Band

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Inspired by mathematics, this elegant 5.6mm band from Valerie Madison puts a distinctive twist on a classic style. Coming in a variety of gold colors and carats, as well as a platinum option, this singular look can be adapted to fit your personal preferences. 

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ByChari Bold Zoe Ring

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This unisex bestselling band from ByChari is the definition of versatile. Whether you select matching ones for both parties or the groom alone opts for this style, the slim 2.6mm band is effortless to wear and comes in 14K white, yellow, and rose gold. 

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Kay Jewelers White Gold Baseball Wedding Band

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It turns out the great American pastime makes for a great wedding band as well! Celebrate your favorite sport without compromising on style with Kay Jeweler’s 6mm baseball band. The distinctive stitch design stands out against illustrious 10K white gold. 

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Anna Sheffield Comfort Fit Birch Band

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Coming in a variety of widths as well as recycled gold and platinum options, Anna Sheffield’s Birch Band celebrates nature with its distinct vertical hammer texture. The masculine band is made even more alluring thanks to its comfortable fit. 

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Simon G. SG Men Ring MR2104

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This eye-catching design from Simon G. pulls together a variety of distinct features for one unforgettable ring. 14K white and 18K rose gold forms the band and .16 carats of white diamond accents and a snakeskin pattern interior make it an extraordinary noteworthy selection. 

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Anna Sheffield Textured Sheaves Band

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Art Deco details and a beveled design make Anna Sheffield’s Sheaves Band a vintage-inspired favorite. Coming in white, yellow, and recycled rose gold, this is a ring that’ll continue to dazzle through the ages.

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