Engagement rings tend to get all the glory when it comes to wedding jewelry, but men’s wedding bands should be equally considered. After all, this is the band he'll be sporting to symbolize a beautiful partnership for years to come.
“Men should shop for a band that reflects their unique ethos and style,” says jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning. “A band is a daily reminder of your relationship and individuality. It should echo them accordingly.”
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Melissa Joy Manning is a jewelry designer focused on socially responsible fine jewelry, with studios in New York and California.
When it comes to finding the perfect men’s wedding band, the options are just as vast as searching for the perfect women’s band. Gold, platinum, or silver men’s wedding bands are total classics, but there's also plenty of options for finishes from matte or polished styles to hammered or brushed looks.
According to Manning, gold remains the strongest and most requested seller in men’s bands, with almost a 50/50 split between white and yellow gold. There’s also consistent demand for thicker, flatter men’s bands when it comes to style. Other unique style options include marrying two metals together, incorporating hammering or finishing textures, or including hidden stones or engravings. “Unusual bands come in a range of styles,” says Manning. “A band can be designed as differently as the wearer desires. There really are no rules except for designing with an eye to longevity.”
How to Choose a Unique Men’s Wedding Band
There is definitely no harm in thinking outside of the box when it comes to selecting a beautiful band. With so many options for metals, styles, and whether to incorporate an engraving or a little bling, the choices may seem endless. In the end, it’s all about finding the perfect fit for that left ring finger.
“We encourage our customers to find a ring that speaks to them—a token not only of their love but of their individual spirit,” says Manning. “A band should be as unique as the relationship they celebrate.”
But remember, choosing a band isn’t all about looks. It’s important to find something wearable as well. “A unique wedding band should be chosen based not only on style but on fit. A daily band should be as comfortable as it is momentous,” says Manning.
Whether you're searching for coordinating bands or for something utterly unique in style, read on for 52 of the coolest men’s wedding bands for every taste, from classic to artsy to modern.
Christian Bauer Gold and Palladium Men's Wedding Band
This band combines both 18K yellow gold and palladium for a mixed-metal look. With a unique cut design, paired with moveable pieces in the center and a round diamond in the middle, this band is truly one-of-a-kind.
SHOP NOW: 1st Dibs, $1,200 from $1,500
A.Jaffe Morse Code Men's Diamond Ring
This band is available in platinum, along with yellow, rose, or white gold. But what truly makes it unique is the way round and baguette diamonds are incorporated to spell "I love you" in morse code.
SHOP NOW: A.Jaffe, price upon request
Allurez Carved Wedding Band in Palladium
This palladium ring is a classic, but with a twist. The band is polished and stylish, with a unique textured look.
SHOP NOW: Allurez, $2,051 from $4,101
Bario Neal Milla Square Rims Band
Mixing metals is such a great way to incorporate a unique look to an otherwise classic ring style. This band features 14K yellow gold, paired with a platinum center, with a matte finish.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $349
Après Jewelry The Phoenix Ring
Want something fairly classic, with an elevated look? This band is available in white, yellow, or rose gold, featuring a beveled edge to stray away from the flat ring look.
SHOP NOW: Après, $720
Barbela The Boyfriend Band
Go for a classically styled band, but add a brushed look. We love the simple texture added to this band, available in yellow, white, or rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $620
Boudov Unisex Wide Brushed Band
Go for a thick, bold style with this ring. Available in rose, white, or yellow gold, this unisex ring incorporates a brushed textured for a simple, unique style.
SHOP NOW: Boudov, $1,150
Be sure to try on thicker rings to double-check that they're comfortable. A thicker band may come at a higher price point (thanks to using more metal), so be sure it's something that can be comfortably worn on a daily basis.
Markette Six Faceted Carbon Ring
This band is made from forged carbon fiber to bring a beautiful marbled look into the design. Incorporating a textured, faceted design makes it all the more interesting.
SHOP NOW: Markette Six, $325
Men's Band With Black Diamonds
Don an artsy design on your ring finger. This textured sterling silver band features brilliant-cut black diamonds with a unique black etched design.
SHOP NOW: Todd Reed, price upon request
Concierge Diamonds Inc. Men's Platinum Wedding Band With Brushed Finish
Go for a deep, dark charcoal color with this band. A wider design at 5MM, this band is stunning in a brushed platinum finish.
SHOP NOW: 1st Dibs, $1,400
Mociun Men's Triangle Notch Band
There's no shame in going for a classic design, but add a unique twist to it. We love the way this band features a tiny triangle notch in the band for an unusual design.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $800
Christian Bauer Rose Gold and Platinum Men's Band
Make your two-toned band special with rose gold. This unique option pairs a platinum center with a glossy rose gold edge, with the option to order a wider style if desired.
SHOP NOW: Marisa Perry, price upon request
Digby & Iona Flat Arrows Band
Get creative with a textured design. This band is available in recycled yellow, white, or rose gold, with an arrow motif all the way around.
SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $920
Edwardian Yellow Gold Men’s Wedding Band
With an Egyptian vibe to it, this band is fit for a king. A beautifully beveled edge is paired with texturing throughout this yellow gold band for a unique design.
SHOP NOW: 1st Dibs, $775
Gemvara Crevasse Ring
Make a splash with a diamond band. This band is available in platinum, along with white, yellow, or rose gold. Stones shine in the center of the crevasse of this band, with the option to choose diamonds or even swap them for rubies or blue sapphires.
SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $2,990
Helzberg Diamonds Men's Diamond Band in Tungsten
This is such a lovely band to incorporate a bit of sparkle. The polished band is tungsten, with a sterling silver inlay featuring brilliant-cut diamonds for a bit of shine.
SHOP NOW: Helzberg, $999.99
Kataoka Bias & Milgrain Men's Band
This unique band features a variety of texture throughout. With a choice of metals from platinum to gold, this hammered ring incorporates textured edges for a handcrafted milgrain look.
SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $2,480
Marrow Fine Jewelry Tyson Men's Band With Birthstone
This is definitely the band if you're looking for a unique shape. Incorporating a flat top design, this band can also be customized with your partner's birthstone on the inside of the band.
SHOP NOW: Marrow Fine Jewelry, $995
Marian Maurer Yellow Gold Costa Band
Go for classic yellow gold, but incorporate a unique pattern. This band features a dotted motif on each edge, paired with a matte finish.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,880
Melissa Joy Manning Diamond Edge Band
Opt for a classic gold band, but add in a touch of sparkle. This hand-forged band features a hammered texture, with five diamonds set along the edge.
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, $3,660
Mociun Men’s Etched Lines Band
This band option offers so many choices for simple customization, including a choice of width and metal. Adding in simple etched lines throughout creates a unique look.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $700
Moniqué Pean Yellow Gold Inlay Ring
You don't have to go all out with a bold two-toned metal design. Choose something more subtle with this option featuring a yellow gold rectangular inlay on a recycled rose gold band.
SHOP NOW: Moniqué Pean, price upon request
Octavia Elizabeth Noah Hammered Wedding Band
Opting for a hammered finish is one of the simplest ways to make a band that much more special. This band is available in yellow, rose, or white gold, as well as platinum, to find the perfect metal to suit any style.
SHOP NOW: Octavia Elizabeth, $1,800
Polly Wales Pinched Band
Going for a unique band doesn't have to be over-the-top. This one-of-a-kind pinched band is formed by hand, available in yellow or rose gold and in multiple widths.
SHOP NOW: Catbird NYC, $1,980
Rachel Boston Engraved Lines Wedding Band
This is the perfect way to marry a unique, but modern, design. Available in a variety of metal options, this band features hand-engraved lines all the way around the band.
SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, price upon request
Roman Malakov Rose Gold and Black Diamond Men's Wedding Band
This is such a beautiful option, featuring channel set black diamonds. The brushed rose gold contrasts perfectly with the black diamonds for a unique look.
SHOP NOW: Roman Malakov, $4,150
Shahla Karimi Every Love Better Half Band
This gender-neutral option is so special. Half of the band features a polished finish, while the other half is matte. Available in a variety of metals, this is the perfect band to display your love for your partner.
SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $890
Todd Reed Green Jade and Sterling Silver Ring
The exterior of your band doesn't have to be metal. Choose a sterling silver ring, paired with green jade, for a unique look.
SHOP NOW: Todd Reed, price upon request
If gold or platinum isn't for you, don't be afraid to make a bold choice. Check with your jeweler to see if colored gemstones or other materials can be incorporated into your band.
Shane Co. Textured Cobalt and Meteorite Men's Band
Is there such a thing as too much texture? We don't think so. This band is crafted from cobalt and meteorite with a textured center and hammered edges.
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $1,127
Stone and Strand Gold Cigar Band
This is a classic gold option, but with a twist. If a heavy band isn't your thing, opting for a cigar band might be the perfect choice. This 10K solid gold band is quite a bit lighter than other options, providing a simple, comfortable fit.
SHOP NOW: Stone and Strand, $198
Tacori Mixed Finish Band
This is such a unique style crafted in white gold. The band features a brushed inlay, milgrain detailing, and it is even designed with a vented interior for breathability.
SHOP NOW: Tacori, $1,870
Tiffany & Co. Classic Milgrain Wedding Band
This is such a great gender-neutral option. With platinum and 18K gold and milgrain detailing, this is a beautifully classic band.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $2,300
Vera Wang Love Collection Men's Four Stone Diamond Wedding Band
This is the perfect design to add a little shine. Four diamonds are tucked into this white gold band for just a hint of sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Zales, $999.99
Vrai The Flat Band
Ditch those rounded edges if they're not for you. This style, available in multiple metal options, offers a sleek and modern look with a flat surface.
SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, $725
Ada Diamonds Polydiamond Inlay Ring
Go for a unique, modern look. This band incorporates a polydiamond inlay, paired with a gold or platinum edge in a polished finish.
SHOP NOW: Ada Diamonds, $4,775
Otem White Gold Tetra Ring
This white gold band definitely brings a unique design with its four-sided shape. But it's the small diamond set on the inside of the band that makes it truly special.
SHOP NOW: Otem, from $700
Simon G. Textured Men's Ring
Who says you can't opt for a floral design? With a textured pattern and a white gold interior, this band uniquely shines.
SHOP NOW: Simon G., $2,464
Melissa Joy Manning Half Dome Diamond Band
There's no shame in opting for a whole lot of sparkle. This classic gold band features 18 flush-set white diamonds for a splash of shine.
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, $2,940
Fraser Hamilton Gold Textured and Faceted Band
Opt for a textured and faceted design, but take it one step further with this unique look. Crafted from yellow gold, the angular lines incorporated into this brushed band are truly special.
SHOP NOW: Tomfoolery London, price upon request
Todd Pownell Diamond Fissure Band
This band is truly unique from the inside out. An oxidized sterling silver band is wrapped with textured yellow gold and designed to feature a fissure pattern of diamonds for a rustic look.
SHOP NOW: Art + Soul, $1,630
Bliss Lau Fused Ring
Add a little bling to your ring, but opt for a sleek black diamond. This handmade band is available in a variety of metals with a squared bottom for extra comfort.
SHOP NOW: Bliss Lau, $2,705
Montica Jewelry Coupled Simplicity Diamond Band
Available in platinum, as well as white, yellow, or rose gold, this band sparkles in all the right places. Designed with cut and polished diamonds in the center, this unique band is bursting with light.
SHOP NOW: Montica Jewelry, $2,750
Anna Sheffield Yellow Gold and Black Diamonds Ring
Choose from yellow, white, or rose gold for this band, with beautifully contrasting black diamonds incorporated into the design. A custom engraving can be added as well to make this band extra special.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $2,650
Lauren B Jewelry Comfort-Fit Diamond Wedding Ring
We love the way this design pairs texture and shine. With edge-set diamonds, the sides of this band shine, with a unique swirled texture pattern on the band to make the diamonds sparkle that much more.
SHOP NOW: Lauren B Jewelry, $4,395
Reinstein Ross Regular Braid Band
Opt for plenty of texture with a braided look. This wide band is available in a variety of gold options, with three braided elements in the center.
SHOP NOW: Reinstein Ross, $4,400
Brushed Soft Square Rose Gold Band With Champagne Diamond
This is the perfect band to just slightly stray away from those typical rounded edges. The brushed soft square band features one champagne diamond for a unique look.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $1,100
Todd Reed Raw Cube Diamond Band
Sparkly diamonds aren't the only option. If you want to incorporate stones, raw diamonds may be the perfect choice, all set in palladium for a rustic look.
SHOP NOW: Todd Reed, price upon request
Mociun Men's Abacus Channel Band
Certainly, adding diamonds to a channel-set design can be absolutely unique, but we love the idea of letting the metal do all of the work. Available in gold or platinum, this band is a unique, yet modern, choice.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $3,450
Todd Pownell Thin Row Wavy Diamond Band
A wavy texture can create a truly unique look. This band incorporates thin rows of rose gold in a wavy design, paired with stunning white diamonds throughout.
SHOP NOW: Art + Soul, $2,375
Shield Band With Blue Enamel
Who says you can't add a splash of color to your wedding band? This unique patterned band brings blue glass enamel into the mix for a unique design.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $500