Men’s wedding bands are an often-overlooked part of buying bridal rings for the happy couple. With so much of the focus on choosing the perfect engagement ring, it’s easy to rush through the process of picking a matching band.
If you’re getting ready to tie the knot this year, take time to explore all the options available for men’s wedding bands as part of a complete bridal rings shopping experience.
In this blog, we review the top 5 trends for men’s wedding bands in 2023 to help you choose the perfect match.
Trend #1 – Unique Materials
Traditionally, most bridal rings consist of gold, platinum, and silver bands to hold your precious gemstones in place. As we move into 2023, more couples are opting for unique materials that add personality and provided added protection against damage.
Among the emerging trends for men’s wedding bands this year include unique materials like:
- Wedding bands made from ceramic resist damage from direct impact and do not easily bend, break, or deform.
- One of the toughest elements on the planet, wedding bands made with titanium are nearly indestructible.
- Protect your bridal rings against scratches with this hard metal that doesn’t bend or scrape easily.
Master jewelers can craft these materials into stunning designs that catch the eye of more than just your sweetheart.
Trend #2 – Mixed Metals
Another trend that’s gaining in popularity for men’s wedding bands is mixing metals to create a unique look. One of the most common mixed metals combinations for these bridal rings is gold and titanium. Another option is blending silver and tungsten into a solid band.
You have plenty of options for how to merge your chosen metals. You can intertwine them to create a “rope” look or have a 2- or 3-layer band that mixes and matches precious metals.
There’s no right or wrong way to decide which metals to mix to create your unique wedding band. Go with what feels right and fits your style.
Trend #3 – Custom Designs
Not keen on the pre-made men’s wedding band styles you’re finding in local jewelry stores? Create your own design! It’s easier than ever to create a custom men’s wedding band that’s perfectly suited to your individual taste.
If you decide to go this route, work with a master jeweler who can take your design concept and turn it into a piece of high-quality, custom-made jewelry. Whether you’re interested in intricate engravings or unique shapes, the possibilities are endless.
Trend #4 – Matte Finishes
Shiny, polished wedding bands may corner the market, but they aren’t the only options. If you want to mix things up, you can choose a matte finish for your bands. Unlike a traditional polished wedding band, matte finishes look smooth and give the ring a non-reflective look.
You can also mix and match matte and polished finishes on the same men’s wedding band to create a truly unique look and feel to your ring.
One disadvantage of choosing a matte finish is small scratches are more noticeable and more difficult to remove.
Trend #5 – Colored Gemstones
One of our favorite trends of the year involves adding a pop of color to men’s wedding bands by choosing colored gemstones. Whether you opt for deep blues or greens to fiery reds and oranges, you can select the color that best suits your personality.
Some men choose to incorporate their birthstones and that of their partner’s in their bands for extra sentimentality.
If you want a truly unique look for your bridal rings, consider combining trends 2 and 5.
Find the Top Trends in Bridal Rings
Deciding on traditional or trendy is only one aspect of buying a men’s wedding band. When choosing bridal rings, it’s important to work with a jeweler who can find your perfect match.
Whether you opt for a unique material, a custom design, or a pop of color there’s a wedding band out there perfectly suited to your style and tastes.