Creative New Trends in Men’s Wedding Bands
Men’s wedding bands have evolved significantly from the traditional simple gold band. Selecting or creating a band unique to the groom has become a hot trend. There are many new ways to customize using different metal combinations, textures, and gemstones. Creating a unique to him wedding band allows the groom to select flashiness or restraint. The top 4 men’s wedding band trends for 2018 are described below.
Men’s Wedding Bands with Inset Birthstones
One of the more interesting trends for 2018 is men’s wedding bands with small interior set bride and groom birthstones. The addition of two tiny jewels makes the ring secretly personalized and romantic. The gems are set on the inside of the ring. No one knows it’s there apart from the couple and whomever they choose to share it with.
Birthstones can be placed inside wedding bands in a flush setting, where the jewel is flush with the metal. It takes skill to do this, therefore hiring experts like the team at Diamonds Direct Crabtree, is where to start. They can assist you with not only creating the perfect band, but also selecting the perfect gems for the job. For your convenience here us a complete list of birthstones:
● January: Garnet
Though the most familiar type of garnet resembles a ruby, it can come in many colors.
● February: Amethyst
This purple stone is a type of quartz.
● March: Aquamarine
Aquarium is a form of beryl, like emerald. It is prized for its beautiful shades of blue.
● April: Diamond
The hardest substance known, diamond is pure carbon and unmatched for its sparkle and fire.
● May: Emerald
Emerald is a type of beryl that is prized for its shades of green.
● June: Alexandrite
Also known as chrysoberyl, this gemstone was named for a Russian czar. It changes color depending on the angle at which it is viewed.
● July: Ruby
This gem is the red version of corundum, the second hardest substance on earth.
● August: Peridot
Peridot has a lovely, green-yellow color. It is the gem-quality version of the mineral olivine.
● September: Sapphire
Sapphire is also made of corundum. Though people think of sapphires as blue, they can be any color save red.
● October: Tourmaline
Tourmaline comes in a huge range of colors. Like Alexandrite, it can change color depending on how it’s viewed.
● November: Topaz
Topaz is often blue but can be found in a range of colors.
● December: Tanzanite
Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania and is treated to produce stones of startling blue to purple.
Off the Beaten Path Substances
Another factor to consider in choosing the perfect band is what it’s made. There are literally countless options when it comes to the the substance used. The team at Diamonds Direct Crabtree will provide you a great education in this area as well. In addition, they have a huge inventory unsurpassed by any retailer in the South. So finding the right materials, metals, and textures for the band will be a care free experience. Here are some more helpful ideas you may want to consider.
Maybe your groom likes to get rough and rugged in the great outdoors? If so, create a band for him of wood, bamboo, or even using antler is an option. This is a great alternative to the traditional fine metal ring. And another new ring substance phenomenon out of the ordinary.
A wedding band made of multiple types of metals makes a real statement. In addition to the different metal colors, different finishes is also an excellent way for the groom to define his style. Matching but not matching his and hers wedding rings can also be a great way to select what metals to combine. For instance, maybe the bride’s ring is rose gold, but the groom prefers white gold. Why not combine your style preferences to really create something unique to your taste. For instance, the groom’s ring is mainly white gold, his preference, but delicately placed around the white gold band is one thin line of rose gold. The rings match, yet using multiple metals allows for a completely custom to you result.
Texture and Facets
Adding a texture to a ring can really make it pop.. There are many finishes available. A satin finish is smooth to the touch and matte. Brushed finish is much grainier than a satin finish. Hammered is the most textured and rugged. Adding texture to a ring is a great option for grooms that don’t expect to be particularly gentle to their rings.
A faceted ring also creates interesting texture and relief. Facets draw attention and make the ring shine differently as you move your hand.
No matter what your taste in rings might be, there’s a host of talented designers at Diamonds Direct Crabtree to assist you.