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Ceramic Men’s Wedding Bands

Crafted of scratch-resistant and lightweight high-tech ceramic. Known for its durability and highly polished material. Ceramic doesn’t scratch, craze, discolor, or fade. It is hypoallergenic, contains no cobalt, and is greatly resistant to chipping and breakage. Our lightweight hi-tech ceramic is perfect for wedding bands for many reasons. I’ve yet to meet someone who can’t wear a ceramic band. This ceramic wedding ring is 8mm in width and has a high polish finish with a faceted effect. Comes with comfort fit.

Mokume rings

Mokume rings have exploded in recent popularity for the beautiful and delicate inlaid designs. Every Mokume ring is one-of-a-kind – Mokume Gane Rings are completely unique and made to order. Mokume Gane is Japanese for Wood Grain Metal. It is an ancient technique of folding metals together to get a unique mixture and texture. The color contrast of the two metals is simply elegant and the titanium band helps to protect the inlay. Please let us know if you want to see something that we may not have on our site.

Carbon Fiber Mens wedding rings

Carbon fiber has made it’s way into modern day society and is being used on many more levels. The construction of Carbon fiber is made from a process involving PAN, acrylonitrile (AN).

The conversion of PAN to carbon fibers goes through 4 steps to get the final Carbon Fiber product. The Four steps include Oxidation, Carbonization(Graphitisation), Surface treatment, & Sizing. Through the oxidation process the white polymer will change colors from white to brown and eventually the black color. Through the Carbonization the material is heated and the fibers become almost 100% carbon. After this step the surface treatment forms small chemical bonds to the surface allowing a better cohesion of the composite material. In the final step the material is usually coated with an Epoxy material to protect the material from any further processing. Once the final product is produced the material has been fitted into many fields that need a strong composite material that will hold not only strong force but will eliminate overall mass. Many new uses for carbon fiber have made it into the automotive, sporting and space sectors. Carbon fiber remains a great option to those who want to have style and comfort on their side.

Men’s Engagement Bands are Becoming More Popular

The traditional engagement has always consisted of a man proposing marriage to a woman, offering her an engagement ring, and she either accepts or not. If she accepts, she wears the ring and the man walks around with no jewelry to identify him as ‘taken’. Over the past several years, some European men have been wearing engagement bands, and the trend is slowly making its way into the United States.

Now, as engagements sometimes last a few years, more women want their future husbands to be marked as engaged, and men themselves want to show that they are going to be married. Some brides-to-be think of it as sexist and unfair that they show that they are engaged, while men appear single until the day of the wedding itself. So the trend began. Now women are buying engagement bands for men, too.

This trend is ever growing, becoming more and more common worldwide. Now, many men are embracing the idea of wearing engagement bands, and many women are happy to see the playing field becoming more level.

It use to be that if a woman wanted to marry, she felt she had to wait until the object of her desire got around to proposing to her. Once she decided she was ready, she had no choice but to hang on, wondering when and if he would ever pull out a ring and ask her to spend the rest of her life with him.

But these days, it is not uncommon for a woman to take matters into her own hands and pop the question herself. In a situation like that, what becomes of the tradition of the engagement ring? If the man accepts the proposal, is he then required to go out and purchase a ring for his fiancé? Maybe. But according to UK jeweler H Samuel, if a woman proposes to a man, she should also buy him an engagement ring.

“The men’s engagement ring is a clear message to everyone that a man is going to be married and also works perfectly for civil partnerships,” says a spokesperson for the jeweler.

Is this just a clever idea by a jeweler to sell more rings? Possibly. But H Samuel says that more and more women have been requesting such a ring and they are only too happy to oblige.

While most men probably wouldn’t take issue with wearing a ring that indicates they are engaged, I think some might have a problem with what is supposed to happen after the wedding. Unlike a woman, who wears her engagement ring alongside her wedding ring, male engagement ring etiquette dictates that the man must move his ring to the other hand after the wedding. This means he is now wearing two rings. I don’t know about your husband, but most barely tolerate the one ring he is supposed to wear. There is no way he would wear two.

The History of the Wedding Band

The history of the wedding bands and engagement rings has been written across culture and time fashioning an indelible thread in the fabric of western society. When the Romans began to wear a plain iron wedding band to symbolize marriage, they started a tradition that has remained virtually intact over the past two millennial.

As early as the 2nd century, gold replaced iron and the traditional wedding band was constructed. About 1250 years afterward the first diamond wedding band was adopted into the ceremony. In the early 1900′s, platinum became an alternative metal to the traditional styles that existed. Today, as few of us question these traditions, we leave history to describe how and why we have come to take for granted these universal symbols of love.

In ancient cultures it was believed that the third finger of the left hand, had a special vein called vena amoris, the vein of “love” that ran from the “ring finger” directly to the heart. There is, of coarse, no scientific basis for this romantic theory, but this custom has endured through generations. It was King Edward VI of England who decreed that the third finger of the left be designated as the “official” ring finger and, in 1549; the Book of Common Prayer sealed the deal with the designation of the left hand as the marriage hand. Despite the designations, in many European countries wedding bands are worn on the right hand.

The circle has always had significance in ancient cultures as a symbol of wholeness and of perfection. Its endlessness is the perfect symbol of oneness and unity without beginning that has no beginning or end. It is also the symbol of the sun, earth and universe, and represents holiness, perfection and peace. Even our earliest forefather, the caveman, bound himself to his mate with a cord of woven rushes as a symbol that their spirits were one. Ancient Northern European cultures believed that a lover’s knot was a symbol of love, faith, and friendship. The woven knot was formed out of the hair of the beloved then worn as a ring. Among the Anglo-Saxons a part of the “wed” was a ring worn on the right hand. As a symbol of the cycle of life and an arresting image for all to see, the wedding band was adopted in the Christian marriage ceremony and has thus survived today.

What surely is true is that the wedding and the engagement bands are symbols of one’s love for another, so their purchase ought to be one that is given due attention and consideration. Tradition, personal preferences, and budget will be taken into careful consideration.

The Men’s Wedding Band Store is proud to present a different choice for your wedding bands, or dress ring. We have rings in alternative metals Titanium, Tungsten, Damascus steel, Carbon Fiber, and Stainless steel as well as Black Ceramic. The styling crosses both classic style bands like domed and beveled edge bands, to contemporary inlaid styles of platinum, gold, silver and mokume gane.

Titanium the Spaced Age Metal

Titanium- (pronounced, tye-TAY-nee-em) is a chemical element with the symbol TI and atomic number 22. Sometimes called the spaced age metal.

Named for the Titans, sons of the Greek gods, Titanium, was discovered in Cornwall, England, in 1791 by an amateur geologist William Gregor. In the 1940′s, it was used by the space and defense industries. Today, titanium is used in aerospace applications, automobiles, prosthetics, buildings and sporting equipment.

Only 5 percent of the titanium mined today is used in its pure metal form. The remainder is used to manufacture titanium dioxide (TiO2), an ingredient in paper, paint, plastics and white food coloring (including the coloring that is used to print the “m”s on M&M candies).

When pure, titanium is a lustrous, grayish white metal. It has a low density, good strength, is easily fabricated, and has excellent corrosion resistance. Titanium is mainly used in jewelry as an accent metal in Men’s wedding bands and watches. A ring made from titanium is very light and comfortable, as well as hypoallergenic. Its inertness and ability to be attractively colored also make titanium a popular metal for use in body piercing.

Titanium is a lightweight metal that has a very high strength to weight ratio, and high tensile strength. Two of its most notable features are that it has excellent corrosion resistance, and is non-toxic. These features have allowed titanium to be used in a vast array of medical applications.

Most other stores use “commercially pure” grade titanium, which is the most commonly used form of titanium used in the jewelry industry. At The Men’s Wedding Band Store we have bands made of a titanium alloy, which is not so common in the jewelry industry. The 6AL-4V-titanium alloy is about three times as strong as pure titanium, and is much lighter. It contains 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. Titanium 6AL-4V is a little more expensive and more difficult to machine, but is far more scratch resistant and durable. This means that your 6AL-4V-titanium ring will maintain its finish far longer than other titanium choices. We believe your comfort and need for an attractive and durable ring are worth the extra effort.

Titanium can be finished to a high polish, satin, stone finish or sand blasted. The Men’s Wedding Band Store offers you the choice of any of these finishes as well as most of our men’s wedding bands.

Damascus Steel The Crusades to Wedding Bands

Its possible you have heard of Damascus steel, particularly if you are familiar with old swords, knives and guns. A book, the Art and Beauty of Damascus steel, was recently written on the subject. While this treatment of the topic might not do the book justice, Damascus steel is quite beautiful and holds much mystery.

During the long years of the Crusades, the armies of Europe found themselves badly outnumbered. Not only were there more Saracens than Crusaders in the Holy Land, but also the armies of Islam were much better equipped. They rode sleek, swift horses bred for the hot desert climate, wore a chain mail light enough to provide them mobility yet strong enough to stop European blades, and used weapons made of a steel so well-forged that it bent under pressure without breaking, yet held an edge so sharp it could cleave a man in half with only the force behind one arm. What was the secret steel of the Near East; it’s forging guarded so well by the sword smiths of Syria? That steel was called Damascus steel, a term used by the Crusaders to describe the metal used by the artisans and sword smiths of Damascus, Syria.

Damascus steel is a hot-forged steel used in Middle Eastern sword making from about 1100 to 1700 AD. Damascus swords were of legendary sharpness and strength, not only could they cut a piece of silk in half as it fell to the floor, they could cleave rocks and their own swords without losing sharpness. The problem facing sword smiths was how to produce steel that was both hard and malleable. Too much carbon and the steel is hard and brittle; too little and its to soft and malleable to hold an edge when sharpened. The technique used to create original Damascus steel in now a matter of historical conjecture. Many raw materials and the metal smiths’ recipes are no longer available. The foundation for Damascus steel is Wootz steel, which originated in India and later spread to Persia.

The general term “Damascus” refers to metal with a visible grain pattern, sometimes with a texture. Modern Damascus is a lamination of folded steels selected with cosmetic qualities, with grinding and polishing specifically to expose layers. True Damascus patterns are formed when carbon trace elements form visible swirls in the steel mix. These elements change properties when the steel is work hardened (forged), creating patterns.

Damascus steel has been used to make elaborate knives and swords for centuries. Today a metal smith first layers two types of steel that are then fused at high temperatures. Mechanical hammers weighing 600 to 1000 pounds are then used along with other heavy equipment to form patterns of different types. A solid bar of material is finally produced, from which the bands are cut. While basic pattern types can be repeated, no two bands will ever be just alike.

Damascus steel can be finished to a high polished which will understate the contrast between layers of metal, or thin acid finish which when applied produces a rougher texture which dramatically displays the pattern in the metal.

Ring Sizing

Things to remember when being sized for a mens wedding band:

After you have selected a wedding band, please take the time to get your correct ring size by going to a local jewelry store and get sized. It is very important for our customers to be satisfied with their order and we will try to help you with your sizing as much as possible. We always suggest to get sized at 2 places and possibly 3. If the first 2 places tell you the same size then you know your size. But if you get conflicting sizes then go to the third place to finalize your size.

When you go to a local jewelry store for sizing remember to have them use a standard 7-8mm width band that is similar to the style you have selected. Get sized when your body is comfortable (your body tends to change with your surrounding elements; heat, humidity, water weight). Make sure you get sized in a width that you may be purchasing. Rings are meant to be comfortable on your hand, not to tight but not to loose, just a snug fit where you can always have a feel for the metal is what typically works out best.

A good rule of thumb on the width is men typically wear a 5-9mm width. Anything over a 10mm is going to be pretty large on the width, make sure that is what you are going for in a ring.

Most Jewlers have sizes from a 3 all the way up to 20+. Half and even quarter sizes are standard. Usually they can do whatever size you need. Just ask, it probably has been done before.

In Stock Tungsten Sizing Replacement Because tungsten is so hard (about 10 times harder than 18K Gold, 5 times harder than tool steel, and 4 times harder than titanium), tungsten rings cannot be re-sized. In most cases sales are final on custom orders, which includes rings which have been engraved.

Mens Titanium Wedding Bands

Most jewelry stores that sell Mens Titanium Wedding Bands come with a satisfaction guarantee.

Some jewelry stores use “commercially pure” grade titanium, which is the most commonly used form of titanium used in the jewelry industry. Others have bands made of a titanium alloy, which is not as common in the jewelry industry. The 6AL-4V-titanium alloy is about three times as strong as pure titanium, and is much lighter. It contains 6% aluminum a 4% vanadium. Titanium 6AL-4A-titanium is a little more expensive and more difficult to machine, but is far more scratch resistant and durable. This means that your 6AL-4V-titanium band will maintain its finish far longer than other titanium choices. We believe your comfort and need for an attractive and durable band is worth the extra effort.