40 Unique Wedding Rings for Men
Men's wedding rings don't always get the same attention as women's rings—but they absolutely should. It's important to choose a wedding ring as unique as you are—one that also looks great and fits your lifestyle. Your wedding band is a symbolic piece of jewelry (maybe even the only piece you'll wear) meant to last forever and represent your commitment to each other, so pick a band that catches your eye and really means something to you.
Common Metals for Men's Wedding Rings
Gold, platinum, titanium, zirconium, palladium, wood, tungsten carbide and cobalt-chrome are all popular wedding band materials. Tungsten carbide, for example, has an extremely high melting point and scratch-resistant surface, but it's not technically a metal (it's a ceramic). Platinum, a classic choice for guys' rings, is more dense—and therefore, more durable—than gold, but it's also more expensive. Wood wedding rings are beautiful, organic and tend to be more affordable than metal rings, but they're not as tough and might not be your best bet if you live a super-active lifestyle.
How to Choose a Unique Wedding Band
There are few wedding ring details to consider when choosing the perfect band. First, the material—what do you want your wedding ring to be made of? Another factor to think about is width. It's a small detail (and one you may never have considered), but even the simplest wedding band can look completely different in another width. As for style, get inspired by your taste in clothes, profession and personal hobbies. Do you like the idea of rocking a few small diamonds, a sleek black band or an unexpected vine motif? Look through these unique men's wedding rings to find something that speaks to you.
Black Wedding Bands
If you're looking for a badass men's wedding ring, then set your sights on a black band. Certainly not something you see every day, black bands are definitely statement pieces. They are sleek and dramatic, without being too flashy. You can find simple black bands, but also ones with engravings and designs that give them even more edge.
Thorsten obsidian domed black tungsten carbide ring with, price upon request, ThorstenRings.com
Blue Nile link wedding band in black tungsten carbide, $295, BlueNile.com
David Yurman forged carbon band, $1,500, DavidYurman.com
Benchmark vintage-inspired mixed-metal black titanium ring, $615, BenchmarkRings.com
Tiffany & Co. Paloma's Groove titanium ring, $475, Tiffany.com
Gold Wedding Bands
If you think a gold wedding band is boring, it's time to think again. The following gold bands prove that gold is anything but ordinary. You'll come across all kinds of unique men's wedding bands made with gold that feature intricate designs, cool embellishments and interesting shapes. You can even add diamonds to give it some more flair.
Diana yellow gold men's wedding band, price upon request, Diana.com
Simon G. brushed 14-karat gold men's wedding band, $1,716, SimonGJewelry.com
David Yurman 18-karat gold cable band wedding ring, $1,950, DavidYurman.com
Ceremony Alder III four-millimeter wedding band, $1,450, Ceremony.us
Marrow hammered men's band, $1,500, MarrowFine.com
Effy men's 14-karat two-tone gold diamond ring, $1,397, EffyJewelry.com
Catbird Contour ring, $820, CatbirdNYC.com
Anna Sheffield Meridian band with gray diamonds, $1,480, AnnaSheffield.com
Ken and Dana Design Lito fingerprint ring, from $1,325, Shop.KenandDanaDesign.com
Blue Nile matte square Eurofit wedding ring, $1,250, BlueNile.com
Silver Wedding Bands
On the hunt for cool men's wedding bands? Then it's time to explore the silver selection. The following unique men's wedding rings show off how you can take silver to the next level. Whether you want something simple or one that's a little more dramatic, silver bands don't disappoint.
Whispering Vines sterling silver men's ring, $38, Etsy.com
David Yurman Streamline band in sterling silver, $325, DavidYurman.com
Effy men's feather ring in sterling silver, $350, Macys.com
Oore mountain sterling silver men's wedding band, $110, Etsy.com
Cartier Maillon Panthère white gold wedding band, $1,210, Cartier.com
Platinum Wedding Bands
Platinum is another prime option when it comes to finding a cool male wedding band that suits all your preferences. From shiny diamond settings to unusual designs and engravings, these wedding rings just go to show how elaborate you can go with a platinum number. Try one of these on for size, and you may never want to take it off your finger!
Art Carved platinum wedding band, price upon request, ArtCarved.com
Mark Schneider Dashing platinum men's band, $4,604, MarkSchneiderDesign.com
Blue Nile Monique Lhuillier polished knife edge platinum wedding ring, $2,100, BlueNile.com
Larson Jewelers woven center platinum ring, $2,000, LarsonJewelers.com
Christian Bauer 8.5-millimeter wedding band, price upon request, ChristianBauer.de
Tiffany & Co. double milgrain platinum ring, $1,775, Tiffany.com
Benchmark satin finish step-edge carved wedding band, $1,740, BenchmarkRings.com
Marisa Perry comfort fit satin finished platinum band, $2,120, MarisaPerry.com
Brilliant Earth Apollo sapphire platinum wedding ring, $2,450, BrilliantEarth.com
Tacori platinum wedding band with diamonds, $6,910, RobbinsBrothers.com
Wood Wedding Bands
Wood wedding bands are the epitome of cool men's wedding bands. Some are laidback and rustic, while others compliment metal settings to give off a show-stopping look. It's not every day you come across a natural, wood band, so these are great options for grooms that like to stand out from the crowd.
Simply Wood Rings hackberry and rosewood wood wing, $335, SimplyWoodRings.com
Thorsten Bokken flat tungsten wedding band with black walnut wood inlay, $280, LarsonJewelers.com
Blue Nile wood inlay wedding band, $190, BlueNile.com
Triton white tungsten carbide ring with wood insert, $395, TritonJewelry.com
Hart Wood Co. Macassar ebony wood ring, $25, Etsy.com
Wedding Bands in Other Metals
Move over silver and gold! There are plenty of other metals used to create unique men's wedding rings. You'll find palladium options and damascus steel bands that are sure to catch your eye and even cerakote ceramic coated rings that give the design some color. Browse these unconventional designs, and you just may find your ideal match.
Triton titanium ring with domed cable inlay center and beveled edge, $365, TritonJewelry.com
Thorsten Cersei domed brushed damascus steel men's wedding band, price upon request, ThorstenRings.com
Christian Bauer palladium ring, price upon request, ChristianBauer.de
Lashbrook damascus steel wedding band with navy blue cerakote, $575, RobbinsBrothers.com
Diamond Nexus Heaney cobalt wedding band, $219, DiamondNexus.com