10 wedding bands to blow your dude's mind

February 11 | meganfinley
The TALON RING. $350 and totally wants to eat you for dinner.
The TALON RING. $350 and totally wants to eat you for dinner.

Women's wedding bands come in all shapes, sizes, colors and styles, and a lot of the time men's choices are boiled down to "gold" or "white gold."

So, I thought I'd do a roundup to encourage the guys to live it up a little. Here's some of my favorite men's wedding bands with some fucking personality…

Hey, just because my dude doesn't wear a wedding band, doesn't mean I can't swoon over men's jewelry porn for your dude!

Psst: These styles could look amazing for women's wedding bands, too.

I adore this wood grain, titanium wedding band. Perfect for the woodsy, outdoorsy type. Though here's another super cool option…

wood-wedding-bandOf course, for the nature-lover, there's also there's also this titanium ring with legit wood inlay.

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There's no reason that men can't also add a little color to their wedding bands. I love this Men's Tungsten Carbide Ring with red and black carbon fiber inlay. It's like the hot rod of wedding bands! If your partner is not a fan of colored bands, it also comes in black carbon fiber.

Along with color, who says men can't rock some sparkly bling? Not I! This 14k white gold and diamond men's wedding band is gorgeous. Diamonds can be a dudes best friend too.

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Sometimes, we like our rings like we like our hearts: BLACK. This onyx ring feels sleek, modern, and downright evil/sexy.

With all of the celtic-inspired weddings we've featured, I'm sure this celtic dragon wedding band would appeal to more than a few of you. It's made of tungsten carbide, so it's scratch-resistant and it's cobalt-free to avoid allergies.

Ooh, the onyx and diamond wedding band is one of my favorites! This ring is perfect for your artsy grooms.

Here's another option for the artsy. It's called the chevron-pattern ring, but I think it looks more like filigree. Whatever it is, it's cool looking.

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Sleek and simple, we are loving the alexandrite stone in this modern design.

It seems that the previously boring world of men's jewelry is getting wilder.

Yay for that!

Of course, if your partner is like mine and doesn't like wear jewelry, you can always reference this post for ring-alternatives.

  1. The ring I am getting my fiancé is stainless steel and concrete! I figured the manlier it was the more likely he would be to wear it( willingly).

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  2. I gave my husband two wedding rings. One is a brushed titanium band with a silver inlay for an everyday ring, which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Comfort-Wedding-Beveled-Available/dp/B000U7WPDI/ref=pd_sbs_jw_1/offbeatbride-20. The other one – his 'dress' ring – was a variation of the third one listed, which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Tungsten-Carbide-BLACK-Carbon-Fiber/dp/B003AUF57U/ref=pd_sbs_jw_1/offbeatbride-20.

    I can personally attest to the fact that both rings are absolutely GORGEOUS. Both rings I got on Amazon.com, and both were ridiculously cheap for the quality. Some jewelry stores will try to charge hundreds of dollars for tungsten carbide or titanium rings, but purchasing online is truly the way to go, because you'll get an equally good product for so much less money.

    He really likes both rings, and I like the fact that I was able to incorporate his love of fast cars and airplanes (both of which can contain carbon fiber and/or titanium) in his wedding rings.

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  3. As much as I love these options (and perused them in advance of my own wedding), I personally went with meteorite! as fast as carbon fiber may be, did it fall through space for millions of years? ; )

    The guy at the site below even offers discounts if both partners want a ring from him. Ours were a particular highlight of our science-tastic wedding experiment.

    As a wise sage once said, Ain't nobody bad like the Meteor Man.

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    • My husband got a titanium and meteorite ring from Boone Rings, I believe, and happily tells everyone all about it! He is so proud of it! A funny aside: We had the ring boxed up for a bit before the wedding, and when we pulled it out a few weeks before, the meteorite had rusted a little! Luckily, the jeweler told us how to clean it (and offered to send a new one). Now that it gets worn every day, it's fine.

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      • I keep hearing good things about Boone Rings! I hope they know they're getting good word of mouth referrals.

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    • I also got my fiance's ring from Arizona Skies Meteorite! My guy loves it too and often will stop and look at it and say "dude! My ring is an effing meteorite! A METEORITE!" He's had it for a year and he's still entranced by the geekyness of it. LOVE!

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      • hi, my fiance also wants a ring from Arizona Skies Meterorite, but i wanted to ask you how well it wears. has it gotten rusty at all or changed color? thanks so much!

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  4. Just found out that the reason that solid black tungsten band is such a great deal is because they only have it available in a size 12. :(

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  5. My husband and I made each other's rings out of coins using instructions we found on the internet. His is made from a silver half-dollar and mine is made from a quarter. Both coins are from the year of his birth (because by my birth year, the coins had copper in them). The best part (besides that they were really cheap) is they look like a matching set and on the inside the word "Liberty" and the year still remain.

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    • Awesome! When we were just dating my husband made me a ring from a coin that he hammered with a spoon over a couple weeks then dremeled out the center. Unfortunately it isn't silver so it turned my finger green for a bit, but I'm going to ask him to make me a new one or get it dipped in silver.
      They are very cool and easy to make.

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    • Wow that is really cool that you made your rings. My husbands ring has a band of meteorite in the center. He is a star wars/scifi fan so I thought it would be perfect for him. He loves it!

      I just started surfing rings and found this really cool Etsy shop. This isn't where we got our meteorite ring but they do have some. http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjohan

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  6. My fiance's ring has diamonds in it, and I was so happy to learn that he wanted some bling! It's a wedding ring, it should be fancy-pants.

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  7. My father works at Zales and while shopping for things for my man over the years, he has been very helpful in pointing out what is and what is not a good kind to get (he obviously sees the returns and repairs). Tungsten gets scratches very easily and when it is scratched the original color comes through. So I think that black tungsten may be a bad idea because you will be able to easily see the scratches. Also, I'm not sure about rings, but I know when I was looking at a bracelet with the carbon fiber inlay, my father cautioned me against it since he said that the glass on top tends to pop out (same for wood inlays). Again, since it is a ring, there may not be an issue, but I would ask someone at a jewelry store for their honest opinion. You also want to look into if the ring can be re-sized (like that wood one and riverstone one). Sad state of life is that many people tend to get pudgier when we get older and a resize may be needed. My own father had to get his ring cut off his finger. Just some ideas. If you really want to get him a ring forever, you want to make sure you can resize as needed.

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    • Your dad is giving out bad information about tungsten carbide. My dad also worked at Zales, so I know their motivation is to get people to buy products they carry and discourage purchases of offbeat jewelry.

      Tungsten carbide is about a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale–about the same as a sapphire. Gold, silver, and platinum range between 2 and 4–those are the metals that scratch easily.

      It could be that your dad is just repeating the company line, but it's bad information. You're better off doing your own research about different materials than asking someone in a jewelry store. They will tell you whatever you need to hear in order to spend lots of money there. Buying a $50 tungsten carbide ring online doesn't help their business at all, so they're going to scare you away from it.

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  8. Fabuluster on etsy will always have our heard for men's rings. My husband and I got his ring through them. My fingerprint, his fingerprint, and our daughter's fingerprint, are all inside the band. They're very wonderful to work with too. We placed a deposit six months in advance, then got too busy to remember to get the fingerprint kit sent back until only about four weeks ahead of the wedding, and they rushed it for us so that we had it with a couple weeks to spare.

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  9. I have to chip in with my fiance's engagement ring, for it is made of awesome:

    http://www.kinektdesign.com/product-gear-ring.php

    Yes, the gears move. We went to a Google party, and the whole table stopped talking to watch him fidget with it.

    I want one, but they aren't yet making my size.

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    • My brother in law has that ring. One of the gears broke off, but they sent him a free replacement, so that's pretty nice.

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    • My husband and I got married about a week ago, and both of us got kinekt rings as our wedding bands. It was the one piece of jewelry we were both willing to wear and we're super happy with them. We were a bit worried about how they are going to age, but with a lifetime warranty we figured we could risk it.

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  10. My Husband has the Tungsten Carbide ring. It's incredibly sexy and suits his personality and style very well.

    Also, hells to the yeah it's affordable!

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  11. So, say your guy doesn't want to wear a ring. What do you do for the ring exchange–ask him to don a ring pop? Hand him a fancy zippo? There's got to be a good alternative to a ring exchange if I want a ring but he doesn't…

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    • Anything he would keep on him regularly that is special? How's about a tattoo/ring tattoo? Or a necklace?

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  12. My fiance and I spent last weekend making each other's wedding rings. I have zero metal working experience, but was able to make the mokume ring he wanted in one (very long) day – with lots of information and patient instruction from Sam Abbay, the teacher. Here's a photo of mokume http://www.newyorkweddingring.com/photos-wedding-rings-mokume-gane-18k-tri-gold.html If you have any interest in making your own rings and can get to nyc I'd highly recommend this workshop.

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  13. My fiance is going to have the Celtic Dragon one! I was surprised he liked it given that I am the Irish one. But he thinks its cool and likes it cause it is different.

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  14. I need one that looks like like a tire! Any ideas??!

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  15. My fiance got his ring from http://www.kinektdesign.com It is a ring with working gears on it! It looks cool, is unique, and is great for people who fidget or just like to have things to play with!

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  16. The "Men's Tungsten Carbide Ring with red and black carbon fiber inlay" one made me think of Star Wars. I'm bookmarking that one…

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  17. Here's an awesome ring for steam punkers or general gear heads. I'm getting this for my future husband so he can have something to play with. This is also ideal for men who don't typically like jewelery because it's like a little toy surprise :)
    http://www.kinektdesign.com/product-gear-ring.php

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  18. All of these rings are kick ass. And I love the wood inlay but it is so diffult to get them resized! Sigh**

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  19. I ordered my hubby's work ring through jvl jewelry. (www.jvljewelry.com)

    It came super quick and the best part is I only paid for shipping.

    Add a ring to your cart and use promo code "brides" to get a tungsten carbide ring for only $25.

    I'll admit, I was really skeptical about it, but the ring came quick, had no issues with the company, and it is beautiful!

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  20. We ordered a wood ring (the ziricote one with white maple inlay) and my hubs2be LOVES IT. He's wearing it now, before our November wedding. The Etsy sellers are awesome and we loved his so much that I bought one from them for my band too.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/stoutwoodworks

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  21. My FH is a "car guy." The ring he choose is much like the Celtic one but the inlay is carbon fiber. It suits him perfectly :)

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  22. has anybody seen any titanium ladies rings that don't just look like scaled down men's rings? I like bold shapes and all, but a lil girly touch would be nice : )

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  23. I got my husband the Celtic Dragon ring and it looks AMAZING. I gave it to him last night as a "just because I'm glad I married you" gift. The gold is covered by some sort of hard clear coat so that it is protected. The color of the gold and the band are contrasting so that it really pops. Love it.

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  24. My man and I are nerds through and through … We have Lord of the Rings wedding rings. His is a silver version of The One Ring and mine is Nenya (Galadriel's ring).

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  25. wedding bands come in different designs and styles and also differs from culture to culture. But one thing that is similar among all wedding rings is that it symbolizes the marriage and the wedding vow of a man to a woman he loves or a woman to a man she loves. A ring best represents a wedding band that one should wear to let people know of their marriage. And also wearing all the time makes it a reminder of the vow a person made in marriage.

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  26. Dear ladies,

    I found this blog entry tonight while researching wedding rings for myself as I am getting married soon, and was hoping to chime in to the discussion also.

    I've come to know about Tungsten Carbide rings only recently when looking for alternate metals after discovering that white gold will require regularly replating etc. which as a bloke wasn't too appealing for me.

    Tungsten Rings are near impossible to find in Australia in the shops to have a look / feel of it.

    In my research on the internet I have found Tungsten Wedding Bands from $6.95 to $300+ for the same width, similar design there is such a HUGE price difference. Is there something different in the quality of Tungsten? Why are some brands so much more expensive? What am I missing here in my comparisons?

    Regards,

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  27. My hubby and I have kind of matching skull and crossbone rings. Mine came from Zales and it's black and white diamonds. It was relatively inexpensive but blingy and different. His is silver and tungsten with little diamond accents. The skull was black but was buffed off. His came from Kay. We love them. We know we may not want it forever but to us, as long as we have eachother on our arms it doesn't matter what is on our finger.

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  28. My fiancé and I just got matching mokume gane rings made of copper and silver…you can see mine here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51726622/thin-mokume-gane-band

    His is a couple mm thicker since he is the guy, but otherwise they are both the same style – simple and subtle, but still very pretty. Didn't originally think about matching, but once we saw these we fell in love; I'm hoping that maybe our actual wedding "upgrade" will be either setting a stone to the existing band, or doing another mokume gane, perhaps in white gold or something.

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