17 wedding bands to blow your dude's mind (updated!)

Updated Aug 17 2018
Black Tungsten Black Sapphire Men's Band
Black Tungsten Black Sapphire Men's Band

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 are some of my favorite men's wedding bands with some serious style and funky trends.

For instance, a black tungsten with black sapphires and a brushed finish like that first ring up there. It's sumultaneously edgy, classy, and dramatic without being over the top at all. We're in love.

Psst: These styles would look amazing for women's wedding bands, too. Click on the images or the captions to find out where to buy these rings!

Custom Hammered Men's Band
Custom Hammered Men's Band
Custom Two-Tone Diamond Men's Band
Custom Two-Tone Diamond Men's Band

For that tech geek in your life, this electronics-inspired ring is so chic.

Custom Unplated Feather Design Diamond Men's Band
Custom Unplated Feather Design Diamond Men's Band
Men's Tungsten and Stainless Steel Ring
Men's Tungsten and Stainless Steel Ring

This tungsten carbide band features an inlay of textured stainless steel that has been partly antiqued. It definitely gives off a killer industrial vibe.

snake scale wedding ring

This dramatic men’s snake scale ring from Joseph Jewelry is rendered in 14k white gold and accented with yellow gold and black diamonds. The details of the pattern and the combinations of colors included give this ring a sophisticated contemporary look.

Double Helix Two-Tone Wedding Band
Double Helix Two-Tone Wedding Band

How much do I want to make a Never Been Kissed reference right now? This is one science-themed ring that steals the show.

Custom Oxidized Sterling Silver Diamond Men's Band
Custom Oxidized Sterling Silver Diamond Men's Band

The entire outside of this ring features a hammered finish, and the darkened areas are the result of oxidation of the sterling silver that makes up the body of the ring. It reminds me of a craggy volcano!

Custom Men's Mokume Wedding Band
Custom Men's Mokume Wedding Band

Oh, mokume, will you ever stop being so damned fascinating to me?! It's just always so natural and unique like sedimentary rock.

Custom Palladium and Mokume Men's Wedding Band
Custom Palladium and Mokume Men's Wedding Band

Just one more mokume ring, this time palladium with a mokume inlay.

Custom Diamond and Peridot Men's Wedding Band
Custom Diamond and Peridot Men's Wedding Band

That sneaky little peridot is so pretty and could be a lovely symbol.

Custom Men's Diamond and Hammered Finish Wedding Band
Custom Men's Diamond and Hammered Finish Wedding Band

Hammered finishes are so on-trend right now with good reason. Just look at it!

Custom Men's Hammered Wave Wedding Band
Custom Men's Hammered Wave Wedding Band
Men's Black Tungsten Ring
Men's Black Tungsten Ring
Custom Men's Engraved Fingerprint Wedding Band
Custom Men's Engraved Fingerprint Wedding Band

Yep, you can totally have your partner's fingerprint etched onto a ring! This one features a laser engraved fingerprint on a white gold band with a brushed finish.

Custom Two-Tone Organic Ruby Men's Ring
Custom Two-Tone Organic Ruby Men's Ring
Two-Tone Rose Gold Filigree Men's Band
Two-Tone Rose Gold Filigree Men's Band
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  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).

  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.

  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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

      • 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!

  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. 🙁

  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.

  6. 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.

    • 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.

  7. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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 : )

  16. 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.

  17. 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).

  18. 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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  19. 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?


  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Ok, ok… my wife made jump on here because she really loves the fingerprint men's wedding ring. But after looking around, I'm digging that black men's tungsten wedding. Had seen a few when I was searching around for her wedding ring… now I just have to convince her black is cool for weddings. Wish me luck!

  23. So I had received a gift card from JVL jewelry after attending a bridal expo. I checked out the site and they had really nice tungsten and titanium rings. What attracted me to ordering from them is that they have an awesome ALL BLACK TUNGSTEN set for him and her. So cute and very much my style. The prices are decent especially since the gift card covered both rings.

  24. My FH and I purchased the Tungsten Celtic Dragon rings in black on Amazon.

    We were super excited about them. I did some more research and discovered that Tungsten has Nickel, despite being labeled as hypoallergenic. For some, I am sure that that would be fine. I, unfortunately, have a severe nickel allergy!

    I dislike how the fact that Tungsten has nickel in it is not mentioned except buried in a Wikipedia article! At least that I have seen! I hope this helps anyone with a Nickel allergy!

    It's such a shame! We both loved the rings!

  25. turtleloveco.com has some great ones. That's where my husband and I got our set, but it's no longer available.

  26. My Fiance refused to wear a ring for the longest time. He absolutely hates wearing jewelry but I recently got him a ring from this company called ironanblood and he loved it! I think it's because it's such a masculine design that he likes it. The company's website is ironandblood.com I'd definitely recommend.

  27. My research showed that often meteorite rings come with the disclaimer that if it rusts, if you aren't satisfied, etc, tough luck. Still, I ordered one from Arizona Skies. The ordering process was a nightmare, the owner was rude and unhelpful, and in the end I have a ring with which I am not satisfied but I have no recourse.

    On the other hand, I have ordered the gear ring in the past and their customer service is amazing. They will offer to exchange a ring, help you if something goes wrong with shipping or you need to make an exchange. You are ordering a ring for a lifetime! Make sure you are ordering from a company you trust who will respect your business.

  28. I'm trying to stay away from cheaper rings cause – "You get what you pay for" and they probably use cheaper materials to make the ring, which can even cause skin reactions. I was going to get a Titanium ring with wood inlay, but then read somewhere that Tungsten rings are more durable and my fiance also got convinced to get this one: http://uniquetungstenrings.com/horatius-tungsten-wedding-band-with-black-walnut-wood-inlay-and-bevels-6-10/
    I'm thinking about getting one for myself too, cause they guarantee that its made of a real walnut wood, but I'll see 🙂

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