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How Much Should You Spend on a Men’s Wedding Band?

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The average price of a men’s wedding band will range from somewhere between $100 and $2,000. The average price that most people spend on a men’s wedding band is around $600. It’s mostly going to depend on the material chosen, while the style may also affect the price.

What’s interesting, though, is that men’s wedding bands haven’t been around for that long. They first became popular during WWII as a symbol of commitment for men who were away from their wives while overseas. Over time it became popular among civilians and the tradition has since become commonplace in the U.S. and around the world.

The point is, as such a young tradition, there hasn’t yet been established any specific right or wrong price to spend on a men’s wedding ring. The important thing is for you to decide what you want as it will likely be the most important piece of jewelry that you own.

Choosing the Right Men’s Wedding Band

Forgetting the price for a minute, you may want to consider first focusing on the type of wedding band you want. For instance, you’ll need to decide the material of the band that you wish to choose. The most common material types are:

  • White gold
  • Rose gold
  • Yellow gold
  • Platinum
  • Titanium
  • Stainless steel

To help you make the right choice, here are a few tips you should consider about the material type:

  • White gold is probably the most popular ring for men but it contains nickel. Many people are allergic to nickel, so if you are, get a different type of ring.
  • Platinum is more expensive. It’s also very durable and dense, as well as hypoallergenic.
  • Yellow gold is what most people think of when they hear ‘gold wedding ring.’ It’s warm and modern.
  • Rose gold has been increasing in popularity. It is made with a mix of pure gold and copper, which emits a rosy/champagne hue.

The style and design should also fit your personality and lifestyle. You’ll also want to ensure that it won’t be uncomfortable since you may be wearing it a lot.

If you’re not sure what to spend on a men’s wedding ring, instead determine the material and style you prefer first. This will help you determine how much to spend. On the other hand, if you have a set budget then that may affect what material you can choose (i.e. titanium is much cheaper than platinum.)