It used to be that in the United States wedding rings were only worn by wives. Then, during the 20th century, it became common for both husbands and wives to declare their pledge to one another by wearing a ring, usually of precious metal, at the base of the left ring finger. Traditionally, the wedding ring is worn all the time, even while asleep. That's why for gentlemen, since your wedding ring may be the only piece of jewelry you wear regularly (or at all), it's so important to get one you really like.
The matching gold band is still a classic, a timeless symbol of commitment and devotion to your spouse. But, if a plain gold band just isn't your style, there's no need to feel bad or worry. More than ever before couples are picking out unique wedding bands while planning their wedding. Wedding rings don't have to match any more, so there's no reason you and your future bride can't pick out what you both like, so that you're inspired to happily wear your wedding ring every day for the rest of your life. The ring is a symbol of eternity, so it's very important to get one you'll want to have eternally!
Style is a very personal thing. Some men don't want anything "too fancy," and that's just fine. There are plenty of plain rings available in all metals. Other men really want to stand out from the crowd, and that's fine too—there are lots of options. These days, it's easier than ever before to find what you want, whether it's a specific metal, shape, texture, size or finish. And at Noe's, your jewelry store near Lee's Summit, we're committed to helping you select the perfect wedding ring.
Gentlemen's wedding bands come in all sorts of interesting and unusual metals. Classic gold and platinum are still very popular, but newer options like palladium, cobalt chrome, stainless steel, ceramic, and even carbon fiber are available. Titanium is still very popular, too, but for more active husbands, or men who work with their hands, it's not our first recommendation. Titanium is beautiful, but if your finger is compromised by a break, a sprain, or other injury, there's no easy solution to getting the ring off your finger.
Tungsten carbide, on the other hand, is one of our most popular metals for gentlemen's wedding bands. Affordable, beautiful, and scratch-resistant, tungsten carbide is a great choice for any man. Interestingly enough, tungsten isn't a precious metal—it's a compressed powder. This means it's a more brittle material—it can break—but that can actually be desirable. You can break tungsten with a vise grip, popping it off in an emergency. But never fear, it's absolutely strong enough for everyday wear—especially when you buy your ring at Noe's. Here at Noe's we carry rings from the only company that has a patent on tungsten. Their rings come with a lifetime warranty, and if you need to trade it in for a different size, there is only a small restocking fee to get a brand new band.
Once you've settled on a metal, then you need to decide on a design! While most gentlemen's rings are very plain, there are many options out there in terms of shape and texture. Domed rings, flat rings, patterned or sporting gemstones, you'll be spoiled for choice when you come in to see our collection.
If you'd like to browse a selection of gentlemen's wedding bands at a jewelry store near Lee's Summit, Belton, or Kansas City, Missouri, you can call Noe's at 816-322-7227 or visit Noe's Jewelry in person at our jewelry store in Raymore, Missouri.