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Top 9 Unique Mens Wedding Bands & How to Choose The One

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Why Search for a Unique Mens Wedding Band?

When a bride and groom decide to get married, the women’s wedding ring completely dominates the ring game. It’s almost as if the man’s wedding ring is an afterthought. This is absolutely absurd. A man’s wedding ring should be unique as he is and should also reflect and represent the special commitment between him and his soon to be bride - So make sure to pick something unique that is special for him. 

Understand the Different Material Options

Some of the most popular wedding band materials include the following; platinum, Gold, palladium, zirconium, wood, cobalt-chrome and tungsten carbide. The variety of materials allow you to choose between different styles, colors, durability and uniqueness. For example Tungsten carbide is a ceramic that has an extremely high melting point that makes it surface scratch-resistant. Platinum is also more dense than its gold counterpart and therefore, more durable. You could also forgo the traditional metals and opt in for a more rustic wedding band look, encapsulating different shades of brown with unique handcrafted Wood wedding rings.  Being made of wood they are organic and tend to be more affordable than their metal ring alternatives and definitely make for a unique mens wedding band. 

How Do You Choose The Right One?

There are a lot of options out there that can make choosing the right wedding band harder than it needs to be.  Here are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing the right wedding band for your man. A few things to keep top of mind would be the material, style, color, width, durability and cost. What do you want your wedding band to be made of? How wide do you want it to be? (Width can affect fit and overall look)  Also, what color and style would best fit his style? Does he prefer a rustic look and feel or does he gravitate more toward an elegant and sleek look and feel? A great recommendation would be to also ask him and see if he already has a preference for a specific type of wedding band. If he’s like most men he might need some help along the way.  Checkout our top 9 unique mens wedding bands for a better idea of the most popular and unique wedding bands available today.

The Top 9 Unique Mens Wedding Bands

1. Elysium

Elysium’s popularity as an option for a men's wedding band is on the rise, as of recent, and it's understandable why. Because it's made of 100% diamond, it inherently is one of the most durable rings in the market. It’s essentially scratch proof and will never fade, dull, or change color. One of the best upsides to Elysium is that it is hypoallergenic, super lightweight and comfortable requiring no special care. Its durability does come with a hefty price tag and an average Elysium ring can range anywhere from $1000 to $8000. You can learn more about Elysium here.

2. Damascus

Damascus made wedding bands steal the #2 spot on this list. Its fashion statement look has definitely played a major role in its recent high demand trend.  Damascus steel is made from combining two different types of stainless steel together by twisting and folding the two metals. Because Damascus is made of steel, it is a very durable wedding band option. The combining of the two metals also create a one of a kind look, mimicking that of wood. The only thing to consider with Damascus steel is that rusting can occur when exposed to salt water and harsh chemicals. Read this comprehensive guide to learn more about the pro’s and con’s of Damascus made wedding rings.

3. Mexican Campitos Turquoise Stone

The Mexican Campitos Turquoise Stone makes a great fit for a unique wedding band for your man - it’s truly one of a kind. The Mexican Campitos turquoise stone is mined in Sonora, Mexico and resembles medium light blues of the ocean. The Mexican Campitos turquoise stone is unique because it is found in nugget form in soil rather than in rock veins and it has no matrix. This turquoise stone is crushed and sieved and is incorporated as inlays into exceptional wedding band designs. You can find it paired with different metals but we think the blue tones of the stone pop best when paired with wood. Wood is a great alternative to metal because it is definitely unique for a wedding band but it is also fashionable and catches the eye. Here is our most favorite Mexican Campitos Turquoise Stone Ring.

4. Meteorite

Meteorite rings are another great option for a unique wedding band. They are so unique they are actually made from the Gibeon Meteor found in Namibia, South Africa in 1838. This meteor was formed by metals that were heated at extreme temperatures and cooled over a 4 billion year time frame. It's said that this cooling process is what contributes to its crystalline structure that resembles that of gemstones. How more unique of a wedding band can you get right? Average meteorite rings can range from $1000 to $2000. Check out this complete guide for more insight if considering a meteorite ring.

5. Carbon Fiber

That's right! Carbon fiber rings cracked this list at the #5 spot. The versatility in designs of carbon fiber rings is where you can find truly unique looking wedding bands. Carbon fiber rings are made from organic polymers, where entire wedding bands can be made from it or it is just being used as an inlay for a specific design. It's very customizable and versatile in its use and has been featured in different unique men’s wedding band designs. It's super lightweight, durable and can also be quite cost effective at times. An average carbon fiber wedding band can range anywhere in between $200 and $2,000. Learn more about where you can find the best carbon fiber wedding bands with this in depth directory

6. Malachite Stone

Malachite Stone is, without a doubt,  another great option for a unique wedding band. The malachite stone is one of the oldest that represents life and healing and was anciently used for protection. Its wide array of green tones and hues is what gives its wedding band designs their beautiful look that comes off really fashionable and stylish. This stone is another that pairs best with the brown tones of natural wood. Here is our most favorite Malachite Stone Ring.

7. Personalized (sports teams, etc.)

Another unique wedding band option is getting a personalized sport or sport teams band. If your man loves baseball or football, surprise him with the most unique wedding band of all. This type of wedding band will allow him to put his passion on full display and truly have his ring be an extension of his personality. You can find these personalized unique wedding bands made out of a variety of different materials like silicone and titanium. If this option resonates with you, make sure to familiarize yourself with this guide in knowing how to best design and personalize the perfect wedding band for your man. 

8. Tungsten

Tungsten is a great unique selection for a wedding band as well. Like platinum, tungsten is a very heavy ring that is extremely durable and scratch resistant. There is a wide variety of inlay designs incorporating gold, rose gold, opal, mokume and turquoise elements that land it on this list of unique mens wedding bands. Like other extremely hard metals they are prone to breakage and need to be taken cared of. Tungsten bands are relatively affordable and can range anywhere from $150 to $600. 

9. Unique Handcrafted Koa Wood Ring

The Koa Wood Ring wraps up this list of 9 most unique wedding bands for men. Koa wood is a native wood to the islands of Hawaii. Its name Koa, means warrior and it was used for hundreds of years to craft canoes and weapons for the native Hawaiian People. This wood has been essential to the people of Hawaii for centuries. The beautiful grain of the wood along with its different shades of brown give this type of ring its rustic yet fashionable look. Because of the grain variation in the wood, no two rings made of Koa are the same. This is the ideal unique wedding band for your ideal unique partner. Give your man a ring that's as special as him. Here is our most favorite unique handcrafted koa wood ring.

Don't Wait to Order Your Unique Mens Wedding Band

Choosing a wedding band for your man should be an enjoyable experience. Use this guide and our insight, to the 9 most unique mens wedding bands, to help you find something that is not only unique but also something that complements and enhances his style and confidence. Don't Wait to order your unique mens wedding band!