Men’s wedding rings can be the dullest of affairs. Some guys want a plain wedding band and that’s fine, but so often they don’t have a choice not to. Guys often say to me that they want classic look but with a little twist. Creating a custom ring allows you to express your design flair whether that’s by a very geometric pattern or a more organic look.
Below I’ve created a look book of some of my favourite gentlemen’s wedding bands. Maybe it will inspire you for what you could do to yours.
1) A classic look with a hammered effect running around the outside of the band. This just adds a little interest and breaks up the light giving a lovely effect. We can do different hammered effects depending on what you have in mind, coupled with different finishes and even mixed metal bands to create a wedding band that is truly unique.
2) A great choice to customise your wedding band is to use two contrasting coloured metals. This can also help to tie your wedding ring into your Fiancée’s. Below we used yellow and white gold – high polishing the white gold and matt brushing the yellow gold to accentuate the different colours. We also used small grooves between the metal to make the white gold stand out even more.
3) Engraving is another technique that can give a truly unique finish. Below we engraved a pattern that was similar to my client’s Grandfather’s shotgun. I thought it was a really lovely way to link the generations and to encouperate the classic scroll engraving into a more modern wedding band. We also opted of a slight concave to the outside edge of the ring so the band had a little shape to it.
4) Sandblasting can be applied to any metal and even used in areas of the a design. Here we’ve sandblasted the main body of the ring and paired it with fluid edges that were high polished help emphasise the contrast in the ring.
5) Fluting the edges gives a little extra detail to the very edge of the design. This can be done using a single or double flue. Or go the whole hog and ridge the whole outside surface.
6) Lastly, I’ve included my own diamond-set wedding band.
I wanted to have a diamond-set band but I really didn’t want it to be ‘in your face’. To achieve the look I was after I used the trillion cut diamond. These were set as a full eternity ring in a very geometric pattern. I left some platinum between the diamonds as I wanted the stones to be a detail that was noticed at a second glance, rather than the main event.
On my wife’s ring we put a sapphire on the inside of her wedding band as her ‘something blue’. If you wanted to echo something from your wife’s ring on the inside of your wedding band this would be a lovely addition too.
I hope these ideas help with designing your perfect gents wedding ring. If you have an idea but are not sure it’ll work, please get in touch, we’d be happy to advise you on it.