(Closed) Men's rings-how did you choose?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
11 posts

We went to look at bands together at the jeweler the engagement ring is from . he picked out one he liked in about 10 minutes and that was it 🙂 It was a little more than I expected in price, but mine was more so no complaining here 😉

Post # 17
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

Fiance is getting custom made platinum, as am I, and we will have matching bands. Both bands will be the exact shape/profile as my ering band, only his will be a bit wider and mine will have a cutout to shape around my ering. No stones in either. Fiance is adamant he wants it to look just like mine so that we match, which I think is really sweet.

They are going to cost us about $4500 for both, which is a lot, but we decided it was always going to be one of our big-budget items. We will wear them for the rest of our lives and after the wedding, they are the only thing that gets used every day, so they are definitely the thing we feel should have a big part of the budget.

Post # 18
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

we went window shopping for our rings together and went to some of the big named jewellery stores to get an idea of what we liked and an idea of some prices.

Darling Husband wanted matching rings – which i was totally ok with until i couldnt find ANY ‘plain’ rings that i liked with my ER. i fell in love with a channel set eternity ring so Darling Husband played with the idea of a ring with a diamond in it to match. he tried some on and REALLY didnt like them. he then tried some textured rings on and some with 2 finishes. he ended up picking the ring below…. which i think totally does match my WR!

we then took the designs of the rings we liked to an independent jeweller – SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN THE STORES!!! both WRs came out of our overall wedding budget.  we talked about whether he wanted his in platinum (as my ER & WR both are) but due to the size and weight of the ring (size Z in UK – 12.5 in US i think) it would have been thousands… Darling Husband said he was happy with Palladium. his was £600.

Post # 19
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I asked Mr. Trilly what sort of ring he wanted. He responded by saying he didn’t need a ring because he doesn’t like jewelry, but if we were exchanging rings during the wedding he’d want something that looked like it would match mine. So we ended up with a $10 stainless steel comfort band. He sometimes wears it. It’s nice and shiny and doesn’t look cheap.

Post # 20
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

My fiance had said he’d like a wood ring or one with a wood inlay. I just searched around and saved a bunch of photos of things i liked – wood inlay and not. (http://www.pinterest.com/amberandandrews/for-him/) I dont think I saved any over $250. Men’s rings generally don’t have any stones in them and metal is isn’t that expensive. I wouldn’t pay much over $200 for a men’s ring.  His favorite ended up being this white ceramic ring with a koa wood inlay. It’s $46. I’m not sure how I feel about the white, but since it’s that cheap I’m not worried about it. We can always buy him something different if he changes his mind down the road. I don’t care if he wears the ring we got ‘married with’ or some other ring, as long as he likes it. Ours won’t match at all.

White Ceramic Ring with Koa Wood Inlay (6mm width, barrel type) 

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Post # 21
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TwinkleBoss:  we got him a tungsten ring….


he picked it….

not the best picture…but he liked it and we liked the properties of the metals…and he liked how it felt on his hand since he works with his hands

Post # 23
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

TwinkleBoss:  I also did like peacock0320: said, we matched total prices. I gave him the amount that was spend on my set to spend on whatever wedding related jewelry we wanted. He decided on a cheaper ring so that he could get a more expensive engagement watch in addition. His ring was between $300 and $400, I believe. I’ve included a picture, his ring has “Love Forever” written in Ogham, an old celtic form of writing and it’s made out of zirconium.


If you are interested in celtic stuff, I would recommend the website we got our stuff at:


They have a bunch of celtic knot rings and other celtic wedding stuff.

Post # 24
5948 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

TwinkleBoss:  My husband chose his own. Easy peasy and guaranteed he likes it.

Post # 25
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We went to the same store he got my ring at and picked out wedding rings together. I wanted a plain band and he picked out something to go with it.

Post # 26
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

TwinkleBoss:  My Fiance is super pricky about his ring. So he described to me what he wanted/liked and I went from there. I actually just found on eon ETSY and showed it to him and he really liked it. I believe it is about $350. Men’s rings will be cheaper than womens, so do not feel like you have to spend a lot. My advice is pick a few you like and give him options. 

Post # 27
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TwinkleBoss:  Fiance turned out to be super picky about his ring, which I was happy about because I wanted to make sure it was something he really loved.

We went to a B&M store to see what designs and type of metal he would like best. We ended up with a cobalt chrome ring, but like most of the modern ring metals, it can’t be sized so we had to special order it through the store.  It took over 2 months to get it, only to find out it still wasn’t the right size, and I was so frustrated with the store’s customer service that we ended up returning it.

My mom is a jeweler, but we didn’t go through her initially since she doesn’t sell a lot of mens jewelry. After hearing about our ring fiasco, she referred me to another independent jeweler and we ended up making Fiance a custom 18k white gold ring for $300, which was a steal.  The goldsmith made it exactly to FI’s specifications as far as design, thickness, width, and weight, and Fiance loves it!

Besides Etsy, I would definitely recommend looking at your independent jewelry shops, eBay, Craigslist, or even checking out local pawn shops.

Post # 28
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

My Fiance knew what he wanted his entire life practically. He always had his dream wedding band designed in his head so when the time came he simply described it to the jeweler and it was made perfectly. I was not so simple in the least. 

Post # 29
9364 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I let my Fiance pick out whatever he wanted. Of course Mr. “I don’t really care, I just want something simple” chose the most expensive one, but that’s ok 🙂

Post # 30
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

TwinkleBoss:  my husband chose his when i chose my wedding band. i knew he would want something simple because he does a lot of physical and outdoor work….his is tungsten and it was around $150 from a local jeweler.

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