Post # 16
My (masculine aesthetic preferring) fiancée picked out this one from Furrer Jacot: https://www.furrer-jacot.com/us/wedding/multi-colored-wedding-rings/62-5321b-0-0 in unplated white and yellow 18K gold. The unplated white gold center looks like a warm dark steely grey. Very cool. It was on sale for $1600.
Post # 17
My husband’s original wedding band came from James Avery. We bought it in the store shortly before we got married, and he picked it out. It was sterling silver with a wide gold inlay. This was almost 20 years ago, and I think it was around $100 or $200. (It is priced at around $240 on the James Avery site now.) He lost that band, but he loved the style. So we got him a second band just like the first.
With the second band, my husband ended up losing a lot of weight unexpectedly (due to health issues). The second band became slightly too big — just enough that he felt it might slip off his finger. It can’t be resized, and I offered to buy him a third band in the same style. He decided he didn’t want to do that. He just wanted a plain band.
I bought the third band (the one he wears now) at e-weddingbands.com. It’s a low dome comfort fit band in 14K gold, 4mm in width. I got it when the site was having a good sale, and paid around $100 to $150 for it. My husband isn’t one for wearing jewelry at all. He wears an Apple watch most of the time. But that’s it. With the previous band style, he took it off quite often, which is why he ended up losing the first band. He seems to like the e-weddingbands band, though. He wears it almost all the time, and he says he pretty much forgets he has it on.
Post # 18
emeraldsparkle : That’s a beautiful band!
Post # 19
I bought my husbands band for kingwill.com and he loves it. It was under $30 and it is tungsten. The packaging was nice and great customer service if you have a question.
Post # 20
Nickel allergy lady here! You can actually get gold alloyed without nickel if that is something you both want. I have a nickel free gold band myself. (I just don’t want you to think that you have to discount that idea because of his allergy, which is actually super common.) If that is something you want to peruse, you’ll probably have better luck asking around at local jewelers or searching online.
But to answer your question, my husband got his ring from woot.com for $10—well $15 including tax. Titanium, size 9.5, comfort fit. He loves it. Definately go to some jewelry stores and try on rings to see what he likes; then just find the style/fit/size online. Overstock.com, amazon, and surprisingly Walmart have tons of titanium and steel bands under $50 that are the same quality if not better than big box. I would probably avoid tungsten given how grey it is if you want his band to match your white gold ring. Tungsten is also surprisingly brittle. Titanium will be the closest look to white gold, and is really tough, resistant to tarnishing, and super light weight. Steel is also a good option, but it scratches more easily than titanium, and is a tiny bit darker. If you do score a cheap titanium or steel ring, I also reccoment getting a few of them in his size, and one or two above and below his size in case he ever breaks or loses it, or fluctuates sizes. Unfortunately those metals don’t resize well, so it’s something to keep in mind. Best of luck!
Post # 21
Manlybands.com! We just got it yesterday and it is a rose tungsten that perfectly matches my rose gold set. It’s really great quality and we managed to get it during a sale for only $168! He loves it ☺️.