4 Things To Know Before Buying Black Wedding Rings

Author Lynelle Schmidt
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Date Feb 1, 2021



One of the most recent trends that we've seen lately in the bridal market is a shift towards black wedding rings for men. These bands, often made of tungsten or carbon fiber, have become much more common these past few years. It's been incredible to see the amount of men who come in specifically asking for black wedding bands.

Black wedding bands are cool, young and fashionable. They are on-trend right now, and there is a greater selection than ever before! There are also a few drawbacks to buying black wedding rings over more traditional metals that might become a deal breaker for you when it's time to shop for your band.

We want to make sure you are informed before you decide that buying a black band is your first choice. Let's explore five different things that you should know before you decide to buy a men’s black wedding band.

1. Black wedding rings are on-trend right now

Just a few years ago, no one even thought of purchasing black wedding bands. It was really a foreign concept. More traditional wedding ring metals like gold or platinum ruled the wedding band market for decades (and still do). It wasn't until the last few years that black wedding rings started to become popular.

Now, there are lots of men coming in looking for this look. A common question we get is, “What are black wedding bands made of?” These types of bands, typically made from tungsten, palladium (more of a gun metal gray) or carbon fiber, are perfectly on-trend right now. More than ever before, grooms have been seeking out unique wedding bands to make a statement that's different from their peers.

Black wedding bands for men offer a darker, more edgy and alternative look. Wedding bands are really one of the few pieces of "jewelry" that men get to indulge in and choose for themselves. With this in mind, many men have chosen unique wedding bands in alternative colors like black because they are trendy, unique, and offer a more stark and smoldering look than lighter metals like white gold or platinum. They are a good way to stray from tradition if you consider yourself a more modern, unique individual, and black is a great color that can be matched with just about any outfit.

2. Black wedding bands for men are made of unique, durable materials

Many jobs require individuals to wear durable, non-precious metal rings due to the demands of their work, as traditional metal rings like gold and silver can be easily damaged. Black wedding bands, which are typically slimmer and more understated, also carry a lower risk of getting caught in machinery and causing injuries. If you are interested in a black wedding band, it’s helpful to review the materials available, as each carries its own properties.

Carbon Fiber Wedding Bands

Wedding bands made from carbon fiber will be incredibly lightweight - they are 12 times lighter than gold rings of the same size. Despite this, they are strong and durable and will not break, unlike ceramic rings. For those with allergies, carbon fiber rings can be preferred as they are hypoallergenic.

Tungsten Wedding Bands

Tungsten is another trendy alternative metal with great durability and strength. This material will ensure your black wedding band will be scratch-resistant, and never lose its shine. However, the harder the metal, the more brittle it can be, so it may crack with hard wear or drops and accidents. It is also much heavier than carbon fiber, which can be a personal choice for guys who prefer more solid and substantial jewelry.

Black Wedding Rings with Diamonds

If you’re looking for a truly unique touch, combine edgy elements with your black band like insetting diamonds. We’ve seen men’s black diamond wedding bands with a ring of pave white diamonds as an accent, or larger black diamonds inset into the ring for a strong statement.

With plenty of options, you’ll find plain black bands, bands with carbon fiber in-lays, men’s two-toned wedding bands, and more - so you’ll be sure to find the one that best suits you. There are so many more styles and designs that incorporate black in more unique ways. Take a look at our collection of men’s black wedding bands to really see the variety of materials and options.

3. Most black wedding rings CANNOT be resized in the future!

Yes, black wedding bands for men offer a cool, young modern look, but there are also a few downsides that you should be made aware of before choosing these darker metals. For instance, many black wedding bands cannot be resized in the future. With metals like gold or platinum, any jeweler can easily resize most bands as we live our lives and grow older – after all, it's rare that our bodies will remain the same exact shape. It's very common that people will come back to resize their bands at least once throughout the course of their marriage.

This is something to take into consideration if you are looking for a men’s black wedding band. Tungsten rings, for instance, cannot be resized at all, while carbon fiber is often impossible to adjust as well. If you were to ever need a new size for your ring, you would need to get a completely new ring. And if you get a new size, then you aren't wearing the ring that you originally got married in. Sometimes this can be a deal breaker when some men hear about this. It should at least be a consideration since you could be wearing this ring for the rest of your life!

4. Black wedding rings are not traditional or as timeless as other metal choices

Another thing to consider when thinking about black wedding rings for him is their longevity. Just because black is a popular color for a men’s unique wedding band now doesn't necessarily mean they won't eventually turn out to be a fad. Other more popular wedding ring metals like yellow gold, white gold or platinum have already stood the test of time and have not gone out of fashion. Buying a black ring, whether you’re choosing tungsten or carbon fiber wedding bands, may mean that you are buying a ring that could potentially go out of fashion down the road.

You need to really think, could you see yourself wearing this band for the rest of your life? Because black wedding rings are so newly popular, we don't know for sure if this style will be popular in the future. But of course, if you love the look, then nothing else matters.

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