Amid all the wedding preparations, an engaged couple must put a lot of thought on their wedding rings. After all, this is perhaps the only piece of jewellery that you will both wear for a lifetime. It’s only right, then, that you get not only the perfect one, but a pair that will last for a very long time.

Regardless of your choice, here are the common metals most often used for wedding bands.

Most Common Metals  Used for Wedding Bands


Among the different types of precious metals, platinum is considered as the most durable. This metal particularly works for men, as its bright white colour can easily match with steel or gold watch cases or bracelets and other silver coloured jewellery. Couples can be assured that the hard-wearing and weighty platinum will usually endure a lifetime of wear and enjoyment.

Yellow Gold

After years of being out of the spotlight, gold rings are now experiencing a fierce comeback. Though the preferred metal among traditional couples, gold wedding bands exude a timeless look that can be both vintage and modern.

Couples can choose different kinds of golden bands, namely 9, 18, and 22 carat. Rings with 9 carat gold have the lowest content of pure gold, while 18 and 22 carat rings have higher gold content.

White Gold

Apart from platinum and gold, white gold currently has a steadily-growing following. Though often used for engagement rings, white gold wedding rings are also aplenty. White gold has a polished rhodium finish applied and from time to time , the rhodium will need to be replaced by a skilled jewellery.

Rose Gold

Growing in popularity rose gold is a calming restful colour that works well with many customer’s skin tones. Subtle and refined, this is a tasteful, niche choice.

Other Unconventional Metals

If you’re looking for something different, you may want to try these unconventional yet equally stunning precious metals like titanium or palladium. Each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, though it’s up to you to decide in the end. Both these metals are lighter and less dense. Titanium rings can’t be resized however make good ‘casual’ rings.

When it comes to wedding rings, whether brand new or second-hand, jewellery shops in Reading and Berkshire like Jacobs offer you a wide range of options. From exquisite platinum wedding bands to gorgeous vintage rings, you’ll be astounded at the choices you have.


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