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How to choose your Wedding Ring (Men)

The ultimate guide to help you choose the perfect wedding band for men

Embarking on the journey to find the perfect wedding band is a significant step as you prepare to say 'I do.' For men, this timeless piece goes beyond being just an accessory; it symbolises a lifetime commitment and a cherished memory. In this ultimate guide, we navigate the intricacies of selecting the ideal wedding ring. Join us as we delve into the nuances of metal choices, styles, and the meaningful considerations that transform this piece of jewellery into a symbol of enduring love and commitment. As a reputable jeweller based in Surbiton and Kingston, Surrey, UK, we take pride in offering not only exquisite rings but also a wealth of knowledge to empower you in making an informed and cherished choice.

We create wedding rings for customers all over the UK and our friendly team can help you design it over the phone or by email to meet your exact needs. We also offer a 30% discount for those in the military, veterans and blue lights workers to show our appreciation. If you haven't yet chosen your engagement ring, visit our engagament ring page or read our guide here.

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What metal should you choose for your Wedding ring?

The choice of metal for your wedding ring is a crucial element that sets the tone for its overall aesthetic and durability. At The Hamilton Gold Company, we offer a range of exquisite metal options, each with its unique attributes and charm.

Different types of gold for men's wedding ring

Classic Elegance with Gold

A classic and timeless choice, gold wedding rings come in various hues, including traditional yellow gold, elegant white gold, and romantic rose gold. The difference between 9 and 18 carat gold lies in their gold content, with 9ct containing 37.5% pure gold and 18ct containing 75%; the higher the purity the bolder the colour and the more likely the ring is to retain it's gold value, however the durability does reduce slightly.

Timeless Luxury of Platinum

Renowned for its exceptional durability and luxurious appearance, platinum offers a lustrous, silvery-white hue that perfectly showcases the brilliance of diamonds and gemstones. Its hypoallergenic properties make it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin.

Affordable Charm of Silver

For a more budget-friendly yet equally charming option, silver is a popular choice. Its cool, white shine pairs well with various gemstones and styles. Keep in mind that silver may require more maintenance over time.

Uniqueness of Mixed Metals

Embrace the trend of mixing metals to create a distinctive and personalised engagement ring. Combining different metals adds visual interest and allows you to tailor the ring to your unique style.

When selecting the metal for your wedding ring, consider factors such as personal preference, skin tone, and lifestyle. Our expert team at The Hamilton Gold Company is dedicated to guiding you through this decision, ensuring that your chosen metal not only enhances the beauty of your ring but also resonates with your individual love story.


Choosing the right style

Your wedding band is not just a piece of jewellery; it's a reflection of your unique style and personality. With a myriad of styles available, finding the one that resonates with you is crucial. Here are some popular styles, including those offered by The Hamilton Gold Company:

Different style wedding bands for men

Light Court Bands

Effortlessly comfortable and subtly rounded, light court bands are perfect for those who value a design that's both sleek and easy to wear.

Flat Court Bands

For a more contemporary aesthetic, flat court bands offer a clean and modern look. Their flat exterior adds a touch of sophistication.

Migraine (Patterned) Bands

If you're drawn to unique patterns and textures, consider migraine bands. These intricately patterned rings add a distinctive flair to your wedding band.

Satin Grooved Bands

Discover a blend of elegance and texture with satin grooved bands. The smooth, matte finish with grooved details adds a touch of sophistication.

Two-Tone Bands

Combine the richness of different metals in a two-tone band. This style allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, creating a visually interesting and versatile ring.

Remember, the perfect style is the one that speaks to your individual taste. Explore these options, and choose a ring from The Hamilton Gold Company that complements your personality and style preferences.


What width to choose? Finding the perfect fit.

The width of your wedding band is a crucial factor that contributes to its overall look and comfort. At The Hamilton Gold Company, we understand the significance of getting this detail just right. Here's a guide to help you navigate the range of ring widths.

Different Wedding Ring Sizes

2mm - 4mm:

Subtle Sophistication

  • Delicate and understated, these widths offer a timeless and classic look.

  • Ideal for those who prefer a minimalist and refined style.

5mm - 6mm:

Versatile Elegance

  • Strikes a balance between subtlety and presence.

  • Suitable for individuals who want a bit more visual weight without being too bold.

7mm and Beyond:

Bold Statements

  • For those who appreciate a more substantial presence on their finger.

  • Perfect if you want your ring to make a confident and bold statement.

Choosing the right width is a personal decision that depends on your style preferences and finger size. Visit The Hamilton Gold Company to explore our range of widths and find the one that complements your individual taste.


Engraving and Personalisation: Making Your Mark

Engraving your engagement ring adds a personal and sentimental touch, turning a beautiful piece of jewellery into a cherished heirloom. Whether it's your initials, a special date, or a meaningful phrase, engraving allows you to express your unique love story. At The Hamilton Gold Company, we offer a range of engraving options to help you create a ring that is as distinct as your relationship. Our skilled artisans can meticulously engrave your chosen design, transforming your ring into a symbol of your enduring bond.


Ring Size and Fit: A Perfect Circle of Comfort

Ensuring your wedding ring fits comfortably is essential for both style and practicality. Whether you're measuring your finger at home or seeking professional assistance, getting the size right is crucial. At The Hamilton Gold Company, we understand the importance of a well-fitting ring and offer expert advice to ensure your ring feels like a natural extension of your finger, promising both comfort and elegance.


Budget Considerations: Striking the Right Balance

Setting a budget for your engagement ring is an important step in the selection process. At The Hamilton Gold Company, we offer a diverse range of options, allowing you to find the perfect balance between quality, style, and budget. Our experienced team is here to assist you in making a choice that aligns with your financial preferences without compromising on craftsmanship or beauty.


Caring for Your Wedding Ring: Ensuring a Lasting Sparkle

Your wedding ring is a precious keepsake that deserves proper care to maintain its lustre. From cleaning and storage tips to avoiding activities that could cause damage, The Hamilton Gold Company offers practical advice to ensure your ring retains its sparkle and radiance for years to come.


Local Services: Your Trusted Partner in Surbiton and Kingston

Located in Surbiton and Kingston, Surrey, The Hamilton Gold Company offers a local and personalised experience for choosing your wedding ring. Our expert team is dedicated to providing guidance, customisation, and top prices, ensuring you find the perfect ring to mark this significant milestone. With a strong presence in the community, we take pride in being your trusted partner on your wedding band journey. For personalised assistance, inquiries, and orders, The Hamilton Gold Company is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us so our expert team can help you embark on your wedding ring journey.

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