Upscale Alternatives to Silicone Wedding Bands: Wed Mayhem
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Upscale Alternatives to Silicone Wedding Bands

While silicone wedding bands are a cheap way to prevent damage to “real” wedding rings during daily use, they don’t offer the style, value and durability of the real deal.

Marriage is a milestone and one that deserves to be celebrated in style. Here are three tried and true metals that you won’t need to leave behind whether you’re headed to work, the gym or on an adventure. 

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The classic: gold wedding bands

classic gold band
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Nowadays, rings made with recycled metals also allow you to reduce your carbon footprint and wear your ring with peace of mind.

Your wedding band is the ultimate statement piece. If you’re thinking of taking the leap, gold is a great choice for a timeless route that carries value into the future.

Pro tip: Does carat matter?

Short answer: yes.

Lower carat golds like 18K provide a sturdier, all-day option, while 14K and 10K are an even more durable choice for anyone working in manual labor.

The purer the gold, the higher the carat—and the cost. 24K gold is considered pure gold, but is too soft for wedding bands and most jewelry.

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The trendy: platinum wedding bands

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For the prestige, platinum can be worth the price.

Platinum rings are an incredibly durable choice that require little maintenance. This extremely rare metal has a hefty price tag, but with the basics dos and don’ts of ring care, it should last for generations.

Tie the knot with this trending pick for a long-lasting, clean look.

A bonus: platinum is hypoallergenic, so don’t worry about your ring becoming an expensive decor piece for your bedside table.

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Best Value: Tungsten Wedding Bands

Tungsten rings
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Tungsten rings are our top pick for two reasons: they’re affordable and built to last.

Tungsten is nearly as hard as diamond and offers the shine to match. 

Plus, at a fraction of the price of gold and platinum wedding bands, the risk of losing a tungsten band isn’t nearly as nerve wracking and lets you splurge on other romantic highlights for your wedding and honeymoon.

“Tungsten wedding bands offer tremendous durability and comfort as well as personal significance at a more accessible cost.”

David, Founder of RING BEAR

These sleek wedding bands come in classic colors like gold and silver, but are also available in attractive options like with a beveled black finish, flashy colored inlays or a natural wood.

Lastly, tungsten breaks before it bends: a major safety win for anyone working in manual labor or with heavy machinery.

Tungsten

Put a ring on it

Whether gold, platinum or tungsten, you can even go the extra step and say I do with a one-of-a-kind ring.

Which ring tells your love story?

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