What Makes Them Specifically, Mens Tungsten Rings?
March 17, 2012
A Band Is A Band, Is A Band, Isn’t It?
If bands are bands, then what makes them specifically mens tungsten wedding bands? It seems at first, kind of a silly question, you would think that the answer is obvious, men wear mens rings and women wear womens rings. Right? Well, sort of, until you decide to take a closer look. Many women also prefer to wear wedding bands and times rather than a large solitaire or multi-gemmed bauble. So what specifically make the difference between mens and womens wedding bands?
Obviously taste and preference have a lot to do with it, and although there may be definite occasions when a retailer might classify a band as being a “his” or “hers”, for the most part you will not see exclusively gender specific items. Due to differences in likes and opinion, there is thankfully, no set rules as to who is allowed to wear what style, or size of, for instance, tungsten rings. There are however some guidelines you might be able to use, if your shopping online, that can make your selection a bit easier on yourself.
What about Style?
Some men are more fashion conscious than others and want a contemporary metal or a style that’s more trendy among mens rings. Popular contemporary metals among men include tungsten, titanium, black titanium, and cobalt. Tungsten is a strong, and heavy metal, cobalt is also strong but much lighter weight, while titanium has the widest ratio of strength to lightness in weight among the three metals. The selection among men may have a large bearing on the type of work they do, perhaps preferring a metal with some bite to it. These are all usually factors predominately among mens rings. Where as in women’s bands, they are traditionally of a more malleable precious metal such as gold, silver or platinum.
Does The Build Of The Man Or Woman Make A Difference?
Absolutely it does. A taller or heavier framed man may prefer a wider width ring (7-10 mm range) while a slimmer or smaller framed man may feel comfortable wearing a smaller millimeter width (3-6 mm range) and it looks natural and perfectly masculine due to his frame. On the same note, a taller or more voluptuous woman might choose a wider width of band and it looks dazzlingly feminine, while the petite woman might feel that a wider band enveloped her.
What About the Stones?
Gemstones such as diamonds, and now due to their ever growing popularity, black diamonds are appearing in a large number of tungsten rings being marketed predominately to men as a rule, due to their style and the differences between what most men and woman typically prefer. Naturally though these are general preferences, and if some of the ladies were to find a band in these categories that suited their style, by all means she should wear them.
So even though most tungsten rings may be styled and suited with men in mind, today’s emerging trends include chunky baubles for both men and women. So use your your tastes to decide the look that is best for you.