Make Your Statement With Mens Tungsten Wedding Bands
March 31, 2012
Traditionally, at least since men started wearing wedding rings, round about the time of WII, wedding bands have been made of some form of gold, whether white or yellow, or some other metal considered “precious”. However, that does not mean that we have no choice as to what we decide to wear when it come to our wedding jewelry. Modern Jeweler reported that 1/3 of all mens rings today were made of contemporary metals and that nearly 20% of that number were mens tungsten wedding bands. This has been a real advantage to the working man. Tungsten rings are excessively hard, they will not scratch and leave marks of wear on the band, the way that gold, platinum or silver does. So it’s obvious that many grooms breaking with tradition have been glad to do so once they get the not only less expensive but also more modern look of contemporary metals on their hands.
Non-Traditional Rogues of History
There are quite a few people of note who broke with tradition, and while it was a hot topic of the day, eventually others saw that they liked it. Take Mary, Queen of Scots, for instance. When she married her first husband the dauphin of France in 1558, most royal brides of the day wore a silver or blue wedding dress. It was absolutely unheard of for a blushing bride to wear white, that was the color of death and mourning. Nonetheless, Mary only 15 years old at the time, was quite the fashionista and felt that she looked ravishing in white and insisted upon a white wedding dress.
300 years later, the trend was picked up again, this time by Queen Victoria when she married her Prince Albert. She wore a pure white wedding gown trimmed in orange blossoms. This time the trend stuck and all her subjects from there on out decided to imitate the look and the traditional white wedding gown was adopted into modern culture.
These women chose what they liked regardless of public opinion, and eventually the public decided they were on board for it. Fortunately the contemporary metal movement has not been such a tough row to hoe, and many top designers have been consistently adding fabulous new creations to their lines. So take a look at ArtCarved, Heavy Stone Rings, Triton, and J.R.Yates, to name just a few of the greats and get the tungsten bands that are just perfect for you!