Finding a Wedding Ring for the Groom

We crossed another “big” item off our to-do list last week—we got my fiance's wedding ring!  Since exchanging rings is typically a big part of a wedding ceremony, you will probably face ring shopping for him at some point.  Unlike finding an engagement ring or even the band to go with the engagement ring for the bride, finding a ring for your groom is a little less intense. But since your groom probably has not been dreaming of his wedding ring since he was a little boy or has a Pinterest board of rings he has been drooling over, you might be a little lost as to where to start.

Tungsten Carbide Rosewood Inlay Wedding Ring from Amazon.com

Tungsten Carbide Rosewood Inlay Wedding Ring from Amazon.com, $21.95

First, decide what type of ring he wants.  Tungsten Affinity has this great infograph with a basic breakdown of the types of rings available to men and some pros and cons.  Does he want diamonds, a plain band, or something fun like a baseball themed ring?  Just keep this in mind during your search.

Glow in the Dark Tungsten Ring from MatthewsMuses Etsy.com

Glow in the Dark Tungsten Ring from MatthewsMuses Etsy.com, $50

We mainly looked for tungsten rings because they are pretty inexpensive and are very durable.  We started browsing the typical jewelry store websites where a tungsten band costs about $200.  If you browse Etsy, however, you can usually get something a little more unique and engraved for around $50.  Etsy is definitely the way to go if your guy is looking for something unique or colorful.  Another wonderful place to look for rings?  Amazon, where they’re about $20 or cheaper depending on style!

Tungsten Domed Ring from Tanga.com, $8.99

Tungsten Domed Ring from Tanga.com, $8.99

The ring we eventually bought for Kyle was $10 and from Tanga.com.  We just lucked out that they had a ring with a design that he loved and went for it!  The ring arrived last week and is perfect–my fiance was so excited to try it on and show it off.  The only negatives I can think of from the sale is that it shipped pretty slowly (but Tanga is very upfront about slower shipping times) and that the ring came without a box.  At the end of the day though, those aren’t really big issues considering we got a ring we loved at a huge savings.

The ring!

The ring!

Does your fiance have a strong preference about his wedding ring?  Where do you plan to order his ring from?
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