When it comes to wedding rings, you don’t hear much about men’s styles. But the fact is that men wear them, too. Since you expect to wear a wedding band for the rest of your life, it’s not a decision to go into lightly. You want to feel confident shopping for wedding bands for men in the same way you would for a woman’s design. At Stephen Allen Jewelers, we have a collection of men’s wedding bands that would fit any style and preference. But how do you know what kind of wedding band to look for? Here are a few things to consider when shopping for the groom’s wedding band.


There are as many wedding band choices as there are personalities. What looks good online might not match your expectations or style, so be careful about ordering a wedding band before trying it out for yourself. If you want something simple, for example, a bold band might stick out too much for your liking. Maybe you want your wedding band to represent your personality in size or other features. Take your time instead of making a decision out of haste or necessity.


It’s important to keep this in mind: you will most likely wear your wedding band for the rest of your life. Most men never take theirs off after the wedding day. Comfort is imperative because you don’t want to deal with irritation for the rest of your life! If you react badly to a certain metal over others, for example, avoid these for your wedding bands. 


Budget is one of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for wedding bands. Usually, most of the funds are allocated to the bride’s rings, but don’t forget about yours! It’s best to have a solid idea of what you want to spend on your band before you start shopping around. That way, you don’t get sidetracked by options that might be beyond what you can afford.


Are you very physically active? Do you have a job that requires lots of hands-on work? Do you regularly engage in manual hobbies like woodworking, hiking, or rock climbing? These questions can help you determine the kind of band you should look for, especially when it comes to durability. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, look for a men’s wedding band that can stand up to the elements as well as possible. Without these factors, you have a little bit more flexibility in your options.

Similar Styles

Some couples want their wedding bands to complement or match each other. Is this a preference you need to keep in mind? Even if this is not a factor, it’s important to communicate what you each want. There are specific styles of wedding bands that complement each other well, so it’s a good idea to do this part of the shopping together if this is a priority for you. As a general rule, ask your bride before purchasing your band.


When you’re ready to shop for your wedding bands, stop by Stephen Allen Jewelry in East Longmeadow! Contact us today with any questions before your visit.


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East Longmeadow, MA 01028


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