Whether you are purchasing his ring for a gift or for a wedding, it's important to consider his lifestyle to find the ring best suited for him. Choosing the perfect ring isn’t just based on appearance, it can be a matter of safety. Let’s take a look.
If your guy is a tradesmen you need to consider his safety. Did you know that electrician can’t wear rings that conduct electricity? That makes sense now that you’ve heard it, but before this it may not have occured to you that it can be a real problem. For an electrician, you may want to choose something like, silicon or wood. Yes, there are wooden rings, and they are spectacular.
If your guy works around heavy machinery, silicone is a good choice because of flexibility.
For medical professionals, it is very important to consider the metal and design. First, rings with rough edges or diamonds that stick up can easily cause a glove to rip. That can be a risky and dangerous problem. It can also be inconvenient to slip the gloves on and off. Titanium, gold, and stainless steel bands are good choices because they are durable and easy to clean. If you do want him to have a diamond jewelry, you can find bands that have channel set diamonds. These diamonds sit even with or just below the surface, which would allow a glove to pass over without tearing.
If your guy is a businessman and doesn't have the risk of machinery or infection, you are free to choose just about anything. His ring should be chosen just from his fashion and comfort level.
Let’s take a look at the most popular metal options on the market right now, as well as, their durability, cost, and care.
- Platinum- Has a silver appearance, very strong, easy to polish to restore it’s finish, and is the most expensive metal.
- Gold- Classic yellow appearance, doesn’t tarnish, more affordable than platinum, and can be easily washed.
- Titanium- lightweight, doesn't corrode, very strong, can’t be resized, and is hypoallergenic.
- Tungsten- silvery appearance, much harder than titanium, little maintenance, and hypoallergenic.
- Stainless Steel- strong, durable, affordable, and you can clean it with soap and water.
With these metals, there are options on the finish. You can choose a super shiny finish, a matte finish, or a hammered finish. Also, you can mix any of those finishes together to really add some flare.
Before you purchase the ring, be sure to think about his safety. Some materials are better than others for safety. Also, not all rings can be resized, so if his weight fluctuates, that is something to consider. Personal style is another factor. He may want a ring full of diamonds or a more basic ring with a matte finish. Weigh the pros and cons of the different metals and materials.