When it comes to wedding rings for men, the choices are growing each year. Gone are the days where only slim pickings were available to grooms. The question now is not will he or wont he, us girls know the answer to that is definitely YES.....and the tighter the ring, the better, we hear you say!!
The question of the moment for our grooms is.. Which wedding ring?
The modern groom is savvy and style conscious, sensitive to making the right jewellery choice and having something different to his mates. As a jewellery designer I'm used to hearing these type of comments from the bride !! Move over brides there's a new girl in town and he wants to shine too.
For men in the market for a wedding ring there has and always will be gold (yellow, rose or white) and platinum. New to the market are some lesser known "noble metals" (PGM's).
Introducing platinum 600 and palladium. Platinum Group Metals consist of 6 metals. They are platinum, palladium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium.
Platinum 950 has long been a desirable metal, but due to its price has made it unaffordable for many grooms. Recently it has just been made more affordable. Introducing Platinum 600. Put simply it contains 60% platinum 950 and 40% Platinum alloy. Being 50% harder than 18ct gold and 20% harder than platinum 950, it is perfect for long term wear. It is also hypoallergenic, so no nasty skin rashes. And the price...well it's about 50% of the price of Platinum 950.
Fewer people have heard of palladium, one of the rarest of metals in the world. Palladium wedding rings for men are fast becoming the ultimate choice of white precious metals. Naturally white, palladium rings are stylish, pure, comfortable, lightweight but strong. If your man likes a big and bold design without a heavy feel, then this is the perfect choice.
But lets not forget the main benefit of palladium over platinum is price. You (or he) will save around 50% of the cost of a platinum ring.
So Will he or wont he choose - Precious, durable and affordable PLATINUM 600 or White, light, dazzling PALLADIUM?
With so many for him to choose from, the team at Bill Hicks Jewellery Design will make sure he has a ring on his finger.