4 Reasons Why a Precious Metal Wedding Band Is Best For You

In the current marketplace, your choices for men's wedding rings are virtually endless. Not only do a variety of designs and styles exist to appeal to anyone, but there are a number of metals available that were not traditionally used for wedding bands. 

Now we at 4WeddingBands aren't traditionalists, per se, but we know a killer wedding band when we see one. And here are our top 4 reasons why when choosing a wedding ring, precious metals are the only way to go:

1. Precious metals have intrinsic value. When you decided to get married, you made a serious commitment to the person you love and want to spend your life with. You invested in your future. Why wouldn't you invest in a precious metal wedding ring to cement that bond? Unlike all of the alternative metal wedding rings on the market, a precious metal wedding band will retain its value forever. Precious metals are a true investment that will not lose their value.

2. Precious metal wedding rings can be sized easily. Certain "alternative" metals and inlaid rings may look cool, but when you get down to the materials themselves, the problems become apparent. Not only are they virtually worthless from a value perspective, but many of these metals can't be sized—and in some cases are very difficult to cut off. In a medical emergency, wouldn't you feel better knowing that your band could be easily removed from your finger? Or, in a less dramatic example, if you find at some point that your precious metal wedding band becomes too tight or too loose, it can be sized easily.  We are happy to offer this service to our 4WeddingBands customers. If you have any questions about sizing, shoot us an email at info@4WeddingBands.com.

Left to right: Bueller, Parker, Tamland, and Bourne.

Left to right: Bueller, Parker, Tamland, and Bourne.

3. Precious metals have been used forever as a symbol of love. As we said, we're not traditionalists by any stretch of the imagination—but we are firm believers in making jewelry from only precious metals. We carry on a family tradition of nearly 75 years of making only precious metal jewelry, and we plan to keep it that way. While we offer a number of designs—from classic, simple bands to cutting-edge looks—our dedication to the tradition of handcrafting high quality, precious metal jewelry has never waned. Our fathers and grandfathers worked with gold, platinum, and silver, and so do we. 

4. Despite what the alternative metal marketers say, precious metal wedding bands are affordable.  If you are shopping within a certain budget, don't settle for anything less than a precious metal. Sure titanium is inexpensive, but you are paying for a metal with no intrinsic value. If you are looking for a very affordable option, check out our Argentium silver offerings. All of our bands are available in Argentium—a hypoallergenic, 100% recycled silver that is actually purer than standard sterling silver. It's an awesome metal—and it's affordable.

Bottom line: Would you want to wear a wedding ring that is made from the same metal as your shower head? Yeah, we didn't think so.

4 the Bride: Women's Wedding Bands Made to Order

Once you've chosen a wedding band for yourself, you may be wondering if 4WeddingBands has a band that's right for her? While we display only men's wedding bands on our website, we are a full-service jewelry manufacturer. We also make women's wedding bands in gold, platinum, palladium, and Argentium silver—with and without diamonds. 



Our most popular styles are classic burnish- and channel-set diamond wedding bands featuring 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-point diamonds. These traditional wedding bands are most popular in 14k and 18k yellow, white, and pink gold. We use only the best quality diamonds in our ladies wedding rings to ensure optimum brilliance.

In addition, our round, flat, and hammered ladies wedding rings in platinum, palladium, gold, and silver are very popular, in both high polished and satin finishes. These women's wedding bands are complementary to virtually any engagement ring, and we can customize your wedding band to be a perfect match. They also make excellent anniversary rings and look gorgeous in stacks of three. Many of our clients order these stacks as anniversary, holiday, and birthday gifts.

Having been in the jewelry manufacturing business for 70 years, we are happy to help you with any of your precious metal jewelry needs.We make all of our jewelry in our New York factory from molten metal to finished product! 

If you have any questions about ordering a woman's wedding band or other related jewelry items, please email us at info@4weddingbands.com or call 1.516.519.3913. We are happy to help! 



Men's and Women's Wedding Ring Care Guide

While most men and women wear their wedding bands all the time, it's a good idea to remove your ring periodically to allow the skin beneath some breathing room. Also, we suggest taking off your wedding ring when performing any activities in which the jewelry could come into contact with chemicals.

Avoid exposure to chlorine and certain chemicals that are used in spas and hot tubs—especially with Argentium silver, which could lead to discoloration of the metal. 

While most commercial polishing cloths or jewelry cleaners are safe for gold, platinum, and palladium wedding rings and jewelry, avoid their use with Argentium silver. Instead, wipe the piece with a cotton ball soaked in Windex with vinegar (not ammonia) or hand sanitizer to remove any dirt, grime, or discoloration.

For platinum, palladium, and 14k or 18k gold wedding bands with or without diamonds, the following home cleaning processes work well to remove dirt, oils, and residue:

• Dissolve one tablet of Alka Seltzer or Efferdent in warm water and soak the wedding band for 5 to 10 minutes. The bubbles will loosen dirt and grime. 

• Make a baking soda paste using a few teaspoons of baking soda to about a teaspoon of water, creating a thick slurry. Clean the wedding ring with a soft cloth or toothbrush. Rinse off any excess.

It's also important to note that any wedding rings, no matter what precious metal, will naturally wear over time. You will notice this in particular on a bright polished platinum wedding band, which will slowly develop a patina over time. The patina is a signature of platinum that should be expected and embraced over the lifetime of the piece.

Our 4 Bestselling Wedding Bands

Choosing a wedding band is tough. At 4weddingbands.com, we try our best to educate you about your options. You've got to choose a precious metal that is right for your lifestyle and your budget. If you have any questions about metal, be sure to visit our Choosing a Metal page and you'll find the answers.

But when it comes to selecting a design for your wedding band, the choice is completely personal. We've identified our 4 bestselling men's wedding rings so you can see what styles are most popular with our past clients:

Foley. Offering a simple twist of visual interest, this 8 mm flat comfort fit wedding band features an all-over sandblasted finish with an off-set bright cut channel.

Jones. Rugged yet elegant, this 6 mm round comfort fit wedding band features a sandblasted central section surrounded by elegant milgrain and sleek high polish edges. 

Kane. A classic, this 8 mm round high polish comfort fit wedding band in our heavier weight styling offers traditional elegance with added presence. 

Sparrow.  For those who believe in the power of numbers, the number 8 is symbolic of wealth, success, and luck—all represented in this wedding band. Segmented into 8 sections, this 8 mm comfort fit band features a rugged sandblasted finish with high polish cuts and edges. 


Tips for Selecting a Finish for Your Wedding Band

At 4weddingbands.com, we offer three basic finishes in our line of men's wedding bands: high polish, satin, and sandblasted. As you shop our store, you'll see those three terms used when describing our wedding band designs. In some of our designs, we use more than one finish for visual interest.

Can't figure out which finish you like best? Think of it this way:

High polish: You like shiny things and you like to be noticed. If you want your gold, platinum, palladium, or Argentium silver wedding band to stand out and make a statement, go for this mirror-like finish.

Satin: Your style is more subtle and subdued. If you want a gold, platinum, palladium, or Argentium silver wedding band that has a softer, brushed look, opt for a satin finish.

Sandblasted: Your look is rugged and edgy. If you want a gold, platinum, palladium, or Argentium silver wedding band that has a rough, textured feel, choose a sandblasted finish.