Black wedding bands
We have told you this more than once, black is the new white! I love a black wedding band and black engagement rings.
They are on really on trend at the moment but I think as they are super stylish, durable, and timeless they are here to stay!
What is a black wedding band?
A black wedding band is a type of jewelry that is worn by married couples. The black color of the band symbolizes the strength and stability of the marriage.
Some couples choose to have their black wedding bands engraved with their names or wedding date. Others may prefer a simpler design or even a plain black band.
While black wedding bands are not as common as traditional gold or silver bands, they are growing in popularity due to their unique look.
Whatever the reason for choosing a black wedding band, it is sure to add a touch of sophistication to any wedding ceremony.
Black not your color but looking for something unique? Head to our non traditional ring guide.
Things to consider when buying a black wedding bands
- Durability: Mohs scale and easily it will scratch, Consider your work and lifestyle and durable it needs to be.
- Budget: This will vary hugely for each couple but consider your budget before as this will affect your metal and stone choices
- Availability: Some of the rarer designs and materials may be hard to source. Give plenty of time when shopping if you are after some unique or one of a kind.
- Matching partners: Not all couples want to match but most do, if so the engagement ring needs to be considered and what will work with what, and then finding something you both like.
- Resizing: A lot of black metals and materials used for black bands mean that the rings can not be resized after. This can be a huge problem over the years as we change shape and size and is one to think about
- Repairing: Like with resizing, repairing most black rings is impossible or expensive
- Emergency: Most black rings can’t be cut off in an emergency, they have to be smashed off.
Black wedding band metals and materials
Titanium is a really strong material and black titanium is coated in a diamond-like material making it strong and scratch resistant. It is hypoallergenic so perfect if you have allergies. They are low-cost and easily available.
They are not as durable as solid metal, meaning there is a possibility of the coating chipping showing the titanium underneath.
2. Black gold
Gold is strong solid metal. It is easy to have reshaped, repaired, and re-plated.
Black gold is plated so there is a high chance it will chip and wear over time. They are expensive, like with gold the higher carat the more expensive.
3. Black stainless steel
These are very low cost so a great choice if you have a lower budget. They are not plated, the steel is anodized to create the black color.
The steel is not very durable or scratch resistant. If you have an active job or enjoy sports or have an active lifestyle it may not be best.
These are super durable, hard-wearing, and really low-priced. They are made for active couples, cheap enough to replace if ever needed or lost.
As they are silicone, not metal they can look less expensive, which most do want with their wedding ring. They can not be resized or reshaped.
5. Black diamond
This one has the wow factor for sure, a full ring made from black diamond. The whole ring! With it all diamond it is the most durable and scratch-resistant ring you can get.
With a one-of-a-kind wow factor comes higher cost and availability. They can not be resized or changed in any way.
6. Black ceramic rings
It is a matt lightweight and hard-wearing material. It is also all one material no plating so no chipping. It does not corrode in salt water making it great for sea lovers! the price is reasonable, not the low end but a good price point for a long-lasting ring.
It can only have a simple design. Unlike metals and other materials, they can shatter if hit hard with a stronger or similar strength surface.
Zirconium is a durable, hard wearing metal that is also lightweight. It is reasonably priced, not as cheap as stainless steel but not on the higher end of costs. It is also hypoallergenic.
It is not plated but only the outer layer is treated to turn black, so not as easily chipped but with force this is possible.
Tungsten rings are hard wearing, heaves weight rings. They are actually coated in zirconium to create the black color. Making them strong and stylish rings.
As mentioned as they are coated they are prone to scraping, but as not plate
What does a black wedding ring mean?
A black wedding ring can have different meanings for different couples. For some, it may be a way to express their individuality and stand out from the crowd. For others, it may be a way to symbolize the strength of their bond and their commitment to each other. Still, others might choose a black ring simply because they like the look. Whatever the reason, a black wedding ring is a unique and stylish choice that can help to make your special day even more memorable.
Why do guys wear black rings?
Guys wear black rings for a variety of reasons. Some might choose to wear a black ring as a fashion statement, while others may use it to signify their commitment to a particular cause or belief. Still, others might simply prefer the look of a black ring to a more traditional metal like gold or silver. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that black rings are becoming increasingly popular among men of all ages.
Are black wedding bands hypoallergenic?
There is no one definitive answer to this question as it depends on the specific materials used to create a black wedding band. However, most black wedding bands are generally considered to be hypoallergenic, as they are typically made from materials such as tungsten or titanium that are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
Still looking? Head to our alternative wedding ring guide.
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