WHAT KARAT IS BEST FOR A MEN'S GOLD WEDDING BAND?
The karat of gold refers to its purity. Pure gold, or 24 karat gold, is very soft and not durable enough to be used for a wedding band, so we offer rings in 10k, 14k, and 18k gold to provide a range of options that are suited for everyone.
- 10 karat gold is made with 14 parts alloyed metals and provides a more affordable and durable ring than those with higher karat counts.
- 14 karat gold is a good balance of durability and gold content. It is strong enough to withstand everyday wear and tear, and still has a rich, warm yellow color.
- 18 karat gold is more pure than 14 karat gold, and it has an even brighter, more lustrous color. However, it is also softer and more expensive than lower karat options.
Ultimately, the best karat of gold for your wedding band is a personal preference. Consider your lifestyle, budget, and how you prefer the look of the gold when making your decision.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FINISHES FOR MEN'S GOLD WEDDING BANDS?
We offer two distinct finishes in all of our gold wedding bands. Our polished finish is a classic look that has been popular throughout history. It is smooth and shiny, reflecting light as it hits it, giving it a refined and elegant look. Our matte finish absorbs the light rather than reflects it, and is less shiny than a polished finish as a result. It is often described as being "brushed", and gives the ring a more modern and understated look.
CAN YOU WEAR A GOLD WEDDING BAND TO SWIM OR SHOWER?
We generally don't recommend wearing your wedding band to swim or shower because, while it won't harm the metal itself, it can reduce the shine and luster of the ring over time. There are a few things you should keep in mind in order to care for your ring:
- Chlorine: Chlorine is used to disinfect swimming pools and hot tubs. It can damage the finish of your gold ring and make it look dull over time. If you are going to swim in a pool or use a hot tub, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after.
- Salt water: Salt water can also damage the finish of your gold ring. It can also make your ring more likely to tarnish. If you are going to swim in the ocean, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after.
- Sweat: Sweat can also damage the finish of your gold ring. It can also make your ring more likely to tarnish. If you are going to work out or do anything that will cause you to sweat heavily, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after your activity.