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Alternative Metals for Wedding Bands

When it comes to men's bands, gold and silver aren't your only options.

Tungsten Rings

Tungsten wedding rings from KAY Jewelers

Tungsten carbide resists corrosion, is four times harder than titanium and dense. It's so strong it can't be bent, which means it can't be resized. Polish for tungsten jewelry can be permanent, requiring little maintenance.

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Titanium Rings

Titanium wedding rings from KAY Jewelers

Titanium has incredible strength and a unique look. It's three times stronger than steel and lighter; it's also lighter than a similar amount of gold. It's pure - not combined with other metal alloys and is hypoallergenic. Titanium won't corrode and is highly resistant to dents and bending. The most classic colors of titanium are gray and black, with finishes such as satin, frost or high polish. Titanium isn't soldered (melting metal and joining it together), so a titanium ring can't be resized.

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Stainless Steel Rings

Stainless steel wedding rings from KAY Jewelers

Stainless steel is less likely to rust and corrode than regular steel and other metals. It's strong and durable. The chromium present in stainless steel - generally at least 10.5% - resists oxidation, preventing rust or stains from appearing on the steel's surface.

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platinum Rings

Platinum wedding rings from KAY Jewelers

Platinum is lauded for its strength, durability, and how its bright white shine never fades—qualities that make it the perfect metal for everyday wear. It is the hardest of the natural precious metals, and when used in fine jewelry, is at least 90 percent pure. Despite this hardness, it is possible to resize a platinum ring. A smart choice for brides and grooms allergic to nickel, platinum is considered hypoallergenic. It is rarer and more dense than gold, so a ring rendered in platinum will weigh more than the same ring in gold.

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