Alternative Wedding Band Metals

Updated: Jul 11


Women's White Gold Natural Diamond & Tanzanite Wedding Band
Women's White Gold Natural Diamond & Tanzanite Wedding Band

Choosing the right set of wedding bands can include looking and thinking outside of the box. Those intended couples who are seeking an alternative metal for their choice of wedding bands have a variety of metals from which to choose, each with their own set of benefits an factors that allow you to make an informed and specific choice.


The different metals that are available for use as wedding bands offer a wealth of design options so that you can truly choose the wedding band set you covet. The more traditional metals, platinum, gold, and silver, can be unique given the many options for personalization, but a wedding band made of the most common alternatives really stand out as unique representations of your personality and style.



Tungsten Wedding Rings

Tungsten wedding bands are commonly darker in color. Since tungsten has the highest boiling point of all of the metals, it is more durable and less likely to be damaged or warped in any way over time. Tungsten is also able to maintain a mirror-like shine for decades without maintenance.



Palladium Wedding Rings

Palladium is a metal that is mined alongside platinum. Because the two metals are so similar, palladium is often overlooked as an option as an alternative wedding band metal. Palladium has the advantage of platinum in that it is a harder metal and therefore better able to withstand punishment from an active wearer.



Cobalt Wedding Rings

While perfectly qualified as a contemporary alternative wedding band metal, cobalt is actually a more traditional choice for ancient jewelry. The use of cobalt has become increasingly rare in jewelry which makes it a perfect choice for carving out a unique space with your wedding bands. Cobalt is strong and durable while offering the same hypoallergenic properties of the more commonly used platinum.



Titanium Wedding Rings

Titanium is currently used more and more in jewelry, especially in watches because of its strong but lightweight capabilities. For wedding bands, titanium offers durability and an option for non-traditional coloring that will allow your wedding bands to stand out.



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