I am writing this article on the presumption that you have already been taken in by the discreet charms of mens wedding bands and have decided to buy one, or two for that matter. My concern is what do the next steps involve? Given that we are talking about a significant amount of investment in a thing which you will be wearing, probably, for the rest of your life, you should not be missing out on these points which are as crucial as they can get. So here we go:
- Acquaint Yourself with Some Jewelry Vocabulary
Since you have already gotten past the dilemma regarding the basic material of your wedding band, classic metal like mens rose gold wedding bands, or more contemporary choices, the next step obviously is going to a jeweler, offline or online. Here it becomes pertinent that you know a little bit of the language to keep out bumps ahead. Know the difference therefore between ‘comfort fit’ and ‘standard fit’, ‘carats’ and ‘karats’, clarity enhanced diamonds and natural diamonds, etc.
- Remain Alert about Sizing
This is important because a little too big a band will make it come off pretty often and a little too small will damage the circulation. You can size yourself using online sizing kits offered by many online-based jewelry outfits but I prefer offline sizing carried out by jewelers themselves. Also, it is good, first, that you size it up from more than one jeweler because results sometimes vary, and second, that you be mindful of the fact that temperature makes your finger change its size and shape, no matter how temporary.
- Take Good Care of Your Band
One obvious thing about your wedding band is that it will always be in its place for as long as we can imagine. And this is the reason why you should take good care of it because it will accompany you no matter where you go and what you do. I have seen men fire-fighters take off their mens wedding bands before hitting the scene in case these are made of metals. One of them in fact put off his mens rose gold wedding bands just to replace it with a silicone one because the latter doesn’t heat up and is easy to clean. But with all the metals that are available nowadays, cleaning is not an option, it is mandatory, and soaking that band in a bowl of hot water mixed with soap for a few minutes will do.
These were all the important points I could muster right now. The rest obviously depends on your common sense. Avoid wearing the band while doing rough outside work or handling chemicals of any sort and it will last for the entirety of your lifetime.