Men's Rings - The Materials Guide

Men's Rings - The Materials Guide | Insignia Jewels

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There's more to men's rings than just wedding bands. Rings make a bold fashion statement and are an extension of your personality, for all to see and admire. The wonderful materials used in crafting our rings, and their incredible designs, from classy to quirky and everything in between, ensure you'll find all the rings you need to complement your unique style. Keep reading for a quick overview of the materials used to make our rings.

The section headed "Dimensions" indicates the size of each individual ring. The most common sizes fall between 6 and 8mm. For example, a standard wedding band would be 6mm in width. Larger rings of 8mm usually have more showy designs and can even be worn on your thumb. It's really up to your taste in hand jewelry.


Stainless steel is a metal alloy made from iron, chromium and carbon. Stainless steel is used in everything from cookware to jewelry. Subsequently, there's a whole range of different qualities out there. At Braceletts, though, we use the best for most of our steel rings and that's 316L stainless steel, also known as surgical steel. Stainless steel rings are the most common and popular rings for men. Explore our Stainless Steel rings for men.


Titanium is a relatively new material when it comes to jewelry. Titanium rings are made in two different grades, either 90% or 99.2% titanium content. At Braceletts, we sell the 99.2% content variety, also called "pure titanium." Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all metals.

Titanium is as strong as steel but much less dense. Titanium is extremely durable, even more scratch-resistant than steel, and highly resistant to corrosion. Titanium rings weigh half as much as steel and are very comfortable to wear. Titanium is also hypoallergenic, great news for those of us with sensitive skin or allergies to certain metals. Explore our Titanium rings for men.


Sterling silver is made from 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper or some other metal alloy. Pure silver on its own is too soft to make jewelry with, so usually copper is added to make it rigid enough to hold its shape. Sterling silver is very popular for wedding and engagement rings because of its shiny luster. Any ring made from sterling silver will look beautiful on your hand. Of course, as with any product made from sterling silver, it does require a little polishing every once a while to maintain its sheen. Explore our Sterling Silver rings for men.


Tungsten weighs 4 times as much as steel and is twice as hard. Definitely a good material for solid, masculine rings. Tungsten rings are very hard to scratch and stay shiny forever. That's because tungsten is much denser that steel or titanium. As hard as ruby stones, tungsten can only be polished and finished with diamond compounds. Explore Our Tungsten rings for men.


Ceramic is an extremely lightweight material that is nonetheless very strong. Ceramic tiles were, after all, used on space shuttles to protect them during the harrowing re-entry stage. Ceramic rings are also highly resistant to scratches and are comparable in quality to tungsten rings. Ceramics are definitely not fragile and are highly resistant to damage from chemicals. Ceramic rings are hypoallergenic, meaning that if you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergic reactions to some metals, ceramics are perfect for you. Explore our Ceramic rings for men.


Braceletts does not carry rings made from pure gold because the price fluctuations in that precious metal have gone out of whack, no longer representing real good value. Gold is a relatively soft metal that needs lots of maintenance and is usually coated with a thin layer of rhodium, thus producing white gold that is shinier than pure gold. What we offer instead is a wide range of gold-colored strong metals such as surgical steel and titanium. 

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