When we talk of Silver Wedding Bands we are not talking about the metal Silver but the color of silver itself. Traditionally your only other choice for a Wedding Band was Gold, however modern times now allow metals to be coloured to nearly any color imaginable and the real choice would rest with the wearer. However in this article we will be focused on Silver Wedding Bands only.
Silver being such a standard metallic color can be produced by many metals and if you are looking for a Silver Wedding Band your metal choice is a big decision. Top of the price list would be Platinum however if you cannot afford this there are many other options. Other choices include White Gold, Titanium, Tungsten and Palladium.
It should be noted that Sterling Silver is not suitable for use in Wedding Band designs. While still being a precious metal Silver tarnishes too easily and would require too much maintenance to keep it looking its best.
Platinum is said to have a white color and as such looks very nice on ones hand especially when used with diamonds automotive fastener manufacturers in the design. The bright white color of Platinum enhances the sparkle and brilliance of diamonds to make these Silver Wedding Bands simply awesome. Platinum bands are heavily weighted and while being very expensive, often twice as much as gold per ounce, these rings are very durable, strong and long lasting.
White Gold is definitely the Silver Wedding Band metal of choice. Wedding Bands will be found in 18Karot and 14Karot Gold to allow different price options. While both of these variations are quite hard and durable, gold is somewhat soft in its purest form and even these bands can be bent, scratched and dented if not taken care of. However as they are gold rings they look and feel great.
Titanium Wedding Bands are becoming quite popular especially in men’s designs. Being the hardest known element known to man, Titanium rings provide the most durable Silver Wedding Band available. You will find that these bands can cop a lot of abuse and will not bend, scratch or dent. The only limiting factor is that they are quite light and can feel a little cheap. The up side is that they are very cheap in comparison to White Gold and Platinum and they can also be coloured and combined with gold and diamonds to enhance their weight and attractiveness.
Another very hard and durable ring metal is Tungsten. Tungsten Wedding Bands have been demonstrated to be so scratch resistant that even excessive filing with a large metal file to deliberately damage them will not scratch the ring. These bands are also very cheap and can be found for less than $100. Do not think that these are cheap and nasty in any way but more of a practical design that will most likely outlive a gold or platinum band. And of course they are available in many standard and fancy designs to suit every personality.
Finally there is another choice when looking at Silver Wedding Bands. Palladium is a metal that belongs to the same family as Platinum. While not being as expensive as Platinum it looks just as bright as Platinum and feels like White Gold. This is a great alternative if you are looking for a ring similar to White Gold but cannot afford Platinum.
One more attractive feature of the Titanium, Tungsten and Palladium Bands is the fact that they are all hypoallergenic. This means that they will not cause any skin reactions or discolorations on the wearer’s finger. These rings may really be the Silver Wedding Bands of the future.