You go to department store and there is a section of clothes, jewelry, shoes and even some electronics geared and marketed towards men or women. It is without any surprise that a vast majority of people, when searching for the perfect tungsten wedding bands to accentuate their wedding day, would believe there are specific wedding bands for men and specific bands for women. It is important to know the differences, as you do not want to be stuck with a women’s ring!
However, traditionally men and women tend to gravitate to certain styles, certain widths, certain finishes and certain stone settings. For width, men tend to prefer about 6 mm, which is about 0.24 inches; a more common width for a woman is 4 mm, which is about 0.16 inches. If you find that “common” width too big or too small for your liking, do not be concerned. Any deviation from the “common” does not mean that your ring is automatically a ring for the other gender. Like we said earlier, it is a matter of preference.
For men, those who tend to be a little flashier and enjoy wearing jewelry tend to go for wider ring, whereas those who do not seem to revel in the spotlight and do not enjoy wearing jewelry tend to opt for a thinner ring. You will usually see rings for men ranging from 4 mm to 12 mm in thickness.
For women, the range of thickness tends to be between 2 mm and 8 mm. Again, this is all based on what you like and what you think looks good on you. If you are buying a wedding band made of the more precious metal variety, such as gold or platinum, it is important to keep in mind that the thicker the ring, the larger the price tag. This is one of the many reasons that couples who like thicker rings opt for alternative metals, such as tungsten carbide. You can achieve your desired look without having the added cost.
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