If you’re looking for a wedding band that will set you apart from the crowd, you’ve come to the right place. These days, there are so many trendy options and so many reasons to choose something other than the classic gold or silver. Shoot, your ring doesn’t even have to be metal anymore! From the color to the material to the finish, you can pick the perfect ring to represent yourself and your love. Carbon fiber is a newer option on the wedding band scene, and it’s one you have to check out. It’s not right for everyone, but it might be just the thing for you!
What is Carbon Fiber, Anyway?
Carbon fiber is super cool. For starters, it’s not even a metal. Carbon fibers are thin strands of carbon (some smaller than human hair!) that are woven together to make one of the world’s strongest, most lightweight materials. It was first invented by Thomas Edison in the late 1800’s, but developments in the mid-1900’s gave us the carbon fiber we know and love. Whether you were aware of it or not, there’s a good chance you’ve bumped into carbon fiber doing all sorts of daily things. It’s an incredibly versatile material used for everything from spacecraft to sporting goods. And now you can wear it on your finger!
How is it Made?
Carbon fiber can start out as a number of initial materials — the exact process depends on the manufacturer and their process. Once the thin filaments are formed, they’re heated in a special gas mixture and the surface is treated so they bond with each other and other materials more easily. Then it’s time to spin the fiber into thicker strands and weave them together into a cloth. Depending on the application, it can be used as a flexible cloth or formed into permanent shapes.
Carbon Fiber Wedding Band 101
When carbon fiber came on the wedding scene, it drew interest for a whole host of reasons. It’s strong, it’s durable and it’s cost-effective. It’s also conflict-free — perfect for the socially-conscious groom. Carbon fiber is automatically associated with so many cool industries and manufacturing processes — from air and space travel to medical applications to military use to bike frames. It carries just a hint of thoughtful badass-ness with it, making it a great choice. Here are five reasons why.
It’s as Strong as Your Love
You’re getting married because you’re in love — and because your love is strong. You trust that you and your partner will weather storms together guarded by your commitment to one another and the ring you choose to symbolize that. Like the two of you, carbon fiber is strong. In fact, it’s five times stronger than steel. It can stand up to just about anything you can think of (even a car driving over it). And, in its strength, it maintains its beauty — like our classic cobalt yellow and white band with carbon fiber around the inside.
It’s as Durable as Your Commitment
When you and your partner tie the knot, you’re making a commitment to forever — regardless of what life throws at you or takes from you, you have each other. You’re not going anywhere. Your carbon fiber band is the same — it’s pretty much indestructible. An eternal symbol of your eternal love, it’s built to withstand the scuffs and scratches that come along with day-to-day life. Do you want to let the world know just how durable you and your partner are? Our tantalum matte black band with carbon fiber around the inside will do just that.
It’s as Light as Your Heart
You’re getting ready for a wedding, and you’re (understandably) floating on cloud 9. You and your partner are comfortable with one another and absolutely thrilled to start your next chapter together. A carbon fiber ring will fit right in with how you feel — because it isn’t a metal, carbon fiber makes for an extremely lightweight ring. You’ll hardly notice it’s there. It’s also hypoallergenic, so it’s a comfortable wear for anyone — even those with metal allergies. A cool blue two-tone cobalt band lined around the inside with carbon fiber provides a light, comfortable symbol of your elation and love.
It’s as Stylish as You (and Your Partner)
You and your partner know how to keep it classy. You have good taste — that’s why you fell in love with each other. And one of the reasons you’re looking for a non-traditional wedding band is because you want the world to know. Even when you’re at the gym or in your most boring work wear, you want the people around you to know that your taste is on point. One of our favorite carbon fiber looks is dark and trendy — like our black cobalt band with a carbon fiber inlay. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood with this classy piece on your hand.
It Lets You Focus Your Budget on Other Things
Getting married is expensive. So is building a life together. Maybe you’re hoping to spend a bit more on the venue for your wedding, maybe you want to upgrade your honeymoon or maybe you’re saving for a down payment on a house. Whatever your financial priorities are, a carbon fiber ring can help you get there without looking cheap. One of our favorites for that? The black stainless steel ring with blue carbon fiber. The pop of color and visible carbon fiber makes for a gorgeous look that helps you put your cash toward the things that matter most to you.
Carbon Fiber for Your Forever Love
You know by now that there are so many good reasons to consider carbon fiber for your wedding ring. Whether you want something strong or trendy or inexpensive, it’s the perfect solution. Carbon fiber does so many important jobs in the world, but for you, there may not be any more important than symbolizing the love you and your partner share. Take a look at our carbon fiber bands today, and add them to your home try-on so you can get one step closer to your happily ever after!