When you work with your hands, there are times when your hands get a little nicked up. That means any jewelry on your hand is going to see some live action out there from time to time. From unexpected debris to sawdust or sweat, there are several factors to consider when choosing a wedding band for men who work with their hands.
Since its unmistakably the most important piece of jewelry a man will wear in his lifetime, a commonly asked question by men shopping for wedding bands is: "Which metal should I choose?" If you work with your hands – whether in construction, as a mechanic, or a welder – the type of metal you choose is more important than you might think.
At Jordan Jack, we design wedding bands especially for men who work hard with their hands. We offer rings that are uber-masculine in terms of looks and durability.
It's only natural that rings will scratch and scuff over time – it often adds to the symbolism and significance of a wedding ring. But, as timelessness is largely the result of maintaining a wedding band's integrity, Jordan Jack bands are made of hardwearing, tough, and sturdy metal choices.
Our metal offerings include Gold, Silver, Titanium, Cobalt, Tantalum, Black Stainless Steel, and Sterling Silver. "No matter your style, metal, or mm thickness preferences, we have a wedding band that will work for you," says Jordan Yoder, founder of Jordan Jack.
"Your ring is characteristic of your personal style and your profession shouldn't limit your choices," says Yoder, who realizes that men who work with their hands may not even consider wearing a wedding ring while on the job. "We take pride in using quality materials that will hold up to the daily rigors of life," he adds.
Personal & Professional Style: Choose A Wedding Band That Fits Yours
Jordan Jack makes life simple for those on the verge of happy ever after. We send a sleekly designed box of five wedding bands to grooms-to-be to try on for free for three days. This "Home Try on Box" helps ensure that the design, thickness, weight, and overall strength and durability of rings are perfectly suited to the groom's personal and professional style and needs.
To make ring fitment easy, a ring-sizing guide is included. Once the ring choice is made, the Home Try On box is returned. After the order is placed on the JJ website, the final chosen ring arrives in a matter of days.
Popular men's wedding bands include a striking striped Cobalt Black And Blue Hammered Band for those with adventurous style, or the edgier Jordan Jack Tantalum Gunmetal Scratch Finish Band with its scratched outer shank to increase durability and toughness.
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Timeless and Modern, Durability Matters
Wearing a wedding band daily on the job – especially for men who work with their hands – can often be a safety concern. But, if you're working as a mechanic and doing quite a lot of heavy engine work, using tools as a welder, or at a construction site where a ring could potentially get caught – Jordan Jack still has options that could suit your look and lifestyle – on and off the job.
Here are a few wedding band choices that could be perfect for men who work with their hands:
- Tantalum Black IP Slant Center Step Edge Band
- Tungsten Center Groove Satin Finish Wedding Band
- Tungsten Textured Finish Step Edge Wedding Band
What are the Top Wedding Rings for a Mechanic?
Mechanics work with their hands all day, so a comfortable and lightweight ring is desirable. Due to their design and materials, all Jordan Jack rings offer a comfort fit. For instance, our Titanium rings are far from heavy on the hand and rings like our Titanium Satin Finish Block Design Band have a rugged aesthetic that will likely appeal to mechanics who appreciates the beauty of clean, machined simplicity.
Mechanics also have to deal with dirty hands every day, so choosing a ring that will be easy to clean is important. Jordan Jack recommends using a lint-free cloth or a soft towel to wash and dry your Titanium wedding band, or a simple solution of soap and water. Scrubbing is not recommended for a band with anodized color/finish.
What are the Top Wedding Rings for a Welder?
A Tungsten wedding band is a smart choice for welders because if enough force is applied, Tungsten rings can be fractured or shattered. This is a good thing. In case of an emergency, a wedding ring made of Tungsten would be easy to remove.
While wearing a wedding band isn't necessarily a safety concern if gloves are worn while welding, many welders choose to wear a wedding band for other associated processes, such as cutting and grinding. Jordan Jack's Tungsten .03 Ct Round Diamond Carbon Fiber Inlay Fashion Band is an eye-catching look for any welder that comes with an added level of safety.
What are the Top Wedding Rings for a Construction Worker?
For construction workers, Jordan Jack recommends not wearing a precious metal that could scratch easily, such as gold or silver. However, a gold wedding band has its merits; it can be cut off in case of an emergency. Gold can also be restored to look brand new if it loses its sheen. Similar to being a good choice for mechanics, Tungsten wedding bands are a popular option for construction workers because the metal offers durability and strength and also resists scratches. Jordan Jack also recommends a Titanium wedding band because it is resistant to bending and scratches.
Can't decide? Let Jordan Jack's Titanium vs Tungsten comparison help you choose the metal that's right for you.
What are the Top Wedding Rings for Athletes or Breaking a Sweat?
Did you know sweat can tarnish many of the metals commonly found in jewelry? Considering the fact that sweat is the one thing your ring will come in contact with the most, you probably want to find the best metal for men's wedding bands if you are an athlete or if you break a sweat working out in the sun during the summer.
Although pure gold is known to be somewhat sweat-resistant, it is usually not the best choice for athletes or people who live an active lifestyle because gold can oxidize from the sweat. So can silver. Yes, it is true that both gold and silver are hypoallergenic, but did you know titanium wedding bands are also hypoallergenic and sweat-proof?
That's why titanium is the best material for men's wedding bands who are active or athletes. Plus, titanium is more resistant to bending or scratching compared to gold or silver. You can even cut through titanium in an emergency if a hand sports injury occurs.
Our choice? Try the Titanium Polished Satin Band for the win.
Tungsten Wedding Bands: A Metal that Works for Hard-Working Men
Tungsten offers durability, hardness, and a scratch-resistant finish. Wedding bands made of Tungsten metal are scratch-resistant and will not bend. Tungsten is cited as being 10 times harder than 18k gold and 4 times as hard as Titanium. It registers as a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The Mohs scale ranks materials on hardness from 1 to 10, comparing gemstones, metals, and other materials for durability.
- Has a lasting finish.
- Is incredibly strong.
- Does not bend like gold or soft precious metals.
Gold Wedding Bands
One of the reasons that gold is a go-to choice for men who work with their hands is because it is softer than many other wedding band metals. As such, it can be cut off in case of an emergency. As a side note, over its lifespan, a 14K gold wedding band is longer wearing that a 10K gold band. A 14K gold wedding ring also has a medium resistance to tarnish.
- Holds up very well to everyday wear.
- Can be restored at any time to look brand new.
- Is available in a variety of colors.
Titanium Wedding Bands
Three times the strength of steel, Titanium has a silvery white hue that makes it widely popular. In addition to its durability, it also is more resistant to bending and scratches than silver and gold. When a wedding band is 100% titanium, it can be cut through in case of an emergency.
- It's light.
- It's hypoallergenic.
- It's the strongest naturally occurring metal.
Ready to Get to Work?
Jordan Jack is here to help you find a ring that suits your hard-working hands. If you'd like to learn more about the different metals we offer, head over for a look at our rundown of the most durable metals for men's wedding bands.