How Wide Should A Mens Wedding Band Be?
A wedding band is one of the most important pieces in a man's jewelry collection. It symbolizes love, commitment, and unity. There are many different styles to choose from when looking for the perfect ring. One question that men often have is what thickness should their wedding band be? The answer to this question varies depending on personal preference and style.
If you want your ring to look slightly thinner than traditional rings, then choosing a thin or medium width would be ideal for you (4mm-6mm). On the other hand, if you like the look of more substantial rings with some weight, then go with a wider width (8mm-10mm). If your hands are larger in size then it may be wise getting a wider band and vic versa.
The most common wedding band width for men is 6mm.
Here are some photos to give you a better picture of what different width bands might look like on your hand:
Mens 4mm Band Photos
Mens 6mm Band Photos
Mens 8mm Band Photos
At the end of the day, go with what you think looks best over anything else. However, here are some other things to consider when choosing the thickness of your band:
Do wider rings cost more?
If your ring is made from a precious metal such as gold, platinum, or silver, then most often wider rings will cost more. However, if choosing an alternative metal band, oftentimes wider bands will not neccesarily cost more. And if they do, it will be much less of an increase than a wider gold band.
Wider rings can be annoying if you work a lot with your hands
If you work with your hands, then it may be more difficult to wear thicker rings that could affect dexterity or cause abrasions from tools or materials being handled at work. Thin bands are generally recommended because they will not get caught on anything when working with objects.
Thinner Bands can be easier to slide on and off
The thicker the band, the more room it will cover on your hand. Meaning if it's a tight fit, it will have more surface area on your skin to cause friction, and be tougher to get off. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your preference. But for me, I can get slightly finger claustrophobic (if that's a term) about the thought of not being able to get my ring off. So I prefer a little wiggle room. But this leads me to my next point:
Thin rings are best for large knuckled fingers
Thick rings are best for small knuckled fingers
If you don't have much of a knuckle, meaning your entire finger is close to the same width. Then you can have a tough time getting your band to stay on.
If this is the case you will want a thicker band. Something at least 6mm to provide more surface area for your ring to form around.
On the other hand, if you have a large knuckle but a small finger, then a thin band will be better suited. It might be slightly loose around where you wear the band, but your knuckle will always prevent it from slipping off. Going with a thick ring (8mm-10mm) will cause you to have a tough time ever getting you ring off!