Top 5 Most Comfortable Men's Wedding Rings

Top 5 Most Comfortable Men's Wedding Rings

For the man who hasn't worn jewelry much in the past, wearing a wedding ring can take some getting used to. However, there are rings available that have been specifically designed to be more comfortable, making the transition easier. As you're making wedding plans, look for these kinds of rings for the best possible wearing experience.

Close up of guys hand putting on his wedding ring

For the man who hasn't worn jewelry much in the past, wearing a wedding ring can take some getting used to. However, there are rings available that have been specifically designed to be more comfortable, making the transition easier. As you're making wedding plans, look for these kinds of rings for the best possible wearing experience.

Close up of guys hand putting on his wedding ring
Plain white gold men's wedding band

Plain Wedding Bands

Sharp edges and raised patterns on the outside of a ring can rub against your little and middle fingers. The smooth surface of a plain wedding band may cause less irritation. If you really have your heart set on a certain pattern, go with a laser-etched rather than a sculpted design for a sharp pattern with minimal texture.


Flat black ceramic ring with brushed center

Comfort-Fit Rings

Comfort-fit wedding bands are designed with a domed interior, which has less contact with the skin than a flat band. These rings are easier to slide past your knuckle and also trap fewer irritants against your skin, such as dirt or hand soap. Perhaps the most important advantage is that a comfort-fit ring's curved interior edges can prevent the band from cutting into your finger.


Yellow plated sterling silver wedding ring with round center cubic zirconia stone

Flush-Set Rings

Protruding gemstones may irritate your other fingers, especially if they are distributed around the band. Consider rings with flush-mounted stones to avoid this problem. A tension setting will also help keep a solitaire gemstone from rubbing against your skin if the ring rotates.


Men's wedding ring with hammered silver finish

Industrial Metal Rigs

Titanium, tungsten and stainless steel rings have several advantages when it comes to comfort. Industrial metals don't bend as easily as softer precious metals, so they are less likely to bend out of shape and pinch your finger. These metals are also hypoallergenic since fewer skin-irritating allergens are included in their manufacture. Of these three metals, titanium is the lightest – a quarter of the weight of gold – so it may be the least distracting to wear.


10 K yellow gold 2 millimeter wedding band

Thin Wedding Bands

Wide wedding bands are a popular choice, but a thinner wedding bands are typically much lighter and more comfortable. A band that covers a third or less of the distance between knuckles will feel less bulky than a wider band or signet ring. You may not even feel a thin band while wearing it.


Tip:

If wearing a ring is difficult while working with your hands, you might consider wearing yours on a chain around your neck.


by Andrew Schneider Jewelry Specialist
JANUARY 13, 2017

Andrew has been happily married for 5 years, but understands the frustration of wearing an uncomfortable wedding band. He is currently shopping for a more comfortable alternative.