How Thick Should a Man's Wedding Band Be?

How Thick Should a Man's Wedding Band Be?

There are lots of decisions to make when choosing a wedding band. Of course, you’ll have to think about the material, design, and stones. But it’s also important to consider the thickness of the band itself. 

Most men’s wedding bands fall between 6mm and 8mm in thickness. The size of the wearer’s hands and fingers will help determine how thick the wedding band should be, but 6mm is typically a good starting point. 

How Thick Should a Man's Wedding Band Be?

Band Thickness Options

When choosing a wedding band, you’ll usually see two thickness options: narrow and wide. 

Narrow wedding bands fall between 2mm and 6mm. These bands are often best for men who wear ring sizes under a 9. They also suit men with smaller, more slender hands and fingers because they don’t appear overpowering. 

Men who have never worn a ring before or want a ring that’s easy to get used to will likely want to select a narrow band. Plus, narrow bands are naturally budget-friendly since they use less material than wide bands. 

Wide bands, on the other hand, are those measuring above 7mm. These bands are preferred by men with a ring size of 9 or greater, as well as those with broader body types or larger hands. 

Men who are used to wearing rings or who want their wedding band to really stand out are likely to prefer wide bands. While wide bands are a bit more expensive than narrow ones, the extra cost is worth it for a ring that you’ll wear for decades! 

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Band

You don’t necessarily have to visit a jeweler in-person to find the right band. To get an idea of your ideal band thickness, grab a nickel! One nickel is two millimeters thick, so you can stack three nickels together to get an idea of the average men’s wedding band thickness. 

Once you have an idea of the thickness you’d like, you can start to think about personalization. What color wedding band are you looking for? Yellow gold is always a popular option, but white and rose gold are increasingly common as well. You can choose to add stones or keep a simpler band, customize your ring with an engraving, and more. 

Your search for the perfect wedding band starts and ends with Luvari. Our extensive catalog of men’s wedding bands offers thousands of options for you to choose from, and if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, we can work with you to create a unique piece just for you. 

Your wedding band is just as unique and special as you are. Don’t make the decision lightly, and don’t make it alone. Let the Luvari team help you find a wedding band that you’ll be proud to wear for years to come. 

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