Wedding Band Guide - How To Choose His

Your big day is fast approaching and with all of the 

decisions yet to be made about catering, finalizing guest lists, 

and whether or not to go with assigned seating or to let 

everyone intermingle at the reception, one of the last things on 

your mind is the one decision that will be with you the longest. 

 Your wedding band. The piece of jewelry that symbolizes your 

love for your bride-to-be. It is that time-honored tradition 

signifying to the world that you have found that special 

someone with whom you want to spend the rest of your life 


Now, I know what you’re thinking- that any old ring will do so long as it fits, right? Well, 

I’d hate to break it to you but there’s a lot more to it than that. But don’t worry, Bishops 

Jewelry is here to help with this handy guide to help you find the ring that is right for 


Don't Go Alone

First and foremost, DON'T GO ALONE! Trust me. You should arrange a time with your 

fiancé so that you can both visit us together. Especially bring them if you plan on 

matching pieces. If they can’t make it, it's not the end of the world because the rest of 

this guide can be used at home so that you are both on the same page.


Alrighty, so now that that is out of the way, let’s talk budget. You want to find the 

perfect ring but you shouldn’t break the bank to find it. The best approach is to window 

shop. Go to your local jewelry store and take a look at what styles and size of stone 

you like. Get pricing, and budget from there. If the ring you like is too expensive, choose 

a similar style with maybe a different metal. Did you know titanium and cobalt chrome 

are a more durable and less expensive alternative for white gold? Keep in mind you 

don't have to go "all out" from the start, you can always upgrade later on a special 

occasion or anniversary. 

Cobalt Chrome - Mokume Gane - Black Diamond


Next up- lifestyle. What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies? These are 

things you need to consider when are looking for that special ring. If you use your hands 

a lot, be it rock climbing, weight lifting, or working construction, you find the proper 

metals to suit your lifestyle. Gold is really soft, so unless you are really good about 

taking off your ring before you start these activities, you should probably consider a 

harder metal- one that could withstand your day to day life. Our favorite ring for men 

with a more rugged lifestyle is our Elysium solid diamond rings. 

As you know, diamond is the hardest material on Earth,

rating 10 out of 10 on the Moh’s hardness scale. It is at least 4 times harder than

tungsten and 10 times harder than ceramic. Diamond cannot be scratched except by

other diamonds. This means that Elysium diamond rings can be worn for a lifetime and

will never be scratched unless exposed to another source of diamond material. They

are the hardest, most scratch-resistant rings available on Earth.

Elysium Solid Black Diamond Ring


If you want to go the custom route, let us help you out. We at Bishops can bring your 

imagination to life with a 3D printed replica of your dream ring. We can help you make 

absolutely certain that this is the ring for you before we cast it. First we sketch up your 

ideas with our 3D CAD program on the computer, then we make alterations with you 

until the design is exactly what you envision. Next, we print a small replica of your ring 

with our 3D printer, that way you can physically try on the ring before we cast it. 

Zirconium - White/Black Diamonds

As always, if you have any questions that weren’t addressed here in the blog, feel free 

to contact us. We are here to make your forever easier.

Bishops Jewelry

1440 University Ave S,

Fairbanks, AK 99709


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