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Alternative Wedding Ring Materials

Wedding rings are usually made of noble metals such as platinum, white or yellow gold or sterling silver. However you don’t have to be traditional; there are plenty of other choices. Here are some if you are looking for something a little different.

Melted Down Heirlooms

If you want a way of keeping history in the family and your heirloom isn’t suitable for a ring in its current form, consider melting it down. Once the piece has been melted down, it can be cast into the band of your new ring. This won’t work for all metals but gold, platinum and silver can all be recast.


At a time when people are becoming more conscious of conservation, another popular trend is a ring made from an environmentally friendly material such as wood. These rings are often carved from wood that would otherwise go to waste and the end results are absolutely stunning.


If you are looking for something quirky and individual, consider a meteorite ring. If the man in your life is fascinated by space, a ring from another planet might be perfect for him.

Other materials

Or if you want something lightweight but hard-wearing, titanium is a good choice. It is suitable for men’s rings, but difficult to alter. Other materials to consider include cobalt and tungsten.

You really don’t have to stick to traditional materials. Many other metals are on the market if you want a wedding ring with a difference. If you need advice on the different options available, consult a gemmologist for expert advice.

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