Industry / Weddings

13 “Alternative” Wedding Bands for Style-Seeking Guys


The men’s jewelry market is getting much more interesting, with an array of choices that in the past might have been considered more feminine, or genderless. Our editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky has aptly wondered: “Isn’t it time to retire the ‘men’s jewelry’ label altogether?”

As the lines between men and women’s jewelry blur, we think about wedding bands, and the styles that may be available for men who crave a change from the standard band. Women have had “alternative” engagement ring options for quite some time now, eschewing the “rules” of wedding jewelry for highly personal choices. Men, however, most often go with the classic—a solid gold or platinum band.

It’s a staple for a reason: A gold or platinum band is a smart, and enduring, item to wear. But now a number of brands are offering styles that feel unique—rings he won’t see coming or going, as the saying goes. And hey, if women can have a collection of engagement rings and wedding bands to choose from on any given day (here’s looking at you, Victoria Beckham), who says men can’t do the same?

Below, a number of fantastically individual wedding band possibilities for men (or women!) to depart from the ordinary.

Harvey Owen half Hex ring
Half Hex ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, £4,000 ($4,980); Harvey Owen
Gigi Ferranti Marcello band
Marcello eternity band in 18k white gold with sapphires, $2,700; Gigi Ferranti
Suka Jewelry Azumi black diamond band
Azumi band in 14k gold and sterling silver with black diamonds, $1,450; Suka Jewelry
Nina Runsdorf All That Is band
All That Is band in 18k yellow gold with 0.1 ct. diamond, $11,500; Nina Runsdorf
Alicia Hannah Naomi Axis ring
Axis ring in 9k white gold with 0.1 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $1,482; Alicia Hannah Naomi
Gem Breakfast Super Moon ring
Super Moon band in 14k yellow gold with 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,975; Gem Breakfast
Obari Eclat ring
Éclat ring in 18k white gold with black diamonds, $3,730; Obari
Sandrine B Tree Trunk band
Tree trunk imprint band in 18k yellow gold with black diamond, $3,200; Sandrine B.
Patcharavipa Modal ring
Modal ring in 18k yellow and white gold, £5,560 ($6,950); Patcharavipa
Kitty Joyas jadeite bespoke ring
Men’s bespoke ring in 9k yellow gold with jadeite, price on request; Kitty Joyas
Jenna Katz tapered braid ring
Tapered braid ring in 18k yellow gold, $3,800; Jenna Katz
HOWL Fontane diamond ring
Fontane ring in 18k yellow gold with 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $10,988; HOWL

Top: SciFi ring in 14k yellow gold with white sapphire and black diamonds, $3,990; Evangeline Jewelry

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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