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Every loving relationship has its own unique chemistry. So why not incorporate unique elements into the symbols of your love?  If you are more of a gear guy than a jewelry guy, you might be surprised to learn that gold and silver aren’t the only materials that you can round up for wedding wear. And even if you are a jewelry guy, the number of style options offered by that wealth of materials can still be overwhelming. Here’s a rundown of alternative wedding bands, and some reasons why you might make each choice.


Using organic material for wedding bands is nothing new. The ancient Egyptians plucked reeds from the banks of the Nile and braided them into marriage tokens thousands of years ago. The Pharaohs were also obsessed with preservation techniques (see: Mummification), so they’d likely be jealous of the way that Modern Gents uses modern technology to craft men’s wood wedding bands that will stand the test of time. 

And unlike the gold treasures long since looted from the pyramids, wood is planted rather than mined. This makes it the kind of renewable resource that is less likely to be caught up in conflict. So if you’re hearing disturbing whispers about the origin stories of other wedding jewelry, the island song of eco-friendly options like The Aloha can be a breath of fresh air.

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Featured: The Bourbon

Wood also resonates as a wedding material on account of its individuality. Not only does the life story of each tree put its own particular fingerprint on the grain, the whiskey barrel siding used in The Bourbon has soaked up some additional flavor on its way from the lumber yard.

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The doctor’s best friend. The mechanic’s go-to. The rock-jock’s climbing buddy. How can the same ring be an ideal fit for so many different sets of hands and sorts of circumstances?  Silicone. There’s a reason that all of our men’s silicone rings have “flex” in the title. Flexibility is their calling card. That’s why they are so popular with people who work with their hands or who simply put a premium on comfort.

If you are worried about getting hung up on the hoop in a pickup game of basketball or discovering that you’re allergic to the metal in your wedding ring on your honeymoon, set yourself at ease with The Force Flex ring. If you want rings that you can switch out to match an outfit, or swap in to suit an activity, The UltraFlex has you covered. The affordable prices mean that you can buy them by the set so that you can alternate as needed. And a good thing, too, because our hands can have so many jobs over the course of a day. We might be changing the oil in our car so that we can drive that special someone to a fancy dinner. Neither is too much of a stretch for silicone.

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Non-Traditional Metals

Seeking an alternative to gold or silver wedding bands doesn’t mean abandoning metal altogether. Those other metallic options aren’t that hard to spot since they’re also in the business of being shiny.

a man wearing the excalibur wedding band in rose gold

Featured: The Excalibur - Rose Gold

For example, if you stick with a shade of gold but want a scratch-resistant material, check out The Excalibur in rose gold. No matter what color you select, you can be sure that rings in our Tungsten Carbide line will keep their sleek shape and smooth surface.

And even in black, rings from our titanium wedding rings collection have a bold look that is hard to miss. Rings like The Titan pull off the trick of looking substantial, but wearing light.

Of course, there’s a reason that gold and silver (and even rose gold) have had such a successful run. We recognize that, which is why we include them in our collection and back them with a lifetime guarantee.  But we just also wanted to make sure that our quality craftsmanship extended to the other attractive alternatives as well.

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