Wedding Ring Guide
Welcome to the Blue Nile wedding ring guide, with a breakdown of everything you need to know to find the perfect symbol of your love.
Popular Metals Used In Wedding Rings
Our wedding rings for women and men span timeless plain-metal styles to more elaborate designs with diamonds or other gemstones. You'll find hundreds of options in the most popular metals used for wedding rings, including platinum, yellow gold, white gold and rose gold.
Wedding rings made of platinum are widely admired in part because platinum is 95% pure and 30 times rarer than gold. Platinum is naturally hypoallergenic and its density and weight make it feel substantial and special. It also wears well over time. That said, platinum wedding bands are one of the more expensive options. Many people who prefer the look of white metal over yellow metal opt for a wedding ring in white gold, which has a platinum-like look with a lower price tag. If you're wondering about the best gold for wedding rings, you'll notice that our yellow gold wedding bands, rose gold wedding bands and white gold wedding bands are all available in 14k or 18k options because pure 24k gold is too soft for crafting wedding rings.