Men’s wedding bands vary greatly in the metal used, the design details, and especially in the band width. In general, men’s band widths tend to be larger, more in the 4 to 8 millimeters range, reflecting the usual larger finger and hand sizes of men.
However, there are several reasons why a man may choose a thinner or wider band and the reasons are quite similar to the considerations that women have when choosing their band widths. For instance, men with thinner fingers may prefer a small ring that will better complement their hand. Also, the fuller fit and weight of a wider band may prove to be too obtrusive in your day-to-day activities.
As with women’s engagement and wedding rings and men’s wedding rings, a top consideration should be lifestyle and habits. These are rings likely to be worn all the time and for many years into the future. Busier lifestyles that will put a lot of wear and tear on a ring may benefit from a more durable and sturdy wider width, while those expecting less wear and tear may be happy with a thinner width.
To a modern-day audience, a narrower ring connotes more of a classic, timeless look. A thinner band imparts a sleekness to the ring, and adding a high polish with no embellishing design features creates a ring with a quintessential, traditional style. A wider than average ring width makes more of a statement completely on its own and can be paired with bolder textures and etchings, carvings, or even gemstones to add an interesting distinction.