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There are more metal options now than ever before for your wedding band. Which one best matches your lifestyle? Use this chart to help determine which material is best for you. 

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*Lashbrook does not offer tungsten or ceramic rings; the above information is simply for comparison. Tungsten and ceramic tend to be extremely limited in customization and is virtually all made overseas. We also recognize the “Tungsten Myth” that scratch resistance does not equal durability. While both materials are extremely resistant to scratching, they break easily as the materials are so hard and brittle.

Just as it sounds, this is how easy it is to scratch the surface of the material. All materials scratch, it’s just part of the normal wear and tear of any piece of jewelry. In fact, we encourage you to look forward to the wear and lived-in appearance that develops over time.

This is how likely a material is to break or crack during wear. Nearly every material Lashbrook offers can take a beating. In the case of softer metals, they will deform and bend much more easily than the harder metals. The hardest materials like Tungsten and Ceramic are so hard that they break rather than deforming or bending.

The physical heft of the material and how heavy it will feel on your finger.

This is a combination of other factors including things like scratching. Think of this more generally; if you plan on being super hard on your ring, you’ll want a ring that can withstand the wear and still look great.

In jewelry, the most common allergic reaction is a slight rash that develops due to the presence of nickel in a metal. This is most commonly seen in the alloys used to make white gold. Allergic reaction to metal is extremely rare, but Lashbrook offers a number of hypoallergenic materials.

This describes how compatible each material is likely to be with the vast array of other materials Lashbrook offers as inlays, sleeves, stones, etc