Everyday Carry

The EDCer's Guide to Wedding Bands

Authored by:
Chris Van Hoven
Reviewed by:
Bernard Capulong
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
14+ Years Reviewing EDC Products
The EDCer's Guide to Wedding Bands

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So, your partner (thankfully) said yes, and you now begin planning for your big day. One of the crucial decisions you’ll have to make is what wedding rings to buy for yourselves, and it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, just like how you would pick out the best and most useful gear to carry in the rest of your EDC. Since wedding bands are symbols of your lifelong commitment, this purchase is meant to stay with you for the rest of your life as an essential and permanent part of your everyday kit.

With so many options available, shopping for the perfect wedding ring can be an overwhelming experience. If you don't know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. This guide has everything you need to make an informed decision and choose the perfect wedding ring for your special day and beyond.

[TL;DR: We recommend The Ridge Beveled Ring Sets for their value, unique solutions for wearing and sizing, and a lifetime guarantee.]

Set Your Budget

Different materials come with varying costs. Precious metals like gold or platinum are the most popular choices, but they also tend to be expensive. On the other hand, you don’t want materials that are too cheap or common either, since this diminishes the ring’s value and loses meaning for what the ring should represent.

You may be familiar with tungsten and titanium in premium EDC gear, and they’re growing in popularity as material choices for wedding rings since they represent durable and valuable options for the middle tier while still carrying their own premium value.

Setting a budget for yourself helps you narrow your choices and keeps your expectations in check. And don’t worry; it’s absolutely possible to find the perfect wedding ring without having to break the bank.

Match Your Lifestyle

Suppose you’re someone who enjoys an active lifestyle or operates heavy machinery. In that case, you might find yourself removing your ring often, whether to keep it from getting damaged or falling off and getting lost completely. There is also the risk of injury wearing a solid ring when performing more demanding tasks.

Gold rings are the standard choice, most likely the first recommendation you get when going to your local jewelry shop. They’re comfortable to wear daily but costly to replace. They’re also unsuitable for rigorous activities since the softer metal can be prone to scuffing, scratches, or even slight bending.

You might want to consider materials such as carbon fiber, tungsten carbide, tungsten steel, or solid titanium–durable, corrosion-free materials that stand up better to everyday wear and tear. On an aesthetic note–these materials are likely ones you already use in the rest of your EDC.

Sizing and Resizing Considerations

Your wedding band is a lifetime investment, and you may need to get your ring resized as the years go on. On the one hand, wedding bands made from precious metals like gold or silver can be resized by a jeweler. The peace of mind of being able to resize a precious metal ring might be worth the higher cost for your preferences.

On the other hand, bands made from more rigid materials like titanium and tungsten can’t be resized in the same way. It’s a trade-off to consider for your long-term investment when picking your band's material. The disadvantage with these materials is that you’re stuck with the size they came in, which may not be suitable for your needs in the long term.

This brings up a third consideration which is often a critical factor when buying rings and similar jewelry: finding your size. Short of visiting a jeweler or ordering a ring sizer, finding your ring size may be challenging, especially since it may be different across different makers, materials, and styles.

Our Recommendation

With all the abovementioned concerns, it might be discouraging to go out and make such an important decision. The good news is that our friends at The Ridge are offering solutions to all the potential problems you may have when choosing a forever ring.

The first is that they’re offering their new Beveled Ring Sets in tungsten, titanium, carbon fiber, and even timeless 24 karat gold–signature materials of their equally premium wallets and other accessories. They’re competitively priced just for the main ring itself, but they’ve gone a step further and offer a paired silicone band at no extra cost. If your lifestyle or work could put your hands in a literal tight spot with a solid ring, then a silicone backup is the perfect alternative for active days.

Figuring out your ring size doesn’t have to be a complicated process, either. The Ridge keeps things simple by allowing you to measure your ring size at home with their free print-at-home ring sizer and ring size chart.

But the key feature of these sets is the Never Lost & Forever Fit Protection. It gives you the option of two future exchanges for the same ring in the same or different size if your ring starts to wear less than perfectly. This guarantee also means that if you lose your ring or damage it to the point of being unwearable, they can replace it up to two times in the same style, giving you the peace of mind you won’t find from your average jeweler. All this is on top of a lifetime warranty and a 99-day risk-free trial you already get for your ring purchase.

If you’re looking for a practical, inexpensive alternative that offers all-day comfort while still looking great, consider The Ridge Beveled Ring Sets. You can choose Black, Navy, Gunmetal, or 24 Karat Gold PVD-applied tungsten carbide rings, Carbon Fiber 3K, and Forged Carbon rings with a carbon fiber overlay and tungsten steel interior, as well as solid Burnt Titanium and Stonewashed Titanium rings, each designed to cater to your taste and style. These modern, highly durable premium materials combined with The Ridge’s rock-solid warranty and protection are unique solutions to the usual problems that come with choosing the right ring, and could be exactly what you need when looking for the perfect one for your big day.

Check Out The Ridge Beveled Ring Sets

This is a sponsored guide presented by The Ridge.

Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.

Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Reviewer
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

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