Black Wedding Rings for Men – The Rise of the Black Wedding Band

Black Wedding Rings

Showing the Raven black wedding ring alongside the Oro black ring with yellow gold interior inlay

New! Introducing the Black Tyre Wedding Ring

This week, we have introduced a new black wedding ring design. Available as a wedding ring or as a decorative ring to wear daily, the black tyre ring is individually crafted to order from black Zirconium. In addition to the design shown, we can apply any custom tyre print to the ring. As a result, we offer a complete personalisation of any such ring style.

View the black tyre wedding ring design online 

Black Tyre Wedding Ring

What are black wedding rings?

Few men are aware of the existence of black wedding rings for men. The majority of guys choose traditional metals and finishes, namely silver and gold. Over the last 5 years, the range of materials and designs has increased significantly. One of the newest additions is the metal Zirconium. Like Titanium, Zirconium is a very hard, durable metal. Lightweight, affordable and durable it is also very versatile. In addition to black, it can be anodised in alternative colours.

Why wear a black wedding ring?

Black wedding rings appeal to many modern couples. During our wedding shows in 2016 – 2017 Black Zirconium featured as one of the most requested materials. Interestingly, a higher proportion of men requested the possibility of a black wedding ring. The choice came down to two main factors. Firstly Black rings are trending right now. They are new, unusual and break the tradition of a mirror-polished gold band. Secondly, they resonate with buyers looking for a unique wedding band in durable and affordable metal.

Jackdaw one of our Black wedding rings for men.

Showing the Jackdaw black wedding ring with shiny and satin sections.

What is the best metal for a black wedding ring?

The best metal for a black wedding ring has to be Black Zirconium. Why? There are several good reasons. Despite the availability of Tungsten Carbide, little can be done once sized. For this reason, a Tungsten Carbide ring can cause an issue if it cannot be removed. Tungsten cannot be cut from the finger owing to its incredible hardness. As a result, this poses a significant medical risk. For this reason, Black Zirconium tends to be a more informed choice when it comes to a black wedding ring. In fact, plain Zirconium wedding rings can be adjusted fractionally for size.

Matte Black Wedding Rings

The combination of a satin finish with a black wedding ring gives rise to the matte black wedding ring with a silky black sheen. The Raven wedding ring provides the perfect matte black finish on a very simple domed wedding ring design. Mattel black wedding rings resonate with modern ring buyers and make an affordable choice crafted in Zirconium.

Matte Black Wedding Ring Raven Design

Raven – matte black wedding ring with a silky finish and domed profile. 

Are black wedding rings for men or women?

We create black wedding rings for men. In addition, we create bespoke versions in narrower widths for women. Interestingly, some brides choose a matching wedding ring to their partner for this reason.

Are black wedding rings used as divorce rings or bereavement rings?

We have been asked whether black rings represent bereavement or mourning. We have also heard of individuals swapping their regular wedding ring for a black wedding ring after divorce. As a dress and accessory colour, the association of the colour black is often associated with death or loss. A person’s reasons for wearing this colour really are individual. You cannot or should not generalise. By way of argument, take the classic Channel little black cocktail dress. Few would suggest this a suitable garment for a funeral, despite its colour. In spite of such suggestions, the trend of wearing a black wedding ring grows and its demand continues to rise.

Black wood wedding rings

One of our black wedding rings for men includes a wood inlay. Together with other wood types, Ebony provides a perfect black inlay for wedding rings.

Ebony black wedding ring for men or women with black wood inlay

Can you engrave black wedding bands?

We regularly engrave Black wedding rings. We engrave Black Zirconium. Laser engraving on black zirconium produces a white engraving. However, it should be noted that it is very difficult to engrave on Tungsten Carbide with the same results as Zirconium. Wording, dates, roman numerals and fingerprints can be added to Black Zirconium wedding rings. For a unique effect, try adding patterns to the wedding ring.

Can you get two-tone black and white wedding rings?

Our best example of a ‘black and white’ wedding ring is the Magpie design. Aptly named, Magpie is really black and silver. Zirconium provides the perfect metal to achieve both colours. We polish silver areas to contrast with the blackened Zirconium—achieved through heating and oxidation.

Magpie wedding ring is banded in black and silver colours

The aptly named Magpie black wedding ring features light and dark colouration.

Is it possible to refinish a black wedding ring?

Just like most other wedding ring metals, Black Zirconium can be re-finished. Once re-polished and satin-finished, the re-oxidised Zirconium blackens to restore it to an as-new condition. Part of our work involves the restoration of Black wedding rings.

Discover your perfect black ring

If you’re looking for a black ring—whether this is a wedding ring or just a treat, contact us for help. We create an extensive range of black rings for men and for women. We are happy to guide and advise on all aspects of designing, creating and wearing a black ring.

Ring sizing

Ensure correct ring sizing for your black wedding band by ordering a set of our trial sizes. We provide 3 sample ring sizes in 7mm widths in three different finger sizes.

Firstly, we send out a Multisizer. Our size samples are based upon your estimated finger size after using the Multisizer tool.

Order yours here

Trial finger sizers for black wedding rings

Black diamonds in black rings

A further option involves setting a black diamond into a black wedding ring. Please contact us for additional help and guidance on a bespoke black diamond wedding ring.

Black diamonds in silver or Platinum wedding rings

If you prefer the look or a silver ring, some clients request a single black diamond to be added to their wedding ring. We regularly flush set a black diamond into a simple plain wedding band. Provided the wedding ring has enough depth, a tiny black diamond can be sunk into the surface of the ring. Choose a single diamond, or several black diamonds spaced out around the ring.

Our video below shows a short clip of a black diamond used in one of our jewellery commissions.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.