When shopping for wedding rings, remember to consider comfort as well — don’t just look at their appearance. This is especially important for men’s wedding bands.
Men’s wedding bands have come a long way from the plain, old traditional men’s wedding rings. However, as there isn’t as much variety in style as with women’s wedding bands, it’s better to prioritize comfort.
For those with physically demanding jobs, it’s even more important to get extra comfortable wedding rings.
If you need to get more familiar with what a comfort fit wedding band is and why they’re so great, then keep reading below.
What Is a Comfort Fit Wedding Band?
A comfort-fit wedding band has a slightly rounded or domed interior wall. The ring’s rounded or convex inner part means less surface area touching your skin. This results in less friction and a smoother slide.
This style of ring fit is commonly used for ring metals that are more difficult to resize. These include ceramic, cobalt chrome, titanium, and tungsten rings. Below are some examples of stylish comfort fit bands in these metals:
- The Hero: A polished tungsten ring
- The Gentleman: A rose gold plated tungsten ring
- The Magnate: A cobalt chrome ring
Comparing Comfort Fit vs. Standard Fit
Comfort fit is one of the two types of sizing systems in the United States, and the other is standard fit.
Since comfort fit rings produce less friction, they’re easier to slide on or off. In addition, they sit more comfortably on your finger, although they’re the same size as standard-fit wedding rings.
Comfort fit bands are slightly more forgiving with small ring size changes. As a bonus, comfort fit bands may also be helpful for people with contact dermatitis and similar skin problems.
In comparison, a standard-fit wedding band lays completely flat and straight on your skin. The metal bottom of the ring cuts straight across your finger. This means more surface area contact, friction, and potentially more difficulty removing the ring.
Standard-fit rings are widely used for precious metal rings, such as white gold, platinum, and palladium.
Getting the Right Size Comfort Fit Ring
The general recommendation for comfort fit bands is to go down half a size than your usual or standard fit size.
However, this only works for rings that are at most eight millimeters. For wider rings, you can go with the exact size you get for a standard fit ring.
Always remember that a comfort fit band runs slightly looser or more extensive than a standard fit to ensure you get your correct size.
For a perfect fit, it’s always a good idea to get your finger measured at your local jeweler’s first.
Prioritize Your Comfort and Preferences
If you’re wondering what a comfort fit wedding band is, you’ve likely had your share of experiences with restricting or wrong ring sizes. If it’s for your wedding ring — which you’ll hopefully be wearing for the rest of your life — you’d want the best, most comfortable fit possible.
We’d choose comfort fits over standard fit bands any day of the week. Aside from the comfort level, its ease and convenience are also a plus.
When you’re choosing (or ordering) your tungsten wedding bands, make sure to prioritize your comfort levels and style. Try out different rings from different jewelers first — and in both standard fit sizing and comfort fit bands.
Don’t forget to get measured for your specific size, too!
Decide based on your ring size and search experience to ensure that you meet your needs and personal preferences — not someone else’s!