Thinking outside the box is important when choosing a wedding band. In our mind's eye, the box contains a simple, unadorned, gold band. It's traditional, right? But gold is far from the best choice for men's wedding bands.
It's time to close the box and discover our range of carbon fiber rings.
Carbon fiber is extremely tough and is much better designed for people whose jobs involve physical work. Unlike gold, it doesn't bend and is almost impossible to scratch. The last thing you want is a warped wedding band that needs reshaping every time you forget to take it off before work.
This material is also a superb choice for fashion rings. Our range includes customized designs featuring unique materials such as dinosaur bone, meteorite fragments, and guitar strings! Browse our personalized designs below.
Our selection includes exciting, personalized designs that you won't find in any conventional range of wedding bands. Marriage is an incredibly meaningful experience - make your ring reflect that when you choose from our wonderful selection of carbon fiber rings.
This material is one of the strongest, most scratch-resistant materials around. It's differentiated from woven carbon fiber by the manufacturing process.
The woven material uses longer strands of carbon. Each "string" is laid over another and intertwined in a lattice pattern. This sheet is then cured and treated with resin in a mold to become a tough, rigid sheet. It has a distinctive pattern, like a piece of woven fabric.
The forged version is significantly tougher and goes through a more intensive manufacturing process. Shorter carbon strands are used and compressed into a kind of paste by adding resin. These ingredients' ratios must be precise to achieve the appropriate toughness and appearance.
The mixture is then compressed at extremely high pressures. This is the "forging" part. The finished product is incredibly strong and difficult to scratch, making it perfect for many applications - including jewelry.
Another reason this substance is perfect for fashionable ring design is that it has a unique "marbled" aesthetic. As the fibers are compressed, they take on a stunning, iridescent sheen and form amazing patterns. Every pattern is slightly different, making it extremely desirable for personalized jewelry pieces.
As the substance is so durable, it's become increasingly popular for men's wedding bands and other male jewelry. It's very difficult to scratch, and unlike the precious metals traditionally used for wedding bands, it doesn't bend. This makes it perfect for anyone who works with their hands - you can wear your wedding band at work without risking its integrity.
Our collection includes designs that are perfect for wedding bands, fashion accessories, or any purpose. You can guarantee that they'll stand the test of time and look amazing every day without needing too much care.
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History of Carbon Fiber
The first noted use of the substance was in 1860 by Sir Joseph Wilson Swan. He discovered that it was an effective choice for incandescent lightbulbs.
However, as with all good inventions around the time, Thomas Edison borrowed the idea and claimed credit by designing a slightly improved version 19 years later. Combined with cellulose, Edison found that it could withstand heat sufficiently for an electric lightbulb.
Its use in lightbulbs was soon supplanted by tungsten until the mid-2oth Century. A type of resin was developed that produced a tough fiber product after treatment and was more cost-effective to produce than previous versions.
The material's applications went well beyond lightbulbs. It was discovered to be an excellent choice for certain parts on cars, bikes, and, eventually, fashion accessories such as jewelry. Once the forging process was developed, designers began to explore the potential of a carbon fiber ring for men to replace traditional precious metals.
As a tough, lightweight substance that had unique, masculine aesthetics and all the properties you'd want in a men's ring, it became one of the most popular materials for male wedding bands. The modern manufacturing process also means it can be offered to customers at a great price compared to gold.
That's why we use it in many of our designs - check out our selection.
Benefits of Forged Carbon Fiber
Here's why this is one of the most popular materials for rings today.
This substance is extremely strong. It never bends under pressure. This means that if you work with your hands, there's no risk that it will become misshapen if a heavy object presses against your finger.
Scratch-resistant. One of the main drawbacks of gold wedding bands is that it's easy to scratch. For manual workers, this means that their precious wedding band can swiftly start looking worn and ugly. This is especially true of white gold, which scratches and scuffs easily because the exterior is lightly covered with rhodium. This eventually gives way to the natural color beneath.
The substance is virtually weightless! It's a great choice compared to titanium and other scratch-resistant metals for this reason.
Non-metallic. Some people consider the material's non-metallic feeling to be preferable to a cold, metal band.
Choice of designs. There are numerous finishes you can put on these rings. They can be finished to look somewhat metallic or retain their ceramic, marbled appearance. You're free to choose from any number of designs.
The substance is inexpensive to produce and is much cheaper than precious metals. The size of men's wedding bands means the cost increases exponentially for materials like gold or platinum, where every extra milligram ramps the price up. This isn't true with carbon fiber; you're much more likely to find attractive discounts.
There's every reason to love these rings, whether it's as a fashion statement or a wedding band. Discover our collection today!
Who Are These Bands Best For?
Anyone who loves how they look! These rings are available in many sizes, so if you want one, simply request it in your size!
These rings are most often recommended for people working physical jobs or who need to use their hands a lot. This could include manual laborers, plumbers, electricians, and all types of contractors. It could also include people who enjoy woodworking as a hobby or who enjoy sports like climbing or golf.
The more your ring wears against an item you're holding, the less appropriate conventional metals like gold and silver become. You need a tough, durable band that won't scratch or bend under pressure. Carbon fiber is one of the best choices you can make.
Shop the range at our online store and make your choice!
Does Carbon Fiber Make a Good Wedding Ring?
Yes! Another reason these are becoming more popular as men's wedding bands is that many designs have a powerful, masculine aesthetic. The muted, marbled tone has a classy look, and the primary tone is often black. These are designs that men would choose to wear day-to-day anyway, whereas the conventional golden band isn't every man's first choice.
You want to love the ring on your hand when it's time to sign the paper and commit to your future. It's a symbol not just of your love and devotion but of your personality and the fact that you and your new spouse appreciate each other's individuality. You both deserve a band that delights you when you look at it.
Many men would rather not take their wedding band off when they have to work. Unfortunately, with traditional precious metals, you have to or risk damaging the band.
You can put those worries aside when choosing from our carbon fiber rings collection!
Are carbon fiber rings worth it?
Absolutely. They're very affordable compared to men's wedding bands made from heavy, expensive metals and will often last for much longer.
Does carbon fiber scratch easily?
No. This substance is very difficult to scratch, and almost no day-to-day applications will damage it. You'd typically have to really try to put a scratch on it.
Of course, if you know that you're about to do something that risks scratching, you can simply take it off. The choice is always there!
Can carbon fiber rings be cut off?
Yes. In emergencies, it's easy to cut these rings away.
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