Wedding Rings - Metal Guide

Finding the ring metal for your wedding rings is very important. Use our guide to metals to help you choose the right metal for you. Compare precious metals to alternative metals before buying.

Many of our wedding bands are available in 15 different metal types: 14k or 18k white, rose or yellow gold, palladium, platinum, cobalt, Damascus steel, Elysium, hardwood, meteorite, mokume gane, sterling silver, tungsten carbide, titanium, and zirconium.


Men's Wedding Ring - Metal Guide

White Gold Wedding Band White GoldDetails: White gold is an alloy of gold mixed with some white metals such as silver, palladium or nickel. It’s silvery white character makes it an appealing metal to use in jewelry. Often, white gold is plated with Rhodium to make the white gold look even more white.Shop Bands
Rose GoldDetails: The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewelry is created by using copper in the alloy. It offers a modern twist on a classic material. Rose gold will not fade or change in color over time.Shop Bands
Yellow Gold Wedding BandYellow GoldDetails: Yellow gold has a natural warm color and high resistance to rust, tarnish and corrosion. It is a very strong metal, but still soft enough to be worked into interesting shapes.Shop Bands
Palladium BandPalladiumDetails: Palladium is a silver-white metal from the platinum group that will not tarnish in the air and remains forever white. It is one of the rarest and scarce metals in the world. Palladium is hypoallergenic—it is nickel free and contains no skin irritants. Palladium rings are 95% pure. They are very durable and will last for a lifetime.Shop Bands
Platinum Wedding BandPlatinumDetails: Our most popular choice for wedding and engagement rings due to its hardness, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change color.Shop Bands
Cobalt Wedding RingCobaltDetails: Cobalt Chrome is an alloy, made up of a mixture of Chromium, Cobalt and a few other metals. Cobalt Chrome is a bright white metal with a brilliant luster. The metal has the heft of gold and the look of rhodium-plated platinum while being many times harder and more durable than both.Shop Bands
Damascus Steel RingDamascus SteelDetails: These rings are made by hand, mimicking ancient metalsmithing techniques originally used to make samurai swords. No two designs look exactly alike. These rings contain Stainless steel which contains nickel and is not a good choice for those with a nickel allergy.Shop Bands
 Elysium Wedding RingElysiumDetails: Elysium rings are a solid diamond. Diamond is the hardest material on earth and cannot be scratched, except by another diamond. Elysium rings can be broken off for emergency removal, it is possible for the ring to break if abused. These rings will break when dropped at heights of 16 feet.Shop Bands
 Hardwood Wedding RingsHardwood Details: Hardwood rings feature real, exotic hardwood. Our hardwood comes only through reputable channels to support the sustainability of hardwoods and to avoid the illegal exporting of protected species. The wood species represent 13 of the most beautiful, rare and exotic hardwoods available in the world, all coming from a variety of countries and representing nearly every major region of the world.Shop Bands
 MeteoriteMeteoriteDetails: Gibeon Meteorite was formed in space 4 billion years ago. It is only found in Namibia, Africa, and the government has banned the export of Gibeon Meteorite which means it is increasing in value and limited supply.Shop Bands
 Mokume Gane RingMokume GaneDetails: Mokume is made by forging together different precious metal layers, then twisting and hand working the metal into stunning patterns. Each ring is truly one of a kind.Shop Bands
 Tungsten and Ceramic RingTungsten Carbide and CeramicDetails: Tungsten Carbide is a chemical compound containing tungsten and carbon, similar to titanium carbide and has extreme hardness. Tungsten carbide is also used as a scratch-resistant material for jewelry including watch bands and wedding rings. Tungsten rings will break when dropped from 8 feet high.Shop Bands
Sterling Silver RingSterling SilverDetails: Silver will tarnish and lose its bright shiny color easily. Jewelers will not use Silver since it is less expensive because of its flaws.Shop Bands
Zirconium Wedding RingZirconiumDetails: Zirconium is an element on the periodic table. It has incredible chemical resistance and does not readily react with solvents, acids, bases or other common chemicals. Such unique characteristics make Zirconium a great material to use in exotic applications. Zirconium is an ideal choice for customization in a modern, black ring.Shop Bands
 Titanium Wedding RingsTitaniumDetails: Titanium is a light grey metal with great durability and strength. The metal will scuff and show wear over time. These rings cannot be cut off your finger in an emergency. Shop Bands

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Diamond Shapes and Prices

Can you guess the most affordable diamond shape?

The diamond shape directly influences the price of a diamond. The most popular diamond shape is round and they tend to be higher priced than other shapes because of the demand, the cost of manufacturing and the diamond's brilliance.

Arthur's Jewelers offers nine different fancy shapes, including princess, emerald, Asscher, cushion, marquise, radiant, oval, pear, and heart.

To show how shape affects the diamond price, we’ve pulled 10 differently shaped diamonds directly from our Diamond Search.


Fancy Diamond Shapes and Prices

To show how shape affects the diamond price, we’ve pulled 10 differently shaped diamonds directly from our Diamond Search. Diamond Search: 4C characteristics: Carat: 1-1.10, Cut: Very Good, Color: H, Clarity: SI2.

Round DiamondRound$4581See Diamonds
Princess DiamondPrincess$3416See Diamonds
Cushion $2509See Diamonds
Asscher$2634See Diamonds
Marquise$3912See Diamonds
Oval$3681See Diamonds
Radiant$2484See Diamonds
Pear$3763See Diamonds
Emerald$3838See Diamonds
Heart$3575See Diamonds

Diamond prices reflected from June 2018 and prices may change.

You can save more than 25% by choosing a fancy shaped diamond versus a round diamond of similar size and quality. 

Oval, Pear and Marquise diamonds are elongated and appear larger than a round diamond.

Engagement rings today are being created with fancy shape diamonds in nearly one-third of rings, the most popular shapes are a princess, cushion, and oval.

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The Twin Cities Men's Wedding Band Destination
Are you looking for a wedding band that is simple and classic or sparkling and unique?  Arthur's Jewelers is the Twin Cities wedding band destination! Arthur's has over 3,000 wedding bands in stock, available in any metal plus you can customize the finish on your band.

All of our Lashbrook wedding bands can be crafted in Platinum, Palladium, 14k and 18k White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, Cobalt, and Black Zirconium.

Arthur's Collection of wedding bands are available in many different finishes from distressed and satin to high polished. 

Customize your own wedding band.

Are you looking for a unique wedding ring?

We have the largest selection of alternativeMetals;
Cobalt, Damascus Steel, Elysium(Black Diamond), Meteorite, Mokume Gane, Tungsten Carbide, and Zirconium.
The most extraordinary designers with the most exquisite designs:
TacoriVerragioSimon G, Chris Ploof, &ArtCarved
$50 Off Wedding BandsFree Sports Band with men's band over $500$100 Off Wedding Bands

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Designer: Anna Beck

Available at Arthur's Jewelers: ANNA BECK

Every piece of Anna Beck jewelry is handmade at our workshop in Bali. Our talented artisans honor one of the region's oldest handcrafted techniques to create our signature looks. Single discs are individually placed by hand onto a metal base in an intricate multi-step process, meaning each piece can take days to create. The cultural traditions of Bali and the artistry of our craftsmen come together, bringing to life are truly one of a kind pieces.

Like memories over the course of a lifetime, a woman collects jewelry - it becomes a part of her story. It starts with a singular piece of self-expression that turns into a narrative of self, and in turn connects her to the stories around her.  -Becky Anne

Anna Beck at Arthur's Jewelers White Howlite and Agate Collection



There are 2 collections that are released each year Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, once the new collection is released the old collection is no longer available.
The core collection will always be available.





Design inspired with the intention of giving back to Bali, by providing quality health and emergency care for families and expectant mothers, through our partnership with the Bumi Sehat Foundation. Proceeds from every necklace in this collection support Bumi Sehat's beautiful mission and the sacred circle of life.

To learn more visit bumisehatfoundation.org

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Healing Stones and Gemstones
 Healing Stones and Gemstones
For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide, because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. When crystals are placed directly on your body, they have a powerful vibration effect that surges from the crystal to you. According to the law of physics, thoughts direct energy and energy follows thought. 


If your mind is polluted with toxic negativity, clean it up with Amazonite. This stone will restore your spirit to its most serene state of being by eliminating your worries, self-doubts, and frustrations. Often, pain that we experienced in our past will create an energy block in our present. This block can manifest into a difficulty expressing yourself in relationships, or even into creative slumps at work. By flooding your heart and throat chakras with loving energy, amazonite opens you up to release that which has hurt you. Free of those energy blocks, you better express yourself in every area of life. That’s what makes this stone highly beneficial for artists. 


Amethyst is like a spa-day in a stone, it is the exact kind of relaxing energy that we could all use after a long day. Allow amethyst’s energy of contentment to sooth away the day-to-day stresses that keep you up at night. In working with the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst indulges your intuitions. This not only means that amethyst will help your body give into innate desires like sound sleep and relaxation, but it will also work with your third eye to balance the mind with insightful solutions to problems. 


Your appetite for life, creative endeavors, and passionate pursuits will feel nearly insatiable when overwhelmed by the exhilarating energy of Apatite. Working with the energy of this crystal helps you to not only recognize your ambitions but chase after them with a newfound vigor. Let the inspiration this stirs within you, find new creative outlets. 



Use Aquamarine to ride the positive waves toward closure, major life changes, and a higher consciousness. The stress and fear that this stone washes away, leaves room peace and tranquility in their absence. Aquamarine protects the psyche from taking on dark vibrations and negative behavioral patterns. Easy is the essence of the smooth flowing energy of aquamarine. 



Carnelian is the life of the party. Creative and confident, the energy of carnelian motivates a rush of vibrancy within the sacral chakra to stimulate your inner star. Tapping into carnelian’s exciting properties will lend a sense of power that can prove especially beneficial for artists needing to break through creative blocks or those embarking on new projects + ambitions. Wear carnelian during a job interview to invoke the energies of opportunity and luck. With carnelian close, you’ll be sure to impress your prospects with your charm and vitality. 



Derived from the French word “citron” meaning lemon, this crystal’s vibe is anything but sour! Sweet is the essence of this fortune flourishing gem. The sunny attitude of citrine cultivates energy that is fertile for growth. In working with the solar plexus chakra, citrine warms the core to radiate power, centeredness, confidence, and endurance throughout the body and mind. Citrine is unique because it is one of few stones that, rather than absorbing negative energy, clear it. It makes room for happiness and light so that the spirit is welcoming to a wide range of positive possibilities. 

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz maybe a rock star among crystals, but it’s no diva—it shares its spotlight. For those whose spirit needs illumination, clear quartz brings clarity to shadows within the mind. The reason there is so much lore surrounding the Clear Quartz is that of how intensely it resonates with the body. A universal healer, it links to all chakras to provide balance and harmony. Its ability to be programmed for manifestation is unlike any other crystal. By elevating thoughts and perspective, it will help manifest your intentions like never before. 



Not all energy has to come in a Venti-sized cup; reenergize the crystal way with garnet, and you’ll have all of the vitality without the impending crash. By arousing the chi, or life force, within the physical body, garnet encourages you to go out and smell roses. Seize the day and all of your potential with help of this stone for enhancing health, passion, and pleasure. 



Hematite tells it like it is. If you’re spinning out of control or spending all your time going over things in your mind on constant replay, hematite is going to give you a reality check. It brings you out of your mind and backs down to earth. Hematite’s energy focuses on the body, and it teaches us to do the same. Rather than overanalyzing due to stress or anxiety, use hematite to connect to your root chakra so that you can stay grounded and just be. 


Jade is like that outfit you wear on first dates or that necklace you wear on job interviews—it always brings good luck. Through awakening a new outlook in the third eye chakra, Jade opens you up to prosperity and abundance. The wisdom that this stone can bring has been admired since ancient civilizations, and can still lend an insightful energy to your modern day problems. Through instilling a sense of peace and purity within the mind, jade guides the spirit until it has a clear vision of who you are truly meant to be. 



With the mystical energy of labradorite, sparks of neon will illuminate the path to your destiny. Labradorite is a stone of magic and curiosity. Wearing or holding Labradorite helps you tap into a higher state of consciousness. It’s a protective stone as well, so it will keep your energy body grounded while allowing you to explore the expanded states of the universe. By connecting to and healing all chakras, it boosts mental and spiritual power. Labradorite opens you up, forcing you to become self-aware enough to see what you want your true intentions to be. 

Lapis Lazuli

Realize your spiritual potential with the high vibrational energy of Lapis Lazuli. Full of the wisdom and awareness that this stone brings, your soul will be ready to embark on a journey of awakening. Strive toward enlightenment as you pursue your true destiny, and leave pettiness and stress behind. This is a powerful stone for broadening your understanding and should be used especially by those having issues with self-expression. 



Tough love from a tough crystal, Malachite is the friend you go to when you need that unfiltered relationship advice. If some reason or another, something always seems to go wrong in your relationships, Malachite can cleanse the chakras and bring you to a realization of what’s not working. It’s one of the most powerful transformational crystals for the heart. The emotional balance it provides will encourage you to take the action you need to remove negative patterns and enhance your transformational energy. 



The milky radiance of this crystal represents tenderness and is believed to bring lovers closer together. Moonstone is a magical stone that connects you to your divine feminine and inner Goddess. It helps you unlock the energy of the Moon that resides within you to keep you in a more balanced state. Moonstone acts as a guide to help you do what’s necessary to become more balanced, healthy and in sync.


Sometimes, whether in our work life or our relationships, it can feel like we’re walking a tightrope. Adopting the energy of Onyx lets you breathe easier, giving you the balance, confidence, and protection to take the next step. Lending you strength of mind, Onyx will help you to see what is weighing you down and release it from your life. By fortifying your decision-making capabilities, onyx encourages you to stop concentrating on the rope or the potential to fall, and instead look forward to the bright future ahead of you. 



Skip being green with envy, and use the energy of Peridot to become green with abundance. Resentment doesn’t look good on anybody. Peridot helps you to ditch toxic emotions of jealousy, spite, and stress, and replace them with insight, confidence and a radiant sense of purpose. The beauty of this energy will shine through you, as it washes you with powerful cleansing properties that will leave you with a lighter, more pure essence. 




Rose Quartz

See the world through rose-tinted glasses by tapping into the universal love of rose quartz. This stone will open up your heart chakra to every kind of love that you need—whether it’s self-love, familial love, friendship love, love for humanity or romantic love. As a flush of compassion, happiness, forgiveness and peace pulses through you, rose quartz will assist you in ease your grip on toxic emotions. With this sense of release, your spirit can finally be free of petty negativity. 


Rutilated Quartz

As if filtering out negativity and psychic attacks through its complex network of needle-like rutiles, Rutilated Quartz ensures that only the purest vibes get through. If you’re prone to holding in frustrations or resentments, working with rutilated quartz may be just the energy you need to forgive and let go. While supportive, the energy of rutilated quartz will force you to bring issues to the surface so that they can be dealt with. That may sound intimidating, but rutilated quartz’s ability to help you better deal with conflicts also relieves the fear and anxiety you may have going into them. 



Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz isn’t the kind of energy that’s going to let you sit in a dark, stuffy room and pout. This crystal wills you to get up, draw the curtain to a positive light, and open the windows to let the air of negativity out. If something no longer serves you, smoky quartz gives you the clarity to let it go. Working with Smoky Quartz helps you to overcome negative emotions such as stress, fear, anger, jealousy, and even feelings of depression. Elevate your mood with this stone that helps to keep both feet on the ground, and remain balanced in any situation. 



Tiger's Eye

Tiger’s Eye gets its name from its amber hues, but its ability to bestow fierce focus and primal power only bolster its tiger-like reputation. This crystal helps you to see through a fresh set of eyes so that you can gain clarity on situations that have become blurry or confusing. Tiger’s eye shifts your outlook so that you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Is there a new hobby you’d like to try? A solution to a problem you haven’t considered? An aspect to yourself that you haven’t indulged? Tiger’s eye connects to the solar plexus and sacral chakras to ground you in the power you need to pursue those ventures. 

Tourmalinated Quartz

The pillars of tourmaline embedded within Tourmalinated Quartz remind us that we all have pillars of strength within us that we can lean on when we feel weak. With the clarity and energy amplification of quartz and the protection of tourmaline, you’ll feel a resurge of energy that will encourage you to conquer your self-sabotaging behaviors and thoughts. This stone is all about recognizing the power you have within yourself to solve or deal with any problem in your life. Tap into tourmalinated quartz when you need to harmonize your mind and spirit and attract the kind of luck and abundance that stem from making positive life decisions. 



Said by Native American cultures to be the bridge between heaven and Earth, Turquoise, known as the “Master Healer,” provides a path to your vibrationally highest self. Many Native American cultures believe that turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe. As a throat Chakra stone, turquoise helps to foster honest and open communication from the heart. In working to protect and align the chakras, turquoise strengthens the entire mind and body in the process. 
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