Gold has been used for centuries in jewelry. In fact the Incas had so much gold that they would paint it. What a nice problem to have. Gold wedding bands are the most popular of all newly purchased wedding bands. 18 karat gold looks magnificent and if it can be afforded is a great choice for you wedding band. Some people don’t like the look of yellow gold so they go with white gold or some other type of white metal. Silver is a good white metal along with palladium and platinum. There is even a new alternative metal cobalt chrome. Cobalt rings look an awful lot like platinum or palladium. They hold up much better and are a lot less expensive. So you have a lot of options if gold doesn’t suite your needs. You can go to most any jewelry and try on rings. Men usually go with a comfort fit band. A lot times when a man gets married it is his first time wearing a ring so you want it to be as comfortable as possible.