At one point, gold wedding rings were the option. But recently platinum has grown tremendous in popularity. Platinum is more precious than gold, and has other advantages over gold as well.
Platinum wedding rings are elegant. Platinum was often mixed with gold, but today you can find wedding rings of pure platinum. Polished platinum sparkles as much as gold. Platinum is a durable metal, and your active lifestyle will not get in the way of wearing a platinum ring.
Given that platinum wedding rings have a very modern look, the best styles are elegant, but simple. A “comfort fit” is curved slightly in the inside, and most men find them a good choice since a ring is worn more then anything else that adorns the body. Platinum is heavier than gold which is often the main reason men choose them over gold. Remember that many men love Swiss sports watches for the same “weighty” reason.
You will pay a premium for platinum. One reason some buyers go with gold is they are concerned they will lose their ring, and want to be able to replace it less expensively. Do keep in mind that an engagement ring is not like a set of car keys. You will grow to love it more and more with each passing year, as you do your partner, and will have a magnetic connection to it. That may mean that IF you take it off, you will have a brilliant system for making sure your ring is never lost.