One of the most traditional metals for wedding rings, gold is a very popular choice for wedding bands, even for contemporary couples. Gold wedding bands have roots in Ancient Greece and Rome and still prevail today.
Pure gold is too soft and malleable so instead, it is combined with other metals to create an alloy that is a durable metal. Most often, these other metals are copper and zinc. Gold can come in many different forms with yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. When most couples choose gold wedding rings, they choose them for the classic yellow gold color. Yellow gold is easy to maintain though it does require some occasional cleaning and polishing to maintain the look.
Gold looks great on every skin tone, but especially darker and olive shades. One of the biggest reasons to choose a gold wedding band is its value. It doesn't tarnish over time and provides a real sustainable store of value, which makes us emotionally and physically attracted to it. Societies and economies have placed a intrinsic value on gold, thus perpetuating its worth.