Men’s rings: men say it with jewelry as well
Did you notice already? The contemporary man loves fashion and also likes to dot the I’s and cross the t’s of his outfit with nice accessories. And without any doubt, a men’s ring is the perfect fit. A ring for men namely is an extension of a man’s personality or a thoughtful memory of a special event. We made a list for you on how to decide the perfect ring out of the enormous amount of options.
Which material and which color do I choose for my ring?
Men’s rings exist in many different materials and colors. The supply is widely different: from white gold (natural or with a gray layer of rhodium) to noble and warm yellow and champagne gold, soft rose gold, robust platinum, titanium, stainless steel and silver. For every style and man, there is a perfect ring.
Are you planning on wearing your ring on a daily basis and do you want it to be sustainable and maintenance friendly? Choose for a sustainable and qualitative material such as gold, which doesn’t oxidize, doesn’t leave a black or green mark on your finger and keeps maintaining its value since a ring needs to be able to take a beating. Yellow and white gold, neutral and timeless materials and colors, are most frequently opted for, but rose gold is making a comeback and has a more quirky, eccentric and unique look and feel to it. Discover which color suits you best by trying on as many rings as possible in different materials.
How do I decide on the ring size?
Finding the right ring size sometimes feels like looking for a pin in a haystack. At the one time a ring can feel too tight, while at another it seems a bit too loose. This is caused by our fingers that are changing sizes multiple times a day due to the weather, working with our hands or the food we eat. A perfect fit therefore doesn’t exist. However a ring needs to feel comfortable in every single situation. The general rule states that a ring should slide easily over your knuckles when putting the ring on, but needs to have a little resistance when trying to take it off again. Does your ring have a slim fit around the base of your finger without leaving marks or without skin popping out? You have found your match!
On which hand do I wear my men’s ring as an accessory?
A men’s wedding ring is worn on the ring finger. Right or left hand? This depends on the culture, religion or local habits. Yet, we notice men are more often than ever wearing a men’s ring beside their wedding band. A ring on the middle finger is often an exception. Class rings or rings with a unique symbolism are often worn on the index finger, while college and club rings decorated with patterns, coats of arms or seals are more regularly worn on the little finger. A men’s ring on the thumb has a more though feel to it, which makes it the perfect excuse to buy a more robust accessory.
Which ring style suits me?
Have you never worn a ring before and are you curious about which style fits you best? Browse through Pinterest boards and ask family and friends for inspiration in order to discover what you like (and what not). Are you a fan of a simple and barely noticeable ring or do you want a piece that immediately draws the attention? Do you like bling and shiny materials, a matt ring or a combination of both? Are you looking for a ring with rough structures or do you like it more elegantly decorated? By looking for pieces you like on- and offline, you learn which style suits you best. You can also pay a visit to a jeweler in your neighborhood to fit and try some designs.
Which rings are available for my budget?
Are you looking for a men’s wedding ring? Than this often is the last item on your to do list for the wedding, implying that the budget might be rather limited. However, a wedding ring is a lifelong memory of one of the most precious and special events in your live and you want its memory to last a lifetime as well. By deciding on a fixed budget at the beginning of the wedding planning, you can still find a nice and qualitative ring that matches your style. But for a regular men’s ring as well, budget is key since it highly decides the materials you can pick from. Do you have a large budget? A platinum ring might be a manly and available option. Is your budget more limited but do you still want to invest in a qualitative and sustainable piece? Gold might be your match. Yet, prices differ based on the quality of the gold. 14kt gold is less expensive while 18kt gold has a richer color and will cost you more. Do you have a very strict budget? You can always opt for a men’s ring in silver.
Ready to start looking for your perfect men’s ring?