For the groom
7th August 2018
10 wedding ring styles for men that will knock you off your feet
There’s a ring for every man out there.
1. Plain wedding bands
The most sought-after option, most grooms-to-be think the plainer, the better. And, there’s something to be said for the simple options in life! If you are looking for something low-key, then this is could actually be the choice for you. Don’t be afraid to go with the obvious.
2. Wide wedding bands
But, plain does not have to mean standard. Opt for a thicker band and a ring which stands out – it will look bigger and feel heavier on the finger, which is perfect should you need reminding to put it on!
3. What’s your metal?
The fashion for metal has evolved drastically over the years, with the 1980s seeing the rise of gold, followed by the still-popular platinum in the ‘90s and noughties. Undecided? Pick a bit of both!
4. Rose gold is not just for women
Rose gold is the new(ish) kid on the block, behind which thousands of women around the world have queued. But, this metal is not only for your lady love: rose gold is seeing a resurgence in men’s jewellery too, particularly in the wedding band department.
5. Check the finish
The texture of your ring is just as important as its width and metal. Do you prefer something polished, with a high sheen? Or a hammered finish? Matte has also been seen on many a wedded-man’s finger, showing that subtlety never goes out of favour.
6. Add a gemstone accent
Perhaps not an obvious choice, but adding a gemstone accent to your wedding band – or selecting one with such a feature already embedded – can be bold, but you do not have to be a wild one to opt for it. After all, everyone likes a little bit of bling, right?
7. It’s all in the detail!
Whether you decide to go for an engraving, a masculine braided ring or micro-beading, choose something which you can live with for many years to come. Also, think about the practicality of the band so you get the most out of it.
8. Crank it up a notch
You’re very active and not used to wearing jewellery so having a small diamond or sapphire on your wedding band might seem anathema. It’s not – these are the two most durable gemstones, perfect if you want something a little bit special, but which you can live with every day.
9. A curved or flat fit?
Try, try, try. No use opting for a ring which looks great, but which is completely uncomfortable. When you’re shopping around make sure you slip on as many different fits as possible to give you an idea as to what feels best on your finger.
10. Custom designs
Nowadays, custom designs are not only for those who have some money to burn. Rather, they allow you to hone in on what styles you like and incorporate them into a wedding band you’ll be thrilled to slip on every morning.