In modern day society, the exchange of wedding vows is commemorated by an exchange of wedding rings by both man and wife, but this was not always the case. The history of men’s wedding rings does not hark back to antiquity, but is rather steeped in modern times. In ancient times, wedding rings signified a man’s ownership of his wife and served as a symbol of everlasting love. Men’s wedding rings first came into being in the mid-twentieth century, during the 2nd World War. At the time, it was a jewelry trend for men to wear wedding rings in honor of the wives who awaited them at home. The trend caught on, gaining in popularity by the time of the Korean War, and men’s wedding rings have been the norm ever since.
When attempting to navigate the world of men’s wedding rings, it is important to keep the issues of comfort, metal, and style in mind.
For many men, a men’s wedding ring is the only item of jewelry they aim to wear on a daily basis, which is why comfort is key. If a piece of jewelry does not fit comfortably, the chances of a person actually wearing it day after day decrease significantly. Hence, it is crucial for comfort to be a priority in selecting men’s wedding bands.
Since the metal type of men’s wedding rings has a direct impact on the quality of the band it is important to be familiar with the properties of each metal type. For specific information on Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium, see our Precious Metals Guide. Apparently, 14 karat – 18 karat gold men’s wedding rings rank first in popularity as they offer both high quality and variety, with the options of white gold, yellow gold, and two or three tone gold.
Platinum men’s wedding rings have become a top choice for men who prefer the platinum sheen, durability and invaluable density, and don’t mind that it is heavier than gold or silver. Palladium men’s wedding rings are the choice of those seeking a hypo-allergenic option that shares many of the same properties as platinum, like its purity, shine and durability, yet prefer a lighter wedding ring.
Regarding the style options for men’s wedding rings, it appears that most men opt for simple, classic men’s wedding ring designs, which can also serve to be matching wedding rings for them and their partners. Yet those with a bolder fashion sense tend to want to add a bit of embellishment to their wedding rings with carvings, milgrain designs, hammered accents, geometric designs or Celtic wedding rings.
Two tone men’s wedding rings provide a combination of simplicity and personalization, depending on the specific choice of ring design. Made from two shades of gold, two tone wedding rings are meant to symbolize the merging of two lives together. Carved men’s wedding rings offer a spirit of creativity, made to suit the personal taste of the individual.
Diamond men’s wedding rings are the ideal option for men who are willing to make a statement with their wedding bands. Diamond wedding rings are often either half-eternity rings with a row of diamonds set across the face of the band or diamond rings that offer geometric designs. Solitaire diamond rings usually feature a bezel setting, as it is the ring setting that offers the best protection for the center stone.
For more information on Wedding Rings, Men’s Rings, or Men’s Jewelry, see the Zoara Learning Center. You will find comprehensive information on jewelry-related topics, such as Precious Metals and Ring Sizes, in addition to helpful jewelry shopping suggestions. You are also welcome to Contact Us with any questions or comments. Our customer support team of jewelry experts is happy to assist you with whatever you need.
When searching for a men's wedding ring, quality should be an extremely important factor in your decision. A wedding ring is something that you will be wearing for a long time. You want it to be durable, comfortable, well-crafted and enduring. At Zoara, all of our Men's Jewelry is crafted by masterful jewelry makers who use only the finest precious metals, diamonds and gemstones.
Many men prefer traditionally simple wedding rings of white or yellow gold. Typically, these rings are easy to find in matching sets for the couples who have decided to buy matching wedding rings. Zoara offers plain Gold and Platinum men's wedding rings with rounded or squared exteriors. The look and feel of rounded bands versus squared and straight men's wedding rings can be significant. You may want to try on different bands at home or at your local jeweler to get a sense of your personal preference. Get a feel for how weighty you want your ring to be and what shape feels the most comfortable on your finger.
For those interested in adding a touch of ornamentation, simple gold or platinum men's wedding rings may incorporate milgrain finish, hammered accents, celtic or woven borders along the band's edges or around the middle of the band. Our two-toned men's wedding rings are also subtly adorned with simple geometric patterns, rings or lines, that add a stroke of complexity to a plain metal band.
Often, men who really want to personalize their ring choose to incorporate luxury and timeless grace in their wedding ring design by embedding diamonds or precious gemstones. Men's styles now offer channel set Diamond Rings, bezel set round diamonds set apart from one another, or baguette cut emeralds along the base of the band.
So what are you waiting for? Take a moment to browse Zoara's selection of expertly crafted men's wedding rings.