Now You’re Engaged, How Do You Choose A Mens Wedding Ring?

So, you’ve just got engaged.

Whether you are a man or a woman you have an important decision to make (amongst the myriad of other decisions) about mens wedding rings. It’s this. Will the man in your relationship wear one?

Maybe that’s you, maybe not. But you both need to think about it.

You see it’s only since the second world war that modern men have started to publicly display their marital status by the wearing of a man wedding ring.

Prior to that it was rare for a man to wear a ring when he married. Men were able to hide their marital status behind the tradition that required a woman to wear a wedding ring, but not a man.

However during the war many US soldiers chose to wear mens wedding rings as a public symbol of their marital status whilst away at war and that has started a tradition for the modern man. Now it’s very common for a man to wear a mens wedding ring, perhaps the norm.

So, what decisions need to be made? Well the first is this. Will he wear one? That’s probably the hardest decision in the process.

For a woman there’s no decision. She’s engaged, she wants the ring. For her she needs an engagement ring as well as a wedding ring, and an expensive engagement ring at that. But for a man it’s not so straight forward.

So a very important part of the process is for both of you to talk about it. Do you both have strong feelings about the man wearing a man wedding ring, either one way or the other? Does the woman feel that if she is to publicly display her marital status then it’s only fair that he do the same? Does he have any reservations about wearing a ring and if so what are they? You both need to talk over your feelings about the wearing of a man wedding ring. Establish the groundwork.

Once and if you have made a decision that he will wear a ring then that’s just the start. It’s perfectly possible to buy a his and hers matching wedding ring set. These are rings designed as matching sets for you both so that both your wedding rings go well together. So are you going to look for matching rings, or just buy him a ring and focus on hers separately?

Next you have to decide what type of ring. There’s a whole world of designs for mens wedding rings out there. An enormous range of styles and materials. A man makes a statement about himself in selecting the ring he will wear for his wife, and she is a part of that statement if she is actively involved in the decision.

Think about his personality. Is he outgoing or shy? Is he outrageous or conservative? Is he flamboyant? Understated? When he buys clothes what does he select? Does he buy colourful flamboyant ties or ties which fit in with the style of the suit? Would he wear clothes which make him stand out from the crowd or does he prefer to meld in?

His men’s wedding ring needs to fit his personality. All these characteristics, as well as many others, bear on your choice of ring. A man with a strong flamboyant personality would be much more likely to prefer a ring which stands out. Which sets him apart from the crowd, which says “look at me”. On the other hand a man with a more conservative type of personality would probably prefer to say “I’m married but I’m not going to shout it from the rooftop” with his ring.

Similarly, think about his stature. Is he short or tall? Is he large or small? Does he have long slender fingers or short stubby fingers? These characteristics also bear on the style of ring selected.

So size up the man before making a decision on the style of ring for him.

One of the most common form of mens wedding ring is the simple band style. Often in gold or white gold, it is plain and unadorned. A simple statement of marital status and nothing else. But even amongst simple bands there are decisions to make. How wide? What colour? What type of material? New materials such as Titanium or Platinum have broadened the choices hugely. Mens black Titanium rings really catch the eye.

Or amongst the more traditional materials sterling silver men’s wedding rings look stunning. Or brushed mens white gold wedding rings. The range of choices now is enormous.

And it’s not necessary to decide on a single material. Mens two toned gold wedding rings, utilising white and yellow gold, are popular. Perhaps match the ring material with gemstones such as rubies or sapphires or even diamonds to create a stunning effect.

It’s perfectly possible to get custom made rings or even design them yourself. The internet offers a big range of choices and also offers rings and other jewelry dramatically cheaper than your traditional bricks and mortar stores. Several online jewellers offer a design your own mens wedding ring service so that you can design a ring that’s unique to you.

And if you want something really different why not consider celtic mens wedding bands?

The range of choices is endless, enough to satisfy even the most discriminating couple.

And remember that for a man this ring may be the only jewelry he will ever wear. The choice of man ring that you both make is a big one.

So, now you’re engaged, spend a little time thinking about what you are going to do about a men’s wedding ring. Start talking about it with your partner. The more time you spend on it the happier you will be with your final choice.

Buying A Titanium Wedding Ring – 5 Things You Should Know

1. Why should you buy a titanium wedding ring?

Titanium wedding rings combine beauty and strength, but are light weight. If you want your wedding ring to last a lifetime, then you will definitely need a ring that is strong. The strength and hardness helps to prevent scratches and dings. But if you are like most people, you probably want it light enough that you do not mind wearing it all the time. Despite its hardness, titanium wedding rings are surprisingly light weight. Lastly, you will be amazed at the comments you will receive about your titanium wedding ring’s simplicity and beauty.

2. What is the best way to buy titanium wedding rings?

When selecting a titanium wedding ring, be sure to take into account the finger size and shape of your fiancée’s ring finger. Whether you plan on buying a ring at a brick and mortar store or at an online retailer, you should at least visit a brick and mortar store to have your ring finger sized properly.

If you and your fiancée plan on getting matching titanium wedding rings, make sure that the design fits the shape of both of your ring fingers and that you both agree on the design.

Most importantly, you will want to deal with a reputable jeweler that will be there for you over the years to resize and polish the ring. You do not want to deal with a fly by night jeweler who will not be around in a year. You can search for reviews online or ask for recommendations from your friends and family that live in the same area as you.

3. Can you get titanium wedding rings in different colors?

Yes, you get titanium wedding rings in different colors. Titanium wedding rings are considered a white metal, similar to platinum, with a grayish undertone. In order to add color, the ring must be anodized with a color treatment. However, it is important to not that the color treatment is not permanent and can make the titanium wedding ring appear scratched and discolored over time.

4. Can you get wedding rings with titanium that also have other precious metals in them?

Absolutely! If you like a little more variety in the titanium wedding ring you will be wearing every day, you can request the ring be combined with yellow, rose or white gold. Some people even choose to have titanium and platinum wedding rings created. Just depends on your preference.

5. How can you determine the quality of your titanium wedding ring?

As with any precious metal, you can either choose to have a pure titanium wedding ring made or go for an alloyed titanium wedding ring that contains a mixture of metals. Most reputable jewelers will let you know what the commercially pure (CP) grade of their titanium rings are. If they do not, you should definitely ask! CP grades range from 1 which is the softest to 4 which is the hardest. The most common CP grade for titanium rings is CP2 because it balances the ability to have a harder titanium wedding ring but is still soft enough to be etched and engraved.