Stylish wedding rings for men looking to get that perfect band come in a range of precious metals, stones and styles with different designs to please every taste and personal requirement.
Many guys go for platinum bands with maybe a single diamond setting or one or two other precious stones and often they may choose to match the woman’s design. Whatever a man’s taste in jewellery, there are experts in SA that can advise and help design a fitting style to suit everyone.
While the focus is often on women’s wedding ring designs, the perfect design for the groom is just as important
A wedding ring is a piece of jewellery that you will (hopefully) be wearing for the rest of your life and you will want to make sure that you love the way it looks and feels and that it will be practical for everyday use as well as special enough to remind you of the person that you love.
There are a wide range of different styles of wedding rings for men, contrary to popular belief. Most think that wedding rings for men come in one style: plain yellow gold bands that are thicker and deeper than women’s wedding rings.
Four stylish wedding ring designs for men
Design #1: The traditional gold band
There are several variations on the traditional band. You could go for a white gold or platinum ring, or go for a slightly thinner or thicker band.
Engraved bands are also very popular for men’s wedding rings. A slight design or even a few words engraved along the side can be both meaningful and gorgeous.
Design #2: The eternity ring
The eternity ring is usually a ring worn by women, but it is becoming increasingly popular in men’s wedding rings. You do not, however, have to go for diamonds all the way around the ring. You could substitute black stones or other precious stones for the diamonds.
Design #3: The ring set with a stone
Another popular ring for men, although not necessarily common in men’s wedding rings, is the band ring set with a stone or two in middle.
There are many different variations on this ring, including rings with different precious metals and different stones. You could set several stones in to the ring or only use one stone and set it deeply into the ring.
Design #4: The looped ring
The looped ring is a ring where the band splits, loops and joins in a figure of eight shape at the top. It is very elegant, and is used for both men and women’s ring. The two ends forming together symbolise the joining of two people in holy matrimony.
This ring is usually thicker than a women’s looped ring and does not have feminine loops. It is possible to engrave onto this sort of band, or to add precious stones. This sort of ring is more commonly made out of white gold or platinum.
If you are buying a ring for your fiancé, how do you know which is the right ring?
It is obviously incredibly important to buy the right ring for your husband to be because a wedding ring is a very special piece of jewellery. Take note of the following points before you begin looking for the right ring.
- Keep in mind the person you are buying the ring for
Think about the fashion sense, the personality and the taste in jewellery that the individual has. You will have a good idea of what sort of ring to go for.
- Think about what the ring should mean
You should keep in mind what different stones and designs mean and what you want your ring to say.
- Make sure you get the right thickness
A man with smaller hands and thinner fingers would better suit a thinner, shallower ring and you should probably avoid a deeper design (like an eternity ring or looped ring).
If your fiancé has larger hands, you could go for a deeper, chunkier ring as it would suit him perfectly.
Even American Swiss sell wedding rings for men for those interested in looking at off the shelf products or perhaps getting one of the American Swiss expert jewellers to help design something more unique and personal.
At the end of the day it boils down to personal taste when it comes to choosing the right settings or styles and of course the most important factor, fit. If a ring is too big then it will be irritating and there is a good chance of losing it whereas if it is too tight on your finger you may have problems removing it, special sizing tools are available at most respected jewelery shops in South Africa to help.
Precious stones in various settings are not every males taste but for those who like this, stones include diamonds, onyx, emerald, ruby and other gemstones just to name but a few.
Bands can be made of just about any metal available with popular precious metals such as platinum, gold, silver and white gold being chosen by males worldwide.
Many couples decide to have their jewelery designed together so that it matches each others or the engagement rings. With a little patience and some research one can find many places in South Africa that sell stylish wedding rings for men.