It is not very surprising that men also wear engagement rings. Men’s engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years. Simultaneously, as men’s jewelry became more popular, the number of male ring styles expanded. Many men have gotten engagement rings as signs of commitment since they represent an intention to share a lifetime together. Many same-sex couples are also warming around to the concept of wearing engagement rings together; after all, marriage is an equal partnership.
History Of Men’s Engagement Rings
In the United States, engagement rings for men have been sold for more than a century. Men’s engagement rings were marketed in the local media in 1926 by L. Bamberger & Co, a prominent retailer in New Jersey. The commercials were stereotypically masculine and aimed at the average man with disposable income.
Since most men didn’t wear wedding rings in the 1920s, it’s understandable that the fashion didn’t catch on. It wasn’t until the 1940s when celebrities like Humphrey Bogart started wearing wedding bands that their popularity skyrocketed. Most men’s engagement rings used to be plain metal bands, but they’ve evolved into more contemporary and intricate designs with diamonds, mixed metals, and gemstones over time.
Making A Custom Engagement Ring For Men
When it comes to designing your own men’s engagement ring, it’s all about capturing his flair in a piece of fine jewelry. When it comes to selecting which design components to use, we constantly encourage people to walk a different path. The possibilities are endless, from a beautiful center stone—white diamonds, black diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, and sapphires are all excellent choices—to a hand-engraved inscription along with the band.
Rings with a channel set row of melee diamonds that encircle the band have recently witnessed an increase in popularity. It’s also fun to experiment with different metal finishes, such as brushed, polished, or pebbled, as well as different metal colors.
Men’s Wedding Rings Vs Men’s Engagement Rings
A man’s wedding band is first worn to symbolize the start of his new partnership on the day of his wedding. In a gesture of reciprocal acceptance of their marriage, he and his spouse both put on their rings to unite them as a loving pair.
An engagement ring, on the other hand, is worn as a declaration of purpose and excitement for the upcoming marriage from the time one spouse proposes marriage. Women have traditionally been expected to wear an engagement band that is more elaborate and stylized than their wedding ring. Men’s engagement rings are no different.