Most wedded couples have at some point worn engagement rings. There are varying traditions surrounding this ring, but the underlying principle remains the same. It shows a woman is ready to be married to that one man.
This ring can be worn on either hand, depending on where you come from. In other parts, men also wear one. This was common in Europe, but is becoming popular in other parts as well.
These rings serve the same purpose as that of the ladies’. It is easy to spot a married or engaged woman. You could also tell a married man, but never an engaged one. As much as men got to wear watches or bracelets, their anonymity made I hard to tell engaged ones.
Engagement is a matter that goes beyond the exchange of rings. It shows a couple have made up their minds about their future union. This understanding may or may not be known by other people. What matters is both partners know it. If men now feel they need one as well, that is their decision. Most men who opt for this keep the same ring as their wedding band.
There are many kinds of men’s engagement rings. Some of them are crafted with the likeness of the lady’s engagement ring. They can be made to march the lady’s engagement and wedding ring combination.
We may live to witness a period when there shall be engagement rings different from wedding bands for men. Until such a time, men are just wearing their wedding bands before the wedding date. If the man’s ring has diamonds in it, its design is subtler than the lady’s. Their rings usually have very little diamonds in their design. The setting of the diamonds will be simple. Some have just a stone at the center. As much as they can contain larger stones, they tend to limit them to just a few small ones.
The overall effect men go for in their rings is usually a laid-back design. The nature of activities most men engage in also limits how flamboyant they can have them designed. They also like to keep the price lower than what was spent on the lady’s, as it may damage easily. As the world evolves and our jobs move further away from tougher conditions, it may become acceptable for men to wear more flashy rings.
Have the man’s ring size in mind when out buying it. Look for great bargains in order to make the process economical. You can search for these offers on the internet. Keep in mind though that different regions have different men’s ring sizes. It is advisable to check ring size conversion charts to avoid making mistakes. It may be too expensive a mistake to make.