A Man’s Guide to Wedding Rings


Many men find it daunting to wear a wedding ring, particularly if they have not worn rings or accessorized before. It can take some getting used to but it is an item that can help to improve your style as well as being a token of your commitment to your partner and a memory from the happiest day of your life.

Which Finger?

It may be obvious to some but not everyone is familiar with which finger you should wear your wedding ring on. Tradition states that in the UK and US the ring should go on the finger next to the little finger on the left hand (helpfully known as the ring finger). Interestingly, the reason for this is the (false) idea that it is the only finger with an unbroken vein that leads directly to the heart.

Tradition states that in the UK and US the ring should go on the finger next to the little finger on the left hand

Metal

Next, you should consider what type of metal you would like. Many couples decide to get matching rings so this may be something that you want to discuss with your partner. Keep in mind that the metal will impact the price, style, maintenance and care so it is worth researching the main types and deciding which is best for you – the main types include platinum, palladium, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and silver.

Style

You can then begin to look at different styles of rings and there are endless types to consider so it is worth doing some research online to find a few types that you’d like. Many men prefer a simple plain style while others will prefer a patterned or more alternative style. This will come down to your own sense of personal style but also your lifestyle. If you are particularly busy and active with your hands then a large statement ring with diamonds is perhaps not the best option, for example.

If you are particularly busy and active with your hands then a large statement ring with diamonds is perhaps not the best option.

Getting Started

This is the basic knowledge that you need to get started and it is then a case of going out and trying a few different types especially if you are thinking about getting his and hers wedding rings.

It can be a difficult decision choosing a wedding ring as a man, particularly if you have not worn rings before. It is important that you find one that you are happy with and fits in with your lifestyle and when you take the time to find the right one you should find that it is a good fashion accessory as well as an important symbol of your commitment to one another.

 

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