Expensive Men’s Rings for Weddings: Everything You Need to Know
It is a well-known fact that a man proposing to his girlfriend is supposed to put a lot of time and energy into selecting the best possible diamond ring for his future bride. But what about a man or woman proposing to his or her boyfriend?
There’s certainly less literature available on choosing wedding bands or diamond rings for men. Luckily, we have the advice you’re looking for. The following guide will outline everything you know need to know about selecting expensive men’s rings for proposals and wedding ceremonies.
The Complete Guide to Expensive Men’s RWings for Proposals and Weddings
Looking for expensive men’s rings for a proposal (engagement rings) or a wedding ceremony (marriage bands)?
Our best advice is to systematically go through all of the considerations we’ve outlined below. By following this guide, we’ll ensure you choose the absolute best ring for your soon-to-be husband!
- Size Up Your Options
Before you can go any further with material choice, width, style, jewels, or other accoutrements, you’ve first got to focus on size. After all, the ring’s got to fit, and though possible, post-purchase sizing can be costly and may affect the overall look of your ring.
If your proposal is going to be a complete surprise to your sweetheart, you’ll just have to wing it and do your best. We suggest checking out the size any other rings your man owns without him realizing it.
When he’s not around, you can measure the size of a ring that fits him well (on his left ring finger) by laying it down onto a ruler and measuring the diameter in millimeters. Ring size charts for men can be found in numerous places online. The diameter size in millimeters will coincide with a ring size.
On the other hand, if your man already knows that you’re going to be proposing to him or if you’re picking out a luxury men’s ring for the wedding together, you can easily measure his finger/ring size with a piece of string or a thin strip of paper.
Start by wrapping the string or strip of paper around the ring finger on his left hand at the base. With a pencil, mark where one end of the string or piece of paper meets in a complete circle around the finger. Next, lay the string or piece of paper down onto a ruler to measure the length in millimeters. Again, go to the Internet to find the appropriate ring size.
- Choose a Ring Width
For the last few decades, the only major decision that needed to be made when it came to men’s wedding rings was how wide the man wanted his band to be.
Today, width is certainly still an issue. But it’s less about personal preference and more about a few additional aspects of width that you’ll need to consider.
Namely — do you plan on stacking an engagement ring above or below your wedding band?
With an increasing number of men choosing to wear both an engagement ring and a wedding band, width is an issue because if either or both rings are too thick, the result can be a rather large, tight chunk of metal around your ring finger. This will not only cause discomfort, but it can even result in a dangerous scenario if either ring were to get caught on something and pull at the finger.
- Select an Overall Style
You have a myriad of choices when it comes to luxury men’s rings. You can choose something slim and delicate, similar to a classic female ring (these are becoming increasingly popular for men as well). On the other hand, you can go with the more traditional, manly, rugged luxury men’s rings, which will be thicker and commonly have a less ornamentation than female rings.
If you like something in between, choose a thicker band but look for luxury men’s rings with a slight ornamentation, such as studs or a few small diamonds. One thick band option we love is the Rotante Ingranaggio Diamond Ring.
Some wedding bands even mix different types of metals. For instance, if you don’t want diamonds, but you do want a little bit of a unique touch, you could look for an overall yellow gold wedding ring with a white gold or rose gold inlay. The Rotante Ingranaggio Diamond Ring is available in plain white gold, for example, or you can get a yellow or rose gold structure with a silver gold inner ring.
- Plain or Diamond Rings?
Diamond rings for men are traditionally reserved for engagement rings. And while, yes, engagement rings for men aren’t the norm, they are becoming increasingly popular as we stated above.
Like female engagement rings, the male engagement rings usually have diamonds while the wedding bands are generally plainer.
Here, your biggest consideration should be whether or not you want diamonds in your engagement ring. Naturally, diamonds crank the price up significantly, but remember that this is a special occasion — possibly the most special occasion in your entire life. So, if you want diamonds, go for it.
Where to Shop for Unique Luxury Men’s Rings
While there are numerous department stores and jewelry stores around the world where you can peruse expensive men’s rings, because of the extreme importance of this occasion, you’ll want to look for a unique outlet where you can buy the absolute best diamond rings for men.
Whether you’re looking for plain and simple or elaborate diamond rings for men, Sauro Jewelry has the widest selection of unique rings available. Based in Italy but with locations around the world, Sauro has made a name for itself as the premier men’s jewelry company in the world.
Every one-of-a-kind Sauro piece was designed with beauty, geometry, and comfort in mind. Each piece is also made-to-order and hand-crafted by Italian jewelers.
To peruse Sauro’s complete selection of fine, Italian-made diamond rings for men, go here.