Brides: Everything You Should Know About Engagement Rings for Men
This year, legendary jewelry house Tiffany & Co. released its first-ever line of engagement rings for men—a collection of hefty platinum and titanium designs with a solitaire diamond and a signet silhouette—and the move was indicative of a major trend: More and more men are opting for an engagement ring.
“We have seen a rise in engagement rings for men—particularly in the LGBT community, but this interest is growing for all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation,” says Jordan Yoder, co-founder of Jordan Jack, an online retailer for men’s engagement and wedding bands. “A ring is a defining ingredient of this major life milestone. It’s how we memorialize the occasion and communicate the change in relationship status to others in daily life.”
KNOW YOUR METALS
Consider your partner’s lifestyle when selecting a metal, advises Yoder, co-founder of Jordan Jack. “If you work with your hands, you’ll want to consider a ring that is durable and resistant to scratches and corrosion; look for engagement rings crafted from tungsten or cobalt,” he says.
“If you’re more concerned about a ring that will hold generational value and can be passed on in your family, a gold or silver engagement ring is the right choice for you.”
Contemporary metals offer even more personalization: Titanium is hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, for example, and stainless steel can be plated in a variety of colors.
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