Women aren’t the only ones wearing engagement rings.
It’s 2020 and men’s engagement rings are FINALLY here and getting recognized in their own right. Men are also participating in this age-old proposal tradition and honoring their newly engaged status! However, distinguishing a man’s engagement ring isn’t always clear-cut.
So – what’s the difference between a man’s engagement ring and his wedding ring?
Simply put, they can be whatever you’d like. New(ish) traditions come with a huge advantage: you can make them your own. Men’s engagement rings and wedding rings may be interchangeable, the only difference being that they’re worn at different times.
Men’s engagement rings may be worn up until the wedding ceremony, upon which they’re taken off and put on again in order to symbolically become wedding rings. Some men also choose to buy one ring for the marriage proposal and another for the wedding.
Mix, match, replace, swap – there are endless ways to design your engagement ring and/or wedding set.
CLASSIC ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Classic men’s engagement rings come in unadorned white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. They feature clean lines, simple composition, and are free of any detailing.
CARVED ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Carved men’s engagement rings feature intricate design work like hammering, special finishing (like satin), patterning and milgraining.
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Men’s diamond engagement rings pull off a stylish twist on a classic design. Choose your shine: these rings feature diamonds and every type of gemstone.
ALTERNATIVE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Alternative men’s engagement rings are made of non-traditional metals like titanium, tantalum, tungsten, cobalt and even wood. In addition to being some of the most affordable setting materials, many are also hypoallergenic.
Get inspired! The perfect men’s engagement ring is one that’s loved by its wearer – so go with whatever design speaks to you.
Starting your ring search? Check out the articles below to get more inspiration for the proposal!
- Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration vs. Surprise
- Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions
- Engagement Ring Advice From Real Couples
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