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Ultimately though, wearing of a menís ring is just one of many choices man will have to make once he makes commitment to marry. And it is often a choice made by couple together, maybe one of first they make in conjunction about their wedding.
Which finger is ring worn on, and why? Generally a manís wedding band is worn on ring finger, same as for women. The ring finger, for those unmarried men not familiar with concept, is fourth finger of left hand. This is considered to be finger closest to heart.
This notion came originally from ancient Greeks who believed that this finger had an artery which flowed straight to heart. Whilst anatomically incorrect this makes for good fable.
So you have both decided that he will wear a menís wedding ring! Once man or couple have made decision to purchase a menís wedding ring for him there are still choices to make. Do they want to wear a matching set? Or does he prefer that his ring looks quite different to his wifeís. It is perfectly possible for a couple to buy a ring set where style of rings match perfectly, or even with matching engraved messages of love.
Generally though, even where couple are to wear a matching ring set, two rings are different. It is more common for manís wedding ring to be wider than womanís. This is because menís hands and womenís hands are different. A woman usually has narrower finer fingers, and so a narrower band suits her hand. A man on other hand has wider chunkier fingers and so a wider man wedding band is more suited.
This often results in mans ring costing more than womanís ring even with matching styles, as mans ring uses more, often expensive, material.
There are many innovative styles available now. Many men prefer a simple unadorned band, however others enjoy highly decorated styles which make a loud statement. The wearing of, for example, very wide and highly adorned Celtic rings is becoming much more common.
When considering styles of menís wedding rings it is well worth thinking about personality of individual. While different men have very different personalities different rings will suit different personalities as well. A loud outgoing man, for example, can wear a loud outgoing unique menís ring.
There are many different ring materials which also reflect personality of individual. Titanium or Platinum are both becoming much more popular. Whilst diamonds are not, of course, as popular with men as with women, they do make a clear statement which pleases some men who choose them. Diamond menís rings clearly say ďI can afford itĒ or at least big ones do. But it can be a brave man who chooses to wear a large diamond band.
Ultimately there are no rules about choosing a man wedding band. It is up to either man or couple together to make a decision. Will he or wonít he. There are a variety of considerations. First, will he wear one? Once that decision is made in affirmative then there is a whole world of choice about styles, widths, materials and type of statement ring makes, both for man and woman.
But once he has his ring on it is rare that he decides that he doesnít like it. And even if he doesnít, it is rare that woman will let him take it off!
The author is the webmaster and owner of the website www.coolmensrings.ili1.com , a website devoted solely to Menís Wedding Rings. Helping men, and women, find unique and interesting Menís Rings. Copyright 2005. Peter Crump