Menís Wedding Rings - Should a Man Wear One or Not?

Written by Peter Crump

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Ultimately though,repparttar wearing of a menís ring is just one ofrepparttar 122005 many choicesrepparttar 122006 man will have to make once he makesrepparttar 122007 commitment to marry. And it is often a choice made byrepparttar 122008 couple together, maybe one ofrepparttar 122009 first they make in conjunction about their wedding.

Which finger isrepparttar 122010 ring worn on, and why? Generally a manís wedding band is worn onrepparttar 122011 ring finger,repparttar 122012 same as for women. The ring finger, for those unmarried men not familiar withrepparttar 122013 concept, isrepparttar 122014 fourth finger ofrepparttar 122015 left hand. This is considered to berepparttar 122016 finger closest torepparttar 122017 heart.

This notion came originally fromrepparttar 122018 ancient Greeks who believed that this finger had an artery which flowed straight torepparttar 122019 heart. Whilst anatomically incorrect this makes for good fable.

So you have both decided that he will wear a menís wedding ring! Oncerepparttar 122020 man or couple have maderepparttar 122021 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 whererepparttar 122022 style ofrepparttar 122023 rings match perfectly, or even with matching engraved messages of love.

Generally though, even whererepparttar 122024 couple are to wear a matching ring set,repparttar 122025 two rings are different. It is more common forrepparttar 122026 manís wedding ring to be wider thanrepparttar 122027 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 onrepparttar 122028 other hand has wider chunkier fingers and so a wider man wedding band is more suited.

This often results inrepparttar 122029 mans ring costing more thanrepparttar 122030 womanís ring even with matching styles, asrepparttar 122031 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 consideringrepparttar 122032 styles of menís wedding rings it is well worth thinking aboutrepparttar 122033 personality ofrepparttar 122034 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 reflectrepparttar 122035 personality ofrepparttar 122036 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 leastrepparttar 122037 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 eitherrepparttar 122038 man orrepparttar 122039 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 inrepparttar 122040 affirmative then there is a whole world of choice about styles, widths, materials andrepparttar 122041 type of statementrepparttar 122042 ring makes, both forrepparttar 122043 man andrepparttar 122044 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 thatrepparttar 122045 woman will let him take it off!

The author is the webmaster and owner of the website , a website devoted solely to Menís Wedding Rings. Helping men, and women, find unique and interesting Menís Rings. Copyright 2005. Peter Crump

Symbolism of Wedding Rings

Written by Peter Breslin

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Wedding rings have most commonly been worn onrepparttar third finger ofrepparttar 122004 left hand. Speculation has it that this is becauserepparttar 122005 Romans believed that a vein ran directly from this finger torepparttar 122006 heart. An alternate suggestion for this tradition is that each finger onrepparttar 122007 hand is associated with a planet inrepparttar 122008 ancient systems of astrology, andrepparttar 122009 ring finger ofrepparttar 122010 left hand was associated withrepparttar 122011 Sun. In this way,repparttar 122012 wearing of a wedding ring on that finger signifiesrepparttar 122013 public proclamation ofrepparttar 122014 union inrepparttar 122015 daylight, in other words,repparttar 122016 conscious and clearly visible world of human community. This correspondence is perhaps even more strongly emphasized byrepparttar 122017 general tendency to craft wedding rings out of gold, which is symbolicallyrepparttar 122018 metal ofrepparttar 122019 Sun throughout folk history and across cultures. Wedding rings capturerepparttar 122020 full range ofrepparttar 122021 ceremonial, symbolic, and communal aspects of marriage, and preserve these many levels of significance as a durable and constant reminder. Ancient yet contemporary, steeped in lore and mystery yet almost universally exchanged, wedding rings combinerepparttar 122022 art ofrepparttar 122023 jeweler,repparttar 122024 reverence ofrepparttar 122025 betrothed, andrepparttar 122026 beauty of love and partnership in a single, resonant symbol.

Peter Breslin, Reflective Images

Peter Breslin is a musician, astrologer, Tarot reader, teacher and freelance writer for and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has taught mathematics, music, writing, and literature in the course of a 20-year teaching career in Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico, and California. Writings include a variety of pieces for publications online and otherwise. He is currently at work on a novel.

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