So, youíve just got engaged.
Whether you are a man or a woman you have an important decision to make (amongst myriad of other decisions) about mens wedding rings. Itís this. Will man in your relationship wear one?
Maybe thatís you, maybe not. But you both need to think about it.
You see itís only since second world war that modern men have started to publicly display their marital status by wearing of a man wedding ring.
Prior to that it was rare for a man to wear a ring when he married. Men were able to hide their marital status behind tradition that required a woman to wear a wedding ring, but not a man.
However during war many US soldiers chose to wear mens wedding rings as a public symbol of their marital status whilst away at war and that has started a tradition for modern man. Now itís very common for a man to wear a mens wedding ring, perhaps norm.
So, what decisions need to be made? Well first is this. Will he wear one? Thatís probably hardest decision in process.
For a woman thereís no decision. Sheís engaged, she wants ring. For her she needs an engagement ring as well as a wedding ring, and an expensive engagement ring at that. But for a man itís not so straight forward.
So a very important part of process is for both of you to talk about it. Do you both have strong feelings about man wearing a man wedding ring, either one way or other? Does woman feel that if she is to publicly display her marital status then itís only fair that he do same? Does he have any reservations about wearing a ring and if so what are they? You both need to talk over your feelings about wearing of a man wedding ring. Establish groundwork.
Once and if you have made a decision that he will wear a ring then thatís just start. Itís perfectly possible to buy a his and hers matching wedding ring set. These are rings designed as matching sets for you both so that both your wedding rings go well together. So are you going to look for matching rings, or just buy him a ring and focus on hers separately?
Next you have to decide what type of ring. Thereís a whole world of designs for mens wedding rings out there. An enormous range of styles and materials. A man makes a statement about himself in selecting ring he will wear for his wife, and she is a part of that statement if she is actively involved in decision.
Think about his personality. Is he outgoing or shy? Is he outrageous or conservative? Is he flamboyant? Understated? When he buys clothes what does he select? Does he buy colourful flamboyant ties or ties which fit in with style of suit? Would he wear clothes which make him stand out from crowd or does he prefer to meld in?