MENS WEDDING RINGS & BANDS: OUR EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION
Today’s grooms are going beyond the standard simple wedding bands, choosing elegant styles that reflect their unique personalities and tastes. If you need guidance on how to pick a wedding ring for him, our mens wedding ring buying guide is here to help you select the perfect ring for the groom. Our mens wedding ring guide contains the important aspects to consider in finding a suitable wedding band for him to treasure forever.
If you are wondering where to buy mens engagement rings and mens wedding rings we invite you to visit your nearest Shimansky showroom. We have an iconic selection of palladium, gold and platinum a mens wedding rings and mens engagement rings.
DO MEN WEAR ENGAGEMENT RINGS?
While the female engagement ring is a beautiful, age-old tradition, more couples are starting to enquire about engagement rings for him. As society’s views on gender and marriage equality change, mens engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular. This is true for same-sex couples and heterosexual couples. Whether you are in search of mens engagement rings or mens wedding bands, our guide to mens rings will help you find the perfect band to symbolise your love forever.
WHO PICKS OUT THE GROOM’S WEDDING RING?
While it is tradition for the groom to buy his significant other’s engagement ring, the rules around wedding bands are more flexible. With modern tradition, the couple can either pick out and purchase both wedding rings together, or each buy the other's band as a gift. Just like your love for one another, wedding bands are forever. It is therefore important to choose a wedding ring that will complement his lifestyle, personality and taste.
Knowing how to pick the best wedding band for him starts with one of the most basic aspects of the ring – the choice of metal. Shimansky’s master craftsmen work with three types of precious metals, including platinum, palladium and 18k gold, all of which are exquisite, valuable and have their own distinct benefits.
Platinum is the strongest metal for rings in the Shimansky showroom, making it the perfect choice for wedding bands that are worn daily and require the durability to stand the test of time. Platinum mens wedding rings are among the most highly sought-after wedding rings in the world due to the metal’s many advantages. Platinum is resistant to corrosion and oxidation, will not tarnish, is hypoallergenic, needs relatively little maintenance and does not wear thinner over time. And if scratched, it can easily be polished back to its original shine
Shimansky’s mens palladium wedding rings are equally popular. Like platinum, palladium is a noble metal that is hypoallergenic, durable and require minimum maintenance. The main differentiating factors are weight and price. Palladium is a less dense metal than platinum and gold, which means that fewer grams are required to manufacture a piece of jewellery. Mens wedding bands made of palladium are therefore not only lighter but cost less than platinum and gold wedding rings, even though this exquisite silver-white metal is 15 times more rare than platinum. If rare metals for rings fascinate the groom, or if he finds a lighter metal more comfortable, then palladium might be the perfect choice of metal for his wedding ring.
Gold is a relatively soft metal that requires the addition of alloys like nickel, silver, zinc, manganese, or palladium to add strength. Shimansky’s mens gold wedding rings are crafted with 18k white gold, which is similar in appearance to platinum and palladium. Like palladium, gold is less dense than platinum and therefore lighter, which makes it more comfortable to wear. However, white gold requires more maintenance as it needs regular rhodium plating to maintain its bright white shine.
Shimansky’s engagement and wedding ring metal guide offers a more in-depth comparison of the precious metals used to craft our mens wedding bands and will help you make an informed decision.
Another important aspect to consider in the mens wedding rings style guide is the finish of the ring. The finish – whether polished, satin, matt, brushed or hammered – will determine the ring’s appearance. Mens wedding rings with a polished finished, such as the Palladium Flat Polished Band, have a very shiny and reflective appearance, while a ring with a hammered finish has a visually intriguing, textured look. Hammered mens wedding bands are popular with grooms who prefer non-shiny, rugged jewellery. A matt finish is not shiny but gives an overall softening effect. The matt finish complements plain wedding bands crafted with a smooth and sleek material, such as platinum, palladium or white gold. Grooms who prefer unadorned yet classic wedding bands usually opt for a matt finish. A wedding band combining two finishes, for example the Brushed and Shiny Band, feature enhanced contrast and texture, creating a visually interesting and sophisticated look
The wedding ring fit refers to the ring’s interior surface. Shimansky’s collection of groom rings is available in different fits to ensure maximum comfort. Men who have never worn a ring before may sometimes find the presence of a wedding band on their finger an unfamiliar feeling. Comfort fit wedding bands are crafted using extra metal to make the inside of the band slightly domed. Many men consider this the most comfortable fit since this shape slides over the knuckle easily and the domed surface sits more comfortably on the finger. Standard Fit bands do not feature any extra dome of metal on the inside and have a flat interior. With all the different mens wedding ring shapes available, there is a perfect fit for every groom.
Mens wedding bands don’t have to be plain. Diamond wedding bands for men are trending, and for good reason. Diamonds not only make a statement but these symbolic gems are renowned for their durability and everlasting beauty – just like your love for one another. If you are in search of a sophisticated diamond wedding ring for him, consider the Triple Diamond Band with brushed and shiny finish, the Two Groove Diamond Band with square emerald diamonds or, for a more understated look, perhaps the Circle of Love Mens Band with micro set diamonds or the Brushed and Shiny Band with a Swiss set diamond.
Whether you choose a groom’s ring that is understated and classic or more unique and eye-catching, it is easy to add a personal touch with a special message on the inside of the wedding band. Shimansky is one of the only jewellers who offer a free engraving service once you’ve purchased your groom’s ring. There are endless options when it comes to deciding what to engrave on the wedding band for him – from a stanza from a poem or song, your wedding date, your initials or a few romantic words. Engraving a message on the inside of the wedding band, or even laser-inscribing a microscopic message around the rim of the stone itself, is an easy way to make the ring unique and let your significant other treasure the iconic wedding band for many more years to come.
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Choosing an engagement ring or wedding band for your significant other is truly a rewarding experience and a journey we’re delighted to guide you on. Shimansky has a breath-taking range of diamond engagement rings for her, beautiful engagement rings for men and wedding rings for him and her. We invite you to visit your nearest Shimansky showroom or book a consultation with a Shimansky expert.