A Guide to Wedding Rings for Men – Combining Patterns with Diamonds
Not Just a Diamond Wedding Ring
Adding diamonds to a wedding ring does not necessarily make it a suitable ring for a man. You may have asked yourself the question “Do men wear diamond wedding rings?” In fact many men fear that their wedding ring will appear feminine by opting for diamonds within the ring. It takes careful time and consideration to find a suitable style that translates as a male wedding ring. The following pointers highlight some of the details that help define the male wedding ring.
Wedding Ring Width
Hand size does need consideration, but for most men, a wider band is more typical. Widths above 4mm have two main advantages. Firstly the width suggests it is indeed a male wedding ring, and secondly the extra width provides more space across the ring for patterns, such as the three band design above. There is also greater space within which diamonds can be incorporated. Smaller widths are more restrictive in this way.
The thickness, gauge or depth of the wedding ring will vary according to whether or not the ring is light, medium or heavy weight in design. For patterns and diamonds, you are far better opting for at least a medium weight ring, but ideally a heavy weight ring will allow for the depth of a larger stone size to be set into the ring.
Choosing a Suitable Pattern
To gain a more masculine edge to the wedding ring, opt for simple, bold patterns. Depending on the width of the ring (as noted above) incised lines, or bands can be added, or perhaps a bevelled edge. Strong patterns, with simple styling are far more convincing than fine detail. Patterns do not always need to be combined with diamonds, since many such styles work extremely well without the addition of diamonds.
Many men would prefer to add one larger diamond, but a larger stone requires a much deeper depth of metal to accommodate the pavilion of the diamond. For this reason, most wedding rings for men are set with smaller diamonds. The only other way to include a larger diamond is to sit the diamond within a bezel mounted to the ring to allow for the extra depth required. The clever detail within many wedding rings for men tends to be how multiple diamonds are set. They are often set within a block or row, to achieve a similar effect to a larger single diamond. This again adds to the bold simple design and works well.
Further Details Worth Consideration
Other details worthy of consideration include laser engraving. We have previously engraved bold Roman Numerals, or other text onto the exterior of many wedding rings. Alternatively, the finish or texture of the finished ring can be varied. Many of these finishes are popular with men, alone or in combination, such as polished and matte finished.
To view similar designs, we have many items in our shop section, combining many of the above elements in a range of styles.