Men’s Engagement Rings – A Simple Guide
An engagement ring, according to tradition, is placed on the ring finger of the left hand as a symbol of love and the acceptance of a proposal of marriage. It is a promise of the future and a sign that two people want to devote their lives to each other. Whether the couple in question are male and female or the same sex, the sentiment and the acknowledgement of a future commitment that an engagement ring symbolises are the same.
Since The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was passed by parliament in the UK in July 2013, many same sex couples have been making the move to get married. There are also more men than ever purchasing men’s engagement rings for their significant others, and whether they are planning a surprise proposal or shopping for a ring together, this is a wonderful new tradition that is on the increase.
Where can I buy a ring?
If you are looking to buy men’s engagement rings then you may be wondering where to begin. While the traditional engagement ring style may be fine for some, others may prefer something less ostentatious, but as with any significant jewellery purchase, quality is everything. Since same sex engagement rings are likely to be worn long after the marriage has been solemnised, finding a quality piece that will stand the test of time is essential.
Of course, just because a jeweller carries a stock of men’s engagement rings it doesn’t mean you will find one you like right away. Very often, people know exactly which ring is the one for them when they see it. Choosing an engagement ring is a very personal decision, after all. The ring that you choose has to be just right, so you may feel that you want to create something that has special meaning to you both.
A bespoke ring can be a beautiful way of really showing your significant other just how much they mean to you and at Steven Stone we have a team of highly experienced designers, goldsmiths and gemmologists who can work with you throughout the entire design process in order to create a ring that will have special meaning to you both. Many couples also like to exchange same sex engagement rings with each other, and this might mean you would like a pair of engagement rings that are different but have some similarities.
Whether you prefer a more classic style of ring or are looking for something with a modern twist to symbolise your love, we are here to help find the perfect ring that you will fall in love with.