In the 1920’s jewelers began to make a push toward men’s engagement rings with little success. Jewelry in general for men had yet to become fashionable; in fact, most men didn’t even begin wearing wedding bands until around the end of World War II.
Now fast forward to the last 10 years and the struggle so many same-sex couples have faced in trying to legalize their relationships. Because in some states the battle to recognize gay marriage has taken years, more men are choosing to symbolically declare themselves in a long-term committed relationship by wearing an engagement ring.
But these days men’s engagement rings aren’t just limited to same-sex couples. As lines blur and there continues to be seismic social change between traditional male/female roles, men’s engagement rings are becoming a visible sign of how long-held conventional rituals are adapting and maturing.
Depending on what you read, the number of men actually wearing an engagement ring varies from between 5 to 17 percent. Though a recent survey of 800 men by Robbins Brothers, a California based jewelry store, found 67 percent were “open” to wearing this type of ring. And while the majority of women polled were definitely interested and willing to spend the money on a MANgagement ring, they all said the main reason they didn’t follow through was simply because jewelry stores didn’t offer them.
When your man is open to a ring that shows in a symbolic way his commitment to you, you certainly don’t want to settle for a mass-produced band or a ring that was created for another occasion. I can help you design and create a band with textural elements, featuring diamonds or colored gemstones in a metal of your choosing. This ring can be as intricate or simple as you wish.
A MANgagment ring is one way to show your life partner how truly special he is. Connect with me today and let’s start planning memories.