Best Selling Men's Rings
The historical and cultural significance of rings in men’s fashion
The increasing popularity and variety of men’s rings in recent years
Overview of various styles, materials, and factors to consider when choosing a ring
Throughout history, rings have held significant cultural and symbolic meaning for men. They have been used as symbols of power, authority, and status, as well as tokens of love and commitment.
In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity and variety of men’s rings, with new materials and styles gaining attention.
Below you’ll see the different materials used in men’s rings, including traditional precious metals and alternative options, and compare their properties and characteristics to help you make an informed choice.
Materials Used in Men’s Rings
Gold (yellow, white, and rose gold) – Gold has long been a popular choice for men’s rings due to its luxurious appearance and cultural significance. However, it is a relatively soft metal and can be prone to scratching and wear over time.
Gold rings can also be quite expensive, especially in higher purities, making them less accessible to some buyers.
Silver (sterling silver, argentium silver) – Silver is another traditional choice for men’s rings, often more affordable than gold. However, silver is also a soft metal and can tarnish, requiring more maintenance than alternative metals.
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Additionally, silver rings can be less durable and more susceptible to damage.
Platinum – Platinum is a highly durable and hypoallergenic metal, making it a popular choice for men’s rings. However, its high price point can be prohibitive for some buyers, and it may not offer the same level of design variety as other materials.
Titanium – Titanium is an excellent choice for men’s rings due to its high strength, lightweight nature, and resistance to corrosion.
It is also hypoallergenic, making it suitable for those with metal sensitivities. Titanium rings can be found in a variety of styles and finishes, often at more affordable price points than precious metals.
Tungsten – Tungsten is another popular and really good alternative metal for men’s rings. It is highly durable, scratch-resistant, and retains its shine without the need for polishing.
Tungsten rings are available in various styles and finishes, including black and gold-plated options, providing a modern and unique look.
Carbon fiber – Carbon fibre rings are a cutting-edge choice for men seeking a combination of style and durability.
These rings are lightweight yet strong, and often feature sleek, modern designs. They are also hypoallergenic and resistant to wear and tear, making them an ideal choice for those with active lifestyles or metal sensitivities.
Ceramic – Ceramic rings offer a contemporary and stylish option for men’s rings. They are highly scratch-resistant and maintain their shine without the need for polishing.
Ceramic rings are also hypoallergenic and come in various colors and designs, making them a versatile and fashionable choice.
Comparing the properties and characteristics of each material
When selecting a material for a men’s ring, it’s essential to consider factors such as durability, weight, hypoallergenic properties, and price.
Traditional precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum can be beautiful and carry cultural significance, but may not offer the same level of durability and affordability as alternative metals like titanium, tungsten, carbon fiber, and ceramic.
Alternative metals and materials have gained popularity in recent years due to their unique characteristics, modern styles, and resistance to wear and tear.
They often provide better value for money and require less maintenance, making them a practical and stylish choice for men’s rings.
Ultimately, the right material for your ring will depend on your personal choice.
Popular Styles of Men’s Rings
Classic and timeless designs
Classic and timeless designs have been popular for men’s rings throughout history, and they continue to be a popular choice today. These designs often feature simple bands with minimal embellishments, focusing on the material’s natural beauty.
If you are interested in these designs you’ll probably want to look at both our gold and silver rings.
Modern and contemporary styles
Beveled edges – Beveled edge rings are a contemporary take on the classic band. They feature angled edges that add dimension and visual interest to the ring.
This design element can be found in various materials, including alternative metals like titanium and tungsten, as well as traditional precious metals.
Textured finishes (hammered, brushed, sandblasted) – Textured finishes are a popular way to add a unique touch to men’s rings. Hammered finishes create an organic, rugged look, while brushed finishes add a subtle, matte texture. Sandblasted rings feature a slightly rough, frosted appearance that adds depth and character to the ring. These finishes can be applied to various materials, providing a modern and distinctive aesthetic. You’ll find these rings throughout our ring collections (all colours and materials).
Two-tone rings – Two-tone rings combine two different metals or materials, often in contrasting colors, to create a striking and stylish design. This style has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it offers a contemporary and eye-catching alternative to single-tone rings.
Unique and unconventional options
Inlays (wood, carbon fiber, shell) – Inlays are an innovative way to add a touch of individuality to men’s rings.
By incorporating materials such as wood, carbon fiber, or shell into the design, these rings create a unique and visually appealing contrast.
Inlays can be found in various styles, ranging from simple, thin bands of material to more intricate patterns and designs.
Wedding bands and commitment rings
Traditional vs. modern styles – Wedding bands and commitment rings are an essential aspect of men’s jewellery, and choosing the perfect style is crucial.
Traditional wedding bands often feature simple, unadorned designs in gold, silver, or platinum, symbolizing the timeless nature of love and commitment.
However, modern styles have gained popularity in recent years, with many couples opting for unique materials and designs that reflect their personal tastes and preferences.
This website offers a wide range of both traditional and modern styles to cater to various preferences.
For those who prefer the classic look of gold and silver rings, you’ll find an array of timeless designs that exude elegance and sophistication.
If you’re seeking a more contemporary style, the site also offers a selection of modern designs, including two-tone rings that combine different metals or materials for a distinctive and fashionable look. No matter your preference, you’re sure to find the perfect ring to symbolize your love and commitment.
Choosing the Right Ring Size
The importance of proper sizing for comfort and security.
Selecting the correct ring size is crucial for both comfort and security. A ring that is too tight can cause discomfort and circulation issues, while a ring that is too loose may slip off your finger and be easily lost.
It is essential to note that your finger size may change slightly due to temperature fluctuations, with fingers tending to swell in warmer weather and contract in cooler conditions.
In colder months, you may want a little more space between the ring and your finger, while a more snug fit may be suitable in the summer when fingers are larger.
Methods for measuring ring size at home
There are several methods to measure your ring size at home, including:
String method – Cut a thin piece of string or thread and wrap it around the base of your finger. Mark the point where the string overlaps, then measure the length of the string in millimeters. Compare your measurement to a ring size chart to determine your size.
Paper strip method – Cut a narrow strip of paper and wrap it around the base of your finger. Mark the point where the paper overlaps, then measure the length of the paper in millimeters. Compare your measurement to a ring size chart to find your size.
Printable ring sizer – Many websites offer printable ring sizers that you can download and print at home. Ensure your printer is set to print at 100% scale, then follow the instructions provided to measure your finger accurately.
In addition to these methods, we offer a free plastic ring sizer that is easy to use and provides quick, accurate measurements.
You can also visit a local jeweler, who will typically measure your finger for free using professional ring sizing tools.
You can read a more detailed guide on how to measure your ring size here.
Tips for selecting a comfortable fit
When choosing a ring, it’s essential to consider factors such as band width, finger shape, and daily activities to ensure a comfortable fit.
Wider bands may require a slightly larger size, as they take up more space on your finger.
Additionally, individuals with tapered fingers (wider at the base and narrower at the knuckle) may need to find a balance between a size that fits comfortably over the knuckle without being too loose at the base.
Comfort fit rings, which have a slightly rounded interior, are recommended for most people, as they provide a more comfortable fit and are less likely to cause irritation.
These rings are designed to slide on and off the finger more easily.
Trends in Men’s Rings
Current and emerging trends
Minimalism and understated designs – Minimalist and understated designs have become increasingly popular in men’s rings, as they offer a sleek and sophisticated look that complements various personal styles.
These rings often feature clean lines and simple shapes, allowing the materials and craftsmanship to take center stage.
Mixed materials and textures – Rings incorporating mixed materials and textures are another growing trend in men’s jewellery. Combining different metals, materials, or finishes can create a unique and visually appealing piece that stands out from traditional single-material rings.
This trend allows for more personalization and creativity, making it perfect for individuals looking to make a statement with their jewellery.
Different colors – Men’s rings are no longer limited to traditional metallic hues. Colored rings, including black, blue, green, and red, have gained popularity in recent years, offering a bold and modern look.
The choice of color can also hold personal significance or symbolism. For example, black rings are often associated with strength and resilience, while blue rings can symbolize loyalty and stability.
Celebrity influence on men’s ring styles
Celebrities have a significant impact on fashion trends, and men’s rings are no exception. Many famous men have been spotted wearing alternative materials like tungsten, titanium, ceramic, and carbon fiber, helping to popularize these modern options. For example:
Actor Chris Hemsworth has been known to wear a tungsten wedding band, showcasing the durability and style of this alternative metal.
NBA star LeBron James has been seen wearing a titanium ring, highlighting the lightweight yet strong nature of this popular material.
Actor Orlando Bloom has worn a ceramic ring in the past, demonstrating the versatility and contemporary appeal of this unique material.
The influence of these celebrities has helped to bring attention to the stylish and functional benefits of alternative materials in men’s rings, encouraging more men to embrace these modern options in their jewellery choices.
Caring for and Maintaining Men’s Rings
General care tips for all materials
Regardless of the material, there are some general care tips that apply to all men’s rings. Avoid exposing your ring to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or household cleaning products, which can damage or discolor the metal. When not being worn, store your ring in a soft pouch or lined jewellery box to prevent scratches and damage.
Material-specific cleaning and maintenance advice
Different materials may require specific cleaning and maintenance techniques:
Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) – Use a soft cloth and mild soapy water to clean these metals. For tarnish removal, use a gentle jewellery cleaner designed for the specific metal.
Titanium, tungsten, and ceramic – These materials are low-maintenance and can be cleaned using a soft cloth and mild soapy water. Avoid abrasive cleaners, which can scratch the surface.
Carbon fiber – Clean carbon fiber rings using a soft cloth and mild soapy water, taking care not to scratch the material. Avoid exposing the ring to high heat or direct sunlight, which can damage the carbon fiber.
When to consult a professional jeweler
Consult a professional jeweler if your ring requires resizing, repair, or deep cleaning. They have the necessary tools and expertise to perform these services without damaging your ring.
Shopping for Men’s Rings
Online vs. in-store shopping
Both online and in-store shopping have their pros and cons. In-store shopping allows you to try on rings and get a feel for the materials and styles.
However, shopping online offers a broader selection of designs, materials, and price points.
Additionally, online retailers often provide detailed sizing guides and customer reviews, making it easier to find the perfect ring.
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Finding reputable retailers and brands
Research and read customer reviews to find reputable retailers and brands for men’s rings. Ask for recommendations from friends, family, or online forums to discover trustworthy sources for quality jewellery.
Remember at NewmanBands we offer Free delivery, free exchanges and free returns.
Factors to consider when purchasing
Budget – Consider your budget and the quality of the ring for the price. Expensive rings can sometimes be just that – overpriced, with little difference in quality compared to more affordable options that we offer here.
Style preferences and personal taste – This website caters to a wide range of tastes, from traditional gold and silver designs to modern, stylish colors and inlays.
Take time to explore the different styles and materials available to find the perfect ring that suits your personality and preferences.