Engagement Rings for Him – Selecting the Right One!
Did you know that there are several countries where it is tradition for the men to wear male engagement bands?
Take a look at Brazil. During the engagement period both the men and women wear a plain wedding band on their right hands. Once the wedding vows have been exchanged the bands are moved over to left hands. Another example is Argentina. During the engagement both wear a silver band on their left hand and following the wedding the engagement bands are replaced with wedding rings.
This begs the question, why should you be interested in Male Engagement Rings?
For those who are into the tradition that engagement rings are for women only they may find it a little strange to be talking about male engagement rings. After all, the normal procedure is for the man to ask the woman to marry him. Then to symbolise this as a commitment the man buys his fiancé an
But, we live in a world now where traditions are less followed and new experiences and customs are created almost daily. As such, many brides to be are now making their commitment to the upcoming marriage equally known by buying an engagement ring for the love of their lives. And now they too share in the experience of searching for engagement rings for him and choosing the one that seems to be the most appropriate.
What do the British Isles, Male Engagement Bands and Leap Year have in Common?
If a woman is from the British Isles then a leap year may be a very important occurrence - and this goes back hundreds of years when the leap year day had no recognition in English law. Because this day had no legal status it was thus decided that a break in tradition on this day was acceptable. Therefore on the 29th February of each leap year women have the opportunity to ask the men of their dreams to marry them. To make this official she can choose from a variety of engagement bands for him to present him with at the time of the proposal.
Interestingly, this is no longer a custom reserved to the British Isles. Nor is it one that is just restricted to leap years. Many women feel that they should have equal opportunities when it comes to asking their beau to marry them. As such, it is creating a whole new tradition as well as an opportunity for the jewelry industry to craft new and innovative engagement jewelry for men
Choosing the Right Male Engagement Bands
Once the decision has been made that the groom to be should symbolise the marriage commitment it is time to start looking at engagement jewelry for him. And, believe you me; there are some beautiful selections to choose from. One of the first choices is to decide between a flashier jewel studded engagement ring for him or a more understated but still very elegant engagement band. Whatever your choice, male engagement rings and bands are almost a new tradition!
And who makes the final decision? It seems at this stage that the final decision on what to buy is still determined by the man’s personal preference. Although the fiancées are doing all the legwork and want to surprise the man of their dreams, the final selection still rest with him to choose from the growing collection of male engagement bands available.