Ring in the New: Men’s Engagement Rings

Today’s men’s engagement and wedding ring offerings extend beyond the classic band. After all, his ring should be uniquely special, too.

The classic men’s wedding band? It’s not going anywhere. But for those guys looking for a less traditional way to ring up, the jewelry world is responding. Today’s increasingly popular men’s engagement rings range from diamond-studded gold or platinum bands and signet rings to others featuring colorful precious stones and distinct metals, from silver to steel titanium. Wedding band offerings are just as varied. Gold or platinum bands are true classics, and assorted finishes—from matte or polished to brushed, hammered or even engraved—can give them a personalized edge. So too do mixed-metal combinations. And guys aren’t overlooking diamonds, either. “Many men want designs that stand the test of time but have a modern twist,” says Dominique Anderson with O.C. Tanner Jewelers in SLC. Fortunately for these chaps, current options have them well in mind.

Rings (L-R): Flat step brushed finished ring in 18K yellow gold, Precision Set, $1,620. Black sapphire pavé ring in sterling silver, John Hardy, $995. Brushed platinum ring with 18K rose gold accent, Coge, $2,660. Star sapphire signet ring in 18K yellow gold, O.C. Tanner Collection, $10,610.  Brushed platinum and polished 18K yellow gold ring, Coge, $1,980.

All available at O.C. Tanner Jewelers.

Photography by Adam Finkle.

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