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Diamonds on Men’s Wedding Rings

The most popular forms of wedding rings are plain bands. Men are partial to this style. Women, on the other hand tend to prefer designs that are more ornate. The more affluent couples who can afford to add settings with precious stones on their wedding bands may choose diamonds as adornment. From this, the question regarding the appropriateness of diamonds on wedding rings for men now arises.

A primer on male jewelry

Most men do wear no other piece of jewelry other than their wedding ring, if they are married, and a wristwatch. For men who wear suits, cuff links are a necessity. If a man chooses to wear a necklace or a bracelet, it is usually plain and straightforward in design. There are many schools of thought on the art of “manliness,” but in general, social convention dictates that men minimize the wearing of jewelry when they are in public.

Among men, wearing too much jewelry is taboo, and because of this convention, those who prefer to wear one or two additional pieces of accessory limit their choices to simple items made from gold, white gold, platinum, or silver. Still, a man can still be considered well dressed even when he is wearing more jewelry items than considered “appropriate.” This depends on how the person carries himself and whether the choice of jewelry pieces complements the look that the person projects to the world.

Men may not care too much for jewelry, but they know enough to realize that jewelry pieces convey meaning to other people. Moreover, a piece of jewelry may be interpreted by one person in a certain way and the next person very differently. For starters, the choice of jewelry of a person reflects certain aspects of his personality. His peers may think of some men who wear more jewelry pieces than socially acceptable as too flashy or a tad eccentric.

The verdict: Diamonds on a man’s wedding ring

Nevertheless, interpretation is always subjective. On the matter of having a diamond setting on a wedding band, the dominant thought is that men may opt for such a design but keep the setting simple. Diamonds are beautiful and valuable precious stones. If the couple decides on diamonds as a component of the symbolism of their eternal love, then it is their personal choice. However, if they wish to abide by social convention, the ring of the husband to be must be designed in such a way that it will not be perceived by the observer as an ornamental ring fit for the hands of a flamboyant and ostentatious individual.

Polished Wedding Rings

Modern couples want their ring to be different from the traditional ones. They are always in a lookout for trendy and modish designs and styles. One of the ways jewellers use to make rings stylish is by giving them a polished finish. This finish give rings an excellent shine and you can even see your reflection in the ring. This ring is perfect for those who like their jewellery to be noticed. The only thing is that you need to take good care of polished rings as the scratches get clearly visible. Polished tungsten rings tend to maintain their shine for longer duration and are highly scratch resistant. You can get silver, platinum, gold, brass and titanium polished rings.

A Wedding ring is worn all the time and tends to lose its shine with time. Polished wedding rings cost a little less and offer great look as well. These rings are also easy to clean and re-polish. It is very easy to clean these rings at home with the help of a kit or if you need a professional help, you can give it to a local jeweller who can do the needful.

If you are looking for polished rings, then gold rings are preferred less as it is more prone to scratches. People who like scratch free rings should go for metals like platinum, tungsten and titanium. Titanium polished rings neither tarnish nor are susceptible to wear and tear like other metals. It is a very strong and hard metal and does not require constant cleaning.

Tungsten polished rings are hypoallergenic and very comfortable. They are meticulously crafted to retain their shine and polish forever. The great qualities of tungsten have made it a craze in men’s jewellery. It is now considered as a trendy and modish metal for men’s accessories.