Men's Wedding Bands
Beginnings Of The Men’s Wedding Band
It was the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs who first used rings as an ornament which symbolized eternity. This was because the ring had no beginning nor did it have an end. The circular shape of the ring also reflected the same shape as the sun and the moon. The Sun played a huge roll for the Ancient Egyptians as it was responsible for life, warmth, and light. As for the moon a symbol of fertility.
The Egyptians also thought that the open space in the middle of a ring represented a gateway to the unknown.
Round about 30BC when Alexander the Great conquered the Egyptians, The Greeks adopted the tradition of giving rings to their lovers to represent devotion. Many of these rings depicted Cupid, the god of love.
Up until the past century, wedding rings were predominantly worn by women. Although the Christian church promoted exchanging wedding rings between married couples as a way of keeping the men faithful, dual rings only caught on during World War II when soldiers away from home wore rings as a reminder of their love they left behind.
The Modern Men’s Wedding Band
Today the men’s wedding band is not only worn for the purpose of commitment and a symbol of love but is now also a reflection in the personality of the individual.
The traditional plain gold men’s wedding bands for those who want simplicity is by far the most common men’s wedding band. Even with its simplicity, it is the one design you can be confident in knowing that will keep with the ages as the classic style will never go out of fashion. Even these plain men’s wedding bands can have personal touches by engraving a special date inside the band or even some loving words.
Some men still don’t feel comfortable wearing shinny accessories on their fingers even if it something as simple as a plain men’s wedding band, these days men have the option of polished men’s wedding bands or having them made with a matt finish which dulls out the shininess of the polished metal.
For those who want something more than just a plain men’s wedding band and are happy to show off a bit of shine move more towards fashionable designer pieces like our Harlin Jones Yellow gold, Black Diamond Men's Wedding Band. Made in either 14ct - 18ct Gold, Platinum, or Silver with the perfect balance of shine and masculinity.
Some men are still unsure if it acceptable to use diamonds in their men’s wedding bands, and the short answer is absolutely! Whether you want the entire men’s wedding band incrusted in diamonds or scattered about subtly, there is a way to designing the right diamond men’s wedding band that works for you.
Things Too Consider When Choosing The Right Men’s Wedding Band
When shopping for the perfect men’s wedding band for yourself there are a few things you should consider.
If you have smaller size fingers it is smart to consider not getting a men’s wedding band that is too wide or thick as this will cause great discomfort.
A great touch that jewelers can do when making custom men’s wedding bands is break the inside edge of the band to take away the sharpness, this is known as a comfort fit which can be done slightly or a heavy comfort.
Some metals are a lot softer than others so choosing the right metal for your men’s wedding band could be the difference in its longevity.