MANgagement Rings: Are Men's Engagement Rings The Next Big Thing?

Author David Millette
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Date Jun 6, 2015

We all know about engagement rings, but have you ever seen one on a man's hand before? Well if you haven't, you may want to start getting used to the idea because "man-gagement rings" are officially a thing.

It's hard to tell if this is just a fad or if it will take off to become a long standing tradition, but we're just excited to see what happens. Let's explore this new trend and look at some of our recommendations for the most stylish options on the market today:

Introducing MANgagement Rings

I'll be the first to admit that the first time I heard of a men's engagement ring I did a double take. I just couldn't imagine a man wearing any of the popular engagement ring designs that we carry for our brides-to-be. After reading into it a little more, I was surprised to find out that according to a recent survey, 5% of men said they wear an engagement ring.(source: XO Group) If you do the math, that means that one in every 20 married men should have an engagement ring. So, why don't we see them more often?

The answer is because a mangagement ring doesn't usually look like a typical female engagement ring. In fact, they can be as simple as a plain men's wedding band. What makes it a mangagement ring is simply the fact that it is purchased around the time of the engagement, becoming official, and worn until the wedding. This is a great way to show your commitment to your relationship during the engagement, and shows your partner that they're not the only one displaying your love to the world.

This all sounds great to me, but after learning this information, I still couldn't figure out why I didn't notice men with an engagement ring more often. Shouldn't they have two bands after their wedding? What are guys doing with these rings once they got their wedding ring?

Well it turns out that there are a lot of different answers to this question, because there are a bunch of options to choose from. Some popular ones include wearing it on the opposite hand, wearing it as a necklace, having it re-purposed into something new, or simply having it polished and continuing to wear it as a wedding ring. The options are endless really, and no matter what you do with the ring, it will be a great reminder of the happy days of your engagement.

So there you have it. You now know all about the mysterious mangagement ring and why you will likely never realize when you are in the presence of one. Now all that's left is to see some of our top men's engagement ring picks! (SPOILER ALERT: they're all wedding bands)

Some Of Our Favorite Men's Engagement Rings

Masculine Without Diamonds by Furrer Jacot

#GFB02735 || $2,950 || Available in 18K White, Yellow or Red Gold

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Comfort Fit with Brush Finish by Diana

#GFB03777 || $1,285 || Available in Platinum, 18K or 14K White or Yellow Gold, or Platinum

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Magiques With Diamond by Furrer Jacot

# || $1,570 || Available in 18K White, Yellow or Red Gold

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Rope Men's Wedding Band by Scott Kay

#GFB03467 || $630 || Available in Platinum, 18K or 14K White Gold, or Palladium

mangagement rings mens wedding rings Scott Kay

Thinking about a men's engagement ring? We have plenty of rings to choose from in any of our five retails locations throughout New England or you can make an appointment with a ring specialist who can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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