Choosing An Engagement Ring For Him
Do you want to follow in the footsteps of famous women like Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Victoria and Jennifer Hudson by proposing to the man you love? In a decision of contemporary romance, more and more women are following their hearts to take the plunge.
Whether for him or for her, an engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment. A sentimental treasure that lasts a lifetime. With a wide selection of men’s rings available today, choosing the right ring for him may appear challenging, but understanding just a few simple things can help to make your decision an easy one.
With over 40 years of experience, Linneys have compiled our expert guide. Including information on metals, materials and style, read on to discover how to choose the perfect ring for him.
Discover his Style
Understanding his personal style can ensure you choose an engagement ring that he will adore. A thorough look at his existing wardrobe, including jewellery watches and clothes can help to make his likes and his dislikes clearer. Is he contemporary and unconventional, or would he prefer a piece of classical minimalism? If he has jewellery already, do they include diamonds or gemstones and what are their predominant colours?
A large or heavy watch may mean he would prefer a substantial ring, while light chains or finer jewellery can indicate a desire for lighter designs. If he does not have a jewellery collection, a simple, unobtrusive piece might be the right choice.
There are a wide variety of metals available for men’s rings. The most popular choice is gold, but other commonly used metals include silver and platinum. The metal you choose should suit his style, but it is also important to consider how the ring will be worn. Does he work inside or outside?
Another important and often overlooked consideration is the wedding band. Is he going to wear a wedding band alongside the engagement ring or will he wear the engagement ring on the other hand once married? If he will be wearing the two rings on the same finger then ideally rings of the same metal should be worn side by side. Rings of different metals will wear in different ways, and this can affect their appearance and longevity.
Ensure you discuss these considerations with your jewellery salesperson at Linneys. As experts, they will be able to assist you in choosing the right metal for your man. Linneys offer a wide selection of metals and different metal combinations, including 18ct white, rose and yellow gold, niobium, platinum, titanium and tantalum.
Diamonds and Gemstones
There are many clear and considered guides for the classical engagement ring. Rules that have been written by long tradition of men proposing to women. When shopping for your man, be sure to throw the rule book out of the window, and consider first and foremost what he will love.
Including a stone in his ring can add an aspect of brilliance, and imbue the piece with a sentiment of significance. There are a wide variety of stones available for consideration, from white and black diamonds to rubies and sapphires, and each will speak to a different heart.
Larger, white diamonds embody the traditional symbolism of engagement, but if his tastes are more minimal, small black or champagne diamonds are a subtle alternative. Coloured stones, such as ruby, are a strong way to reflect personality and appear quite unique, but these precious stones are not as hear-wearing as diamonds so one must take this into account when purchasing.
If you choose a diamond it is important to do your research. There are many factors that dictate the quality and value of a diamond, and the ethics of a diamonds origin are equally important. For more information on how to choose a diamond, read our ‘Cuts That Make A Diamond Sparkle’ and ‘The 4 C’s’, or visit Linneys at one of our three locations across Australia.
Linneys are able to offer one of Australia’s largest collection of coloured diamonds, loose diamonds and coloured gemstones. Our expert team can help you select the perfect stone for him.
Linneys understand a growing desire for unique and high quality men’s jewellery. We would love to assist you further with your once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and make sure you find the right one for your ‘the one’. Visit Linneys showroom or contact us through our website to organise an appointment with our friendly team.