Men want unique wedding rings that reflect personal style. Here’s what’s new in 2018.
A man loves it when his wedding ring perfectly fits his everyday style, something that he can wear for decades and not ruin or destroy during a friendly basketball game or other activity. He also won’t mind it if it gets him noticed, either. Rings this … je ne sais quoi usually fall into one of four style categories:
- Classic – Wants traditional and timeless rings
- Diamond – Likes looks that are less traditional and more flashy
- Modern – Seeks contemporary lines and unusual materials
- Custom – Prefers a one-of-a-kind design
In 2018, we’re seeing some new twists on these classic categories. Some options cut across trends or combine the best qualities of several styles. We’re all for that.
Mindful of Metal
The choice of metal is usually top-of-mind for men. Metal forges the spirit of a ring and it must feel perfectly suited to its wearer.
While gold is a perennial favorite, many men now choose the silvery-white tones of platinum and sterling silver. And because a strong metal feels bold and timeless, some men gravitate toward titanium, tungsten or even Samurai sword steel.
For a bit more color, explore metal options like:
- Rose gold, which gives off a slightly orange or pink shine
- Cobalt, which shimmers with tones of blue
- Black metal, which looks sleek and edgy
- Two-tone and three-tone styles, combining complementary or contrasting metals
After choosing a metal, a man can explore exciting options for finishes. Finishes add texture to a ring, changing the way the metal shines in the light. Distressed and hammered styles are having a big moment, as are matte finishes that add a note of contrast next to sparkling diamonds. Other popular finishing trends for men include:
Oxidizing: This process removes shine and makes a ring darker and smokier. It’s perfect for Damascus steel, sterling, white gold, natural black titanium and black zirconium.
Distressing: This textured detailing adds a note of ruggedness, like well-worn leather. It also hides any nicks or imperfections in the future.
Engraving: Almost any metal can be engraved with a special message or design. This is a great option if you prefer a traditional metal, like gold or silver, but want to punch it up with customization.
Studding: The ultimate in texture, studded rings reflect a bold personal style. Studding can be done with metal, gemstones or diamonds to suit the man.
Keep in mind that every option described will take on a new look by adjusting the width of the ring. Wide rings look masculine and really show off texture and diamonds to maximum effect.
Fit Your Lifestyle
Custom designs can be built to fit your lifestyle to the max – and include stunning metals and gemstones, high-end quality at affordable prices, comfort-sizing for larger hands and artistry to last for years to come, along with hand-crafted, innovative design. Just make your private appointment with us, and we’ll show you how.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call 317-810-1665 for your private appointment or schedule online, IndyFacets.com/schedule/.