For many years, men’s wedding ring design varied little from the plain bands that first appeared during WW2. But in the last 30 years, there has been an explosion in this retail sector and now Grooms are stealing the show!
Without the restriction of need to match an engagement ring, Grooms are willing to explore alternative metals, cutting edge designs and unique new ideas. Here are the latest top 7 trends for men’s wedding rings.1. MODERN MATERIAL
Gone are the days when the only choice for a Groom would be an 18ct yellow gold band. Renowned for its sleek black look, CARBON FIBRE is lightweight and robust and is associated with hi-tech sports like Formula 1 and competitive cycling. It can be worn on its own or mixed with other metals.
Combined with 18ct white and rose gold, the ‘Path’ ring features a carbon fibre wave to represent the winding pathway that you will travel together through your married life.
Demand for hard-wearing metals like TITANIUM and TANTALUM has increased markedly over the last 30 years, especially by Grooms that work with their hands or enjoy an active lifestyle.
TITANIUM is deceptively lightweight, so rings are super comfortable for anyone not used to wearing jewellery.
TANTALUM is known for its striking dark grey appearance in both matt or textured finishes and produces a much heavier ring with a really substantial feel.
2. INSPIRED BY POPULAR CULTURE
Popular culture has influenced wedding ring design with exciting, unconventional shapes. Cult series like Games of Thrones and Star Wars have inspired designs that appeal to Grooms who are eager to express their individuality and interests.
Echoing today’s popular tribal tattoos, this unique design has universal appeal for young Grooms today. The dark grey rhodium plating contrasts with 18ct rose gold.
3. CO-ORDINATING AND ACCESSORISING!
Watch enthusiasts and style-conscious grooms like to co-ordinate their wedding ring with their watches and other jewellery. These cleverly engineered rings from Furrer Jacot are made up of individual links articulated to achieve a flexible band that moves with you.
4. WHO SAID IT HAD TO BE ROUND
Push the boundaries beyond the classic round band. This eye-catching wavy design is 8mm wide and will suit any Groom; it is especially striking in 18ct rose gold.
With a courted edge to the inside, this square ring is surprisingly comfortable to wear.
5. ADDING A LITTLE BLING
Diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend – nowadays more and more Grooms like to embellish their jewellery with a little sparkle.
Sharper, more masculine angles look great when complemented with the addition of diamonds in this bold design.
6. SAVING THE PLANET
For the ultimate environmentally sound wedding ring, Grooms are asking us to create a new wedding ring from inherited jewellery. Either melting down or remodelling, each design is unique and totally personal.
7. CLASSIC SIGNET
The signet ring has experienced a renaissance in the last 12 months. While it is considered a classic style, men are now opting to use it as a wedding ring.
We are excited to see where wedding ring designs for men will go next. Only time will tell what trends will evolve but we at Lance James are thrilled that Grooms are finally free to express themselves.
Traditional boundaries have all but disappeared – the world is your oyster, lads, so go for it!
All information & prices on this post were correct at the time of publication.