(Closed) Men's Engagement Rings…?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did/Does your man wear an engagement ring, or did you consider it?
    Yes! : (29 votes)
    28 %
    Nope... : (40 votes)
    39 %
    We thought about it, but decided against it. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    It never even crossed my mind... : (27 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My husband wore an engagement ring. He bought it himself and now that were married he wants me to put it into a necklace design so he can continue to wear it. It doesn’t fit on any of his other fingers but he’s very attached to it. =) I thought it was sweet he wanted to show the world he was taken and that he couldn’t wait a year and a half to wear a wedding band hehe.

    Post # 4
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I gave my Darling Husband an engagement ring and he never wants to take it off 🙂 Men too can be sentimental 🙂

    Post # 5
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My SO isn’t even all that excited about wearing a wedding band (the actual act of wearing one, not what it symbolizes).  I could never talk him into an e-ring.. haha

    Post # 6
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    He is a tradesmen so wearing any kind of ring is dangerous. He will probably not wear his wedding ring much when we get it so there is no point in an engagment ring. 

    Post # 7
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I never heard of it until coming on this site. But, there are definitely people ou there who do.  After hearing about it, I asked my Fiance what he thought and if he wanted one (wasn’t sure if I was missing something I was supposed to know about!) and he said no way.  I guess he’s just traditional in that sense. Do what works for you guys though.

    Post # 8
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I live in Korea where most men who have a girlfriend wear rings on their ring finger. They’re called couple’s rings and they’re matching for men and women. 

    So…if anyone thinks an male engagement ring is strange, tell them to get cultured! 

    Post # 9
    191 posts
    Blushing bee

    We’re not engaged yet but my SO wanted a ring. I have a beautiful Tacori diamonique ring that I wear on my left hand when we go out and he wanted a ring of his own.  He was so excited when he got it, it was so cute! For his bday I “upgraded” his ring and got it engraved.

    Post # 11
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Mr CL and I always planned to have a long engagement, and I bought his e-ring for our first engagement anniversary.  He loves it, and has said he’ll probably wear it as a RHR after the wedding.  He’s even having his wedding ring made to complement it.  It’s tungsten and somewhat similar to this one.

    My decision to buy it all sprung from my feminist English teacher asking me why I had a ring and he didn’t.  And after that I thought “Do you know, I have no idea why!”  It was a huge surprise for him and I love that he loves it.  I say definitely go for it, if he’s up for it!  It’s something a bit different and fun, plus it’s nice to know that he’s showing off his commitment to others.

    Post # 12
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It’s traditional here that plain bands are the engagement rings, and both the man and woman get one.

    Post # 13
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My coworker wears one and it seriously confuses everyone in the office b/c it looks just like a wedding band.  He wears it on his right hand, though. 

    Post # 14
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My Hunny has a tungsten e-ring and he”ll wear it on his right hand after we get married. Its actually extremely common in other parts of the world, Europe especially, only in North America is it uncommon. I like the fact that it shows he’s half of a whole… in fact its downright sexy!

    Post # 15
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My Fiance and I have stainless steel bands that we had engraved at the mall.  They were on the inexpensive side ($20 each) but mean the world to us.  We wear them on our right hands.  I will continue to wear mine on my RH, and since we’re planning to buy him a blinged out diamond wedding band that can’t be worn for work, he’ll wear his SS band as his wedding band at work.

    Post # 16
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I come from a culture in which an engagement ceremony consists of the EXCHANGE of rings between the couple. My mom actually freaked out when I told her we weren’t buying my Fiance an engagement ring. She kept asking if I was sure him and his family wouldn’t be expecting one. Honestly, I’m not even sure how often mine will even wear his wedding band. He has trouble with rings. He inherited one from his dad when he passed away. He was very attached to this ring but was only able to wear it on his finger for a a couple of weeks and then ended up putting it on a chain.

    So in answer to your question, if your SO wants to wear it you should absolutely go for it!

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