men’s engagement rings.

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My girlfriend did this for her husband. He now wears his engagement ring on his right hand, and his wedding band on his left.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I’m not sure there is an etiquette on this or if there is I’ve never heard of it- If you want advice- I would have him wear it on his right hand because left hand means he’s married no matter how you look at it.  If you/he don’t care if he looks like he’s married then go for it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My fiance wears his engagement ring on his right hand, index finger. It’s neat because people definitely noticed when he started wearing it, and asked if it was an engagement ring (since he never wears jewelry otherwise). We wanted him to be able to continue to wear it after the wedding, when he also has a ring on his traditional left hand ring finger. We toyed with him wearing the e-ring on his thumb too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My FI wore his ering on his right hand and stlll does. I got it on http://www.signals.com and it says "anam cara" which is gaelic for "soul friend" it looks so awesome now with the titanium wedding ring I got him with a black celtic knot design that he wears on his left hand. And I’m so excited to see this trend. I say do whatever makes sense to you guys I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older that I can’t live my life worrying about what some person who doesn’t know me *might* think. if he wants to wear it on his left hand then go for it. If he wants to eventually wear two rings, then go for it. If someone mistakes him for being married then, oh well. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I’ve heard from a German friend that this is quite common in Germany.

 Indiebride’s kvetch boards had a whole thread on men’s engagement rings a while back. Many women also did a mutual proposal to their fiances.

Main thread:

http://kvetch.indiebride.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=689965&rid=0&S=2696e797ef516d7e91e79f5941318172#msg_689965

This poster says that in Germany, men wear their engagement rings on the opposite hand and switch it after marriage.

http://kvetch.indiebride.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=825892&rid=0&S=2696e797ef516d7e91e79f5941318172#msg_825892

Other places men’s engagement rings are mentioned.

http://kvetch.indiebride.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=835138&rid=0&S=2696e797ef516d7e91e79f5941318172#msg_835138

http://kvetch.indiebride.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=734799&rid=0&S=2696e797ef516d7e91e79f5941318172#msg_734799

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Wow!  I had no idea so many people get their hubbies to be e-rings, or as I like to call them "man-gagement" rings!

My fiance would never go for this sort of thing, although is a heavy duty mechanic and will be unable to wear his wedding band at work anyway.

 Definitely not my thing, but it’s really cool to see how many of you are doing tihs!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

a guy i work with is engaged and wears a plain silver band on his left ring finger. everybody – i mean EVERYBODY – assumed he just got married. i like the idea of wearing it on the right hand so that when a band finally goes on the left, it’s got a different meaning.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

my fiance doesn’t wear one.. he said he would if i wanted him to, but he didn’t particularly wanted one. and if he did want one, he wanted something different when we got married, so we decided just to save the money. 🙂

however, i still think it’s a really good idea! i’d say right hand or left hand is ok – depends if he wants the change when you get married.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

when we were engaged, my grandparents actually gifted us with matching rings!

The rings are super nice so we didn’t want them to be just sitting around.  I wear mine on my right ring finger and my fiance wears his on his left ring finger.  At first I was hesitant about the idea, bc I didn’t want the real wedding band to lose its effect.  But almost everyone we know, knows we’re just engaged.  When we meet new people, they definitely ask us if we’re married or not and we simply reply "no not yet, but we both have engagement rings."  They are intrigued at the idea and almost everyone comments "Very True! Guys should have to show the world they’re taken too!"

I really like your engagement band/wedding band idea.  If you get similar styles, it’ll prob look like one ring!  And if your fiance doesn’t mind, I think it’s totally cool if he wears both (one on each hand).

Although after the wedding, my fiance is going to wear only the wedding band, we’ll be engaged for almost a year and a half by the time of our wedding so I feel like the engagement ring will have done its job (and it’ll be a nice keepsake for him).

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Sakoro is right. I am from Germany and that is what men do. They have an engagement ring and then switch the ring over to the other hand after the wedding. I think it’s quite neat. Shows the world too that your man is ‘taken’ LOL

I wished it was the same for us women. Why do we need so many bling blings? One ring is enough for me. I don’t need another ring.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My fiance wears a band on his left hand. It’s going to be his wedding band. I think it’s sweet but people are sometimes confused by it… now when people ask if he’s married he just tends to say "yes"  rather than explaining the concept of the male engagement ring. I’ve also seen guys wear rings that look non-weddingy on their left hand (like a signet rignt) when they were engaged.

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