(Closed) Male engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should he get a male engagement ring?
    Yes : (91 votes)
    54 %
    No : (78 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine didn’t, but I had a dream once that he did lol. One of my ex’s wore a man-gagement ring. I thought it was very sweet and don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. When people asked him if he was married, he’d say “Not yet.” Turned out to be a jerk in the end, but I still think the idea is reallly cute.

    Post # 4
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    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

    I don’t see the point.  It’s just confusing, as people will think it’s his wedding band.

    Post # 5
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    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it’s fine if a man gets one, but it shouldn’t look like a traditional wedding band. Maybe some little diamonds, or a pattern, or have it multicolored to help it stand apart from his eventual wedding band.

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Mr. LK chose a gold claddagh ring as his engagement ring, and loved wearing it every day as a symbol of his commitment to us. If he wants an engagement ring, why not? Here he is wearing it in one of our e-photos.

    Post # 7
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    526 posts
    Busy bee

    Thanks for posting this!! We were in Jared getting my ring clean.. While it was getting cleaned we were looking at diamond studs.. Then Fiance wandered off to men’s rings and I followed.. He decided since I have a ring he should get one too! So he picked out a gorgeous black tungsten carbide ring from there triton collection. It’s awesome! I love seeing it on his hand and find it soooooooooo sweet he wants to show the world he is taken! 🙂

    I say go for it mister!!

    Post # 8
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My fiance and I are both wearing engagement rings. I refused to accept an engagement ring unless both of us are wearing one. The tradition of only the woman wearing it is parocial and outdated and stems from the men symbolically putting a “deposit” on his fiance, while theoretically still able to revoke the wedding should he choose a more appealing bride. Because of it’s origins, it only the woman who wears it. It’s a symbol of her devotion to him but not of his to her. 

    I applaud your fiance for being so openminded about it and I would undoubtedly support his decision to wear an engagement ring. It’s quite romantic actually!

    Post # 9
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    483 posts
    Helper bee

    My SO said he wanted a ring to wear but I tell him he gets the wedding band .. I do kinda think it will cause confusion but I dunno i may surprise him with a tungsten one if he brings it up again just to make him happy but I think it’s because we already Baught our wedding bands and he doesn’t want to wait haha

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    There are many threads within Weddingbee about the topic (i definitely did some searching about it), and most ladies say their men are proud to wear one, and don’t mind clarifying that it’s an engagement ring. My Fiance decided he would like one after I brought up the idea 🙂 

    I think both parties should be able to publically show a greater degree of commitment once they’re engaged. In my relationship, living together and planning everything around each other’s wants and needs, it seems less fitting that he wouldn’t show his committment with a ring than the other way around. 

    Post # 12
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    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Does it become the woman’s responsibility to buy the man’s engagement ring? I haven’t thought about this before, and it would make sense for both parties to spend the money. But I don’t know if that’s how it’s done. And does the man’s ring have to have the same financial value as the woman’s ring? 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Kat_Kit2000:  I was wondering about that too. My fiance and I chose our engagement rings together and he offered to pay for them because he’s earning significantly more money than I am. But in a situation where both people are earning more or less equal salaries, what would happen?

    Also, when we chose out our rings, we decided that we’d both have a white gold engagement ring (mine with a diamonds) his just a band, and then we’d both have a plain thin black tungsten carbide band as our wedding ring, to signify the strength and the endurance of our relationship.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My Darling Husband wore a ring.  His best friend also wore a ring when he and his wife got engaged. It’s becoming more common these days and I say go for it!

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