(Closed) Man-gagement ring? What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think of MAN-gagement rings? (You can choose more than one option)
    I love it! : (73 votes)
    17 %
    Not sure... : (47 votes)
    11 %
    NO WAY! Too weird... : (90 votes)
    21 %
    My fiancé would wear one proudly! : (49 votes)
    11 %
    My fiancé would wear one, RELUCTANTLY : (15 votes)
    3 %
    My fiancé wouldn't be caught dead in one! : (96 votes)
    22 %
    My fiance has a man-gagement ring : (39 votes)
    9 %
    My fiance wears his wedding band before the wedding. : (18 votes)
    4 %
    My fiance doesn't plan on wearing a wedding band, even after the wedding. : (7 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 47
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m Swedish, and there it’s custom that both partners get a ring when you are engaged. Often you pick out matching bands together. You then take them off during the ceremonial blessing and when you get them back the female will get an extra wedding band as well. As my Fiance is Canadian, we went with one ring for me when he proposed. However, whenever we meet up with Swedish friends he mentions that he kind of wish he had an engagement ring too!

    Post # 48
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    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Stargaze31:  I think it’s a great idea for a man to wear an engagement ring!! I’m proposing in early March and bought FH an engagement ring from Etsy for $15. 🙂

    Post # 49
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    9096 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sure, why not? I don’t really see the harm in it. If a man wants an engagement ring, so be it!

    Post # 50
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Fiance has one which was an accident.

    He picked a ring but I didn’t like that it wasn’t a stronger metal. I stumbled on a design that was very close in a different metal, it was only available online so I had to order a few to get the right size (5 total)….

    I let him pick which one he wanted as the wedding band and the original is the man-gagement ring! HE LOVES IT!

    It’s sweet because the original is silver while the wedding band is gold. As he said, it’s like an upgrade!!!

    Lol men are so cute – especially mine 🙂

    Post # 51
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    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Mr. LK wore one (a gold claddagh) for our entire engagement, and then switched to his wedding band during our ceremony. He decided that he wanted an engagement ring after he tried on wedding bands and found that he really liked the idea of wearing a ring as a display of commitment to us and our family. I found it to be incredbly endearing, and loved seeing it on his finger.

    Post # 52
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yeah, of course.  My Darling Husband wore his ring as soon as a I made it- years before the wedding and official engagement!  He couldn’t wait and was very proud.

    I don’t get why a woman should wear a ring once engaged and not a man?  What the heck? 

    Post # 53
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    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think it’s strange. I think it’s a bit sweet that he wants to wear one. My Fiance and I got Tacori wedding rings and the cool thing that Tacori is doing now is including a “Sport” band when you buy a wedding ring. It’s made of stainless steel and, depending on what ring you choose, you could get the exact same ring in white gold (or platinum) so one is durable and one can be kept safe. 

    He can’t wait for his to arrive and he actually wants to wear it (stainless steel one) when it comes! Surprised me because he doesn’t wear jewelry at all, except for watches. I got him an “engagement watch” after he proposed so he wore that for special occasions. But the ring is easier to wear for more things cuz he doesn’t have to match that piece to any style of clothing.

    Post # 54
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I see no problem with it.  My ex didn’t want a mangagement ring because he’s more traditional and wanted to wait until our wedding to start wearing a ring.

    Post # 55
    Member
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would love to give Fiance an engagement ring.  It would mean a lot to me to give him something as a symbol of our commitment that’s as special as what he gave me.  But………he is a little too traditional for that and wouldn’t wear it. 

    Post # 56
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    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m curious about the responses that it’s too weird for a man to wear an engagement ring. My Fiance and I both planned proposals for each other so we each got a “special day” so to speak. He wears an engagement ring on his right hand and he loves it. I thought people would be confused, but so far almost every stranger who has commented on it has understood it was an engagement ring. He eats it right up when people compliment his ring.

    Post # 57
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    5006 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I wanted to get him a ring, but he said no. I did get him the parts to build his computer. 

    Post # 58
    Member
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Fiance and I agreed on the “engagement TV” – basically whatever he spent on the ring, I will spend on him – the rules being that I have up to a year after the wedding since it will be costly. We originally said TV but seeing as we each have a flat screen and don’t need a third TV for two people he might change it out for some super charger whatever for his car.

    Post # 59
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    9817 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My Fiance would gladly wear one.  But I thought it was silly to buy one, just to re-buy another one (since they can only wear one ring on that finger).  Of course I guess you could just “switch” it to your wedding band after the wedding!

    Post # 60
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    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got my ex-husband an enaggement band because my thought was if everyone is going to know I am engaged then people will know he is too!  It was his wedding band and he has no problem wearing it.

    Now I have an issue w/ the word man-gagement since it looks like man-gag 😛

    Post # 61
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Fiance would really like to have one, but we have not purchased yet. Nd we have already been engaged for a year…. So he probably won’t get one, even though he would love to wear one!

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