(Closed) Mangagement Rings – how is yours (his) different from his future wedding band?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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FutureMrsCoolWine:  Just to start with a slight rant not directed at you in any way – why do they call them mangagement rings?! When women have them they’re not called womangagement rings(!) They’re simply engagement rings, no matter your gender. Okay, sorry and thanks for that!

My husband wears a band as an engagement ring and a ring one might associate more with engagement as his wedding ring. It has a diamond and sapphires in it and he wears them on separate hands.

I think they can be whatever he wants! It’s just jewellery ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I have never heard of this term [seriously-that isn’t being snarky… ive never seen it in the threads here].  Google here I come..

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Bee Keeper

I’ve not really heard of this. My Fiance wants to wear his wedding ring now but he decided he’d hold off to the wedding to make it ‘special’ and keep it shiney for the day.  We did talk about getting him an engagement ring too, but as his wedding band is plain platinum and that’s all he wants it seems daft to buy two. I suppose if his wedding band was different or fancy we could get a plain one now. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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FutureMrsCoolWine:  I’ve never actually heard of this term. However, my brother in law was in a relationship with his ex Girlfriend for about 16 years and he used to wear a band, just like a wedding band and she used to wear a wedding set. DH and I had a two year engagement, and sometimes he would bring up wearing a “mangagement ring” (that sounds funny lol) but we decided to just wait until after the wedding so the ring could have more meaning.

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Bee Keeper

Ok, this makes sense.. it’s not commonly known in the US or the idea hasn’t taken off, like over the pond. [I think it’s a nice sentiment!  my girl is off the market, hence so am I, very cute hehe].

Per an old article in the huffington post from 2011:

Posted: 05/12/2011 10:06 GMT Updated: 05/12/2011 10:06 GMT

First there was ‘manscara’, ‘guyliner’ and more recently, the launch of the first set of ‘guylashes’ but now it seems metrosexual men are trying to muscle in on another female aesthetic – ‘mangagement’ rings.

According to jewellery experts, there is a growing trend in men wearing engagement rings as they happily adopt the same public ‘pre-commitment’ signs women make when wearing a diamond ring on their left hand.

“Men and women both wear engagement rings in a lot of countries around the world. Engagement rings for men are a new concept in the United States,” says Amanda Gizzi from the Jewelry Information Center.

While some men may think that them wearing a diamond ring is a metrosexual step too far and is best left to the ladies, jewellery trend experts claim that it’s not necessarily about the size of the diamond, but the meaning behind it that appeals to men more.

“The idea that the man will also wear an engagement ring gives relationships a new sense of equality. It is a pre-commitment, commitment from both the man and woman,” says Gizzi.

Experts also believe that the rise in ‘mangagement’ rings signal a new-found equality among men and allow men to show the world that they’re ‘off the market’.

Although engagement rings for men sound foreign to many, it’s nothing new in countries like Brazil and Argentina, where the groom-to-be wears his ‘mangagement’ ring with pride.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Like so many things – the term is new but the concept is old.  Many cultures have engagement rings for both men and women, typically the man’s ring is less expensive and/or less elaborate than his wedding band. 

The so-called “rise” and ridiculous coin phrase are just marketing tactics by jewelers to push the issue into the limelight in order to sell more rings.  

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Honey bee

 

We wore claddagh rings before he proposed and got me my e-ring. He continued to wear his until the wedding and then it became his RHR for awhile.

There’s a tradition in some Latin Am. cultures to exchange silver rings during engagement and gold rings at marriage. Some stack them both together upon marriage. Both parties are visibly engaged or married the entire time. We like that.

 

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Sugar bee

I read it as “management” and wasn’t sure if there was a tradition I didn’t know about where people who were managers at work wore special rings. Need. Coffee. Now. 

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Bumble bee

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Beegritte:  lol!  I totally saw the same thing…

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Helper bee

 

I live in Sweden and here it is actually tradition for both parts in a relationship to get an engagement ring, and traditionally they are simple gold bands. The woman gets another ring at the wedding ceremony (often with diamond/gemstone features), and the guy’s engagement ring serve as the wedding band as well (=it is the same ring). So his engagement ring (or “mangagement ring”) looks just like a traditional wedding band, this is my FI’s engagement ring:IMG_1853

However the younger generation in Sweden is starting to get more influenced by other cultures (mostly the american through Hollywood movies and TV-shows), so it is starting to get more common for the guy to not wear an engagement ring, and a lot of girls want/expect the diamond ring to be more of an American style with the diamond and such. 

So to answer your question the engagement/mangagement ring looks just like a traditional wedding band (so basically one ring has the meaning of both the engagement and the marriage).

๐Ÿ™‚

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I posted on here last week about the mangagement ring I ordered for my fiance! And it came on Saturday! We had talked about styles and decided on a wooden and titanium one for engagement, then a gold band for the wedding. 

On Wednesday I’m making a special dinner and “reverse proposing” after. He knows I’m making a special dinner, but he doesn’t know that I’ve got the ring!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Me and my Fiance did this because we’re having a long engagement so it was important for us to both have a representation of our engagement.  

We specifically wanted it to differ from his wedding ring and since we both wanted completely plain gold wedding bands,  his engagement ring was titanium with purple lines bordering it with a small diamond in the middle.  He loved it,  didn’t wear too well but it served it’s purpose for our budget.  

I don’t think engagement rings are necessary but when they’re used I  think it’s only fair both parties have one as I don’t think it’s fair that one party spend loads of money and don’t receive anything themselves.  

But that’s just my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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