Men’s rings have come a long way from the Viking Age and now run the gamut from clean, simple Titanium bands to over-the-top Moody Mason rings. Men’s ring has a deep cultural history, yet it does not get the deliberate attention it deserves. There are often not much out there detailing how men can adorn in rings and glow, and no just that, be comfortable and feel beautiful. It’s time for men’s rings to get the attention they deserve.
They’re not just for royalty, and you don’t need a Grammy-winning rap album to wear one (or 2) with style. Like every other piece of jewellery, it is salient that the wearer wears them properly, or the desire effects will not attain. In this article, we would be showing you how to wear a men’s ring in style. Here below are four tips for wearing men’s ring:
THE ART OF WEARING MEN’S RING
WEAR WITH CONFIDENCE
Want to know the greatest style secret known to man? No matter what piece of men’s jewellery you wear, wear it with confidence. Wearing a ring for the first time will feel a little odd. You’ll feel its weight, and that can be uncomfortable for someone just toe-dipping in the jewellery pool.
Opt for a lightweight ring to begin. Try a band around 8mm (5/16″) and see how it feels. Suppose you’re worried that you’ll walk around with your hands in your pockets all day. Maybe a ring isn’t for you. Confidence is what makes your ring look its best.
GO FOR COMFORT
Comfort and confidence go hand in hand. It’s harsh feeling confident if your wrists hurt from overcrowded finger bling. Which hand do you work with? Do you shake hands a lot? Do you have to type all day? Does your work or school require you to look a certain way? Answering these questions will help you decide how many rings you need and how large they should be. You can permanently save the dramatic stuff for a night out and stick to simple, smaller pieces during the day.
MATCH METALS & SKIN TONE
Style influencer Michele Fedecostante suggests picking one colour of metal and building around that. “To keep my look on point, I make sure the rings match my necklace or bracelets. I don’t mix silver and gold, but I will wear black and gold or black and silver. ”
The main reason for wearing metals that match is to keep your look clean and uncluttered. That being said, we’ve seen socks and sandals grow from the dad-only category to mainstream acceptance (thanks, Beckham) – so who says rules are meant to be broken.
Wearing one ring with both metals (silver- and gold-toned) permits you to choose any colour for your other rings, bracelet or watch. It makes your choice look deliberate instead of like you got dressed in the dark. Speaking of darkness (or light). matching metals to your skin tone is another way to make sure your jewellery isn’t distracting and that your final look is as polished as possible
KEEP IT SIMPLE (OR DON’T)
If you’re starting with men’s rings, remember that less is more. Unless you know you have the confidence (and comfort level) to rock a handful of man bling, opt for 1 or 2 pieces and build from there. Concentrate on one hand and wear your rings on fingers that aren’t touching.
João Nunes, fashion influencer, suggests, “I have three rings that I wear daily. I put two in one hand – any more than that, which makes my hand look too heavy – and one on the other. When you do wear more than one ring, choose pieces that are similar in style or colour.” A great ‘starter’ ring is the signet ring. Slip one on your ring finger, and you’re done. Put the signet ring on the opposite hand when wearing it with a wedding band.
FOCUS ON BALANCE
It all comes down to visual weight. It’s important that your look is not symmetrical but that one side is slightly visually heavier than the other.
Do you wear a wedding ring and watch in one hand? Then add two rings on the other. The idea is not to have both hands/wrists look equally adorned.
If you only want one extra ring (besides your wedding ring), play around with how it looks on the opposite hand. It may work better on the same side as your wedding band.
The mirror will be your best friend here. Your best friend will also be your mirror – don’t be afraid to ask for help. Balance also applies to the actual size of the rings. If you’re working with stubby digits, a larger ring will look proportional – vice versa if you’re scrolling with long, thin fingers.
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TONE
Stop what you’re doing and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. What colour are they? If they appear blue, you have a cool skin tone. If they appear green, you have a warmer skin tone.
WHAT WILL COLOUR METAL RING LOOK THE BEST?
Cool Skin Tone: Rings made of silver, silver-tone steel, platinum and Titanium work well. Warm Skin Tone: Rings made from gold, gold-tone steel, rose-gold and brass will complement nicely. Are you looking for a man’s ring with a gemstone? Check out red, blue, purple and green for cooler skin tones. And orange, brown, yellow or turquoise for warmer tones.
WHAT YOUR RING SAYS ABOUT YOU
The ring you choose will say something about you, from a simple ceramic band to a steel monkey skull ring. Wearing and styling rings is a lifestyle. Sometimes men are hesitant about wearing jewellery because they have a hard time accessorising. They only think about the wedding ring. You can put on any ring you want.
Expressing your story is about taking that first step. Use these tips as a guideline, but toss visual weight out the door and disregard skin tone if you want to mix metals. You are allowed to do that. It’s your story. And with confidence, you can rock anything.