Written by: Sharon Wild
Should a man wear an engagement ring?
This is a common question that grooms-to-be ask.
A man traditionally gives an engagement ring to his bride-to-be once the marriage proposal is accepted. Should the lady give the man an engagement ring too?
Traditionally men did not wear an engagement ring.
However, this has changed over the years and it is now common for men to wear an engagement ring too!
There’s no right or wrong answer to this question.
Choosing to wear an engagement ring is now a matter of personal preference.
At the end of the day, it’s up to you. If you wish to give or wear a men’s engagement ring you can. If you don’t wish to do so, then don’t!
If an engagement ring is worn, it is most often worn on the left hand on the 4th finger (the finger next to the pinkie finger). Once married, the engagement ring is then often worn on the right hand instead.
Some men choose to wear both the engagement and wedding ring on the same hand, though wearing too rings on the one finger can be uncomfortable or not practical for some men.
It’s also possible to wear the one ring as both an engagement and wedding ring. That means that you can choose a ring that you like and wear it before the wedding as an engagement ring, and after the wedding as the wedding ring.
When choosing a men’s engagement ring design, diamond rings are very popular as are two tone rings.
Men’s diamond engagement rings are unlike ladies diamond engagement rings. Men’s diamond engagement rings often feature one or a few diamonds that are set low in the band.
Princess cut diamond men’s engagement rings are a particularly popular choice. In terms of metals, platinum and titanium are growing in popularity among men.
If you are not comfortable wearing a men’s engagement ring, another option is to give a pair of cuff links or watch that symbolizes your engagement.