Diamond Wedding Rings for Men
By Ashley Bailey , Monday, December 06, 2010
When British comedian and actor Russell Brand returned from his weeklong wedding celebration in India with his new bride Katy Perry, sharp eyes noticed a new piece of bling in Brand’s usual outrageous ensemble. Shying away from the simple, typical wedding rings as much as he shies away from buttoning his shirt, Brand chose a glittery pavé-set round wedding ring in yellow gold and yellow diamonds. The ring, which Perry also wears, has the traditional shape of a men’s wedding ring and the over-the-top glitziness for which both are famous.
Most men will probably not want to choose a wedding ring like Brand’s anymore than they would want his haircut or skintight clothes. But you can incorporate diamonds into your wedding band without looking like a certain famous British bad boy. Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend anymore; more and more guys are choosing diamond-embellished looks for wedding rings, cufflinks and watches. The diamond stud earring, once the trademark of a non-conformist rebel, is now sported by businessmen.
A men’s diamond wedding ring has all the same significance as a woman’s: beauty, timelessness, and exclusivity. A few simple guidelines will help you choose a men’s diamond wedding ring that has the elegance of diamonds and still looks masculine.
Choose your setting wisely
Bead and prong settings are simply more sparkly, and therefore more feminine-looking. Unless you’re Russell Brand, you probably want to stay away from a diamond-encrusted pavé look. Opt for channel and bar settings that hold the diamonds in place with a more streamlined look.
Use diamonds and gems sparingly
A few well-placed stones can have more impact than a wedding ring fully encrusted in diamonds. A single stone can be difficult to pull off, but a thoughtful cut and setting can help it work seamlessly with the rest of the ring. Check out this ring, set with a single emerald-cut stone.
Consider the finish
The traditional high-polish finish can add too much shine to a wedding ring that already sparkles with diamonds. Consider a more subtle finish like a wirebrush or matte look. This adds masculine toughness to the subtle brilliance of the diamonds.
Have some fun
A wedding ring is a reminder of a serious occasion, perhaps the most important in your life, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a reflection of your personality. You can find settings and design elements that are as quirky and individual as you are, without looking like a certain British comedian married to a pop singer. The champagne setting is a fun, unusual diamond setting that adds a bit of flair to an otherwise traditional men’s wedding ring
Consider metals and design elements
There are lots of details and details that are traditionally reserved for men’s wedding rings, like black titanium and palladium. A few of these design elements can be combines with the sparkle of a diamond for a men’s wedding ring that combines elegance with beauty. Consider something interesting and unusual without going over the top, combining the best of both worlds.
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