Can Mean Wear Engagement Rings?

Yesterday The Nelson Mail published an article about men’s engagement rings rising in popularity, which featured a bunch of our Benjamin Black rings.

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It was a fantastic write-up based on the question – should men wearengagement rings too?

Or, as our studio manager Amy was quoted as saying, – “men want to be a part of the occasion – why should women get all the bling anyway?”

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Good point. Why should only women wear a love objet d’art ? It is, after all, a symbol of a commitment and intention. Shouldn’t men be able to express that devotion to their beloved as well?

We have definitely noticed the men’s engagement ring rising in popularity.

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Sterling silver and greenstone ring with black diamonds by Benjamin Black Goldsmiths

“This is for a number of reasons. Gay marriage is one of them, people staying engaged for longer is another,” says Amy (as quoted by the Nelson Mail).

I think it’s a cool concept. Whether they’re worn as a signet ring, a cuff or a band with a diamond on the ‘engagement finger’, wearing your heart on your hand is always a beautiful thing.

What do you think? Can men wear engagement rings too? Or is a tradition that should be kept for women only? I’d love to hear your thoughts…

You can read the full article here.