We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what about the boys? Men’s diamond rings are becoming more and more popular in recent years. You special day can be highlighted by a bold statement rose tone diamond ring, or the more traditional yellow gold that we usually associate with diamond rings. Men’s diamond rings also come in silver, and can be combined with other jewelry to suit your individual tastes.
Traditionally, we associate an engagement ring with the hand of a woman. But in modern times, such traditional gender concepts are rapidly falling away. These days, it is perceived as fashionable for men to wear such tokens as well. Choosing a metal color, white, or fancy color diamond, and various cuts and styles can be quite an adventure. In this article, we hope to provide some basic guidance that will help to make this choice easier.
Whenever one makes a decision to invest in something like a diamond ring, there are quite a few important elements to consider. There is more to this decision than the obvious:
In fact, these two elements are not helpful on their own. A diamond represents longevity, beauty, and wealth. They also come in various colors. Grey or salt and pepper diamonds are also gaining in popularity, while blue is extremely expensive, and yellow is considered quite decadent. Your chosen metal will have an impact on the price and wearability of the ring. Tri-tone or two-tone wedding bands are quite popular for men. Sterling silver is not as popular, but is still a viable option. Yellow gold is a classic choice, while platinum is usually the most expensive option. Other things that impact the price of a men’s diamond ring are whether it is a single or multi-stone setting, and the quality of the diamond in terms of the 4Cs.
While men only started wearing engagement rings in the 20th century, women have been wearing them for more than 5,000 years. Ancient Egypt was the first civilization to popularize the engagement ring. They originally made bands from woven leather or reed. In the 1920s, wedding bands for men became popular, largely due to a rise in capitalism across the world. The number of World Wars raging at the time also made these more popular as men wanted to feel more bonded to the women they left behind during these wars.
However, it was only more recently that we started to incorporate a diamond or some other stone into men’s engagement and wedding rings. Other gemstones that are popular include emerald, sapphire, onyx, and ruby. But the diamond is the most popular by far.
As briefly mentioned, there are quite a number of elements that impact the quality and price of a diamond ring. The 4Cs are particularly important, but so are the metals used.
How a diamond is cut largely impacts what it looks like, how it feels, and the level of sparkle that can be expected. For example, a round cut presents differently than a geometric shape with sharp edges like square cut will. And these cuts will be priced differently than, say, an oval cut.
Color will also impact the cost. A white diamond is the most desirable, although grey or salt-and-pepper diamonds are becoming popular as well. Fancy colors like yellow, blue, or even brown are rare and can be quite expensive.
Clarity is also very important since flawless gemstones will fetch much higher prices than ones with inclusions.
Lastly, the carat weight of the diamond will also impact the price. When buying diamond jewelry, you can also check the certification of the gems, which will help a lot with the shopping experience.
Men’s diamond rings are becoming all the more popular, and there are many different design options to choose from. Men’s diamond rings can also be more than just a fashion statement and can have real sentimental value, especially if they are worn for religious purposes, as wedding bands, or even engagement rings. It is also popular to see April birthstone jewelry in a diamond collection. Of course, you also have the option to set a diamond along with another stone, or even multiple stones. Ruby, sapphire, or emerald are always popular options to pair with a diamond.
When it comes to the cost of the purchase, remember that a diamond ring can be quite expensive. On the other hand, a lab-created diamond is slightly more affordable and is still genuine! A diamond ring sold by a reputable store will also be certified. The metal that the cut diamond is set in will also impact the overall cost of the diamond ring. Two-tone rings are popular for men, and metal options include sterling silver, white, rose, or yellow gold, and platinum. Cheaper options like tungsten and titanium are also available.
There is no end to style options for a men’s diamond ring either, so take your time to investigate options and choose a style that’s perfect for you. Furthermore, there are other white gemstones besides diamonds that you can set in an engagement ring or wedding band, for example, white sapphire.
Also, remember that a diamond ring is a sentimental investment, as you will not be able to sell the ring secondhand for nearly the same amount that you initially paid for it. Gemstones generally tend to lose their value secondhand. But if you are buying a wedding or engagement ring, then it is safe to assume that you are buying for life anyway!
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