As a man with style, do you wear rings other than a wedding band? If so, what style? Do you think it affects the way people think of you? Does it bother you?
The reality is that every ring sends an important message. For ages, men have worn rings as a symbol of wealth, status, association or commitment. A ring can send different messages like being a member of a fraternity, or that you are not available or even tells others that you’re from a culture not afraid to display wealth on the hands.
For most men, wearing a ring beyond the wedding band is a statement. Be aware, though, that wearing a signature ring is not a statement everyone will understand. But like a lot of style choices we make, they’re present for the people who notice, and being part of the exclusive club that “gets it” is part of the fun. A ring is more than a simple accessory; it is a message that reveals your beliefs, achievements, and commitments. Rings do matter, and you need to understand the message yours send to the world.
Let’s begin with the five rules every man needs to know about wearing rings.
Rule #1: Every Ring has a Message
Ring Rule #2 – Be Confident
Are you confident with wearing new rings? If you’re not, instead of faking it till you make it, a better method would be to wear your new ring around your house until you get comfortable with the feel and weight of your ring.
Next, start wearing your ring around people you know and trust to see if they notice. Get comfortable with their comments before you start wearing it out in public.
Also, if there is a story behind your ring, be ready to answer questions about it. Is it a family treasure that has been passed through generations? Was it a ring that you bought in Africa on a summer holiday that reminds you of that trip? No matter what the story is, your ring has the potential to be an icebreaker and start up a great conversation.
Rule #3: Wear a balanced ring
Ring Rule #4 – Balance your ring with Other Jewelry
Ring Rule #5 – Consider Compatible Metals