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Men’s rings

A ring is just that a piece of jewellery in the shape of a ring in other words a circular band that can vary in thickness and is made of various materials. Since its creation 21,000 years ago, many peoples have made rings a part of their culture, modifying them and giving them various characteristics and meaning. Rings have indeed been made of plastic, wood, metal, glass and even animal bone. According to the specific model, they can be set with precious or semi-precious gemstones. Unlike what many people think, rings are not only worn by women. Throughout history it was more common for men to wear such jewellery. Rings actually carried specific meaning for the wearer and although in the 21st century it is less the case, they still do carry symbolic meaning.

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    The history of men’s rings.

    Ancient civilizations made and used rings for various reasons. The oldest rings ever discovered were found in what is today the Czech Republic. They were made of mammoth ivory and were used both as decoration and as money. Archeologists discovered rings belonging to the Hittites, most of which were like signet rings. The Egyptians also possessed various kinds of rings that often bore the name of divinities and which served as trade signet rings.

    Greek rings were inspired by Egyptian ones, even if they were less imposing and were made of less precious metals such as bronze. In the Middle Ages, rings took on the symbolism of power and high social ranking. Some also, serving as amulets, were engraved with occult symbols while others represented the memory of someone deceased. 

    Types of men’s rings

    Wedding bands: wedding bands are rings exchanged between spouses when they marry. They are often extremely neutral in aspect, fine and made of a single material, often gold. They represent love, belonging to his or her beloved and must be worn with pride

    Signet rings: Signet rings bear a symbol or the initials engraved on the bezel (normally the base where the gemstone is set. Signet rings inspire respect and admiration because they were and still are in certain families the sign of descending from a dynasty. They therefore indicate that the wearer is perpetuating the family name. Signet rings are often made of gold or engraved with the family’s initials or coats of arms. In the past, those who were not of noble birth were not allowed to engrave their signet rings. Only those living in Paris were permitted to do so.  According to tradition the eldest son wears it on his left ring finger and the other members of the family wear it on the right ring finger. Today, however, everyone is free to engrave whatever they like and wear the ring on any finger.

    Other rings:

    multiple band rings, armour rings, championship rings…There are as many men’s rings as there are personalities associated with men. It’s up to men to select the ring that best suits them, place in on the finger they want and associate the style to be fully one with it. Above all the symbolism of the ring will match the role you give it.

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    Men’s white gold rings: Classy and subtle

    One could wonder why men’s white gold rings are a man’s favourite, when for a long time men shied away from jewellery as it was associated with not being very manly. Concerning the characteristics of white gold, It is important to note that it is an alloy of yellow gold, palladium and copper, the role of which is to give this gold its white or even silver tint. Various alloys can be considered according to the white desired

    By observing the number of karats it’s possible to identify the alloy of particular white gold. For example 20 karat white gold is obtained from yellow gold and palladium, whereas 18 karat white gold is made up of an alloy of yellow gold, silver and copper. As for 14 karat white gold, it is a combination of yellow gold, silver copper and a large quantity of zinc. The quantity of the various alloys brings about the various nuances from white or grey to bluish silver or pinkish.

    Despite the name, it is very rare to find white gold that is actually white. To obtain white, it is necessary to add a layer of bright and shiny white metal. In this case, rhodium or platinum plating is added. Whatever the alloy and association of metals, white gold remains resistant to nicks and scratches.

    Caring for men’s white gold rings

    Men’s white gold rings require a certain amount of care in order to maintain their initial shine due to the fact that white gold tends to oxydise more easily due to the numerous components in the alloys. The rhodium or platinum plating added to produce the white colour may lose its shine and yellow over time. It is therefore necessary to have your jeweller replate the ring in order to renew the shine. In the end the purchase price of white gold may be less expensive but it requires more professional care in the long term. Replating  may be necessary every two or three years. Nevertheless, except for this, white gold does not require much care on a daily basis. Simply avoid too much contact with moisture and clean it with a soft cloth.

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    Men’s platinum rings: the ultimate in men’s jewelry.

    Platinum has distinguished itself over the past few years at the ultimate metal. It has the advantage of it specific structure giving it remarkable qualities like: density and superior hardness making it particularly resistant to nicks and wear and tear. Platinum therefore is suited well to use in jewellery making especially when the piece is created to be worn forever. Platinum is also a shiny and very white metal maintains these qualities over time when other metals tend to yellow or grey. It is also malleable and adaptable. It can be used for settings as it can hold the precious gemstone solidly and securely. Being hypoallergenic is another advantage as it can even be worn by people with sensitive skin. With all of these qualities are combined it’s not surprising that it is quite rare and even sometimes more expensive than gold. A men’s platinum ring is without a doubt a precious and rare piece of jewellery abounding in qualities.

    Caring for men’s platinum rings

    Despite their numerous qualities men’s platinum rings also have some specific inconvenience. Even though platinum is resistant and long-lasting, this jewelry can show scratches. It is therefore necessary to have it polished by a jeweler at least once a year. This care is not expensive and prices vary according to the characteristics of the ring. This minor aspect is, however, balanced when compared with its qualities and the fact a piece of platinum jewellery will last a lifetime and even longer as it can be passed on. Here are a few precautions to take on a daily basis: when it is dirty simply clean it with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid taking a shower with it or wearing it when in a high humid environment. Remember to remove it when doing certain sports.

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    Why choose a men’s yellow gold ring?

    Yellow gold is undoubtedly the most well-known precious metal. It has always been a sign of strength, wealth and power. Several centuries ago men’s yellow gold rings  were reserved for the royalty and high society. The middle classes couldn’t even dream of owning such a piece of jewellery, with the price so outrageously high. Only after many years and with the birth of the flashy “bling bling” style were gold rings worn by other classes. Speaking of the gold metal itself, it is very practical, malleable and can be easily used in jewellery making. In addition, it is inoxidizable even after prolonged contact with moisture. It is quite understandable that the Egyptians, history’s first metal smiths, made it their choice precious metal and crafted jewellery sets, jewellery and works of art that can still be found in excellent condition in   museums. Today a men’s gold ring is the ideal gift for those turning 18 or making their confirmation. Some families of noble descent have signet rings engraved with the family’s coat of arms.

    Men’s yellow gold rings: a lucky charm? 

    Men’s yellow gold rings possess numerous beneficial characteristics for the owner. Most of the virtues come from the metal itself. Indeed, yellow gold is known for its exceptional mystic facets. Gold is regarded as having the power to increase the quality of the gemstones it is associated with, strengthen the nervous system and facilitate digestion, balance the hormonal system and improve blood flow as well as treat arthritis and protect from poisoning … In several African countries, it is said that a thief stealing a piece of gold jewellery risks angering the spirits.

    There are several tips to care for your men’s gold “lucky charm” ring to keep it in good condition over time. The best and easiest way is to use a soft cloth or a tooth brush dipped in soapy water. If the ring is very dirty, a drop of ammonia can be added to the soapy water. For the gold to shine, polish it with a micro fiber cloth sprinkled with talcum powder.

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      Men’s white gold rings: Classy and subtle

      One could wonder why men’s white gold rings are a man’s favourite, when for a long time men shied away from jewellery as it was associated with not being very manly. Concerning the characteristics of white gold, It is important to note that it is an alloy of yellow gold, palladium and copper, the role of which is to give this gold its white or even silver tint. Various alloys can be considered according to the white desired

      By observing the number of karats it’s possible to identify the alloy of particular white gold. For example 20 karat white gold is obtained from yellow gold and palladium, whereas 18 karat white gold is made up of an alloy of yellow gold, silver and copper. As for 14 karat white gold, it is a combination of yellow gold, silver copper and a large quantity of zinc. The quantity of the various alloys brings about the various nuances from white or grey to bluish silver or pinkish.

      Despite the name, it is very rare to find white gold that is actually white. To obtain white, it is necessary to add a layer of bright and shiny white metal. In this case, rhodium or platinum plating is added. Whatever the alloy and association of metals, white gold remains resistant to nicks and scratches.

      Caring for men’s white gold rings

      Men’s white gold rings require a certain amount of care in order to maintain their initial shine due to the fact that white gold tends to oxydise more easily due to the numerous components in the alloys. The rhodium or platinum plating added to produce the white colour may lose its shine and yellow over time. It is therefore necessary to have your jeweller replate the ring in order to renew the shine. In the end the purchase price of white gold may be less expensive but it requires more professional care in the long term. Replating  may be necessary every two or three years. Nevertheless, except for this, white gold does not require much care on a daily basis. Simply avoid too much contact with moisture and clean it with a soft cloth.

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    • Men’s White gold rings
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      Men’s platinum rings: the ultimate in men’s jewelry.

      Platinum has distinguished itself over the past few years at the ultimate metal. It has the advantage of it specific structure giving it remarkable qualities like: density and superior hardness making it particularly resistant to nicks and wear and tear. Platinum therefore is suited well to use in jewellery making especially when the piece is created to be worn forever. Platinum is also a shiny and very white metal maintains these qualities over time when other metals tend to yellow or grey. It is also malleable and adaptable. It can be used for settings as it can hold the precious gemstone solidly and securely. Being hypoallergenic is another advantage as it can even be worn by people with sensitive skin. With all of these qualities are combined it’s not surprising that it is quite rare and even sometimes more expensive than gold. A men’s platinum ring is without a doubt a precious and rare piece of jewellery abounding in qualities.

      Caring for men’s platinum rings

      Despite their numerous qualities men’s platinum rings also have some specific inconvenience. Even though platinum is resistant and long-lasting, this jewelry can show scratches. It is therefore necessary to have it polished by a jeweler at least once a year. This care is not expensive and prices vary according to the characteristics of the ring. This minor aspect is, however, balanced when compared with its qualities and the fact a piece of platinum jewellery will last a lifetime and even longer as it can be passed on. Here are a few precautions to take on a daily basis: when it is dirty simply clean it with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid taking a shower with it or wearing it when in a high humid environment. Remember to remove it when doing certain sports.

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      Why choose a men’s yellow gold ring?

      Yellow gold is undoubtedly the most well-known precious metal. It has always been a sign of strength, wealth and power. Several centuries ago men’s yellow gold rings  were reserved for the royalty and high society. The middle classes couldn’t even dream of owning such a piece of jewellery, with the price so outrageously high. Only after many years and with the birth of the flashy “bling bling” style were gold rings worn by other classes. Speaking of the gold metal itself, it is very practical, malleable and can be easily used in jewellery making. In addition, it is inoxidizable even after prolonged contact with moisture. It is quite understandable that the Egyptians, history’s first metal smiths, made it their choice precious metal and crafted jewellery sets, jewellery and works of art that can still be found in excellent condition in   museums. Today a men’s gold ring is the ideal gift for those turning 18 or making their confirmation. Some families of noble descent have signet rings engraved with the family’s coat of arms.

      Men’s yellow gold rings: a lucky charm? 

      Men’s yellow gold rings possess numerous beneficial characteristics for the owner. Most of the virtues come from the metal itself. Indeed, yellow gold is known for its exceptional mystic facets. Gold is regarded as having the power to increase the quality of the gemstones it is associated with, strengthen the nervous system and facilitate digestion, balance the hormonal system and improve blood flow as well as treat arthritis and protect from poisoning … In several African countries, it is said that a thief stealing a piece of gold jewellery risks angering the spirits.

      There are several tips to care for your men’s gold “lucky charm” ring to keep it in good condition over time. The best and easiest way is to use a soft cloth or a tooth brush dipped in soapy water. If the ring is very dirty, a drop of ammonia can be added to the soapy water. For the gold to shine, polish it with a micro fiber cloth sprinkled with talcum powder.

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    • Men’s gold rings
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The history of men’s rings.

Ancient civilizations made and used rings for various reasons. The oldest rings ever discovered were found in what is today the Czech Republic. They were made of mammoth ivory and were used both as decoration and as money. Archeologists discovered rings belonging to the Hittites, most of which were like signet rings. The Egyptians also possessed various kinds of rings that often bore the name of divinities and which served as trade signet rings.

Greek rings were inspired by Egyptian ones, even if they were less imposing and were made of less precious metals such as bronze. In the Middle Ages, rings took on the symbolism of power and high social ranking. Some also, serving as amulets, were engraved with occult symbols while others represented the memory of someone deceased. 

Types of men’s rings

Wedding bands: wedding bands are rings exchanged between spouses when they marry. They are often extremely neutral in aspect, fine and made of a single material, often gold. They represent love, belonging to his or her beloved and must be worn with pride

Signet rings: Signet rings bear a symbol or the initials engraved on the bezel (normally the base where the gemstone is set. Signet rings inspire respect and admiration because they were and still are in certain families the sign of descending from a dynasty. They therefore indicate that the wearer is perpetuating the family name. Signet rings are often made of gold or engraved with the family’s initials or coats of arms. In the past, those who were not of noble birth were not allowed to engrave their signet rings. Only those living in Paris were permitted to do so.  According to tradition the eldest son wears it on his left ring finger and the other members of the family wear it on the right ring finger. Today, however, everyone is free to engrave whatever they like and wear the ring on any finger.

Other rings:

multiple band rings, armour rings, championship rings…There are as many men’s rings as there are personalities associated with men. It’s up to men to select the ring that best suits them, place in on the finger they want and associate the style to be fully one with it. Above all the symbolism of the ring will match the role you give it.

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