The men’s jewelry market is getting much more interesting, with an array of choices that in the past might have been considered more feminine, or genderless. Our editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky has aptly wondered: “Isn’t it time to retire the ‘men’s jewelry’ label altogether?”
As the lines between men and women’s jewelry blur, we think about wedding bands, and the styles that may be available for men who crave a change from the standard band. Women have had “alternative” engagement ring options for quite some time now, eschewing the “rules” of wedding jewelry for highly personal choices. Men, however, most often go with the classic—a solid gold or platinum band.
It’s a staple for a reason: A gold or platinum band is a smart, and enduring, item to wear. But now a number of brands are offering styles that feel unique—rings he won’t see coming or going, as the saying goes. And hey, if women can have a collection of engagement rings and wedding bands to choose from on any given day (here’s looking at you, Victoria Beckham), who says men can’t do the same?
Below, a number of fantastically individual wedding band possibilities for men (or women!) to depart from the ordinary.
Top: SciFi ring in 14k yellow gold with white sapphire and black diamonds, $3,990; Evangeline Jewelry
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