Diamond engagement rings have been around centuries. While the tradition behind this ring varies from one country to another, the principle is all the same. The idea of an engagement ring is to announce the ladies in tension to marry the man that gave her that ring.
In some countries such as Poland, the tradition is to wear the engagement rings on the right hand while western tradition is to wear it on the left. Another tradition that varies from one country to another is whether just the woman gets a ring. In some parts of Europe it is common place for the man to wear a ring as well. This tradition is slowly becoming accepted in the United States as well.The idea of a man wearing a ring connects to the principle behind a woman’s ring. For the longest time if you wanted to identify if a man was married you could look for the ring on his left hand, but there was never a way to identify if the man was engaged. In some cases the lady would buy her man a watch or bracelet and while they knew the significance of it no one else ever did.
Of course being engaged is more than just an exchange of rings, and the couple knows in their hearts that they are spoken for and committed to one another, even if others aren’t aware of it. Whatever the reason, the idea of men wearing diamond engagement rings is starting to be accepted in the United States. In many cases the ring they were prior to getting married is actually the ring they will continue to wear after getting married. Diamond engagement rings for men are available in many different styles and price ranges. There are some rings that are designed to compliment the ladies engagement ring. There are also set that contain the men’s wedding band and the ladies engagement and wedding bands.
The time will probably come when there will be a men’s engagement and wedding band. Until that time men will basically be wearing their wedding bands before they get married. Naturally the men’s diamond engagement ring is more subtle in styling and contains less or smaller diamonds than the ones that are traditionally found on women’s engagement rings.
There are several different styles of these rings but most of them have less than a quarter of a carat of total diamonds. These diamonds tend to be very small and lay out in a line in the center of the ring. Some other styles simply have one diamond in the middle of the ring. These can contain a very small diamond, but there are some men’s rings that are capable of holding a much larger stone.There is basically no limit to the size or type of diamond that can be placed in the proper setting, however most men prefer a engagement rings that is less ostentatious and is not likely to get damaged easily. Since many men have job require strenuous labor or tasks that may damage an expensive ring they tend to desire to spend less on their rings than they would on their wives. However as more men work form home we may see this trend begin to change.