We love designers push the envelope when it comes to engagement ring designs and Etienne Perret does not disappoint with his new collection of modern ceramic rings. Combining hi-tech design with durable, eco friendly materials, these colorful rings provide a perfect (and affordable) alternative to traditional precious metal engagement rings and wedding bands for both men and women.
For more info, visit CeramicJewelry.com.
Want to get your groom a wedding band that is not only unique, but that symbolizes his favorite hobby in a discreet, but very cool way? Check out these rings from Mark Silverstein Imagines.
Today’s ring is a one of a kind piece, and unlike anything you have ever seen before. The handmade 14K white gold’s texture feels exactly like the skin of an elephant. Wow! So whats the story behind it? The ring was given by one of our loyal readers to her boyfriend who is devoted to help fight the poaching wars in Mozambique. One evening he called and told her he “loved her more than elephants”. Voila. The inspiration to design this ring was born.
Ring details: “The ring is 9mm wide and made of solid 14k white gold. It was sandblasted, brushed and then the black rhodium was placed for a shadowing effect. It is certainly a one of a kind piece that makes a statement about who he is.”
First there were mandals, then came murses, manpris and muggs (man-Uggs) and now, my friends, we have mangagement rings. Yes, you read that correctly – mangagement rings. It’s 2010 – women are proposing and same sex marriage is widespread, so it only makes sense that the jewelry industry get in on the “engagement rings for men” game – right?
Mangagement rings are pretty inexpensive (averaging around $130) are usually subtle, simple and made of tough, sturdy material like Titanium or Tungsten Carbide. It seems too that a guy wearing a mangagement ring wouldn’t need to purchase an additional ring to wear as a band, although I’m sure the jewelry industry would argue otherwise. Most guys are likely uncomfortable with the concept, but as sales and inquiries for men’s engagement rings are on the rise, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, I couldn’t help but wonder:
Is it a sign of the times or clever marketing? Either way, the Mangagement Ring is here to stay.
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