22 Nov Gentlemen, You Can Wear Rings Too
Rings can be a great accessory for men, too. In fact, it’s becoming more and more popular for men to wear rings. There are many different ways to wear rings, and it’s important to know how to do it properly so that you look your best. Here are a few tips on how to wear rings well.
Rings on your fingers are what many people might notice first about someone. Wearing a ring sends a message. What is the meaning behind your ring? Does your ring have significance? Of course, you can just wear a ring for fun but adding meaning to your ring sends a strong message.
The left hand is traditionally associated with love and marriage. A diamond engagement ring is typically worn on the left hand. However, if someone has their wedding band on their right hands’ fourth finger (ring), then it might make sense to wear an engagement ring there too, rather than both rings being on one side of the body.
Which metal should your ring be? Which fingers should you wear rings on?
First, decide which color metal you would like. For example, when deciding between gold and silver, consider which will go best with your skin tone. Silver is best for people with cooler skin tones, and gold is ideal for warmer skin tones. Of course, you should wear whatever you prefer; these are only guidelines, not strict rules. The gold color gives a more timeless aesthetic, whereas silver appears more trendy. So consider this when you’re choosing the metal.
Now that you’ve decided which color metal you want, which finger should you wear it on? To answer that question, you need to look at the meaning of different fingers and what they represent.
The pinky ring
Most people generally wear statement rings on their pinky. The advantage is that it doesn’t get in the way as much. Pinky rings tend to look better when dressing classier.
The ring finger is a telltale sign that you’re married. In most parts of the world, it’s on the left hand. However, it’s becoming more popular to wear your engagement or wedding bands on the right hand for fun.
The middle finger stands for balance. Rings worn on the middle finger are not that common. Most likely due to it being adjacent to the index finger. Anything bulky can interfere with doing tasks. So it’s best to keep things small and simple if you’re wearing a ring on your middle finger. Complete a street-style outfit with this ring.
Wearing a ring on the index finger generally symbolizes power, leadership, and authority. In the past in some places in Europe, only high-ranking members in society were allowed to wear index finger rings. Wear a ring on this finger with any style.
Thumb rings are common worldwide, except in North American culture. In many societies, a ring on the thumb symbolizes wealth and influence. Furthermore, a ring worn under the thumb symbolizes the wearer has an assertive personality. If you want to wear a bigger ring, wear it on your thumb.
Incorporate rings into any outfit.
Generally, when dressing classy, wearing two rings is ideal. For example, wear one on your ring finger and the other one on your pinky, creating a nice combination of style and class. For more casual outfits, wear rings on your fourth finger and index finger. This shows that you know how to dress without being too flashy. When wearing a street style, two to three rings on each hand is ideal. As with streetwear, it’s normal to wear a lot of rings.
It’s best to match your rings to the other accessories you are wearing. For example, if you’re wearing a silver watch or chain, you should wear silver rings. The same thing goes for other colored metals. The next thing is to balance your jewelry; make sure there’s a balance of jewelry on each hand.
The best way to wear a ring is as a statement piece. Men should be looking for rings with stones that complement their outfits the most. For example, when wearing a suit and tie, try on some rings with diamonds or other sparkly gems that will pop against your clothing. If you have a job where the attire is more relaxed, consider gold bands or silver rings instead of flashy colors.
Hopefully, these guidelines have helped you so that you feel comfortable in your decision. Wearing jewelry is all about personal style. Find the right ring that suits your needs and enjoy it.