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The custom of wearing an engagement ring to signify commitment to a particular relationship dates as far back as the height of Ancient Egypt. The tradition continued in both Ancient Greece and Rome, and later spread throughout Europe and America. In the mid-1800s, when African diamond mines began producing those precious gems on a regular basis, diamond engagement rings became a popular choice for those fortunate few who could afford them. However, it wasn’t until the 1930s that diamond engagement rings for women became common in the U.S.

For many years, engagement rings remained a tradition reserved almost exclusively for women, but that has changed over the past few years. In this day and age, many men and women feel that it’s just as appropriate and desirable for men to wear a symbol of commitment as it is for the bride-to-be. For that reason, men’s engagement rings have become increasingly popular.

Out of the large variety available, there are 5 styles that stand out as particular favorites across the globe:

Gold rings

Elegant, classic and timeless, it’s no wonder that this precious metal has remained a favorite for men’s engagement rings and wedding bands. Although yellow gold may come immediately to mind when one envisions a gold band, white gold is also a common choice. Rings made from this beautiful precious metal are actually most commonly an alloy of gold and other material. Although a gold engagement ring would certainly be covered by any soon-to-be groom, you should keep in mind that gold scratches relatively easily and may not be the best choice for men who work frequently with their hands.


Platinum rings

The rarest of all precious metals, platinum was once referred to as “the only metal fit for a king” by King Louis XV. While men’s engagement rings made of platinum are often significantly more expensive than bands made from other materials, this precious metal has definite advantages. For starters, it’s exceptionally strong. Any man with a platinum ring can feel confident that this is one piece of jewelry that will truly last a lifetime. In fact, it’s not uncommon for platinum jewelry to be handed down from generation to generation. Platinum is also hypoallergenic, which is an vital consideration for anyone with skin allergies.


Tungsten rings

Due in large part to their strength and affordability, newer contemporary metals have become more commonly used in jewelry for both men and women over the past several years. One of the most popular contemporary metals used for men’s engagement rings, tungsten is virtually scratch-resistant due to being one of the hardest manufactured materials in existence today. Although tungsten’s natural color is gunmetal grey, you’ll also find tungsten men’s engagement rings in black, gold tone and silvery white tones. One drawback of tungsten rings is that they are so hard that they cannot be resized. Fortunately, tungsten is so inexpensive that you should be able to easily replace an existing ring with a new one if your size changes.


Two-toned rings

Some of the most popular men’s engagement rings are two-toned rings, which also tend to be remarkably versatile. If your budget allows, silver and gold rings are a more traditional choice. However, you’ll also find two-toned rings made of more affordable,  contemporary materials, such as tungsten or titanium, in black and silver or black and gold color combinations.


Black rings

Undeniably sleek and modern in their appearance, black engagement rings are becoming a popular choice amongst men from all walks of life. These stylish bands are available in a variety of different contemporary materials, including stainless steel, tungsten, titanium and ceramic. Black rings are not only masculine looking, but quite sophisticated as well.


Given the long history of women’s engagement rings, it should be no surprise that men’s engagement rings are starting to match them in popularity. Many of today’s modern couples want to symbolize their commitment to each other and their future together, and there’s no more fitting way to do just that than with exquisite engagement rings for both the bride and groom.

Cindy White writes about men’s engagement rings and wedding bands for

DIY dominated weddings have never been more popular, and for good reason: not only do they tend to save a lot of money in what invariably is an expensive production, but they also lend original and meaningful touches throughout.You don’t have to be an expert at jewelry making or even particularly crafty to come up with some great accessories that will match your wedding’s theme and save you a bundle. Here are six do-it-yourself ideas for unique accessories to use at your wedding.

Feather fascinators

Add a touch of class and sass to your nuptials with feather fascinators. These hair adornments are super easy to put together with just a few touches of glue, feathers and hair combs, head bands or clips found at your local fabric or craft store. For an extra dose of polish, add unique buttons or brooch-like details where the feathers and the comb meet.

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A statement belt

If you’re looking to dress up a relatively plain and simple bridal dress (especially one purchased off the rack), try a custom made belt. Not only can a belt add a special personalized touch to your dress, but it will help define your waist and flatter your figure. Make sure to select fabric rather than a harder material (like leather) for your bridal belt – velvet is always a good choice. After creating the belt portion, including hemming any raw edges, finish your belt off with a discreet vintage belt buckle, or by topping it off with a vintage looking crystal brooch.

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wedding belt (source: Krissy Cartwright’)

Lapel pins

Lapel pins are not only one of the hottest men’s accessories currently on the runway, but they are a great finishing touch for both the groom and his groomsmen. There is plenty of inspiration online for simple and unique lapel pins alike, but they are simple enough to make: just get the pin attachment, your findings of choice (buttons are always good) and voila!Lapel pins are also particularly apt if your groom-to-be is feeling resistant to the idea of a flower boutonniere.

6 DIY Accessories for Your Wedding

Custom cuffs

No jewelry making experience required! Add a bit of pizzazz to your bridesmaids’ dresses with matching or contrast fabric cuffs. Simply choose a fabric that you like, and don’t be afraid to be creative – lace is always a safe choice, but you can always try bolder colors and patterns (or both!). Once you trim down your fabric pieces to the desired size, you’ll want to use a fabric stiffener, pliers and some sort of mold to shape them into place. From there, you can choose to add extra decorations by way of clasps, charms or glued on adornments.

diy wedding accesories

Faux flowers

Trying to keep your floral budget down to a minimum? Make your own! These fabric flowers will not only be able to match your wedding apparel perfectly, but they won’t wilt as the day goes on. Faux flowers can be used anywhere – from your bridal bouquet to the groom’s boutonniere to your future mother-in-law’s corsage. As an added bonus, faux flowers are great for weddings where one or more people in the wedding party have any sort of severe allergies.

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wedding faux flowers (source:

Wedding clutch

For the perfect little purse to carry your day-of essentials in (lipstick, breath mints, etc), transform a plain clutch bag with your own findings. The standard bridal clutches can be cloying and seriously short on style, but that’s easily remedied. First, purchase a plain bridal clutch – you can choose a neutral white or off-white, or go with a bolder color (like one that will match your bridesmaids dresses). The best DIY clutches have a couple different elements that are layered so that the original purse does not show through too much. Pick your layers, and let a hot glue gun do the rest! Many brides like to make a sequined little bag for their nuptials, but the possibilities are truly endless.

wedding clutch

wedding clutch (source: )

Author Bio: Tanya Zilinskas Naouri is a writer and writes for Mens jewelry store she mostly writes on men’s jewelery and nowadays she concentrate on best topic like Men’s Platinum Ring

Most women agree: shopping for men’s wedding rings can be surprisingly difficult, no matter how adept of a shopper you are. One common problem that many women and their grooms-to-be face when shopping for his band is an overwhelming case of the blahs – some men are just not meant to have the plain traditional wedding band.

Enter men’s diamond wedding rings. Never thought about buying him a diamond band? Maybe you should. Here are three reasons why men’s diamond wedding rings are worth your (and his) consideration.

They leave plain bands in the dust

Most men’s wedding bands are not exactly what you would call eye-catching. Plain and simple gold and platinum bands undoubtedly have a certain timeless appeal, but they can be understated to the point of being almost boring. Diamonds add instant zing to any band in any material – and the fact is, most men love them. These days men’s diamond wedding rings are available in an impressive number of styles that are sure to suit any guy’s personal taste, from extremely modern contemporary bands to retro-inspired styles.

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

You can make them ultra manly

A somewhat common misconception about men’s diamond wedding rings is that they are “effeminate.” Nothing could be further from the truth. While diamond wedding rings used to be predominantly worn by women, during the last 30 years men’s diamond wedding rings have grown exponentially in popularity. Famous athletes and male celebrities can be spotted wearing men’s diamond wedding rings on a regular basis, and guys in mainstream America have followed suit.

Beyond style, a couple ways in which men’s diamond wedding rings differentiate themselves from their female counterparts is with color and band material choices. White or colorless diamonds are a popular choice for men’s diamond wedding rings, but so are two very masculine alternatives: black and cognac diamonds. Black diamonds are moody and romantic, and are color treated to achieve their striking dark hue (naturally black diamonds are rare and not, in fact, very black). Cognac diamonds are a velvety chocolate brown shade, and have a certain earthy yet sophisticated appeal. These brown diamonds are usually not color treated, and can oftentimes be less expensive than colorless diamonds.

Band material choices also lend an extra dose of masculinity to men’s diamond wedding rings. While men’s diamond rings are certainly available in traditional precious metals like gold, platinum and palladium, they can also be found in a number of contemporary materials like titanium, tungsten, ceramic and cobalt chrome. Men tend to love these materials as they have a modern yet classic look, and often boast additional benefits like incredible strength and durability.

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

They’re not as expensive as YOUR diamond ring

The groom’s ring is usually purchased more towards the end of the wedding process, and often when you’ve already gone far beyond your highest budget projections. Unfortunately, this creates a tricky situation: you want to get him the nicest wedding ring possible, but you simply might not be able to afford that platinum band that you always assumed that you would purchase.

Cost is one of the foremost reasons that brides don’t think about getting their grooms men’s diamond wedding rings, as many assume the price will be comparable to that of their own engagement rings. Fortunately, this is not the case for the majority of men’s diamond wedding rings. For starters, men’s diamond wedding rings tend to utilize smaller and less costly stones. Because of their smaller size, less attention is paid to factors like clarity, cut and color, which also makes for more budget-friendly diamond rings. The fact that contemporary materials like titanium and cobalt chrome are more commonly used in men’s bands also allows for less expensive men’s diamond wedding rings.

As you can see, the question is not “why men’s diamond wedding rings?” but “why NOT men’s diamond wedding rings?” If your husband-to-be has a sparkling personality, make sure to get him a wedding band to match.

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings Hot or Not

Author Name/Pen Name Tanya Zilinskas Naouri

Author Bio:-Tanya is senior editor for Just Men’s Ring. She is interested to write Men’s Wedding Ring as well as men’s fashionable trends like to share her words on the same.