There are plenty of resources when it comes to shopping for jewelry for a woman. Ask anyone for help and you'll likely hear some good advice. Unfortunately, there isn't much help when it comes to shopping for men. Luckily, ring shopping for a man doesn't have to be hard. Whether you're buying the ring for your father, husband, or friend you can use these three tips to help you find that perfect piece of jewelry:
1. Determine Metal Type
Perhaps one of the best tips is to determine what type of metal would be a good fit. There are a variety of different metals that can be found in rings. Some of the more popular options include gold, platinum, sterling silver, and tungsten carbide. If you don't know what type of metal would be good a fit for the man in your life, take his lifestyle into consideration. Some metals are stronger than others. For example, tungsten carbide is a very strong material that doesn't damage or scratch. If you have a very outdoorsy man, than this would be a good fit.
Platinum would be another good fit for a rugged man, as well. If the man in your life is more laid back and doesn't participate in many outdoor activities, gold or silver would work well. Gold and silver are softer metals, but they do offer their own beauty.
2. Band Design
Another helpful tip is to determine whether the ring will have any design. While plain rings are more common for men, they aren't the only option. Men's rings can have all sorts of fun and beautiful designs, including strips and patterns. You could also choose a ring that features a non-metallic inlay. For example, a platinum ring with a wooden inlay would be a great fit for a man that enjoys spending time in the woods. While not necessary, a band with a design is a good option as it makes the ring truly unique.
3. Texture and Finish
Finally, determine whether the ring will have any texture. If you don't want to indulge in a fancy design, adding a texture to the ring can offer a more simplistic beauty. There are two basic options when it comes to textures: brushed and hammered. Both of these options change the texture of the entire ring, which can create a really fun effect. If you don't want to change the texture of the ring, you could also change the finish. You could opt for a matte ring to create a minimalist effect or opt for a high-shine finish for a more glamorous effect. No matter what you choose, adding texture and changing the finish of the ring can really create a fun and unique ring.
While ring shopping for a man might seem difficult, it doesn't have to be. By knowing the man in your life well and using these three tips, you'll be well on your way to finding that perfect piece of jewelry. If you have any questions about anything in particular, ask a professional at a local jewelry store for more information.
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