Rings are not just a women’s accessory; they are worn by men as well. From ancient history to the present, you must have seen men wearing rings for a lot of reasons. They wear it to signify wealth, privilege, luck and marital status. In addition, you will see specifically designed rings that only represent a specific club, society or group. Rings are quite popular in youngsters as well either to show a private meaning of a secret club or just for the sake of fashion.
Like any other accessory, rings are also worn with a certain protocol. If you have ten fingers, you cannot wear ten rings. If you are wearing a wedding band and watch on hand, try not to wear any other accessory or ring.
Men’s Rings: Everything you should know about
A lot of people have misconceptions about men’s rings. Moreover, there are different myths as well, associated with gems and material of the ring. Here’s everything you need to know about men’s rings.
What are the types of men's rings?
When it comes to men's rings, you will get a lot of different options. The most old-school men's rings are signet rings that have a symbol on them. Such rings represent an association with a club or a group.
Other than that, wedding rings, pinky rings, promise rings, and thumb rings are also quite common. Moreover, there are charm and luck bands where a specific gem or stone is used that signify something important.
Which men's ring for which finger?
According to tradition and culture, there are protocols for wearing a ring. Each finger represents a specific type of ring. However, there is no strict rule of wearing them according to the fingers. You can wear a ring on any finger as per your wish. However, as per the tradition, the wedding ring goes on the fourth finger from the right. If you have a family ring, you can wear it on the index finger.
How to clean men's rings?
Your rings won’t last you very long if you do not clean and store them properly. However, if your ring is expensive, you must use the professional services of a qualified jeweller. Moreover, if you are cleaning it on your own, you must know the sensitivity of the metals and stones. Do not use any harsh cleaning agent; use a mild detergent, soft-bristled toothbrush, and a soft cloth to dry.
How many men's rings should a guy wear?
It depends upon personal choice and preference. It is associated with personal impressions you want to make on others. However, wearing a lot of rings does not look attractive as it creates clutter. We would recommend you to wear not more than three per hand.
There are different types of men’s rings; some are part of a tradition, while others are only for aesthetics and fashion. However, it solely depends upon personal preference and choice, how you want to carry it. You can wear as many rings as you want on any finger. There are men who just like to carry the ring for good luck and wealth that are based on their birthstone and gem.
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