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What to Consider When Buying the Man in Your Life a Ring

8th Aug 2017

Whether you’ve got a special anniversary coming up, you’re looking for a wedding band for your husband-to-be, or you just want to treat the man in your life, finding a ring they love can be difficult. Men often say women are difficult to buy for, but men can be equally as tough, too!

A ring is an incredibly personal gift, and the design of this ring will depend entirely on your partner’s style. Some men like to make a statement with jewelry and opt for many different accessories, while others take a more sentimental approach and go for simple, key pieces instead.

Whatever your man’s style or tastes, here are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to find a ring they’ll love:

A Ring for the Occasion

If the ring’s for a special occasion, it’s important to consider this when shopping for the ring. For example, men’s wedding bands need to last the rest of their lives, which is why you might want to consider durable materials such as silver, gold, stainless steel, or titanium.

Equally, if you’re shopping for a special anniversary or the ring’s a surprise gift, you’ll want to choose something that reflects their personality. Try to find something meaningful that will also fit in with their day-to-day style. For example, engraved rings that are handcrafted really add to the sentimentality of the gift!

A Ring for Their Occupation

Another important aspect to think about is what your partner does for a living. If they’re going to be wearing this ring day in, day out, it needs to fit in with the style and demands of their work life, too.

So, if your partner has quite a demanding job, opt for heavy-duty rings that will be comfortable for your partner to wear while they’re working. Or, if the man in your life spends his day in a suit, consider a ring that will still look professional and classy in this setting, too.

A Ring that Fits

Last but by no means least, you need to make sure this ring is going to fit! A lot of men’s rings can’t be resized as they’ll be weakened if they are. However, even if they can be resized, it’s worth trying to avoid this as it won’t just add to the cost of the ring but will also remove some of the excitement from your gift.

Therefore, the best way to find out what ring size your man needs is to look at a ring he already wears. Ideally, if this is for an engagement ring or wedding band, you’ll need a ring that they wear on their fourth finger. A jeweler will be able to tell you what size the ring is if you take this into them, but if you need to keep the ring in the house, trace it on a piece of paper instead.

Choosing a ring for your man may seem like a difficult task but by familiarizing yourself with their style and tastes, you can’t go far wrong.

Here at Fanning Jewelry, we offer men’s rings with a difference. Uniquely designed with intricate patterns and bespoke details, they’re the ideal gift for a man who likes to make a statement with his jewelry.