Jewelry stores once stocked only a limited selection of men's rings. It used to be that the only ring a man wore was a simple gold wedding band. Anything else was off-limits. Thankfully, that's no longer the case, and today men can choose from a wide range of rings and other jewelry designed especially for their needs.
Men's rings are often larger and less intricate than women's rings, but not always. Generally, designs are simpler and settings are designed for every day wear. You won't find many prong settings designed for men's rings. Instead, you'll see rings with channel, invisible, pave, bezel and other settings which are suitable for an active lifestyle.
A popular theme for men's rings uses a single center stone surrounded by smaller stones delicately inlaid in pattered rows. Another trendy idea accentuates a smaller center stone by offsetting it to one side, and complementing it with an impressive yet understated gold ring.
A fairly recent development is men's engagement rings. Often using a single diamond set in a simple design, engagement rings for men is a fast growing trend. Exchanging engagement rings, rather than just buying one for that special lady, is now the latest fashion.
Gone are the days when the only wedding ring a man could choose was a simple gold band. Today, it's possible to choose matching diamond wedding bands for him and her which are stylish and fashionable yet stand the test of time. The wedding band is somewhat thinner for a woman, but the two rings go perfectly together, emphasizing two halves of a whole, and cementing the marriage beautifully.