Looking for a men’s engagement ring for or with your partner? Whether you’re planning a romantic proposal or are just recently engaged, an engagement ring is the perfect symbol of love and commitment.
In the past, engagement rings may have been thought of as something only worn by women, but those days are long gone! The styles of wedding and engagement rings for men have grown substantially over the last twenty years or so.
Keep reading to learn all about buying the perfect men’s engagement ring for your special someone.
The rising popularity of engagement rings for men
Engagement rings originated in Ancient Rome, where they were generally given to women as a sign of ownership. But over time, the giving of rings became associated with lifelong love and commitment, representing the promise of marriage. Contrary to what many people assume, diamonds weren’t associated with engagement or wedding rings – even for brides – until the 1940s.
While men’s wedding bands have long been an important symbol of romance and commitment for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, engagement rings have historically been associated with women. But in recent years, men’s engagement rings have surged in popularity, and for good reason! After all, there’s no reason men should have to wait until after exchanging vows at the altar to wear a ring that symbolizes their love and lifelong bond.
Fortunately, nowadays there are a variety of men’s styles available. Whether you’re planning to propose to your partner and want to present him with a ring, or you’re looking for matching or complementary rings together, you can find the perfect men’s engagement ring that tells your unique love story.
Tips for finding the perfect men’s engagement ring
If you’re at the beginning of your search, you’ll be happy to know that at Malka Diamonds, we’ve carefully curated a wonderful selection of men’s bands.
From simple bands made from gold, platinum, titanium, and less-traditional recycled materials, to ultra-masculine textured styles, to more ornate and elevated rings with inlaid diamonds or other precious gems — we’ll help you find the right engagement ring for your loved one.
As you search for the perfect ring, there’s a lot to think about. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Browse popular styles online and in person to get a sense for what’s out there.
- Consider whether or not you want to wear an engagement ring yourself, and whether you want your ring to match your partner’s.
- Think about how much you want to spend.
- Learn the differences between natural and lab-grown diamonds.
- Decide whether you want to buy an existing style or design a custom ring.
- Plan a time to visit our Portland store and tell us all about your partner and love story so we can help you make the right choice, and don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.
What to look for in a Portland jeweler
Portland is the ideal place to shop for a men’s engagement ring for your proposal or current fiancé. In the Rose City, we value the diversity of individuals and relationships. Portland businesses are known to prioritize variety, sustainability, and individuality. Whatever style you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Portland.
But not all jewelers are created equally. Here are a few of the characteristics you should look for when searching for the perfect men’s engagement ring in Portland – or really anywhere you are!
- A large selection of rings for men (you don’t want to go to a jeweler where men’s rings are an afterthought), and designer options are a big plus.
- A wide variety of styles, textures, finishes, and band widths to choose from.
- The option to create your own custom men’s band.
- A willingness to answer any and all questions.
- Expert gemologists on staff.
- A physical location, so you can see the options and try on rings in person.
- Ethically sourced, conflict-free diamonds and other materials.
- Complimentary resizing and lifetime care available.
Malka Diamonds: Portland’s most trusted men’s engagement ring and jewelry store
At Malka Diamonds, men’s engagement and wedding rings aren’t an afterthought. Everyone deserves to feel special when they get engaged and have a ring to wear as a token of your love and commitment prior to your nuptials.
We’re a full-service jewelry boutique founded on precision, craftsmanship, and high-quality service. We offer a wide range of styles for both men and women, and if you have something particular in mind, you can create your own ring from scratch by working directly with our specialists.
We’re available to answer any questions you may have, and we can’t wait to hear about your love story. Book your in-person or virtual consultation today, and let’s get started!