Jewelry Man Wedding Band
Q: We just took a gander at wedding bands the other day and I saw a nice
plain one that I expected would be perfect for the future husband. He
balked and said no, he wanted a band that had diamonds.
This was completely unexpected. Maybe he's just jerking my chain, but he
may have actually seen a men's ring like that which he liked, or he just
came up with the idea out of the blue.
Anyway, I wanna know if anyone else is getting or has gotten a men's
wedding band with diamonds. I can't even picture how the diamonds would
be included or attached. Everything I envision is flashy, tacky, or
laughable. In other words, I hate the idea, but before I pursue the
issue I want independent outside counsel!
A:I've seen lots of men's wedding bands with diamonds (and other stones) and only a few have been really tacky. The bulk of the ones I've seen have the diamonds inset(or recessed) into the band itself or into a decorative pattern. One central inset stone, three small ones set diagonally with black etching, one square cut central stone etc. If he wants a band with diamonds, don't worry, I'll bet you can find one that is very tasteful that you both like. My fiancee's band is 18k gold, has a square sapphire inset with white gold "channels" (or lines, or edge) on the sides but not the top or bottom. Looks great and nothing to snag or catch on anything (important since he is an Electrician). It kind of matches my ring which also has a center sapphire with accenting diamonds. I hate mens jewelry to have diamonds. and I just don't think it is tasteful. I CAN make an exception for very nicely designed and set cabouchon stones. In studs and links especially, but also in rings. But Faceted stones just do not look like my idea of cool on a guy. Garrett has wanted a blue sapphire for years, but I can't afford a cabouchon stone like that, and I won't get a cut stone! Right now he wears a gold band with beading in the edges and an all gold class ring from Berkeley. Really ALL the jewelery I want to see on MY guy!
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