When one of our Real Wedding grooms highlighted the difficulty he had finding the perfect engagement ring for his then boyfriend, it got us thinking. Asking around, we found that lots of people had had the same problem. A few people told us that they had struggled to find something 'sensible' or 'masculine' enough for their male partners. Another decided to give his partner a watch instead, as the engagement ring tradition 'felt a bit feminine for us'. Some said they wanted a masculine engagement ring in white gold or platinum but struggled to find something suitable. And then there are the women who decide to turn tradition on its head and propose to their boyfriend. Why shouldn't they be able to gift an engagement ring when doing so?
Having prowled the jewellery industry we discovered that, sure enough, engagement rings for men aren't that easy to come by! However, we contacted some of the best jewellery brands asking them to share engagement styles that are 'masculine' and attractive (and worthy of your man). After all, we think the engagement ring tradition is a lovely one – no matter for whom!