Say it ain’t so!
According to the New York Times, the latest trend in love, marriage and engagements is rings for the men. Not wedding bands, Madames, but engagement rings for him or ‘mengagement’ rings. The idea is that by wearing them, men are symbolically declaring themselves off-limits at the same time as their fiancées.
Novori jewelers are jumping on the men engagement bandwagon and has a whole selection of rings for when you want to put a ring on him.
When it comes to engagement rings, most people only think of the bride-to-be. But let’s not forget about the groom-to-be. Men’s engagement rings are just as important as women’s engagement rings. It’s really not fair to overlook the groom. And who says a woman can’t propose and present her beloved with a men’s engagement ring? Some men may not care about having their own engagement ring but, nonetheless, men’s engagement rings are increasing in popularity.
They also note that men’s engagement rings usually aren’t as feminine and blinged-out as those for women. “They don’t have diamonds held up with prong settings, and they usually don’t contain large diamonds,” says the Novori site.
Call me a crazy independent woman who is all for gender equality with a twist of old-fashioned, but I’d like my man to propose and yes, I’ll take the engagement ring and he can get his wedding band once we get married.
But then, I hear you Madames who say: “Why is it OK for us to be engaged with a ring that clearly says we’re ‘taken’, and he is running around ring-less, and looking ‘available’.” Do you agree?
I also just heard metrosexuals are out, so I’m not buying the mengagement ring trend.
If you like it, should you put an mengagement ring on him?