A lot of men’s rings tend to be inconspicuous jewelry items. Most of the time, they’re just cold and hard bands that are worn for their symbolic function that leave no impression on the minds of those who see them.
The custom designed ones on the other hand are often viewed as too ostentatious and tacky; big rings that are mostly associated with older men who don't seem to know squat about keeping things classy.
However, in recent years, jewelry-makers have learned to find a balance in creating rings for men so they will stand out without looking flamboyantly cheap.
Conservative or Liberal?
While there are some men who will not shy from outrageous ring designs, it’s comfortable to claim that the majority of guys would choose to go down the more conservative road as far as rings are concerned.
There are men’s rings designs that are eye-catching but do not necessarily have loud accents. Some just feature very subtle embellishments that are more interesting than shocking in effect.
What About Mokume Gane Rings for Men?
A ring’s finish can create a great difference in the overall appearance of the ring. It’s usually the last add-on feature which gives more texture to the band. This may be an understated feature but a finish like the Mokume Gane can completely alter the look of the band that instead of looking like metal, the band tends to look more like wood.
Only experts can pull of this kind of finish which was inspired by the metal work done on some Japanese swords. The combination of different colored metals create this marbling effect on the ring which is both beautiful and unusual.
Stone embellishments are also attractive. They add more sparkle and color to the common single-toned metal band. Men who prefer a more elegant ring will surely amaze with black diamonds set within a luxurious platinum band. These can match up well with some black diamond stud earings for men.