When you see a man wearing a ring on his left hand, most would assume he’s married, but he may not have made his way to the altar yet – he may be rockin’ a mangagement ring!
You read correctly, a “man-gagement ring.” Yes, it’s an engagement ring for gents!
Many women dream of the day when her true love will present her with an engagement ring on bended knee. But what about the guy? What symbol of commitment does he receive to show the world his heart belongs to another? Enter the mangagement ring.
While this concept has long been recognized in a lot of countries around the world, such Argentina and Brazil, this notion may be new to many as it has not been our tradition here in the States. Amada Gizzi, spokesperson for the Jewelry Information Center, says the idea is starting to take off in America “, and a recent survey found that 5 percent of men are now wearing engagement rings. And you may recognize a few gents who’ve worn these rings. Singer Michael Buble (pictured) sported one when he became engaged to Luisana Lopilato, and Jennifer Hudson presented an engagement ring to her then fiancé, David Ortega before they were married.
Mangagement rings are also perfect for the bold woman who turns the table in the relationship and pops the question to her guy, now she can present a ring to complete the proposal.
Jewelry industry insiders report that they’re starting to see a lot more female clients doing the proposing! (Of course in these cases the gentleman who says “yes” does reciprocate with
a presentation of a diamond stunner to his fiancée). “The idea that the man will also wear an engagement ring symbolizes to many a new sense of equality in the relationship. It is an outward aknowledgement of commitment, from both the man and the woman.”
What do you think – will this become the way of the future or is it just another fad?