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A New Era of Love with Engagement Rings for Men

Getting engaged is nothing new. But what is new? The person asking the question. A new frontier in love throws away the rule book and puts proposing marriage to a man centre stage. Read on to find out more and discover our collection of men’s engagement rings to start your new chapter together.

17 May 2022 Editor - Ernest Jones

To honour our long-standing legacy in love and inclusivity, we’re paving the way for new traditions to celebrate your unique love stories with a new collection of men’s engagement rings. Marriage has changed a lot in the past few decades, and it’s not just women who want to flaunt an engagement ring – but men too. From how we’re breaking tradition to our men’s engagement ring styles, read on to find out everything you need to know to celebrate love in its every form.

Do men wear engagement rings?

Yes, men do wear engagement rings, now more so than ever in fact. An engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment, so why shouldn’t everyone be able to wear one? Times are changing and we’re here to celebrate love in every way with our new line of men’s engagement rings so men can show off their own story (and style) too.

Break the traditions and make your own rules

It’s time to put the rulebook down and celebrate unique love stories in a different way. We’re breaking traditions ahead of the curve and tapping into a new market of men’s engagement rings amid a rise in same-sex marriages by creating a collection that puts proposing to men on the map.

Traditionally, engagement rings were given to a woman to signify they were a man’s property but as we move through time, the idea of a woman, or indeed a man, proposing to a man is the way forward, and our new collection of men’s engagement rings, encourages a modern way of living.

Couples are making their own rules when it comes to proposing, whether it’s a man or woman asking the question, , going to pick the engagement ring together, or even how much you spend on the ring. A trend report conducted by Lyst showed that searches for men’s engagement rings had risen 66% in 2019 compared to 2018, with the trend becoming increasingly more popular.

A Rise in Men’s Engagement Rings

An engagement ring signifies a major milestone in a relationship, so why should they just be for women to wear? For a long time, men have worn wedding bands, but men wearing engagement rings is on the rise. Leap year proposals are a thing of the past and the influential factors for the rise in men’s engagement rings are down to women now proposing to men, and of course, an increase in same-sex marriages.

We love seeing couples celebrating their love which makes us really excited about our new engagement rings for men which come in a variety of designs to suit all styles.

Men’s Engagement Ring Styles

We know the perfect proposal starts with the perfect ring and our men’s engagement rings celebrate you and your own unique love story. Read on to find out more about our men’s proposal rings and find out what style is for you.

While plain wedding bands are popular, our engagement rings for men offer a more designed look, a modern twist on the traditional signet ring, there are angular and circular shapes, coloured stones in circular, emerald and oval shapes, and an array of metals to ensure your choosing the perfect ring to match your partner’s style.

While we have men’s diamond engagement rings that are set to dazzle, we also have coloured gems that are full of meaning and symbolisation depending on which you go for. Sapphires are believed to attract abundance and blessings, while emeralds are associated with love and wisdom. These rings have deep sentiment making them that extra bit special for proposing with.

Debbie, our Head of Buying says 'Men's engagement rings are the next chapter for unique love stories, and our new collection reflects this bold new era, that, as an industry leader in expertly crafted jewellery, we're proud to be a part of.'

How to Propose to a Man

Hundreds of imagined scenarios have come down to this one moment. Four words. A lifetime ahead of you. So, you’ve thought about the ring, but now you’re left wondering how to propose to him. Preparation is key. The time? The place? The words?

We understand that proposing to your partner is one of the biggest and most nerve-wracking things you’ll do, so you want to get it right. Our suggestion? Make it personal. Perhaps you could re-visit a place you’ve both been to or go back to where you had your first date, or even take a trip to a location you’ve both been dreaming of. For better or for worse, you've likely heard many proposal stories. But that doesn't make it easy when planning your own. We take you from setting an engagement ring budget to the just-right words when bending the knee. Deep breath. Happily ever after starts here. Stuck for words? Our Ultimate Proposal Guide has everything you need to know when it comes to proposing to your man.

Men’s engagement rings are breaking tradition and they’re here to stay – and we’re proud to be a part of the future with our exciting new ring collection. We want you to celebrate your own unique story with a ring that you – and them – will love for a lifetime.