In this post, we will be discussing the Mens Silver Rings With Diamonds, mens silver rings with stones, mens diamond rings designs and the silver rings for mens with price and where to buy them.
From ancient history to the present day, men have worn rings to signify wealth, privilege, and their marital status. Even today, you’ll see men with college rings, society rings, and club rings which have a private meaning and one which is personal to them.
Mens Silver Rings With Diamonds
TYPES OF RINGS FOR MEN
MEN’S SIGNET RINGS
Men’s signet rings are old school cool. As the name suggests, signet rings should have some sort of sign or symbol on them. Usually, this will be a coat of arms or the motif of a club or college. But there’s nothing stopping you from having the badge of your favorite football team embossed on a signet ring, or even making up your own design.
Signet rings for men are usually made of gold and can be worn on the pinky finger of either hand, or less commonly, on the index finger.LUCLEONLen Turquoise Gravel Ring
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Other metals such as platinum or tungsten are starting to become popular, and it isn’t completely unheard of for men to wear diamond wedding rings.
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They’re small and they don’t get in the way of whatever you’re doing. Men’s pinky rings can be made from any material, from gold to plastic, and even leather.
As we mentioned earlier, your thumb is a great place to wear a ring if you don’t want your hand to feel overburdened by an excess of jewelry.
There’s loads of space, and men’s thumb rings can be as large and flashy as you want them to be, and especially skull rings have become popular lately. With ring materials ranging from stainless steel to tanzanite, wearing a ring on your thumb is guaranteed to get you noticed.CLICK HERE TO SHOP ALL MEN’S RINGS
MATERIALS USED IN MEN’S RINGS
Choosing a material for the band of your ring is as important as deciding which finger to wear it on. After all, it’s going to be next to your skin, so you don’t want something which will be uncomfortable, cause a reaction, or deform easily when it’s banged against a hard object.
Pure gold is an instantly recognizable orange-ish tone and is the traditional material for wedding bands. It’s also one of the easiest metals to work and was probably the first metal ever used to make jewelry.
When buying a ring, it’s unlikely that you’ll end up with a pure gold example (24 karat), and it’s unlikely you’d want one either. Pure gold is soft, easily deformed, and expensive.
Most high-quality gold rings are 18 karat – meaning that 18/24 or three-quarters of the alloy is gold.
- Pro: Timeless and classic
- Pro: Instantly recognizable
- Pro: Doesn’t tarnish
- Con: Pure gold is very soft and easily damaged
- Con: Gold alloys may contain metals which react poorly with your skin
- Con: Expensive
MEN’S WHITE GOLD RINGS
White gold is an alloy, which means that pure gold has been smelted with another metal to create a new material. There’s no industry standard definition, and when buying a white gold ring, you’ll most likely be getting an alloy of gold with either silver, copper, platinum, or nickel.
Many white gold rings are then plated with rhodium to give them a bright white finish.
Apart from the attractiveness of the color, white gold rings are custom made to change the physical properties of the metal. Pure gold is soft and can be easily squashed. White gold made with a nickel alloy is both hard and strong.
- Pro: Looks good with any gem color
- Pro: Doesn’t tarnish
- Con: Nickel is likely to be present in the alloy, making it unsuitable for allergy sufferers
- Con: Rhodium plating may wear away over time
PLATINUM RINGS FOR MEN
More valuable than gold, platinum is a rare dense metal, usually mined in South Africa, and only a meager 160 tons is pulled from the earth annually. In addition to its rarity value, platinum makes an ideal material for men’s rings because it’s tough and durable in a way that gold can never be.
If you want a gemstone set into your ring, platinum will hold it better and be less prone to breakages than its yellow counterpart.
- Pro: Strong, tough, and durable
- Pro: Excellent for holding gemstones in place
- Pro: Hypoallergenic, so good for sensitive skin
- Con: Expensive
- Con: Very dense, so very heavy
TITANIUM RINGS FOR MEN
A ring made of titanium will weigh around a fifth of the same sized ring made from platinum, and around a quarter of one fashioned from gold. If you need your rings to look great, but don’t want to give your hand a workout, titanium is the metal to choose.
- Pro: Lightweight
- Pro: Strong
- Pro: Recyclable
- Con: Expensive
- Con: So light you may forget you’re wearing a ring
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STERLING SILVER RINGS FOR MEN
Classic and timeless. Silver has been used for making rings for at least 4,500 years, and when first introduced to ancient Egypt, was more valuable than gold. Silver rings are simple, beautiful, and comparatively inexpensive.
Most silver used to make rings is what is called 925 silver or sterling silver. This means that 92.5% of the metal is actual silver with the remainder made up of copper. Unlike fine silver, which is soft and malleable, the addition of copper makes sterling silver hard and tough – although somewhat prone to tarnishing.
- Pro: Strong
- Pro: Considerably less expensive than gold
- Pro: Beautiful color and shine
- Con: Prone to tarnishing
- Con: Metal used in 925 silver may cause a reaction in people with a copper allergy
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Marcasite rings aren’t actually made from the mineral marcasite – they’re actually made from pieces of its close cousin, iron pyrite, better known as fool’s gold, set into silver.
Marcasite rings were very popular during the late Victorian era as an understated alternative to gold, and are often paired with a black gemstone such as onyx.
- Pro: Very inexpensive
- Pro: Chunks of pyrite give it a very sparkly appearance
- Con: Easily breakable and very difficult to repair
- Con: You’ll feel silly explaining that your ring is fool’s gold
TUNGSTEN AND TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS
Tungsten is the hardest, strongest metal found on earth. Possibly in the entire universe.
It’s a metal as tough as you are and makes the perfect ring if you want something which is as close to unbreakable as you can get. Having said that, tungsten rings do scratch, and so won’t stay shiny as they continue their indestructible journey into eternity.
By contrast, tungsten carbide can be even harder than pure tungsten, and won’t scratch, ensuring that your ring keeps its luster long after you’re gone.
One important property to note is that because of their extreme hardness and strength, tungsten rings cannot be resized. So make sure you buy one which fits perfectly and try not to put on too much weight.
- Pro: Both tungsten and tungsten carbide are hypoallergenic
- Pro: Practically indestructible
- Pro: Tungsten carbide rings will stay shiny forever
- Pro: Inexpensive
- Con: Can’t be resized
- Con: Difficult to cut off in an emergency
- Con: Carbide version will break and not bend with high impact contact with a hard surface
Ceramic rings can be made from fired clay, but are more often formed from high-tech ceramics such as tungsten carbide and titanium carbide. They’re incredibly heat-resistant and hard, and unlike the ceramic used to make your favorite vase, these rings are shatter resistant.
Containing none of the materials known to cause allergic reactions, men’s ceramic rings come in a variety of colors, patterns and surface textures. They are also fairly inexpensive.
- Pro: Can be cast with beautiful, intricate designs
- Pro: Inexpensive
- Pro: Hypoallergenic
- Pro: Scratch and dent resistant
- Pro: Lightweight
- Con: Cannot be resized
- Con: Will break and not bend with high impact contact with hard surface
Nature is all around us, and it can be on your finger too. Wooden rings are eco-friendly and are usually made by bespoke jewelers from hardwoods or reclaimed materials such as railway sleepers.
Wooden rings are hypoallergenic – meaning that they don’t contain materials likely to irritate your skin or cause a reaction. They are also very lightweight, and as an added bonus to the ecophile, are biodegradable too.
- Pro: Environmentally sound
- Pro: Hypoallergenic
- Pro: Lightweight
- Pro: Inexpensive
- Con: Can be damaged by water and other chemicals
- Con: Requires special care to stay in good condition
Silicone rings are smooth, light, and come in any color, shape, or texture you could want or imagine. They’re tough and can withstand temperatures of between -58 ºF and 932 ºF without losing their properties.
Silicone is a flexible material, so deformation or breaking due to impact won’t be an issue. One disadvantage of silicone rings is that they can’t be relied on to hold a stone.
- Pro: Resilient
- Pro: Flexible
- Pro: Cheap
- Con: Cannot hold a stone in place
- Con: Doesn’t ‘feel’ like jewelry
While it may sound like something from another planet, Zamak is actually just a galvanized zinc alloy. It includes aluminum, magnesium, and copper and is otherwise known as “pot metal” or “white metal”. This alloy’s unusual name is derived from the German abbreviations for the various included elements. It was first developed in the United States in the 1920s.
Zamak is nickel-free and hypoallergenic and can be cast in awesome rustic designs making it a great material for jewelry design.
- Pro: Hypoallergenic
- Pro: Inexpensive
- Pro: Has a vintage appeal
- Pro: Lightweight
- Con: Does not have a refined look
- Con: Can easily be damaged by the elements
GEMSTONES USED IN RINGS
Gemstones add a touch of class and character to any ring, as well as giving the wearer a range of color options to accesorize with outfits, skin tone, and eye color. Here are the most common stones found in men’s rings.
DIAMONDS ARE A MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Clear, colorless, and with an ability to refract light which can illuminate a room, diamonds are supremely hard and are the some of the most valuable gemstones in the world. Most diamonds contain small natural flaws or inclusions, while flawless ones are worth considerably more.
With a pinkish red hue, rubies are devastatingly beautiful and have been highly valued since Old Testament times. Nearly as hard as a diamond, rubies are a variety of crystalline aluminum oxides called corundum. The darker and more ‘blood-like’ a ruby appears, the more valuable it is. Rubies look best mounted on a rich yellow gold ring.
Structurally, sapphires are exactly the same variety of corundum as rubies, but with one important difference – they can’t be red. Although sapphires are usually blue, there’s no reason they cannot be green, orange, purple, or even black, as their coloring depends on the nature of impurities in the stone. A very rare variety called color change sapphire will actually alter its coloring depending on the type of light source. Sapphires are stunning when set in a lighter silver colored ring.
Emerald is a green gemstone which has been mined for more than 3,500 years. As with diamonds, most emeralds have flaws or inclusions which are visible to the naked eye, and finding an example without inclusions is extremely rare. Colors can vary from a pale, minty green to a dark verdant hue which is the most highly prized. Emeralds are not especially hard (as rocks go) and can be inscribed with writing to make your ring even more personal.
Amethyst is a purple or violet variety of quartz and was greatly prized by the ancient Greeks who believed that it prevented drunkenness and helped to stave off hangovers. In fact, the word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek for ‘not intoxicated’. Relatively inexpensive and very good-looking, an amethyst ring could be the perfect accessory for a night out on the town.
Can you guess why aquamarine is called aquamarine? The clue is in the name. Aqua and marine. It’s a seawater color. The delicate clear blue of the Mediterranean to be precise – not the murky brown of the Mersey Estuary. If you have blue eyes, a perfectly polished aquamarine on your finger will show them off beautifully.
TANZANITE RINGS FOR MEN
Tanzanite is a recently discovered rare blue or violet gemstone with optical properties which change depending on the type of light source used to view it, as well as the viewing angle. Unlike diamonds, where flaws are commonly found even in the more expensive stones, almost all tanzanite is flawless. Mounted on a white gold, titanium, or platinum ring, you’ll find yourself waving your fingers around to catch the different hues.
BLACK DIAMOND RINGS
Black diamond is a term for any normal white diamond which has too many inclusions (flaws) and imperfections to be genuinely beautiful jewelry. In natural black diamonds, many of these inclusions will be graphite clusters – giving them a natural black coloring. Treated black diamonds also use flawed white diamonds as a base material, but are exposed to radiation or heat treatment to induce the black coloration.
Usually black when sold as jewelry, onyx is a warm stone with alternating color bands. It is neither rare nor particularly expensive. Red varieties are more common, however a counterfeiting industry has existed since Roman times where red onyx is dipped in a sugar solution then treated with acid to turn it black. Onyx looks fabulous when set in a silver or marcasite ring.
Is turquoise blue or green? Neither. It’s turquoise. Unlike most other precious stones found on jewelry, turquoise is completely opaque and does not have any refractive properties. With colors ranging from a bluish-green to a greenish-blue, turquoise is mined throughout the world and has been highly prized since antiquity.
Visually similar to a diamond and almost as hard, natural moissanite is insanely rare and is only found at the site of meteor impacts. Synthetic, lab-grown moissanite started to appear on the gemstone market towards the end of the 20th century, and is an attractive, reasonably priced alternative to diamonds. Unlike diamonds, moissanite changes color when heated.
Peridot is an olive green gemstone often mistaken for emeralds and has been set as a decorative stone in rings since ancient Egyptian times when it was mined only on a small island in the Red Sea. Due to its chemical instability, peridot is usually riddled with flaws – meaning that most peridot gems are quite small.
Amber is not technically a gemstone and does not have any fixed chemical formula. Nonetheless, it is one of the most eye-catching adornments you can find. Amber is formed from pine tree sap over a centuries-long fossilization process. Unlike with other gems, inclusions are highly valued, and the presence of a long-dead insect such as a mosquito even more so. Most amber ranges in color from light yellow to an orange-red, however, blue and green amber is mined in the Caribbean.
A variety of quartz with a startling resemblance to fossilized wood, tiger’s eye is an ideal stone for less showy rings. It is usually an opaque dull brown color, shot through with streaks of lighter or darker material.
RINGS THAT CARE FOR YOUR SKIN
Sometimes your body hates you. Your normally placid immune system which stirs itself into lazy action to ward off the worst colds will go into overdrive when presented with a material which is completely harmless, causing bad physical reactions.
Occasionally these allergic reactions are due to metals commonly used as alloys in rings, such as cobalt, nickel, and chromium. So yes, if your ring causes your finger to start itching, it’s probably best if you take it off and never touch it again.
So what can you do if you have a penchant for finger jewelry but suffer from contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to these metals?
ALLERGY TESTING FOR THE METALS IN YOUR RING
Your first stop should be the doctor for an allergy test. If you don’t know what metals actually make up your ring, you’re better off getting tested for all of them. It’s quick, (moderately) painless, and the results are available instantly. When you find out what your skin is reacting to, simply avoid rings which contain that metal.
The most common metal people react to is nickel, and unfortunately, it’s an ingredient in most ring alloys. If you have the option and the funds, go for a pure, unalloyed metal such as silver, 24 karat gold, or tungsten.
ALTERNATIVE RING MATERIALS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
It may be that your skin doesn’t react well to any metals. It could be due to allergies or it may simply be because of the constant abrasion of having a hard-edged object constantly rubbing against you. Some people develop calluses. Some don’t. Here are some ring materials you could consider instead.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RING
To enjoy your rings for a lifetime, you have to clean and store them properly. The easiest way to clean them is to use the professional services of a qualified jeweler. If you prefer to get the job done yourself, all you need for metal items with no stones is water, a mild detergent, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a cotton cloth to dry.
A soft jewelry polishing cloth is also an inexpensive and effective way to remove light tarnishing. If your rings have gemstones, keep the moisture to a minimum and use no abrasives to prevent scratches. Cotton swabs immersed in hydrogen peroxide will make the jewelry shine again. Wood shouldn’t get wet. In general, jewelry shouldn’t come in contact with harsh chemicals or chlorinated water because it can severely damage and discolor the metal as well as loosen the stones.
Best Rings for Men in 2021
While it’s almost a given that a guy has to wear a stack of bracelets on one wrist or another these days, now that we’ve all gotten used to wearing more (and more) jewelry, the stacking phenomenon is now moving up onto our fingers. Grab a couple of rings of varying widths, and fill up as many fingers as your keyboard can handle. Simple rings that might otherwise be interpreted as wedding bands lend themselves to this trend, but avoid wearing them on your left ring finger if you’re putting yourself out in the dating pool.
While chunky rings are in, the rock-and-roll die-hard rings of the 1990s are being reinterpreted; now as likely to be in gold as silver, and eschewing the hardcore motorcycle aesthetic. If that’s too much for you, the classic signet ring is making a comeback: It’s a perfect prototypical statement to pair with a wedding band; often making a connection to one’s school or heritage. Since we seem to be living in uncertain times, it’s also a natural that jewelry connected to cryptic beliefs like horoscopes would be making an appearance. Of course like so many things, non-gender-specific styles are extremely popular, so don’t be surprised if the women in your life start raiding your jewelry tray, and vice-versa. Here are a few of our selections for men’s rings that are as great for giving as they are for getting.
Kay Jewelers Black Silicone Men’s Wedding Band
For the active man, about the only thing better than wearing a silicone ring is not wearing one at all (which may not be an option in some relationships), or going for a tattoo to prove your love. It’s much more comfortable than a traditional ring when lifting weights, and you don’t have to worry about losing it in the locker room (even if you do, at forty bucks it’s not so hard to replace). It’s also much safer for guys in “heavy lifting” kinds of careers where getting a ring off in a hurry after an injury could mean the difference between keeping and losing a finger.
The Monotype Knuckle Ring/Touch Tool
Bringing a bit of practicality to the accessories world, wear this as a piece of contemporary jewelry: it’s a modern take on brass knuckles, but the only thing you’ll be knocking out is germs. Swing the ring out to use as a touch tool when facing something that may seem particularly yucky; i.e., buttons on an ATM or gas pump. While copper and copper alloys are antimicrobial, don’t necessarily rely on a tool like this to protect you from germs; i.e., coronavirus, because, inevitably, the point you use to touch the object will still end up touching your skin. At least it looks cool!
Legacy for Men by Simone I. Smith Textured Ring
This stainless steel ring adds some sleek style to your fingers without watching a lot of cash flow through them. A steel ring is a great option if your job or interests are active enough that you know your jewelry will take some abuse, yet this design still looks cool enough to wear casually or dressed up.
Martine Ali Anchor Silver Chain Ring
Like a bracelet for your finger, this ring is inspired by industrial equipment for a look that is chunky and masculine. It’s a great piece to pair with a similar bracelet (don’t be too “matchy-matchy”) or to stack with solid rings.
Zales Enchanted Disney Snake Scales Ring
Whether you’re an Enchanted Kingdom super-fan, a herpetologist (a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians), or snakeskin is a symbol of your individuality; this diamond snake ring is inspired by Disney’s Aladdin bad guy Jafar in his cobra incarnation. It’s sterling silver with black rhodium plate with some (small) diamonds. Unfortunately it’s only available in lucky size 10, but can easily be resized.
Alexander McQueen Skull Stack Ring
Stacking rings with the appeal of a puzzle, a bad-assed design theme, and haute couture allure are all combined in this Alexander McQueen skull ring. McQueen was the British fashion designer particularly renown for his work for the house of Givenchy; as well as the subject of one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most visited exhibitions ever. The three bands are made in Italy of plated brass.
Ōura Heritage Smart Ring
Smart watches? Why bother. Do some deep biohacking with this electronic wonder that tracks your heart rate, body temperature, and more; helping build good sleep and activity habits. The ring communicates with an app on your smartphone to provide data and insights. The battery lasts around a week, and you can wear it pretty much all the time; even in the shower or when swimming. Oh, and hey, it looks pretty great, too!
Title Of Work Mixed Metal Ring 053
Designer Jonathan Meizler brings a sense of the unexpected to all his work. This ring mixes 18K gold with an open-ended sterling band. It’s oxidized for a dark finish that lightens up and builds a patina as you wear it, making it truly your own. All title of work rings are made in the brand’s New York City Lower East Side atelier.
Tracee Nichols Oxidized Sterling Silver Roman Signet Ring
If your family doesn’t have a signet of its own, Tracee Nichols’ Roman Soldier signifies courage, strength, and power. In oxidized sterling silver with black diamonds, the ring features the silhouette of a proud centurion, making a statement that is both modern — with a rock-and-roll, denim and leather sort of aesthetic — and antique — perfect when paired with a three-piece suit or a tuxedo.
Reinstein Ross Half Round Band
While in some ways this minimalistic ring is completely traditional, its soft, apricot gold finish is anything but. It’s a great ring to stack and pair with other styles, yet is powerful enough to wear on its own as a wedding band or as a colorful mix with other rings.
Eva Fehren The Hero Signet Ring
In 18 karat palladium white gold, this simple, yet bold design is part of Eva Fehren’s XX/XY collection. She compares it to slipping on her husband’s denim jacket, but we couldn’t help but notice that the shape is reminiscent of Superman’s “shield” logo.
Foundræ Earth Wide Band
While this collection includes rings for the elements of fire, water, and air; since we’re heading into Capricorn territory, we highlighted this one for earth; reflecting stability, loyalty, the ability to manifest, to create; as well as nesting and grounding. (It’s also appropriate for those born under Taurus and Virgo.) The ring’s Masonic-like motifs are elegant while mysterious. While shopping on the site, be sure to check out Foundrae’s All Rise medallion: the sale raises funds for racial and gender equity, and celebs like Noah Centineo and Michael Ealy are already fans.
David Yurman Petrvs Horse Signet Ring
In an ultimate combination of old and new, David Yurman presents a classic signet ring in the brand’s signature clean, modern style, subtly accented with an equine motif carved from precious lapis lazuli. The ring is inspired by ancient artifacts, yet has a distinctively 21st-century feel. The ultimate in elegance, this ring looks as at home with a three-piece pinstripe suit as it does with a pair of broken-in Levi’s and a white t-shirt.