Should men wear Engagement Rings?
This interesting question was posed on our WPICAlumni Boards by Carol Rame, WPICC. Truthfully, not many Alumni answered, I guess they felt this was a non-issue. In reality, there is already a market for men's engagement rings, a simple Google search yields many different sites and a plethora of ring styles. This was also a topic discussed on TV's "The View" a few weeks ago.
Until this topic was posed, I had completely forgotten that my husband of 10+ years did indeed have and wear, an engagement ring, for the entire 2 1/2 years that we were engaged! This wasn't something that I insisted he do, it was his choice, (actually he demanded a ring) to show the world that he was taken.
I actually liked that my fiance wore an engagement ring too, it was a further bond between us and made me feel very loved knowing that he wanted to broadcast his commitment to me. This is the silver ring I bought for him, photo credit goes to Amazon c/o Shoman Jewels. Once replaced by his wedding band, this ring went into it's box and briefly made a reappearance last year.
What do you think? Should men wear a symbol of betrothment, just as women have for centuries? Or is this just a ploy by the jewellery trade, like the "two-month salary" rule? Would you feel better if your fiance also wore an engagement ring?