Jewellery designers are ringing the changes for men’s wedding bands

Jewellery designers are ringing the changes for men’s wedding bands

Opulent wedding rings have long been the bride’s preserve, but jewellery designers are now responding to singular requests from men for both eternity rings and men’s engagement rings.

Georgina Boyce’s black rhodium ring is one such offering paying tribute to men’s jewellery codes. ‘Traditional black rhodium tends to lose depth of colour quite quickly and I wanted it to last, so I experimented using a resin bake, which essentially locks the rhodium in,’ she says. The result is a glossy black, lacquer-like finish.

Minimalist French brand Le Gramme has toyed with guilloché finishes and hidden-diamond formations to create an elegantly rich alternative to the classic gold band, while Malcolm Betts finds that male clients are ‘increasingly keen to mix metals, experiment with textures, and sometimes add diamonds, too’. §

As originally featured in the March 2019 issue of Wallpaper* (W*240)
 

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