Do both partners wear engagement rings?

Engagement ring norms, and breaking traditions.

Celeste Engagement ring toi et moi lab diamonds engagement ring by Lily Arkwright

Do men get engagement rings?

In a world where societal norms are evolving, the concept of engagement is no exception. Traditionally, engagement rings were exclusively designed for women and men did not get to wear engagement rings. However, as attitudes toward gender roles continue to shift, the question arises: Do men get engagement rings?

Traditionally in a heterosexual couple, it is women who are proposed to and women who get an engagement ring as a sparkly confirmation of their promise to marry their partner. Classically the man only dons a ring once the couple is already married. However as times have changed so has the traditional love story. With many couples making a joint decision to become engaged there should be no reason for men not to receive an engagement ring and wear it as a symbol of their commitment to marriage.

And some men are choosing to do just that. Many gay men have spearheaded the revolution for engagement ring equality paving the way for all men to receive a gorgeous piece of fine jewellery they will cherish forever.

Within homosexual relationships it is very common for both parties to give and receive engagement rings. Some people opt to surprise each other with rings specially designed or picked for each person while others take the opportunity to design a unique ring that both of them will wear. How romantic?

Mens matching engagement rings Lily Arkwright 

Do men wear engagement rings?

The answer is a resounding "yes." The tide is turning, and men's engagement rings are gaining popularity. Just as women proudly wear a symbol of their impending nuptials, men are embracing the idea of donning a ring during their engagement as well. This shift represents a move towards equality in relationships, challenging outdated norms that dictate only one gender should receive a tangible token of commitment.

Men's engagement rings come in a variety of styles, from classic bands to more elaborate designs that suit individual tastes. Some couples choose matching rings, reinforcing the idea that the commitment is a shared journey. This progressive approach not only symbolises equality but also emphasises the uniqueness of each relationship.

Ultimately, the decision to exchange engagement rings is a personal one. It's a reflection of a couple's values and their commitment to rewriting the script on traditional gender roles. As society continues to evolve, so too does our perception of love, commitment, and the symbols that represent them.

 Mens wedding band Lily Arkwright

Where to wear an engagement ring?

When it comes to donning that dazzling symbol of commitment, the question of where to wear an engagement ring often perplexes couples. Traditionally, the ring finger on the left hand has been the go-to choice for women in many Western cultures. This tradition stems from the belief that the vein in the fourth finger, known as the "vena amoris" or "vein of love," directly connects to the heart.

However, in the modern era, personal preferences and cultural influences have diversified ring placement. Some choose the right ring finger for practical reasons or cultural significance. Others opt for unconventional placements like the middle finger or even a necklace.

Ultimately, where you wear your engagement ring is a personal choice. Whether you follow tradition, cultural norms, or pave your own path, the most important aspect is the meaning it holds for you and your partner. As times change, so do the rules – feel free to rewrite them and wear your symbol of love wherever it feels right for you.

 The Allure Lab diamond scatter engagement ring by Lily Arkwright

How to wear an engagement ring and wedding band?

Choosing the right way to wear your engagement ring and wedding band can be as personal as selecting the rings themselves. Traditionally, the wedding band takes precedence, worn closer to the heart on the ring finger of the left hand, followed by the engagement ring. However, modern trends embrace versatility. Some opt for a stacked look, wearing both rings on the same finger, while others choose to separate them on different hands. The key is to find a style that resonates with you and reflects the uniqueness of your commitment. Ultimately, there are no strict rules – it's about celebrating your love in a way that feels most meaningful to you.

The Belle and the Allure wedding band by Lily Arkwright.

Do you wear an engagement ring on your wedding day?

As the big day approaches, brides often ponder whether to don their engagement ring during the wedding ceremony. Tradition dictates that the engagement ring should be moved to the right hand, allowing the wedding band to take centre stage on the left. However, modern trends offer flexibility – some choose to wear both, stacking the rings for a dazzling effect. The decision ultimately rests on personal preference and style. Whether you opt for tradition or a contemporary twist, the important thing is that the rings symbolise the love and commitment shared on this special day.