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Style influencer Michele Fedecostante suggests picking one color of metal and building around that. “To keep my look on point, I make sure the rings match my necklace or bracelets. I don’t mix silver and gold, but I will wear black and gold or black and silver.“
The main reason for wearing metals that match is to keep your look clean and uncluttered. That being said, we’ve seen socks and sandals grow from the dad-only category to mainstream acceptance (thanks, Beckham) – so who says rules are meant to be broken.
Wearing 1 ring with both metals (silver- and gold-toned) gives you permission to choose any color for your other rings, bracelet or watch. It makes your choice look deliberate instead of like you got dressed in the dark.
Speaking of dark (or light)… matching metals to your skin tone is another way to make sure your jewellery isn’t distracting and that your final look is as polished as possible
Looking for a man’s ring with a gemstone? Check out red, blue, purple and green for cooler skin tones. And orange, brown, yellow or turquoise for warmer tones.
João Nunes , fashion influencer, suggests, “I have 3 rings that I wear daily. I put 2 on one hand – any more than that and it makes my hand look too heavy – and 1 on the other. When you do wear more than 1 ring, choose pieces that are similar in style or color.”
A great ‘starter’ ring is the signet ring. Slip one on your ring finger and you’re done. Put the signet ring on the opposite hand when wearing it with a wedding band.
Do you wear a wedding ring and watch on one hand? Then add 2 rings on the other. The idea is to not have both hands/wrists look equally adorned.
If you only want 1 extra ring (besides your wedding ring), play around with how it looks on the opposite hand. It may work better on the same side as your wedding band. The mirror will be your best friend here. Your best friend will also be your mirror – don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Balance also applies to the actual size of the rings. If you’re working with stubby digits, a larger ring will look proportional – vice versa if you’re scrolling with long, thin fingers.
From a simple ceramic band to a steel monkey skull ring, the ring you choose will say something about you.
”Wearing and styling rings is a lifestyle. Sometimes guys, like myself, are hesitant about wearing jewelry because we have a hard time accessorizing. We only think about the wedding ring… but hey, you can put on any ring you want.
I wear rings because I want to, not because of tradition or trends. Like any accessory, if you instinctively like it, you’ll wear it well – no second thoughts. You’ll see the one that expresses your character and you’ll just know that it’s the one to help tell your story.” – Carlos Nóbrega
Expressing your story is about taking that first step. Use our tips as a guideline, but if you want to mix metals, toss visual weight out the door and totally disregard skin tone… you are allowed to do that.
It’s your story. And with confidence, you can rock anything.