Jewel Journal

THE BOYS CLUB: TALKING MEN’S WEDDING BANDS

MENS WEDDING BANDS

So he found your dream ring (ok – maybe with your help!) and seeing that sparkly rock on your finger brings your joy level up to a 10, not only because it’s stunning but because it signifies an official engagement to the love of your life! You have scouted out your perfect location, checked the dress off the list and your caterer is to-die-for… But wait. You realize that your guy hasn’t put a thought into his wedding band yet.

The process of men trying on bands is an enjoyable and often a bit humorous experience for us stylists here at SKFJ. It’s  common for many men to come into the showroom never having put on a piece of jewelry on in their life, and the moment a ring hits their finger it’s often the same look you see on a dog’s face when you put a sweater on them for the first time: THIS FEELS WEIRD. But after a few moments (and a few “I feel like I’ll never be able to wear this” mumbles) he typically warms up to it and says, “Ok, I like this one.” And there you have it, the ring has been chosen. This process can often take less than 20 minutes, the polar opposite to women.

Needless to say, men can tend to be a bit more decisive when it comes to fashion-related decisions but regardless, we all need options! So whether you and your guy are just about to start browsing for his band or you’re looking for an anniversary upgrade for his current ring, here are some men we know all too well and what they’ll often opt for.

FOR THE NATURE LOVER

Your guy loves nature – and now he can wear it for the rest of his life! Take his love for the great outdoors literally with our Woven Branches Wedding Band. Three sinuous twig branches are woven in an asymmetric pattern, symbolizing unity and strength. This ring not only lets his love for the outdoors shine but is also a unique, non-traditional wedding band that he will cherish forever.

FOR THE CLASSIC MAN

Baby, you’re so classic. He’s timeless, sophisticated and as cool as can be – and his band should reflect that! An even texture, masculine squared edge, and substantial weight make our Smooth Classic Wedding Band ring a timeless wedding band for your man.

FOR THE ARTISTE

Sensitive, charming and passionate are a few words you might use to describe your artist lover, and he needs a ring to reflect those qualities! Our Faceted Wedding Band features a hammered surface that adds a handcrafted touch to a traditional wedding band, making it perfect for someone that has a love and appreciation for the arts (and you!).

FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC

You’ve found your Romeo! Surprise flowers and candlelit date nights are plentiful in your life because your man loves… LOVE – and we have just the ring for him. Our Torn Paper Edge Wedding Band is organic and understated but the real romance is in the engraving. Add a custom message on the inside or the outside of the ring – a date, a sweet saying, or anything special and meaningful to you and your lover.

FOR THE RUGGED ADVENTURER

When he’s in between blazing a trail to a hidden waterfall and building your nephew a treehouse, he’s your fiance. Natural, masculine and organic in character, this wedding band series breaks the mold of traditional men’s wedding bands! Our 7mm Raw Textured Wedding Band features an imperfect, time-worn surface that adds just a bit of rustic charm to a traditional wedding band and only wears better with age – just like him!

These bands are all available in 14K solid yellow, white, or rose gold, and in your choice of our signature matte finish or in a shiny finish.

Need more inspo? You can find all Wedding Bands for Men here!

Have a custom idea for you or your man? Get in touch here!

RE-INTRODUCING: The Torn Paper Collection

torn paper bands

Whether you’re newer to the SKFJ family or have followed our journey for some time, you most likely have come across The Torn Paper Collection. With its signature uneven edges, these sentimental statement pieces draw inspiration from handwritten love letters of centuries past and remind us that jewelry not only brings joy to a moment in time, but has done so through the ages. Though these flat surfaces are inscribed with diamonds instead of pen, the sentiment is the same: a meaningful gift for a loved one. Pieces range from bold, chunky gold rings “cracked” open with pave-set diamonds to minimal gold necklaces with organic nature-inspired shapes.

Not only are these statement bands gorgeous as wedding bands for men and women, but they make stunning statements rings for your right hand – really, any finger will do! Though we typically don’t like to play favorites… (you can shop the entire collection here) scroll on to find some Torn Paper Collection styles we have a little extra love for!

15MM TORN PAPER BAND WITH BAGUETTE DIAMONDS

15MM TORN PAPER BAND WITH BAGUETTE DIAMONDS – $5,000

The newest addition to the Torn Paper Collection, this ultra-wide band defines subtle luxury. A softly textured matte 15mm gold band is home to three Baguette diamonds playfully set upside down to show off their unique shape—like sprinkles on a cupcake! This chunky gold ring is perfect for an everyday fashion ring or a unique wedding band for the City Sophisticate bride. Chic, minimal, timeless.

TORN PAPER BAND WITH ENAMEL INITIAL – $2,860

This gorgeously thick band defines subtle luxury but with extra personality. A softly textured matte 10mm gold band features an engraved letter filled with enamel (pssst – we can do this in any color!) The organic edges and thin profile make it deliciously comfortable for everyday wear and the enamel adds the perfect personal touch. This chunky gold ring is the perfect gift for a loved one, a new mom, bride, anniversary or yourself!

Love the personal factor? Have a peek at our 7mm Torn Paper Band with Personalized Engraving Ring – it can say anything your heart desires!

SIDEWAYS LEAF NECKLACE WITH POD

SIDEWAYS LEAF NECKLACE WITH POD – $1,050

Sweet and simple! This everyday gold necklace adds a touch of rustic charm with a dash of sparkle to any outfit. Our signature Torn Paper texture enhances a simple gold leaf, alongside a glittering row of pave diamonds. One asymmetric diamond pod adds a whimsical touch to this chic little gold necklace… and makes the perfect addition if you know she already loves our Torn Paper rings 😉

TORN PAPER BAND WITH 5 DIAMOND STARs

TORN PAPER BAND WITH 5 DIAMOND STARS – 3MM – $660

“A woman without jewelry is like a night sky without stars.” Inspired by this quote our classic 14K gold torn paper edge band takes on a whole new look with 5 twinkling diamonds spread across the top of the band where each diamond is set with star-shaped design. Twinkle, twinkle, we wish for this ring in every color!

A perfect wedding band for the natural beauty bride but also an adorable stacker for your friend, niece or any special celestial girl in your life.

DANGLING LEAVES EARRINGS

DANGLING LEAVES EARRINGS – $2,200

Say hello to your new everyday pair of dangle earrings with a touch of texture and sparkle! Dangling organic leaf shapes are set with a graduated row of pave set diamonds, and hang gracefully from diamond topped ear wires. Wear them on the reg and dress them up with a pair of Skinny Diamond Hoop Earrings in your second hole!

12mm torn paper band

12mm torn paper band

TORN PAPER WEDDING BAND-12MM – $2,475

This gorgeously thick band defines subtle luxury. Our velvety textured 12mm wide torn paper edge band is cast in solid 14K matte yellow gold ring and makes a perfect everyday fashion ring or a unique engagement ring or wedding band for the City Sophisticate bride. Not only is it chic, minimal, and timeless but it also comes in any metal and finish (as do most all of our rings!) that you can choose for yourself on the product page. Interested in custom engraving as well? Just reach out to us and we will help build your perfect ring!

While we love all the organic bands solo… the more the merrier, right? If you don’t follow along with our Stack of the Week series, the time has come! Here are a couple of stacks featuring our Torn Paper Collection.

the gemma stack

THE GEMMA STACK – $5,151

Organic yet geometric, Boho chic never looked so good. An eclectic mix of textures and diamond shapes spread cool girl vibes wherever your travels take you… The 15mm Torn Paper Band with Baguette Diamonds is obviously front and center here!

lucinda stack

THE LUCINDA STACK – $4,260

Dreamy and magical, the Lucinda, spreads light wherever she goes. The beauty and mystery of the night sky is reflected in our signature Shooting Star Stacking Ring, by our Torn Paper Band with Star-Set Diamonds and by the Simplicity Solitaire, reminiscent of a full moon. Crafted in solid 14K in your choice of yellow, white or rose gold with twinkling diamonds, this set would make an ideal stack for your favorite star-gazer.

Curious what one of our Torn Paper Bands might look like on you? Well, you’re in luck! You can try on any ring virtually form the comfort of your couch! Just hop on your mobile device and follow these steps here and start trying your next jewel. Enjoy, Treasure Society!