Men’s Wedding Rings: From humble beginnings to the present

In 2017, a groom gets equal billing with his bride when proudly wearing his wedding ring… but this wasn’t always so.

The tradition of men wearing wedding rings, like those in the amazing men’s jewellery collection on offer at Thomas Meihofer Jewellery in Perth, has evolved over time into something to behold and cherish.

While wedding rings for women have been the symbol of marriage dating back almost 5000 years to ancient Egypt, it wasn’t until the 14th Century that the exchanging of rings at the wedding ceremony, by both the bride and groom, was first introduced by the Greek Orthodox Church.

But, it wasn’t until the First and Second World Wars that we commonly hear of men wearing wedding rings. This tradition was created as a touching means for the man to remain connected with his wife while he was away in battle.

However, it wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century that men wearing wedding rings became the norm. From this point on, the exchanging of rings has become an integral part of the modern wedding ceremony.

Today, the wearing of wedding rings for both the husband and the wife is assuming ever greater significance. A man wearing a wedding ring has become a statement of commitment. It has become a symbol to the world that this man belongs to someone!

Heavy metal

We’ve certainly come a long way from the ancient Egyptians who used materials such as woven reeds, leather or bone for their wedding rings.
While gold wedding rings are still the most popular choice, whether in white, yellow or rose gold, men’s wedding rings can be made from a variety of metals, including platinum, palladium, steel, titanium and carbon fibre.

At Thomas Meihofer Jewellery, we have constructed a diverse and distinctive men’s wedding ring collection, by contrasting traditional and high-tech materials with unique and individual design influences.

Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the amazing men’s wedding rings from our collection:

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Our architecturally inspired 18ct yellow gold labyrinth ring is the ultimate men’s wedding ring. This precisely crafted ring is unmistakeable in it’s classic elegance.

Mens Wedding Rings Perth

A clever combination of metals has resulted in this 14ct White Gold, Yellow Gold and Titanium ring. It’s asymmetrical design, matt finish and titanium edges tick all of the style boxes.

Mens Wedding Rings Perth

Another clever combination of metals from our Thomas Meihofer designers has resulted in this 18ct White Gold and Titanium wedding ring. With a textured titanium central section and polished white gold outer rails, it oozes sophistication.

Mens Wedding Rings Perth

From afar it looks like a simple ring, but up close this Stainless Steel Ring is composed of two perfectly fitting precision cut pieces, each with a different texture. Also available in black steel, white or yellow gold, this ring is perfect for the hands-on kind of man.

Mens Wedding Rings Perth

While if you’re more of a 100% titanium type, then this pure Titanium Ring with a dramatically structured, chiselled surface is sure to satisfy.

Mens Wedding Rings Perth

The door is wide open for bold statements in men’s jewellery right now. Why not head straight for our Black Stainless Steel and Black Diamond ring. This is a strong and sophisticated design, which is bound to be noticed. This design is also available in stainless steel with a gold or platinum nugget or a white diamond.

Along with our collection of original designs, Thomas Meihofer Jewellery are stockists of the Dora and Peter W Beck classic wedding ring collections.

At Thomas Meihofer Jewellery, we also specialise in custom designing your own unique wedding rings. Browse through our collections to gain inspiration and talk to one of our jewellery professionals to begin the process of choosing or designing a wedding ring which represents your individual style.

Whatever you are considering for your wedding ring, make sure you visit the Thomas Meihofer Jewellery showroom soon. We’re right in the heart Subiaco, Perth and we would love to help make the perfect wedding ring for your special day and beyond.

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