Gold is the favoured metal used in making jewellery for both men and women. Pure gold is very weak for making jewellery, so it is mixed with additional metals for ensuring durability and strength especially, for studded jewellery. Though pure gold is of 24 karats, majority of gold rings of men may be of 14 karats or 18 karats. 14 karats gold ring contain nearly 58.3% gold and 18 karats gold ring contains 75% pure gold. Thus, a gold ring of 18 karats is stronger than a 14 Karats gold ring and is expensive than the latter too.
Gold rings for men have now become a popular jewellery item. They are available in a large number of styles and patterns that match the persona of men and occasions perfectly. Gold rings are also available in traditional patterns. Many metals have been used to make rings for men, but gold continues to be an all time favourite. Though many colours are there in gold rings, yellow gold is preferred by vast majority of men. Rose gold and white gold are quite popular, but they are generally preferred by women than men. Other colours are bronze, red peach and lime coloured gold, and they look quite unique.
Though nickel alone can give the appearance of white gold, many people are allergic to it. Thus gold is normally alloyed with silver and palladium so as to prevent skin allergy. Since white gold has properties similar to yellow gold, it starts looking slightly yellowish with time and may require re-plating after many years, to restore the original colour.
Since men have larger hands than women, bands of gold rings for men are wider than those for women. The size of the band selected for men also depends on his stature i.e., larger men prefer to wider bands compared to smaller men, as it would go well with their build and personality. Many varieties and patterns of gold rings for men are available in white gold and yellow gold and both are equally strong. Gold rings worn by men can be plain rings or be studded with diamonds or precious and semi precious stones. Colourless and coloured gemstones are also available and can be used as per the preference of the wearer. Few common gemstones used in gold rings for men are sapphire, ruby, topaz, opal and emerald. Many men also prefer to wear gold rings having their birth stones.
Men also love to wear gold rings as an indication of a certain affiliation, like some ancestral lineage or some group. Men wear rings to show that they belong to a particular sporting group, golf club, biker club or a fishing club. Men, who prefer a subtle touch rather than the ostentatious look of yellow gold, prefer to opt for white gold rings. Gold rings for men are expensive and valuable and add to your persona substantially. As gold is an expensive metal, wearing a huge gold ring would also signify your stature in the society.
Like their ancestors, men may wear rings for different reasons. They wear rings not only as a fashion statement, but also as an identity statement. Unlike women, men could wear same ring almost every day and get identified with such rings. Men wear rings as an extension of their personality and women do so out of their sense of fashion. Though the reasons may differ, gold rings are equally preferred and are in demand for both genders. Make an impressive statement with a massive gold ring on your hand.
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