Buying a ring as a gift for a man can be difficult. Men often have very particular tastes in what kinds of jewelry they’re willing to wear, and finding something they’ll actually wear on a daily basis is no easy task. If you’re looking to buy a cross ring for one of the men in your life, but you’re not sure where to start, we have a few tips for first-time buyers. Keep reading for more advice, and be sure to check out our catalog of men’s rings for some perfect gift ideas.
Know His Size First
Obviously, size matters when you’re buying a ring, so it’s important that you find out the man’s ring size before buying anything. Rings that don’t fit can be much more difficult to replace than clothes that don’t fit, and resizing a ring can get expensive, depending on the material. If the man you’re shopping for already wears another ring—be it a wedding ring, class ring, or something else—try to steal a glance at the size engraved on the inside of the ring.
If not, and you want the gift to be a surprise, you might need to enlist the help of a friend. Have one of his male family members or friends try to get him to try on one of their rings to see if they’re the same size. It can be tough, but if you’re clever, it is possible to get his ring size without him ever being the wiser!
Consider His Daily Activities
Next, it’s important to consider his daily activities, including his occupation and hobbies. If he’s someone who works with his hands a lot or engages in activities that can be rough on his hands, you’ll want to make sure that you purchase a ring made of a sturdy metal like tungsten or titanium. These will stand up to scratching and denting from being banged around and scuffed on things.
In addition to considering the durability of the metal, you’ll also want to consider the ring’s profile, or how high up off the finger it stands. Most men tend to prefer lower-profile rings, to begin with, but if the man you’re shopping for engages in a lot of physical activities or works with his hands a lot, you’ll want to look for something that sits very low on the finger. This will prevent it from snagging on or scratching things.
Examine His Style
Finally, take a look at the personal style of the man you’re shopping for. Does he wear any other jewelry? What do those pieces look like? Is there a certain kind of metal that he tends to prefer? Do they include any gems or embellishments, or are they purely metal? It’s a good idea to find something that would “match” his existing jewelry items. Not only does that let you know you’re getting something in his style, but it also means that he can wear the ring with any other pieces he already owns.
If the man you’re buying the ring for doesn’t currently have any other jewelry, it’s usually best to err on the side of understated for the piece you buy. Look for simple bands engraved with the cross or a scripture verse, for example.
Be sure to check out our online catalog to find men’s Christian rings to suit any style!