by Tor (royalfashionist.com)
Choosing a ring is a decision that should be well-thought out, and picking the style and the designer to suit your needs is essential. You’ll need to think about your budget, as well as which ring will integrate with your lifestyle and suit your unique sense of style.
To help you on your way, here’s our definitive count down of the top five ring brands for men. Drum roll please…
Founded in 1975, John Hardy specializes in using traditional handmade jewellery techniques to create distinctive pieces for both men and women. The designer boasts a huge range of different ring designs, meaning that you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.
At the heart of the John Hardy brand is a commitment to the environment and social responsibility: the brand is working towards becoming entirely carbon neutral and offsets its carbon emissions by planting bamboo.
The collection is designed and created in Bali. The brand is famed for its Asian-inspired designs and particularly focuses on creating oversized signet rings both with and without stone detailing. Many of Hardy’s designs replicate the texture shape of bamboo to emphasize this heritage. These are statement pieces perfect for the man that wants to stand out.
Oversized signet rings such as these are best styled without other rings, although they do look great paired with chunky chain bracelets in a mixture of metal and leather tones and textures. Oversized watches also create excellent balance with these kinds of rings.
The David Yurman brand was established in 1980, and is run by husband and wife duo, David and Sybil Yurman. The brand creates incredibly modern designs and the design trademark of David Yurman is the cable texture, which they incorporate into almost every piece they create.
What makes David Yurman jewellery for men distinctive is the abundance of black used in the designs: onyx, black diamonds, black titanium and other black stones are a core part of their offering.
The best thing about black jewelry is that it can be worn with almost anything. To create a rock star aesthetic, pair with skinny jeans, a simple tee, and your favourite leather jacket.
David Yurman men’s rings are pieces that will never go out of fashion so, although they are pricey, they should be considered a long-term investment.
Miansai is a relatively new brand which finds beauty in the smallest details, which is why they focus on smaller designs, rather than the oversized statement pieces of other brands.
One of the more simple and affordable ring designers on the list, Miansai offer unrivaled quality within their relatively low price point. This means that whilst the brand utilizes precious metals within their ring designs, you won’t find the crystals and precious stones that other brands use within the Miansai designs.
With unexpected straight lines, asymmetric shapes, and aesthetically pleasing curves, these are rings designed for the fashion-forward man. Their unusual style aesthetic means that you can be braver than usual with your outfit choices if you are sporting a Miansai ring.
LE GRAMME is an ethically minded brand created by Adrien Messié and Erwan Le Louër. With its modern French design, one of the biggest unique selling points of LE GRAMME is their commitment to sustainability, which is why all of their pieces are created from recycled 925 sterling silver. It is this commitment to sustainability and to recycling existing silver pieces that earns LE GRAMME the runners up spot on our list!
This is a brand that truly embraces simplicity. The simple and clean lines that define the LE GRAMME style mean that their rings are understated and unassuming. This makes them incredibly easy to style, particularly if you like a clean and preppy aesthetic.
The LE GRAMME range is very masculine and has an architectural feel: this is a collection created by men and for men. If you’re looking for a stand out or showstopping piece then this isn’t the range for you.
Marcos de Andrade
Last, but certainly not least, at the top of our list we have Marcos de Andrade. This brand topped our list of winners because Marcos de Andrade rings are famed globally for their high quality and incredible attention to detail.
The intricacy of the designs within the Marcos de Andrade rings is what makes them so desirable. Each ring has its own stand-out design, from owls with fine feather detailing to court inspired monograms fit for a king.
The rings are constructed from precious and luxurious materials, meaning that they will last a lifetime.
Marcos de Andrade is a jewelry brand designed exclusively for men, meaning that they have the needs of their male customers specifically in mind. These are pieces designed for the timeless and elegant gentleman: invest now and wear forever, without ever feeling like your style is dated.