Because of men's nature, their style does not translate into the use of many accessories, let alone jewels, now more and more, this is perhaps even a myth, but if we have to highlight any male accessory would undoubtedly be the rings.
Seal rings have always been a sign of wealth and status: a literal way of dressing and feeling a person full of power, especially if worn on the little fingers, as used to be worn from the time of kings to bankers, dads and even the era of the Mafia.
So it may come as a big surprise that they are coming back into fashion right now, on the other hand, maybe not. Striped suits are coming back, gold watches, they've done it too. And just like those clothes, stamp rings are for everyone these days, whether they have a background and a family crest or not.
Seal rings, however, are much easier to wear than most pieces.
Where did they come from?
Once upon a time, people used to send letters, handwritten letters, through the mail. Before a genius came up with the idea of self-adhesive envelopes, such correspondence used to be sealed with wax. And for that, they needed a tool to do it.
Sealing rings were used to seal and sign documents, and date back to the 4th century BC in ancient Egypt. In fact, these seals were often considered more remarkable than a signature, and Edward II ordered that all legal documents in the 14th century be sealed with his sealing ring.
What to look for?
When looking for the perfect seal ring, consider both the metal and the weight, these often determine the final look and should complement your own personal style.
Silver and the gold will last longer, as will a clean and simple design. That doesn't mean you can't spend less, just don't be surprised when there's a green stain on your skin.
How to use them?
Combining them with other accessories is the difficult part. That doesn't mean that the different parts can't work in tandem, but one slip can have several style consequences.
You can choose to combine your seal ring with other rings, bracelets, cuffs or watches, but they must always combine metal and style. You can wear a ring on your right hand and complement it with a wedding band on the opposite side.
These rings are in themselves a particular style of jewelry, of course, but that doesn't mean they are all the same. The pieces usually differ in size, the style of the crest and whether they are encrusted with precious stones. It depends on how bold they are willing to go.
Smaller and simpler designs are popular because they are less noticeable, but the added diamonds are durable and elegant.
A round or oval ring is a classic, and it turns out to be quite easy to wear and at the same time fits almost every personal style. At the same time in this type of shape it is much easier to inlay a stone or engrave a shield without having to manipulate it much.
Rings that have a square shape, in which there is a rectangular front instead of a more rounded one, are a subtle pivot of the standard, without radically changing what a seal ring is. In this shape it is much more popular to inlay the precious stones, they don't always have to mean rubies, emeralds or some other diamond that can blind you with light.
Most men only opt for a semi-precious stone, this for two very simple reasons, the first is that diamonds are expensive, not to mention hard to find, and the second is that the more stones you put in the ring the heavier they will be and the more uncomfortable they will be to wear on your hands.
This tendency is merely a matter of taste and style; if you feel that it can go with you, try it and wear one and see how you feel; if after the little experiment you are not one hundred percent convinced, put it aside and try a watch or a bracelet. The important thing is that you feel comfortable with what you are wearing, no matter how big or small.