At the heart of any wedding is the commitment that the bride and groom will be making to one another. Two words seal the deal: ‘I Do’ and the wedding rings are a physical symbol of this bond.
Many jewellers solely specialize in this field, each offering a myriad of different designs. Are you getting hitched soon and haven’t picked out a wedding ring? There are so many styles that you can pick so why not opt for a Steampunk inspired wedding one? The icing on the cake of your alternative styled wedding! But picking out the groom’s ring can be a confusing and complicated task. Hours can be spent trailing the stores and even online looking for ‘the one’
What are the factors that need to be considered? After all this will be the ring that you plan on wearing for the rest of your life!
Our five selection criteria to choose the perfect Steampunk wedding ring for men
ill say that they are not natural ring wearers, and if they are it will mainly be on special occasions. However, mainstream fashion is changing and guys will have at least one chunky thumb ring. There are plenty of stylish gents who rock Steampunk! Decimononic create precious pieces of Steampunk jewellery special enough for your wedding day and for a long time afterwards.
The thought of picking your wedding ring can be an exciting and adventurous one for Steampunk fans. We instinctively know that you are looking for an unusual piece reflecting the lifestyle and commitment to your future spouse. But what are the basics to consider when making your choice? We have broken it down into five major categories: Comfort, size, design, lifestyle and the groom’s personality.
1.- Pay attention to comfort
The first specification for most will be comfort. Rounded edges on the design will make your ring easier to wear while being a snug fit. Some may prefer a more angular look with their steampunk design, they will also want smaller watch parts to be present on the piece. Rounded edges on the inside can be hidden by sharper ones on the outside, so you can have the best of both worlds. Why not discuss your ideas on a comfortable ring with us?
2.- Get the correct size
The size of your ring will be of utmost importance. If you are a regular ring wearer, you will know that your fingers swell and reduce in size during the day. For example on waking first thing in the morning rings can be a little tighter, especially if you have worn them overnight. During the cooler days you can find rings a lot looser than normal, all too often they will slip off. A size that will incorporate both these situations will be the right one. For more advice speak to us at Decimononic on suitable ring sizes.
Most bespoke wedding ring designers are happy to work with you to create the perfect wedding ring for you. Decimononic are no different, and will happily design your perfect Steampunk wedding ring from scratch. We will take into consideration your preferred shape, width and weight of ring. These are all factors that combine with the ring’s size where comfort is concerned.
3.- Killer design!
Next up we have the design of the wedding ring. The Steampunk look as you know has no limits! Whether you want to be a stylish street urchin with an edgy urban cool or a very sleek suited gentleman. This same sense of adventure will go for your Steampunk styled jewellery too. Your ring will be designed to incorporate everything that any Victorian cyber explorer will need: Style, class and above all elegance!
Watch parts and clockwork settings make for an archetypal cyber air pirate look, we can work expertly with all things mechanically chic. Why not have this mechanical movement added to your flat band? Take a look at the range of rings available to buy from Decimononic for your inspiration. Can’t see one that you like? Then have us custom make one for you!
4.- Honour your lifestyle
Also on the list will be your lifestyle. There will be a myriad of questions that you can ask yourself. Wearing a intricate Steampunk wedding ring is a wonderful chance to own an alternative piece of jewellery– but how practical will it be? In most cases men will aim to wear it everyday, however there are exceptions, you job being one. Some of the more manual jobs don’t allow for workers to wear jewellery as it’s not safe. But gents can still rock their Steampunk wedding ring on the weekends! The fact that they are only able to enjoy their ring on the weekends makes it that much more precious- in fact, the more unusual the ring the better.
Perhaps you are a keen sportsman? It’s not always be practical or safe to wear your wedding ring during the match. Instead, wear your steampunk wedding ring around your neck on a sturdy necklace, whether silver, gold or leather cord. Yet another wonderful way to express your love while making a statement about the style you love.
Steampunk gentlemen are always on the go, whether it is discovering parallel worlds or time travelling. Their wedding ring must be hardwearing, tough enough to get them through battles with evil galactic forces. Rings are traditionally made from gold but there is nothing stopping you from opting for stainless steel or a tougher silver and gold alloy. As you know, sterling silver is our specialty.
5.- Make your very own personal statement
We believe that your Personality needs to be in any wedding ring that you choose or commission. Decimononic aim to create pieces that will reflect the personality of the wearer. Hence why we are able to customize your ring specifically to your tastes. The gentleman’s wedding ring does not need to be a plain wedding band! Do you love the more vibrant red gemstones? Tell us and we can add some crimson sparklers to your wedding ring, thus making it different and a real conversational piece.
But even if you are a simple sort, it pays to put a little thought into your wedding ring! There are subtle options that you can take also. Something as simple as a single gold stripe around a silver band can be just what you need.
The finish of your ring will also play a big part in it’s overall impression. A brushed look will add a sophisticated texture to the band and fittings on the ring itself. High shine is such an attractive look that will make your ring an eye catching one. Whether you opt for a two tone, satin or high-shine finished ring, there is a lot to be said for these subtle and stylish options available to you.
Take a look at the Decimononic website for some fabulous wedding inspiration. The ‘Sky Captain’ collection offers superb additional items to match: cufflinks, tie clips and lapel pins! Everything the Steampunk gentleman will need for his special day.