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Medieval Style Rings Are Popular – Again?

So you’re finally engaged, and all that there is left to do now is organize the wedding. However, if your man is like most men, then don’t be surprised if your husband-to-be has plenty of wedding ring ideas to contribute, but not a lot of the action. If this sounds like your man, and you both share an affinity for medieval lore, we’ve got some ideas to share with him.  Oh, and you too.

These rings, much like every other trend from years past, is rising again in popularity.  Be forewarned, ye men with chivalrous intent: not all ring makers are created equally, and the power of social suggestion can help drastically reduce errors in shopping for these ring makers.

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It starts with custom ring makers!

Medieval style rings, when designed properly and fitted comfortably, are as exquisite and amazingly widespread today as they were centuries ago; if you recall, just before gold and gemstones exploded into mainstream shopper’s eyes, hand-crafted jewelry was typically styled in older gothic or plain bands. Today’s foray of custom rings come from custom ring makers that can emulate virtually any Arthurian style or gothic caricature you choose.  Just choose wisely, my male friends, because this ring will become the centerpiece of your (hopefully) everlasting marriage.

With so many options when it comes to purchasing that elusive wedding ring, it is not only important to do your research about potential jewelry makers, but also research the options with respect to the various medieval overtones you wish to maintain throughout your marriage – and on her finger.

The process

Overall, customized jewelry shows more character than your quintessential department store showpieces. Medieval buffs, as a whole, also appreciate having a wedding look that accentuates their attitude, beliefs and can be worn comfortably without taking it off.  Note that many are making platinum custom medieval rings due to their tougher, scratch resistant surface.

Medieval style rings undergo an interesting process to get created properly. First, the procedure commences by arranging a consultation between you and an expert ring design specialist. Next, they’ll normally create a hand-carved impression of the ring style you want out of waxy substances, then take that impression and forge the creation you are expecting.

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Buying medieval style rings that suit your style

While it is no small feat, knowing what you’re likely to face when shopping for that special engagement or wedding ring set will help you cope with the challenges ahead and help you enjoy the full rewards that come from shopping for custom rings.

Leverage the power of Google, social suggestion and subtle hints from your significant other when shopping for that special custom design ring ensemble for your wife-to-be.  Finally, don’t believe everything you see regarding ring shopping from people on television; all the people you see having fun flashing their jewelry are doing so because the person behind the camera directing everything is a professional – and not necessarily the ring maker. Take the opportunity to make this creation yours, after all it’s meant to last forever.

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Women’s Fashion Advice – How to Wear Pastels

Nothing feels more spring then bright pastels. While not a hard color palette to master it’s important to break up the candy-colored clothing in order to avoid looking like a giant Marshmallow Peep! Accent your pastels with blacks, neutrals, and contrasting colors and you can wear them anywhere.

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To Work

A blazer or cardigan is a great way to infuse a little fun into your workday wardrobe. Try a soft pastel colored cardigan with a skinny belt over a basic black dress for a look that’s appropriate and put together. Or go for a structured light colored blazer to show your softer side.

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On a Picnic

A light airy pastel dress is the perfect option for an alfresco meal. Try a mint or coral dress paired with gold or neutral sandals. If it’s a little chilly add a denim jacket or white cardigan, just don’t go for pastel on pastel.

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Going Out for Date Night

A nice top in a soft hue can be both feminine and sexy. Pair it with a pair of black pants and killer black or metallic heels for instant night time appeal. A fun clutch completes the outfit and adds some extra interest.

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Men’s Wedding Fashion Advice – Choosing Between Yellow & White Gold Wedding Rings

Are you looking for a wedding ring but don’t know what to choose? Many people start out looking for wedding rings without any idea of what they want, the difference between different bands, or even what the different materials mean.

Two of the most popular, mass produced choices are yellow and white gold wedding rings – check out how big the gamut of gold wedding rings is alone. Both of these wedding rings are made from gold and will often have about the same value. If you want to choose between them, take these facts into consideration.

White Gold Wedding Bands Contain More Nickel

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One of the most important things to consider about white gold wedding bands is that they contain a great deal more nickel than a yellow gold band. While both wedding rings will contain nickel, white gold wedding bands are actually plated with it in order to achieve their beautiful white finish.

White gold can also be plated with manganese, palladium and rhodium, the last of which gives it a very silver look. If you have allergies to any of these metals, then white gold wedding bands are not for you. If you’re not sure about the allergy, try having your blood tested for this first. (more…)

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Men’s Fashion Jewelry – Wedding Rings For Men

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Weddings are a joyous time. They are a time to celebrate two people coming together in matrimony. These two people have decided to devote their entire lives to each other. That is just one reason why weddings are so celebrated. There is nothing quite like two people starting their journey through life together, and there is one part of the wedding that symbolises this the best. The wedding ring. The ring symbolises infinity, and a connection between two people. Not just any old wedding ring will do. It has to be a ring that you will wear for the rest of your life. Men in particular need to put some thought into their wedding ring. Wedding Rings Direct have a wide selection of rings available as they make all their rings at their workshop they can customize them however you like, or even better you can design your own ring and they will make it for you to your very own specifications, click here to visit their site. Here are some tips that will make choosing your wedding ring much easier.

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Lesson #82: Earrings on men (again)

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Gloffin men’s gold plated earrings

INFEASIBLE: Gold earrings with ~*cutesy*~ danglers

Ah yes, the specter of male earrings: when will you leave us? As long as people refuse to listen to me and buy gaudy crap like the above, it’ll probably never leave the world of the Living. Ask yourself, you clueless man: Would any self-respecting woman wear something like this? Of course not, so why should you be allowed to?
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Light Hammered Hoop Tiny Earring Sterling Silver

Feasible: Single tiny silver hoop earring in upper cartilege
My friend Kev rocks a similar one (yes, only one) in the upper part of his left ear and it works splendidly for him. Doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, Mr. Stuck-in-the-90s Guy. Trend carefully with earrings, youngling.

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40. Wedding bands

INFEASIBLE: Silver bands with gold designs
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(From barskydiamonds.com)

Now, I personally don’t agree with the institution of marriage – too tied up in gender dynamics and religion for my tastes. But if you do decide to sign your life away, please don’t do it with something like this. Gold on silver is never a good idea, especially on engagement rings. As you can see, it just looks damn gaudy.


Feasible: Silver bands with a little diamond action
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While gold and silver don’t mix, diamonds and silver are a badass pair. I like this piece in particular since it’s minimalistic, has some interesting cuts into the band itself, has three diamonds (my favorite number) and it’s under $500. What a goddamn steal.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture (8/8/07)

This Week’s Fuck-Up: P. Diddy

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Mother always told me to never cross a gangsta, so Lord help me if Puffy gets wind of this.

By and large, I’ve come to notice that P. Diddy is utterly retarded when it comes to accessorizing. Not that this all his fault I bet, since the whole notion of “bling” often disagrees with the ideals of fashion. And, clearly, we know of his allegiance to the way of the gold and the gatt.

In any case, he’s been guilty of accessory mismatching before and this photo epitomizes it. First, he has this huge, awkward silver ring which, off the cuff, I can’t think of anything that would ever match that to begin with. But then he dons a big, gold amulet thing to ward off the ghost of Upac or something. And to top it all off, he wears big, brown aviator-esque sunglasses that maybe someone wearing a fly blazer or a nice t-shirt could pull off – but all he has at his disposal is this crappy oversized white tee. What a shame.

…Sienna Miller doesn’t look too fetching either.

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