Engagement Rings for Men: Would You Buy One for Your Guy?

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Engagement Rings for Men

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He put an engagement ring on your finger, but would you put one on his? Surprisingly, people are buzzing about "mangagement" rings these days—the concept of engagement rings for men.

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More than one star has embraced the idea: Michael Buble was spotted wearing his ring months before his wedding to his Argentinian fiancée, and reportedly told a Canadian audience this about the custom: "The boy also wears the engagement ring. That's what she tells me anyway." And, when actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's boyfriend proposed to her, she responded with a five-carat Neil Lane diamond ring for him to wear, too.

Those (adorable!) guys might be in the minority, but a survey of engaged couples conducted last year by Robbins Brothers, a national jewelry chain, revealed some surprising thoughts on wedding traditions: More than half of the male respondents (67 percent, to be exact) said they'd definitely be "open" to wearing an engagement ring.

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It's already a cultural practice in some countries. Kevin, a married man in South Orange, NJ, shares, "My wife is Swedish, and in Sweden it's tradition for the man to wear an engagement ring. So when we got engaged, I wanted to wear one, too. It wasn't like a big diamond or anything, it was my wedding band—I just put it on early. I thought it was a nice nod to her culture, and she very much appreciated that I was willing to do it."

What do you think about men's engagement rings: Would you buy one for your man—and would he wear it?

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