Choosing a modern wedding ring can be a difficult task. Where can you go to see a large range of styles? How much do you have to spend? Do you want something made locally or an imported ring? What metal should the ring be made from? Are you a traditionalist or do you want something a little more modern? What will your bride allow you to wear? There are no easy answers but we hope that this small selection of rings, all handmade in Australia by local jewellers, designers and artisans, will give you a bit of confidence when purchasing your wedding ring.
The owner of men’s jewellery store Lord Coconut says “Modern grooms increasingly want a wedding ring which is made locally. They want a ring which reflects their individuality. Something bespoke. Gone are the days when a groom is happy with the standard yellow gold wedding band from the high street”. Boldiston goes on to say “Although gold is still the norm, many rings are purchased in white or rose gold. There is also a growing trend towards sterling silver wedding rings. This is often the case when someone is on a budget but wants a ring which is handmade in Australia and has a bit of personality”.
1. The Pirate wedding ring by Dat Van is hand carved in wax before being cast in 9ct white gold -$1180
2. The String wedding ring by a.l.i.Alexander is formed from one piece of string dipped in wax and curled around the jewellers finger before being cast in 9ct white gold – $1045
3. The Long Insert wedding ring by Melanie Ihnen marries the understatement of 9ct white gold and the traditional 18ct yellow gold together – $1770
4. The Flange wedding ring by David Parker begins with a traditional band of 9ct white gold and then surrounds it with titanium symbolising the modernity of everyday life – $970
5. The Square wedding ring by a.l.i.Alexander is a new take on the traditional wedding band. Sculpted in wax before casting in 9ct gold, there’s nothing square about this groom – $880
6. The Plain Twist wedding ring by Petr Hanzak combines two twisted 9ct yellow gold bands symbolising the joining of two individuals as one and surrounds them in silver symbolising the support of family and friends – $640
All rings available online or in-store at Lord Coconut.
Melbourne’s foremost men’s jewellery emporium, Lord Coconut, continues its love affair with Melbourne weddings. As the leading men’s accessories store in Melbourne, Lord Coconut himself has put together an extensive range of contemporary wedding rings designed especially for men.
Lord Coconut is also Melbourne’s only retailer, gallery and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed exclusively for men. Lord Coconut stocks over 400 individual jewellery pieces and designer cufflinks and represents over 35 Melbourne jewellers, artisans and designers.