A Man’s Guide To Wearing Jewelry – (Art of Manliness)
I wear my wedding ring on my right hand.
The reason? I married my wife in a Ukrainian Orthodox church and have never felt the need to move it even though we live in a country where 99.99% of people wear it on the left hand.
My ring is a small silver metal band that maybe cost $20. Nothing to brag about. Yet it has been the subject of hundreds of conversations over the last 8 years because of its placement.
That’s the power of jewelry–for better or worse it sends signals about who we are, what commitments we have made, and our status in society.
Step outside the norm and people notice. Depending on your goals, this may be a good thing or a bad thing.
The goal of this article is to help you understand the guidelines to wearing jewelry so you can better control the signals you send. Because these tiny pieces of metal and stone can have a big effect on the opinions of people we’re trying to work with or get to know, you want to make sure you’re sending the right visual message.
Please note – this is one man’s perspective. I am aware that different cultures around the world view the wearing of jewelry differently. I would love it if in the comments below you expand on your view of male jewelry and its role in your environment. Read More