Row 1) Jerry Spaulding 6.5 mm titanium ring. $420 at The Real Mother Goose, 901 SW Yamhill, The Real Mother Goose. Pebble Path ring by Jim Doolaege, oxidized sterling silver and 14K yellow gold. $390 at The Real Mother Goose.

Row 2) George Sawyer Koi Autumn 5 mm ring in rose gold, yellow gold, fine silver, and copper. $3,480 at Twist, 30 NW 23rd Pl, Twist. Annie Fensterstock 18K white and yellow gold band. $2,200 at Twist. 6 mm comfort fit band with domed serinium grain finish and grooved edges. $299 at Fred Meyer Jewelers, inside Beaverton Fred Meyer, 11425 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, Fred Meyer Jewelers

Row 3) Hand-engraved 18K royal yellow gold and platinum band by MWM Goldsmithing. $6,660 at Alchemy Jewelers, 1022 NW Lovejoy, Alchemy Jeweler. 7 mm squared shank band with matte finish and high-polish grooves, available in all precious metals. $3,250 for platinum (pictured) at Packouz Jewelers by R Mahler, 522 SW Broadway, Packouz Jewelers6 mm flat comfort fit band, available in all precious metals. $1,250 for 18K rose gold (pictured) at Packouz Jewelers by R Mahler. Todd Reed Wire Lined Band in 18K yellow gold and patina silver. $3,575 at Alchemy Jewelers

Row 4) 10K yellow gold band with brushed finish and polished grooved edges. $349 at Fred Meyer Jewelers. Zaffiro Etrusco Collection, forged and oxidized sterling silver wide band. $340 at Alchemy Jewelers.

Row 5) 14K yellow gold cast and hand-hammered ring by Goldman. $760 at The Real Mother GooseStone Finish band in 18K rose gold. $3,950 at Alchemy Jewelers.

Row 6) Jerry Spaulding 9 mm hammered and textured titanium ring. $430 at The Real Mother GooseHandmade, one-of-a-kind quatrefoil band in 18K yellow gold. $6,500 at Alchemy Jewelers.

Row 7) Todd Pownell 7mm 18K yellow gold and oxidized silver. $1,320 at Twist8 mm comfort fit band, with twist rope design and flat serinium center. $349 at Fred Meyer Jewelers.

Row 8) Rebecca Overmann Moon Ring in 14K rose gold. $1,272 at Twist. Pat Flynn Niello ring in 18K yellow gold and iron. $2,145 at Twist.

Row 9) James Kurk 7 mm concave wedding band. Available in all precious metals. $2,750 for platinum (pictured) at Packouz Jewelers by R Mahler


It seems now, even the most basic bands are anything but ordinary. Hammered and brushed metals, mixed metals, and even non-metal materials are all forming the rings men now wear. “We’re seeing more men with an eye for design,” says Aleathea Perry, sales manager at Twist, “as well as more men looking at yellow gold and even rose gold.”