Men's Rings(626 items)
Welcome to Novica's unique collection of men's rings. Discover unique men's rings handcrafted by artisans around the world in our gallery below:
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Global artisans use all sorts of materials in their handcrafted jewelry for men. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, and combinations of natural stones are frequently used. In Bali, silver, gold, bone, wood, brass, and stainless copper adorn handmade jewelry. In West Africa, men’s jewelry honors the cow, where bone and horns are incorporated into unique pieces.
There is no right way to wear men’s rings. Right hand, left hand, ring finger or thumb, where you place your ring is as much a matter of preference and comfort as it is style. Besides the common ring finger to signify love or marriage, other fingers of note are the index finger, which symbolizes power, leadership, and authority in some cultures, and the thumb, which can signify wealth. Wherever you choose to don it, a handmade ring should be as unique as the man who wears it.
To understand the significance of traditional, handcrafted men's rings, we need to talk about stones. All over the world, stones reveal deep cultural connections to the land, belief systems, and aspirations. In Peru, artisan jewelry makes use of chrysocolla (also known as "Peruvian turquoise"), which was used by the Incas as an inlay in their goldwork. They believed it calmed their emotions and strengthened their immune defenses because it had medicinal powers. In Bali, kecubung (Amethyst) is incorporated into handmade rings because it brings peace to those who wear it. Kalimaya (Opal) is believed to stabilize the mental well-being of the wearer. In Guatemala, jade is the stone of choice, as the Mayans attributed special powers to it, believing it symbolized life, fertility, and power. In India, onyx is a stone of vigor and stamina, which strengthens self-confidence, banishes grief, and stimulates wise decision-making. Lapis lazuli relieves anger and negative thoughts and eases frustrations. Tiger’s eye stone aids harmony and balance and helps release fear and anxiety. The list of unique stones is as long as the master craftspeople who use them in their traditional jewelry.
From wedding rings to religious symbols, men’s rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent God’s unmatched power and the authority of mankind on earth. In India, handcrafted rings have been used to symbolize everything from devotion and fidelity to eternity and belief in a deity. Today, like in many cultures, Indian rings represent love, engagement and marriage. Pre-Hispanic cultures in Central America and South America used handmade jewelry to denote social position, rank, as well as personal adornment. Metal, bone, shell, and stone—particularly jade—were chosen for beauty and durability. Even the choice of metal has meaning in particular cultures. The Incas, for example, believed that gold was a sacred metal sent by the sun god, Inti, and all mines belonged to the emperor, who protected his metals with great zeal.
Men have worn rings since ancient times as a personal ornament, a sign of social position, official rank, or a symbol of religious beliefs. Handmade jewelry may reflect changes in fashion, but it remains rooted in the history and culture of a people and place. Each unique ring reveals the artistic sensibility of its maker, yet certain symbols and motifs appear frequently. In India, the Om motif has special cultural significance as a sacred spiritual symbol. It signifies ultimate reality, or consciousness. In Bali, the Om Kara, or Ongkara, represents five elements: wind, fire, ether, water, air, and earth, which correspond to different aspects of the human body. Religion and mythology are also manifest in traditional jewelry. Lord Ganesha, one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom. In Bali, Barong is a lion-like mythical creature that symbolizes victory and spiritual protection. These symbols and others can be found on handmade rings from around the world and are ways of honoring history, culture, and spirituality.
The traditional techniques used to create artisan jewelry are as diverse as the cultures from which they come. In Peru, the ancient technique of handmade goldsmithing continues in the work of filigree, the art of weaving silver threads together. Originally brought to the Andes during the colonial period, filigree acquired local nuances and incorporated designs inspired by nature and daily life. In Bali, handmade jewelry makes use of a method called repoussé, a decorative, detail-oriented artform that uses hammers and punches to raise metal in relief from the background of the ring. In West Africa, fabrication, casting, and forging are common handcrafted techniques, whereas in India, it is common to see cut gemstones intricately fitted within silver segments.
Featured Reviews on Men's Rings
Onyx for Life
This is a strikingly sharp ring. I had no idea it would look this good. It really takes care of my desire for a bold onyx mens ring.
So special ..
Lovely ring, the paw prints are well defined and the ring is nice and solid. I wear it everyday and haven t taken off , in the bath or doing dishes it stays on and the paw prints have not faded in any way. I m very pleased with the product and have bought another one since then as a gift and it s been a winner. Thank you for such a simple but yet beautiful ring. A must for any pet lover ;)
Tishita Jain Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"Since I'm the third generation of my family involved in silver jewelry and handicrafts, I have always been inclined towards this art."
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Popular Men's Rings
Sterling Silver Balinese Meditation Spinner Ring for Men, "Rolling Waves"$39.99
Swirling currents ebb across the surface of this powerful ring for men, designed and crafted by Bali's Komang Suastra. The curling wave and rope motifs in polished silver are beautifully complemented by a dark, oxidized silver backdrop. The ring is a spinner or meditation ring, intended to aid in attaining a peaceful state of mind. The inner band spins freely as desired within the outer band.
925 Sterling Silver Unisex Spinner Meditation Ring from Bali, "Stream of Life"$44.99
Wave and dot motifs are executed with a contrasting combination of finishes that circle the finger. This meditation spinner ring from Bali makes a great accessory for both men and women. Komang Suastra designs and crafts it.
6-Carat Men's Green Onyx Ring from India, "Elite Green"$57.99
Weighing six carats, a single stone of verdant green onyx centers this striking men's ring from India. Parul presents this masculine accessory, which circles the finger with intricate sterling silver patterns, treated with a combination of finishes.
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