Finding the right gift for Father’s Day can be challenging. Although jewelry is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of gifts for men, a custom ring just may be the best father’s day gift your father will ever receive. The options for custom rings are endless. From precious metals and stones to inlays and engraving, there are several things to keep in mind when looking for a custom ring for your father. This article is your guide to shopping for the perfect ring for your father!
Step 1 – What size?
The last thing you want to do is order your father an amazing ring that he’s not able to wear. So, first, start by getting your father’s ring size. If you are like me and like to keep gifts a surprise there are several ways you could secretly find your father’s ring size. Here is a list of ideas to help you keep your secret safe:
- Find a ring your father currently wears, but that he won’t notice is missing for a day, and take it to a jeweler and have them measure the size for you.
- Ask your mother, no person knows your father better, there’s a good chance she’ll know.
- Casually bring up ring sizes in conversation and ask your father what size ring he wears.
- If you’re really sneaky, and your father is a heavy sleeper, you could try and measure his finger while he’s sleeping. Be careful this move is risky and could blow your surprise.
Step 2 – Style
Men’s rings come in so many styles today that it is important to do some digging and discover what kind of rings your father might like, and if your father even would wear a ring. There’s no point in creating an amazing custom ring if your father is never going to wear it. A great resource for brainstorming ideas is manlybands.com. They have a great guide to custom rings that covers everything from metals to inlays that will help you think about some ring customization options you didn’t even know were possible.
The first decision you’ll need to make when deciding on the style of your father’s ring is what metal you want the ring to be made from and if you even want a metal ring at all. A big trend in men’s rings today is silicon rings which are cheap and attractive. That said, silicon rings are probably not the best choice for a custom ring because the options for customization in silicon are limited. Also, silicon rings are really meant to be a cost-effective way of showing the world you’re married. So a custom silicon ring really is probably not the best gift idea if you’re trying to create something personal for your father.
Next, you’ll want to decide what customization you would like to add to the ring. Keeping you and your father’s relationship in mind think of what you can add to the ring that will make the gift personal. Do you and your father enjoy spending time in the outdoors? Then consider adding a wood inlay. Do you and your father have a favorite sports team? If so, consider adding the team colors as an inlay. From metals, stones, and woods, the number of options in ring customization are endless. Spend some time really thinking about what your father enjoys and how you can create a ring that incorporates those things into a ring your father will want to wear every day.
By spending time thinking about your father and how you can create a custom ring that incorporates his personality into a ring is a great way to surprise him and show him how much you care about him this Father’s Day.