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How Much Should a Man Spend on a Ring

The tradition of wearing a wedding ring goes back more than 5,000 years. However, men started wearing wedding rings in the 20th century. Before, men's rings represented power and wealth. Having this important meaning, ring prices have always varied and have raised the issue of how much should a man spend on a ring.

Aside from representing power and fortune, rings had more uses. Men wore rings with their family's crest. Those same rings were used to sign documents and represent an entire dynasty. In light of this, rings had to be of impeccable quality.

Even today, one of the most important features of jewelry is its quality. Keep reading to find out more about the variety of men's rings.

How Much Should a Man Spend on a Ring
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How Much Should a Man Spend on a Ring

Men’s rings' versatility is one of their best qualities. Rings are seen as striking accessories that allow men to express their own style. Handmade in Bali, our contemporary men’s brass rings provide you with a balanced mix of ruggedness and creativity. 

Ring prices vary because every ring is unique compared to another. The average price you should spend on a ring depends on multiple factors. The biggest indicator of how much should a man spend on a ring is the material. Afterward, you should consider design, details, and size. Let’s have a look at these factors separately.


Men’s brass rings

Brass is a material similar to bronze, made of tin and copper, with a more yellow color. Brass makes rings durable; they can last for decades if you take care of them. Additionally, brass rings are easy to clean

Compared to silver and gold, brass is a cheaper metal. This has its drawbacks. If you don’t clean your rings right, they will oxidize. This happens once the ring comes in contact with skin oils such as sweat. To avoid this, clean your rings often and coat the inside with clear nail polish.

On the other hand, brass jewelry has health benefits. It’s proven that the copper traces in brass have antibacterial properties.

Having this said, brass rings fall into the category of quality rings. Buying quality products doesn’t always mean breaking the bank. 

We offer men’s brass rings from $99 to $159. How much you’re willing to spend depends on how extravagant you want your ring to be. By getting the best combination of all the previously mentioned factors, you would spend an average of $135.

Men’s brass ringsSource: jewelrylab.co

Men’s sterling silver rings

If you like the look of silver jewelry, go for sterling silver. Sterling silver is made up of 92,5% of fine silver, and the rest is copper. The ratio of silver to other materials is where the famous ‘925’ stamp comes from.

Silver by itself isn’t a good material for jewelry, so sterling silver entered the game. It’s a durable and strong material that doesn’t rust and looks brand new even after years of wearing it.

We offer you a variety of sterling silver rings to choose from. You can pick from more than a hundred rings varying from $129 to $279. 

From rings with gems and stones and unique carvings to impressive designs, we have it all. Having this in mind, you would spend an average of $180 for top-quality rings

Men’s gold-plated rings

Gold-plated jewelry is made of metals, such as stainless steel, nickel, brass, and others, that are covered in a layer of gold. The gold layer is 100% the real deal. 

Gold-plated jewelry doesn’t rust because there are no traces of iron in these jewelry pieces.

JewleryLab doesn’t have a wide range of gold-plated rings, as men generally don’t reach for the gold look. However, the small selection starts from $169. Our all-time favorite is the 24K gold-plated ring with a white marble stone in the center.

Combination of materials

Sterling silver and brass

Some of our best-selling rings are a combination of sterling silver with brass accents. Each ring has a unique, original design that is a sure conversation starter. We offer more than 40 sterling silver and brass rings to pick from. 

Each ring has a distinctive design that goes with any outfit, regardless of style and personality.

You can find a large selection of rings with animal carvings, such as panthers and wolves. Additionally, you can find blends of the two materials giving off the illusion of a specific form, like a chain or the face of a person. 

There are also rings with classic carvings, such as daggers, the Playboy logo, or a middle finger. The wide selection allows you to find a ring that will express yourself, as well as complement your style.

The rings in question cost as low as $119 and up to $189. If you were to choose a ring of ours, you would spend an average of about $149. 

Sterling silver and brass rings
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Sterling silver and gold

The selection we offer of this combination of materials is limited. We offer only one design. However, this silver and gold skull ring is our most extravagant and expensive one. 

Our grandiose design of 14 small skulls is made of silver, with the skull’s eyes being 24K gold. If you feel like splurging and treating yourself, this $409 ring is sure to turn heads.


When I talk about ring size, I don’t mean the size number you would purchase to fit your finger. I’m referring to how big the actual ring is. It could be a simple small band wrapping around your finger or a large skull head covering half your finger. 

Small and medium rings

Small and medium rings are best to be purchased if you want to stack your rings. These rings are not just smaller in size, but have a softer look and are much more delicate to the eye. Additionally, they’re great to compliment your large ring giving your hands a rich look. 

Nonetheless, the average you will spend on a quality small or medium ring is $129. How much you’d end up paying depends on the look you’re going for and your personal liking.

Large rings

If you’re looking for a staple ring that can be seen from a mile, you should check out our selection of over 200 large rings. Although size isn't the sole teller of the ring price, it does contribute. 

Getting the look of a big quality ring can be set at a price as low as $199. However, how much should a man spend on a ring depends on personal taste and how much he’s willing to spend to achieve the desired look.

Purchasing one of our large rings will give you the perfect balance of masculine and authoritative with an artistic mix. Rings help accentuate the hands of men, making them look bigger and stronger.

Large rings
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Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.