Archive for August, 2012
It used to be that the only men’s rings that you would ever see in an office environment were wedding bands, but times, they are a-changin’. Nowadays men’s fashion jewelry, especially rings, is nearly as prominent in the workplace as it is on the runway. While there’s nothing wrong with adding an accessory for a final polished touch to your workday ensemble, you do need to take care that you remain office appropriate and professional in appearance at all times. Here are a few dos and don’ts for wearing rings at work.
Unless you work for the rare employer that bans wedding bands at the office, or if you work in some field that requires no jewelry on your hands (like some sectors of the medical industry), your wedding ring is almost always acceptable to wear on the job. Most offices respect the fact that you’re honoring a sacred bond and vow – in some cases, your wedding band may even win over a client, employer or fellow employee who appreciates family values. So long as your wedding ring doesn’t have a design that’s somehow offensive, it’s always a safe bet to wear at the office.
Class rings or other commemorative men’s rings
As is the case with wedding bands, almost all employers will respect your choice to wear a class ring or other meaningful commemorative band. Like wedding bands, these types of men’s rings can in some cases even prove to be a talking point that leads to a strengthened connection at the office or with a client. However, you do still want to take care and exercise a little sound judgment – if your commemorative ring is overly garish or gaudy, you may want to leave it at home. While it may have a great deal of personal significance to you, its appearance may be too distracting for others, or worse yet, give them a negative impression about you.
Classic plain bands
If you keep it simple and stylish enough, most employers will not begrudge you a plain men’s ring, even if it’s not a wedding band. Fortunately, regardless of whether your taste runs more towards traditional or modern, there are plenty of styles of men’s rings available in a variety of materials. If a classic plain band sounds boring, try minimalist men’s rings in higher quality contemporary materials like titanium, tungsten and cobalt chrome.
Overly flashy rings
It should go without saying that overly flashy rings are not workplace appropriate, but there are still plenty of bling perpetrators. The office is simply not the place to display a multitude of glittery diamonds or cubic zirconia. A single small diamond in a men’s ring may be acceptable, and some exceptions can be made for wedding bands as well, but again, it’s best to use your most cautious and conservative judgment.
Unless you work at a garage, any ring that can be loosely termed a biker ring is not appropriate for the work environment. This can include but is not limited to men’s rings with skull designs, studs or spikes, chains or the Iron Cross. These men’s rings can often have negative connotations that stretch far beyond mere fashion or style, and may seriously offend your employer or co-workers. Leave them at home.
They may be in fashion right now, but like flashy rings, oversized men’s rings generally have no place in the workplace. Exceptions can be made for certain wedding rings or for larger width rings for more substantial men.
It’s great to show a little personality when dressing for the office, but you also need to ensure that you don’t detract from the impression you make as an employee (or employer). Remember, you have plenty of time off-hours to dress and accessorize however you see fit.
Author Name/Pen Name: Tanya Zilinskas Naouri
Author Bio:- Tanya is jewelry designer as well as writer to writes on Men’s Designer Jewelry as well as Men’s Fashionable Rings for justmensrings. She likes to designing and little bit writing on men’s jewelry.