I’ve known plenty of guys for whom their wedding rings were the first piece of jewelry they ever really wore. For most, the option that appealed was the least ornamented one, i.e., the plain gold band or silver band or tungsten wedding band or stainless steel band. You get the picture. No diamonds. No engraving or fancy scrolling whatever. While there’s nothing wrong with that – I myself, wear a plain gold wedding ring these days – it can be a little meh. With that in mind, let me present to you a wedding ring you can play with.
Like, for example, the Gear Ring from Kinekt. Designed by Ben Hopson and Glen Liberman, it’s made of matte stainless steel, so hautement manly! And it features micro-precision gears that turn in unison when the outer rims are spun, so it gives the wearer something to do on buses and during boring phone calls and while trapped in waiting rooms. Of course, it could be just as fun on the right woman as women’s and men’s ring sizes aren’t like shoe sizes, meaning a 5 is a 5 and a 12 is a 12.
I love it. I wouldn’t wear it myself, but I love it. I don’t know what kind of care it would need to keep it turning smoothly for a lifetime, but I still love it. It’s different and maybe a good choice for the gearhead gal or guy who isn’t all that thrilled with the idea of something dripping with diamonds or polished to perfection. Maybe it would get a little grungy after a while, and that could be okay, too. What say you?