Designer Monique. Photographed by Axelle
- We often speak about wedding rings from a woman’s perspective.
- While many women prefer a big rock on their fingers, men usually go for simple bands.
- Now, all of that has changed with Monique Lhuillier’s new collection of men’s wedding bands.
Wedding bands play an important role in the wedding; hence, someone is specifically in charge of keeping them safe until the groom and bride exchange their vows. While men’s wedding bands have remained simple and women’s wedding rings have been the ones to have carats of gold and diamonds, now all that has changed.
Pioneering the change is iconic wedding gowns and ready-to-wear collections designer Monique Lhuillier who launched her first ever men’s wedding band collection with KAY Jewelers.
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This is not the first collaboration between Monique and KAY Jewelers; last year September, Monique launched her BLISS line of engagement rings and wedding bands with KAY Jewelers. This time around, she designed a collection specifically for men that has nine different styles.
“I’ve taken inspiration from favourite engagement rings in my collection and brought those design elements into men’s bands. A couple’s wedding band will be worn for the rest of their lives, so I wanted this collection not only to be a special symbol of love but also a complement to their partner’s ring,” the designer told Brides.
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The collection of wedding bands ranges from $2200 to $6 500 (R38 641 – R114 168), and they also include an 18-karat white gold and two-tone gold design encrusted with diamonds of various shapes. The wedding bands come in sizes 9 to 12, and you can also get your customised ring with a specific size, engraving, prong and stone tightening, and damaged mounting repair, but at an additional cost.
“The Monique Lhuillier BLISS Collection is dedicated to celebrating life’s special moment — and this collection is yet another way to mark those significant occasions,” she adds.
Sources: Brides, Wedding Trends Feed, Kay Jewelers
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