What options do men
have in choosing
their wedding bands?
Put simply, there are several. These days, the selections go beyond the plain and straightforward pieces that were typically offered and chosen. From modest hand-sculpted rings to striking multi-textural pieces that incorporates black-coated gold, the options are diverse, allowing the wearer to control the degree of personal expression.
What is a typical men’s wedding band? They are usually minimal in appearance that equates to a highly polished precious metal ring. Uncomplicated as they are, these pieces are generic and common and do not convey a pronounced sense of personal style.
However, this typical design provides a foundation for updated and modern interpretations that include mixed metal banding and textural metal finishes. Furthermore, the inclusion of black non-metal materials such as diamonds, sapphires and Black PVD coating (Physical Vapour Deposition) reflect a major trend in men’s jewellery. This can be observed in Boucheron’s Quatre Black edition pieces.
Boucheron’s Quatre Black edition exhibits a combination of traditional and modern forms, finely crafted with it’s contrasting colours and textures. It is an elevated juxtaposition of a highly polished white gold gadroon and an innovative black-coated PVD, hand-sculpted gold in a ‘clou de Paris’ texture. It expresses a style that is bold, confident and striking.
For a ring that is less visually contrasting, consider Boucheron’s Quatre Classique edition. The pink gold and chocolate brown PVD combination is less contrasting and its tones are warmer in appearance.
Boucheron Quatre rings are visually captivating and are a product of artisanal excellence. They feature signature design codes, rich in symbolism, adding sentimental and technical significance to the wedding band.
Grosgrain motif - A symbol of Parisian Haute Couture and of Boucheron’s ancestors. It is also a mark of skilful and meticulous gold carving.
Mirror setting/ Diamond pave - A Boucheron innovation – the metal is polished so that the light produced by the diamonds is reflected within it.
Clou de Paris motif - This visual form pays tribute to the rhythmic cobblestones of the city of Paris, home of the Boucheron workshops at Place Vendome
Gadroon - A symbol of eternal love. One of the Maison’s oldest codes that involve two rings juxtaposed to one another symbolising the harmony of a couple’s shared life together
These Boucheron Quatre design codes can appear together as a striking wide band, combining four distinct textures, or they can be more understated in the form of a narrow dual-textured band, discussed earlier.
Specifically, Boucheron Quatre rings come in three widths –
These different widths allow varying degrees of visual impact, providing a diverse range of expressions, from understated to bold, depending on the wearer’s personality.
Furthermore, these rings are also available in a diamond-paved option, providing an elevated sense of style.