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.
If a more subtle look is desired, 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'S ICONIC DESIGN CODES
Boucheron Quatre rings 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
A VARIETY OF WIDTHS
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 the Quatre Ring collection is available in three different 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.
SIMPLE & SOPHISTICATED
A new addition to the Quatre range isolates the four design codes, with each texture performing its own solo.
For example, the Quatre Grosgrain ring in yellow gold is understated and elegant with its rhythmic motif. This piece would be ideal for those seeking a precious metal band that balances simple, classic and sophisticated aesthetics.
BOUCHERON FOR THE MODERN MAN
Boucheron Quatre rings are a presentation of reputable histories and technical innovation and excellence. Their approach can be compared and contrasted to producers of plain wedding bands, which may be imbued with little to no significance. For a crucial piece of jewellery marking a life event, and especially if it’s the only item of jewellery that men wear, quality materials and craftsmanship and expression of personal style should challenge the standard. And these standards have already shifted. Modern men are approaching jewellery with more consideration and stylistic awareness.