The fact is that men have worn rings for various reasons for thousands of years. From the beginning of written history (around 3100 BC), artisans in Ancient Mesopotamia crafted jewelry for the nobility, often out of gold. Like their counterparts in Mesopotamia, Ancient Egyptians valued that golden precious metal above all other jewelry-making materials, and they believed it to be symbolically connected to the sun. Talented craftsmen created masterful pieces of jewelry intended to be worn as an indicator of a man’s status in society, something that still continues in the modern day world.
Elsewhere across the globe, Celtic artisans favored primarily silver for their jewelry making. Peak years for the creation of some of the world’s most valued Celtic pieces of jewelry were from 800 BC to 550 AD, when these jewelry masters developed the magnificent Celtic designs that are still seen to this day, including the Celtic knot, the Claddagh symbol, the ancient triple spiral design and others. These exquisite patterns are commonly found on modern men’s rings and remain just as popular now as they have been for hundreds of years.