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The Top 8 Best Men’s Wedding Rings for 2020

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Traditional men’s wedding rings are often pretty plain. The groom’s ring is usually a simple, thick band made of a single material. While this classic look is perfect for some men, more intricate and interesting men’s wedding bands are becoming the norm.

If you’re looking for a wedding band that’s a little, or a lot, different from the traditional wedding ring, check out these trendy new styles.

1. Rose Gold

Rose gold doesn’t seem like the top choice for a men’s wedding ring, but this gorgeous hue is finding its way onto many men’s fingers.

Rose gold has a slightly pink tinge to it, which makes the color warmer than a traditional gold band. But it’s not pink enough to look out of place on any man’s hand. This warmer version of its yellow counterpart is an interesting and unique choice for those who want to avoid yellow or white gold.

If you still like simple, you can opt for a solid band of rose gold. If you’re looking for some more intricate, try adding an engraving or a row of small diamonds.

2. Rose Gold Interior 

For those who like the look of rose gold, but don’t want to commit to this different hue for their entire band, getting a ring with a rose gold interior is a great choice. Opt for a band made of either white gold, black tungsten, or platinum, and then have the jeweler layer rose gold on the inside.

This creates a cool two-tone effect that can be entirely hidden when the ring is on your finger. Or, the rose gold layer can wrap around the edges of the band. This creates a thin, visible edge of rose gold on the outside of the wedding ring.

Adding a rose gold interior to your wedding band is a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise traditional wedding band.

3. Sanded Textures 

In previous years, the big trend in men’s wedding bands was a hammered texture. For 2020, the new big thing is rings with a sanded texture. 

The sanded texture is more subtle than the hammered texture. It gives the wedding band a rugged-looking texture without looking as geometric as the hammered texture. 

The result is a simple, solid wedding band that’s just one step left of traditional.

4. Nature Inspired Engravings 

Engravings have always been a way to make wedding bands unique and show off your personality. Many people opt for engravings inside the band – like a favorite quote or their wedding date. Others have intricate patterns like Celtic knots engraved on the outside of the band.

The hot new trend in 2020 will be simplistic, nature-inspired engravings on the exterior of the band. Some interesting choices could be adding a few blades of grass or a simple outline of a mountain, or the veins of a leaf. 

These nature-inspired designs aren’t complex. They’re little more than lines that suggest a shape found in the great outdoors. 

This trend is an awesome way for outdoorsy grooms to express their personalities via their wedding rings. 

5. Black Gold Plating

Black wedding bands have been on trend for men for the past several years. Most men who want black bands opt for tungsten, carbon fiber, or titanium. Another material option for a black band is black gold. But a solid black gold ring can literally break the bank.

If you love the look of black gold, but you can’t afford the price tag, consider getting a wedding band that’s plated in black gold. The material underneath the black gold plating can be something cheaper, like stainless steel. The black gold plating will cover the base material and give the impression of being a solid black gold band. 

Black gold has a unique look that sets it apart from other materials used for black wedding bands. So, if you’re in love with this unique look, a black gold plated ring may be the perfect choice for you.

6. Silver and Gold

Traditional wedding bands are almost always a single color because they’re made from a single material. If you’re looking for a way to add some depth and contrast to your wedding band, creating a silver and gold band is a great idea.

You could keep the design simple and have a single slice of silver inside a gold ring, or vice versa. Or you could get intricate and create a design from one metal that gets overlaid onto the other metal. For example, you could have a Celtic knot design in silver overlaid onto a gold band.

Creating a band with two contrasting materials like silver and gold gives your ring a striking look. And if you choose to have a design overlaid, this can be an artistic alternative to engraving a design on a simple metal band.

7. Vibrant Colors 

Wedding bands are usually one of a few basic colors – yellow gold, silver, white gold, black, or gray. They don’t typically incorporate any vibrant colors. 

But in 2020, vibrant men’s wedding bands will be all the rage. Wondering how you can incorporate some color into your wedding band? You could go all out and get a band of solid blue gold. Or you could add a pop of color to a more traditionally colored band.

Start with a black or white gold band, then add some geometric inlays of a vibrantly colored metal. Or, adding a simple band of colored metal to the center of a black or silver band.

No matter how you incorporate the color, it will create a one of a kind ring that always catches the eye.

8. Gemstones

When you think of gemstones on a wedding band, you probably think of diamonds. Men’s wedding bands often incorporate a single diamond or a row of diamonds across the front of the band.

But diamonds aren’t the only gemstones that can add some sparkle to a men’s wedding ring. In 2020, the trend will be to add colored gemstones to men’s wedding bands. 

For a subtle pop of color, add sapphires or peridot. For a bolder look, add rubies, emeralds, or amethyst. Check out these mens platinum wedding bands for some inspiration.

Unique Men’s Wedding Rings 

If the idea of wearing a traditional, simple wedding band for the rest of your life bores you to tears, then you should definitely look into these unique options for men’s wedding rings. Your wife to be’s wedding band isn’t the only one that gets to sparkle and shine. 

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Bud BagsTM Launches The World’s Standard Secured Delivery Bag

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Introducing Bud Bags an eco-friendly and secure new way to transport cannabis. These biodegradable courier bags, blend sustainability and security. These bags are for the environmentally conscious and engineered for unparalleled protection.

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These bags have tamper-evident security made with features to detect and deter theft. Often they are equipped with unique seals to indicate when unauthorized use or tampering has occurred. These bags are typically used for the transportation of valuable items like cash, cannabis, or documents.

Most bags are made of plastic and mylar so they are not biodegradable. However these bags can be cusomized.

Bud Bags allows anything to be transported without knowledge. They are opaque with an adhesive strip that let you know it’s been tampered with, which means that if something’s missing, it is the company not the courier.

Bud bags is working hand and hand with ASTM International, an international standards company in transportation. ASTM International, serves over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. The standards are defined and set by them, as they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

Its good to be carried by the best.

 

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The Perfect Travel and Summer Sandal

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Ipanema sandals are based in Brazil, and the sandal is named after one of the most famous beaches worldwide. Ipanema sandals are made with a durable Flexpand 100% recyclable plastic and use at least 30% recycled materials, while 99% of all factory waste is recycled or reused.

I Turkey this summer. Last year I really needed a sandal that looked great but handled well in water. Have you ever notice that a lot of summer shoes slip and slide when it rains? Also the beaches of the Mediterian  They take up no room in suitcase or a purse, are incredibly light being that they are all made of rubber. It feels like you are wearing nothing at all, yet are sturdy. These are perfect and you will not need another pair of sandals for anything.

I got the Ipanema Women’s Class Edge Glow Sandals ($32). The Ipanema Shimmer sandals are so soft, and feel great. They are silent when you walk in them, with no noise on the ground and no noise of anything hitting your foot. They also have a section on top that connects to the band around your ankle; this is the shimmer part. The strap is adjustable and o nce adjusted you do not need to undo it each time, making them very easy to slip on since the material is so stretchy.

I will definitely be ordering more.

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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Gifts

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This Mother’s Day there are so many sweet ways to show you love her. Some of our favorite treats are on sale now.

M&M’s Mom Dispenser

Create personalized M&M’S chocolate candies to fill this dispenser for Mom’s birthday or Mother’s Day.

Your customized treats will be delivered by the handful with every twist of the turnkey.

The taste is the tried and true that you always love. With bright colors and fun prints, Mom will love everything about this treat. It’s a perfect gift with a keepsake candy dispenser that can be used again and again. Truly the gift that keeps giving.

Ethel M Chocolates 5-Piece Truffle Sampler

Truffles are always the answer! Our favorite flavors are now available in a NEW 5-piece Sampler Collection. Creamy, rich ganache filling is expertly coated by gourmet dark, milk or white chocolate shells. Made in the traditional style from a cream and butter-based chocolate ganache, each exquisite chocolate gem offers an exploration of flavor in every bite. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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M is for the. . . 

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Many ways you can show your mother, or the mother of your children, or anyone who is like a mother to you, just how much you appreciate and love them. Here are a few suggestions that will make you the hero of Mother’s Day! 

Back by popular demand is Jessica Sherr in her sold-out one-woman show entitled Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies.  Sherr is a joy to watch as she reveals faces of this legendary actress you’ve never seen—her disappointments, her sorrows. 

Her characterization is so spot on that you’ll want to hug her when Bette is hurt and cheer for her when she’s on top of the world. Sherr’s ability to convey the mercurial nature of this iconic star is a marvel to behold.   

Don’t miss her this time around—it’s a real tour de force performance and one every mother will love. Sherr will be performing this well-written and gorgeously performed piece at the Triad on West 72nd Street on May 15 only.   If you’re in a sentimental mood this year, you’re invited to an Unveiling of The Baby Promise, An Elegant Collection of Mother’s Promise Rings, by Shana Farr on Thursday, May 9th from 5 – 7 pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. You may recognize Shana from her many cabaret appearances both here and abroad. Not only is she an accomplished actress and singer, but a mother and accomplished jewelry designer as well.   

Shana and Austin

What is the Baby Promise? It’s a vow she wrote when her son, Austin, was born and it lovingly expresses what every mother wishes for her child, and for herself, but never fully articulates. The complete version is available in a book she wrote of the same name, featuring artwork by–who else?–Austin. The Baby Promise Ring is a reminder of that sacred bond between a mother and child, exquisitely executed and available through Amazon.  Check it out at Thebabypromise.com.   

The ring is the quintessential way to express gratitude to the mother of your children; it comes with a copy of the book and is a perfect gift for any expectant mother.   

John Bolton

John Bolton

And if the lady you wish to honor is a fan of road trips, take her to the Bucks County Playhouse in Doylestown, PA for Noises Off, starring John Bolton.  It’s a quick ride from New York by car, with lots of interesting see there, like the Hammerstein home Highland Farms, or the shops in nearby Lambertville. Lots of fresh produce is available from roadside farmers. Or go in the other direction up to the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, about two hours from the city. There you’ll have your choice of The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Lenny Wolpe or A Complicated Woman with Klea Blackhurst.  You can’t miss! 

And if you insist on staying close to home, Lucky Stiff  by Flaherty & Ahrens is being brought to us by J2 Spotlight performing on West 45th Street. You can take her on Mother’s Day for the 3 pm matinee.    

As for me, my son and I play to celebrate by singing along to our favorite Broadway CDs while we play Scrabble. I just hope he lets me win at least once. 

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Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear

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Until April 30th Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear in Port Authority’s 41st Street building.

Bonnie Comley and Anita Durst

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is on the Board President of The Drama League as well as a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee.

Nothing to Wear

Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. Now she is an artist presenting her work at ART TO WARE (A2W) a wearable Art Gallery that curates up-cycled, hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement pieces to be seen, loved and taken home!

Bonnie Comley and Lelie Ware

Founded in 2021 by Lesley Ware, this Black-owned and women-run small business carries small-batch, socially conscious, up-cycled, and locally-made wearables and gifts. A2W curates an environment of creativity, acceptance, and collaboration within a dynamic retail setting that showcases the work of artists, designers, and creative visionaries.

Making this all happen is ChaShaMa and Anita Durst who helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They award 11 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 300 artist work spaces, provide over 215 free art classes, gives 200 artists free space to present and upport over 75 businesses with free space.

Nothing to Wear is a provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste. It challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption and asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office.

Jose Febrillet from Port Authority

 

 

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