What’s Selling in Stores: Men’s Wedding Bands

We asked four retailers across the country to share their best-selling men’s wedding bands of the week:

South

Gemstone Jewelers, Derby, Kan. David Yurman black onyx exotic stone ring, $600 “Men are as particular as women are, if not worse!” quips store gemologist Patti Schrag. “Men like the squared look because it’s different.”

North

Lewis Jewelers, Ann Arbor, Mich. Jeff Cooper Mingus men’s wedding band (platinum, 18k gold, 14k gold, or palladium), from $1,340 “The designs are simple and contemporary, but very nicely made,” says store manager Jonathan Farnsworth. “They are a little heavier than a standard wedding band. I think people like that.”

New England

Golddiggers, Block Island, R.I. Kurtulan rings in 24k gold; $800–$15,000 “Kurtulan has been a wonderful product and the men are starting to want it. They can’t buy it everywhere because most stores don’t sell it,” says store owner Ila Manner-Schulman.

Central

Marshall Pierce & Co., Chicago Furrer-Jacot men’s braid wedding band, $3,700 “We have much renewed interest in Furrer-Jacot because of the bands’ extremely high quality and unique designs,” says owner Jerry Bern. “The bands also lend themselves to the same-sex marriage clientele because they make for cool his-and-his matching rings.”