A Spring Wedding Band
Spring has arrived! The season of love, of new life, and most of all, of weddings has come, and with it, brides and grooms to be. Of course, most of the traditional springtime symbols don’t have much significance to men. Flowers, leaves… very few actually hold any kind of significance to men. However, there are some mens wedding bands that do still have the beautiful symbolism of spring with the simplicity and strength common in men’s rings. Take for example, some rings designed with the cherry, or sakura blossom in mind. Simple bands of silver or gold engraved with a pattern not unlike the cherry blossom. This, and many other designs like it, makes up an entire collection of mens wedding bands.
Traditionally, this would have been a faux paux, an unheard of in any kind of men’s jewelry. However, since the turn of the century, conventions have changed. What was once unheard of is becoming common. What was once impossibility is now beginning to be accepted? So while in the past, mens wedding bands couldn’t have any symbol but ones that were considered to be ‘manly’ on them, now, you have the freedom to choose what you like. To use the example above, in japan, the cherry blossom has been a symbol of beauty both for men and women alike, so much so, that the Sakura blossom festival is celebrated around the world from the moment the flowers bloom until they have finished falling. It’s been the subject of poems, and paintings since feudal times, and yet up until recently, it’s been an unheard of thing to see a man with any kind of outward symbol resembling it. Now, it’s slowly becoming more and more acceptable to have a symbol, like the cherry blossom, on a ring, or other piece of attire. As such, spring is in the air, and even the manliest of men can find mens wedding bands to match.