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The 12 Best Rings for Men to Buy Now

When you've got limited avenues through which to flex, accessories make all the difference.
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Call me Frodo fucking Baggins because I, too, get a manic glint in my eye when I see a ring I really want, and will also go to absurd lengths to make it mine. A ring, and, ah, what it conventionally represents, can be a daunting commitment. If the only time you imagined yourself rocking any sort of finger bling at all is right after you got hitched, I feel you. It was only a few years ago that I got tired of wondering what my fingers would look like accented by the subtle glint of a few well-placed rings, and now my hands feel naked without 'em. (Frodo—you done goofed, my guy. If I was forced to give up even a single ring in my regular rotation I'd be out in The Shire trying to buy a replacement ASAP. Honestly, I'd probably hit up Legolas to see if he could proxy me some pricier Elven shit. Get it together, man.)

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Up until fairly recently, rings have largely been relegated to the realm of dandyish accessories, for fittingly dandyish dudes, and most men have shied away from wearing 'em with any sort of regularity. Well, all that's about to change. Because the right accessories—and the right rings in particular—remain the easiest way to add some much-needed personality to any outfit, and when it's hot as all hell out and you've got limited avenues through which to flex, accessories make all the difference.

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Contrary to LOTR lore, there is no one ring to rule them all. So in light of that revelation, I rounded up a few of the best options available now so you can get your Baggins on in style. And if you're going to sit here and tell me you don't want to summon some big hobbit (and Harry Styles) energy this summer—man, I got nothing left to say to you. You might as well be a Ringwraith.

WWW.WILLSHOTT Silver Rope Ring

C'mon, be a pal. Cop the ring. Don't make me—wait for it—"rope" you into it! Aaah. Sorry. ssense.com

Wolf Circus Hayden Ring in Silver

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A sterling silver signet ring is a great way to ease yourself into the game.  needsupply.com

 

Emanuele Bicocchi Gold Arrow Ring

Or you could commit to your new look straight from the jump with this gold-plated joint from Italian jeweler Emanuele Bicocchi. ssense.com

Maple Star Signet Ring

Brass inlaid with onyx, to bring out your inner star. (Someone stop me.) endclothing.com

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Chin Teo Silver Silk Ring

Sterling silver textured by hand, from a brand that prides itself on using traditional silversmithing techniques. ssense.com

Miansai Solar Signet Ring

The cleanest signet ring I've seen in a minute (well, since the last one on this list, anyway.) miansai.com

Johnny Nelson African Misfit Ring

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Johnny Nelson creates punk-inflected pieces that don't shy away from making a statement. johnnynelson.nyc

Third Crown Arc Ring

Third Crown's sharp, angular Arc Ring is a wearable piece of art available in gold or silver-plated brass. thirdcrown.com

All Blues Almost Ring

Simple, streamlined, easy to style.  needsupply.com

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Tom Wood Sterling Silver Spinel Ring

A slightly vintage-looking sterling silver number inset with three black spinel stones. mrporter.com

Ambush Flame Ring

Ambush's Yoon Ahn also serves as jewelry director for Dior Men, so her expertise and eye for detail are expectedly second to none. endclothing.com

David Yurman Cable Classics Band Ring

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If you're stuck on whether to go with silver or gold, why settle for only one? nordstrom.com

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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Avidan Grossman
Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories. He spends way too much time deciding what to wear. Needless to say, his parents still have no idea what he does.
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