Mens Christian rings have a long history of being worn by members of the church, whether as a symbol of office within the clergy, given to brave members of religious knightly orders during the Middle Ages, or simply worn by commoners as a display and reminder of their faith in Christ. Building off of that long tradition, this stainless steel Christian Holy Cross ring combines ancient and well recognized Christian symbolism and imagery with contemporary jewelry design and materials, giving men who are proud of their faith in Christ a way to show it proudly and with modern but timeless style.
Unlike most religious rings, this particular piece has a rugged, masculine look. The black epoxy inlay and stainless steel base convey strength, durability, and other male virtues, while also complimenting the ring’s imagery, which reminds one of Christ’s strength as he approached the crucifixion. The ring has a timeless feel and looks similar to ancient religious jewelry, though the quality with which the cross and other symbols were cast reflects contemporary technique and taste. Stainless steel has a significant advantage over other metals used for rings as it is unlikely to react negatively to skin, which is an added bonus.
The rose gold coating used for the cross and praying hands stand out boldly against the stark reflection of the stainless steel band, adding eye-catching flair, but not to the point of being gaudy. Furthermore, the metals used are unlikely to tarnish. The cross is the most prominent emblem on the ring, plated in rose gold over the black epoxy, which allows this element to stand out from the other symbols. Other mens christian rings tend to use more feminine design aesthetics, but the ring’s use of black detailing and thick, contrasting metals gives it a very masculine aesthetic. The hefty sculpting looks similar to signet rings worn by Christian knightly orders such as the Templars, with similar meticulously crafted imagery setting it apart as a distinctly religious ring.
While the ring has many positive aspects as far as the design is concerned, there are a few drawbacks worth noting. First of all, the ring is not available in any size smaller than an 8, meaning the fingers you will be able to wear it on may be limited, and those with smaller hands may not be able to wear the ring at all without it falling off. It is also worth noting that while stainless steel is a durable and attractive material for jewelry, it is unfortunately extremely difficult, if not impossible, to resize at a jewelry shop, so unless you fall within the sizes offered, this ring may not be the best choice.
Overall, this ring sports a number appealing features, including:
- Durable, stainless steel band
- Rugged, masculine design
- Bold Christian imagery
- Metals used unlikely to tarnish
However, buyers should keep in mind that:
- The ring is not available in sizes below 8
- Stainless steel rings cannot be resized