Natalie Portman’s antique engagement ring

Natalie Portman stepped out at the Oscars with two wedding bands to match her uniuqe antique diamond engagement ring.

According to People Magazine, the subtle wedding bands were seen as an announcement of Portman’s marriage to Benjamin Millepied. Portman’s jeweler decided to give her not just one, but two beautiful wedding bands to flank the antique diamond situated in her engagement ring.

To match Portman’s eco-friendly nature, the jeweler used recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds and for Millepied’s, his wedding band is made of recycled platinum.

If you’re in the market for unique diamond engagement ring and are passionate about the environment, you should ask your jeweler to incorporate recycled precious metals and old European cut diamonds in the design of your ring.

How to Choose the Perfect Men’s Wedding Band

When it comes to picking out the perfect wedding ring for men, there are several considerations to keep in mind. Your choice is going to become a lot simpler if you keep some factors in mind:

-Considering your lifestyle- this is a very important criterion. For example, if you work in an environment where your ring is exposed to a lot of “tear and wear”, you definitely need to choose something very durable (such as tungsten, 18k gold or platinum). If you are a mechanic who needs to operate machinery for instance, you will either have to take off your ring every day while working, or choose an extremely strong and durable wedding band. However, if you are a person working mostly in an office, you can surely choose even a more delicate ring, such as a braided style white/yellow/pink gold combination which is extremely fashionable nowadays.

-Considering your personality- men should wear unique wedding rings that reflect their personality and lifestyle. The biggest mistake men usually make is to not pay attention to the style of wedding band that they wear. They simply choose one at random, and consider that only the woman’s ring is important. If you are a very daring and bold personality, that should reflect through your imposing jewelry. There are many men’s rings which are set with diamonds, or which feature extremely complex and beautiful patterns.  Or, if you are more of a tradition loving person with an affinity for classic things, you could choose either antique wedding rings, or the simple yellow gold satin finish ring.

- considering the comfort zone- Wedding rings definitely need to be extremely comfortable to wear, since you will most probably wear it for your entire life. Therefore, you should avoid rings that have extreme sharp edges. Instead, choose the comfort fit bands which have some rounded ridges on the interior that will make you feel very comfy while wearing the ring.