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Men are wearing fancy engagement rings now

After her boyfriend, Brandon Poole, proposed with a delicate pink sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, Lauren Dacorro started shopping for his engagement jewelry. “I think it’s kind of stupid that only females have engagement rings to show that they’re taken,” says Dacorro, 23. “I think guys should have one too —it’s an equality thing.” The male engagement ring — once a jewelry industry pipe dream — is becoming a reality, thanks to tradition-spinning millennials and a handful of trendsetting celebs. Searches for the masculine baubles are up 66 percent since last year, according to a recent report by global fashion search platform Lyst. Lyst credits some of the increase to male same-sex couples wearing rings to m ...