Ever since Ed Sheeran announced that he鈥檚 engaged to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, fans have been on the lookout for wedding plans. So when the singer turned up at the 2018 Brit Awards on Wednesday night wearing a ring, some wondered whether he and Seaborn had pulled off a stealthy, under-the-radar ceremony.

Taking the stage to accept the Global Success Award, Sheeran held onto his trophy with his left hand, giving viewers a clear view of the silver band on his ring finger.

The ring was also visible when Sheeran clutched the mic stand while performing 鈥淪upermarket Flowers鈥 during the show.

Fans thought it might be a sign that he and Seaborn had already tied the knot. And while we would have been thrilled to find out that the 鈥淪hape of You鈥 crooner had pulled off a secret ceremony, it turns out that the silver band is not a wedding ring.

Rather, it鈥檚 an engagement ring.

鈥淚鈥檓 not married. I鈥檓 wearing an engagement ring as well,鈥 he told Good Morning Britain. 鈥淚 feel like, you know, you both should.鈥

He also spoke about the band in an interview with the British talk show Lorraine on the red carpet, saying, 鈥淚 never saw why men didn鈥檛 wear engagement rings. It鈥檚 the same commitment either way.鈥

He went on to reveal that the ring he鈥檚 wearing is special not only because of its meaning, but also because of its origin. 鈥淐herry made it for me herself out of silver clay. I really like it.鈥

While engagement rings for men (or 鈥mangagement rings鈥) aren鈥檛 totally unheard of, they鈥檙e definitely not a common trend. But perhaps Ed Sheeran is about to change that.

What do you think about men wearing engagement (or 鈥渕angagement鈥) rings? Let us know @BritandCo!

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