November 2016

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From the Editor: Across the Unisex-Verse

Welcome to JCK’s men’s jewelry supplement. Before you dig in, you may be wondering why we’ve anchored it with a feature about the promising unisex category.  For starters, our society’s growing acceptance of transgenderism and the fluid gender dynamics that come with it make the unisex conversation extremely relevant. Look to what tastemakers such as…

How to Tap Into the Booming Unisex Jewelry Market

The growing acceptance of transgenderism and nontraditional gender roles has cast the spotlight on androgynous culture—including the flourishing unisex jewelry marketplace Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is a man who flirts with androgyny on a daily basis. His collection includes men’s ruffled blouses, flowing silk neckerchiefs, and heavily embroidered—and often bedazzled—custom tuxedos worn by devotees…

What (Jewelry) a Guy Wants

From chunky silver links to classic signet rings, these pieces are just what you need to catch male clients’ eyes. CHAIN BRACELETS RIGHT ANGLES (Above) Rectangle bracelet in sterling silver; $495; Bree Richey, Natick, Mass.; 617-522-3229; breejewelry.com MADE IN THE JADE (Inset) Batu Classic Chain bracelet with nephrite jade and black sapphire lava in silver; $1,595; John Hardy,…