Diamonds / Trends

A Closer Look at Brooches for Bros


Brooches for bros, diamonds for dudes, gems for gentlemen—whatever you want to call it, there’s no denying that jewelry for men has been on the rise, and if recent red carpets are any testament, it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It seemed like just yesterday that Timothée Chalamet elevated his nylon Prada tracksuit with a vintage Cartier brooch at the Oscars in 2020—and now even more men seem to be sporting the style. Below are a few examples that show how diamonds might just be a man’s best friend.

Tiffany brooch
Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. brooch (circa 1986) in 18k yellow gold with an approximately 54 ct. pink tourmaline, 2.69 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 0.01 ct. t.w. pink sapphire, $67,000; 1stDibs


American actor, producer, and director Michael B. Jordan wore not one but two brooches at this year’s Academy Awards by none other than the legendary Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. The Bird on a Rock, introduced in 1965, is—to this day—one of the late designer’s most timeless and signature designs.

Cartier brooch
Faune et Flore high jewelry brooch (pictured at top) in 18k yellow gold with 5.17 cts. t.w. diamonds and yellow diamonds, $193,000; Cartier

While he wore a platinum iteration, Irish actor Paul Mescal donned an incredible Cartier Faune et Flore high jewelry brooch to this year’s Oscars, as well as a single yellow gold Juste un Clou earring by the jeweler. Mescal, however, is no stranger to gems and brooches in particular; just last month he accessorized his custom Gucci suit with a vintage Cartier (circa 1930s) piece at the BAFTAs.

Fred Leighton brooch
Art Nouveau pansy brooch in platinum and yellow gold with diamonds and velvet, price on request; Fred Leighton

This year’s Oscar winner for Best Supporting actor, Ke Huy Quan, paired his 24k gold–plated bronze statuette with two lapel adornments: this Art Nouveau pansy and a 2.5 ct. lozenge-shape diamond and platinum pin, both from Fred Leighton.

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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