Designers / Fashion / Gold / Industry

When It Comes to Men’s Pendants, Think Simplicity and Symbolism


We’re a little obsessed with pendants for men. That’s why we’re covering them. Again.

The market has never featured as many cool and classic options as it does today. But in perusing the 2022 pendant selection, we noticed that most designs fall into one of two camps: simple and minimalist or symbolic and freighted with meaning.

On the symbolic side stand pieces such as Sydney Evan’s peace-loving gold and diamond hands, the golden eagle pendant from Royal Chain, or Shay’s slithering snake style (say that 10 times fast!).

On the flip side are timeless circle designs (such as the Anise pendant by LA-based Ceremony or Jane Bartel’s two-tone piece—note its removable band, which can actually be worn as a midi ring!) and minimalist silhouettes that serve as blank canvases for the wearer to infuse with personality.

While there’s no wrong choice here, there is a sartorial reminder: Consider how these will look in layers. Neck messes are no longer just for the ladies!

Sydney Evan peace fingers pendant
Mano Peace Charm necklace in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,905; Sydney Evan
Ceremony Anise pendant
Anise pendant in 18k yellow gold with 0.25 ct. diamond, $3,250; Ceremony
Royal Chain gold pendant
Gold eagle pendant in 14k gold, $735, Royal Chain
Sydney Evan happy face pendant
Medium Happy Face necklace in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,105; Sydney Evan
Jane Bartel mens circle pendant
Gold and silver mixed metal necklace in 14k gold and sterling silver with removable 18k gold and diamond band/midi ring, $1,800; Jane Bartel
Shay Serpentine pendant
Snake pendant in 18k yellow gold with black diamonds and green garnets, $7,400; Shay Jewelry
ITA pendant
Acu  pendant in 14k yellow gold with black and champagne diamonds, $2,300; Itä


Milamore pendant necklace
Diamond Braille Amore necklace in 18k yellow and white gold with diamonds, $5,500; Milamore
SHW pendant
Visi necklace in 14k yellow gold, $650; SHW

Top: Hand symbol pendant in 14k yellow gold with lapis lazuli, $7,370; Luis Morais

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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