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How to Build the Ultimate Men’s Jewelry Wardrobe


In men’s jewelry, the magic is in the merchandising. Curate the right selection of styles and you just might sell five pieces as opposed to one. The key is in showcasing jewels that dovetail with the latest trends yet are simple enough to remain relevant for years to come. As usual, we’ve got plenty of suggestions for the key items every men’s jewelry wardrobe absolutely must contain.

Beaded Bracelet

The beaded bracelet is the archetypal men’s jewel: easy to slip on, not overly flashy, and available in everything from a simple bead-on-cord style to a piece loaded with precious gems. Designer Luis Morais is a master of the form. Although his jewelry collection now spans all categories, he decided to go into the men’s jewelry business in 1998, when he “saw a bracelet in a magazine that he could not locate to purchase, so he made a variant of it himself—DIY-style,” according to his website. Savvy move!

Luis Morais beaded bracelet
Puka Pueblo beaded bracelet with 14k yellow gold short faceted chamber with diamonds, $560; Luis Morais

Simple Pendant

Men are as fond of stacking as their female counterparts, but when it comes to neckwear, it all starts with a pendant, and the simpler the better. Masculine styles such as guitar picks or dog tags are eternally popular—consider jazzing them up with colorful hard stones, such as the malachite pendant from Royal Chain at top.

Jenny Dee pendant
Strength Mandalic pendant in engraved titanium on silver chain, $806; Jenny Dee Jewelry

Signet Ring

What comes after the wedding ring? A bold gold signet ring, that’s what. The style embodies masculine adornment at its finest.

Patcharavipa signet ring
Valet ring in 18k Siam gold with 0.18 ct. baguette diamond, $5,314; Patcharavipa
Sydney Evan mens ring
Stone Pyramid ring in 14k yellow gold with tiger’s eye and black diamonds, $4,950; Sydney Evan

Stud Earrings

Earrings aren’t for everyone, but guys who have one or both ears pierced are bound to appreciate a simple gold and diamond stud like this pair from the Danish-born, Los Angeles–based designer Fie Isolde.

Fie Isolde stud earrings
Medium Evoke stud earrings in 14k gold with 0.11 ct. t.w. diamonds, $760 (for pair); Fie Isolde

For men willing to be a bit more daring, try something bolder and tribal-inspired—such as these black diamond–studded Sabre earrings from Anne Sisteron.

Anne Sisteron tusk stud earrings
Sabre earrings in 14k gold with black rhodium and black diamonds, $2,770; Anne Sisteron

Pearl Necklace

Last but not least comes the pearl necklace. Reimagined in recent years for a more masculine audience, the style has taken the men’s fashion scene by storm. Mikimoto’s Passionoir collection hits all the right notes.

Mikimoto Passionoir necklace
Passionoir pendant necklace in black rhodium plated–silver with black South Sea cultured pearls, $6,500; Mikimoto

Top: Dog tag pendant in sterling silver with malachite, $400; Royal Chain

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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