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