Today, it’s not only women that can wear jewellery. In fact, the men’s jewellery industry is growing by the day, with men worldwide now adding jewellery into their style. In this article, we explore men’s jewellery in more detail and discuss the most popular pieces to own.
Unsurprisingly, watches are one of the most popular accessories for men. In the past, watches were worn merely for practicality. Having the time on your person was more practical than finding a wall clock – especially when out and about. However, with most people now owning a smartphone, the time-telling function of the watch has become unnecessary. Today, it’s more common for men to wear a watch as a fashion accessory. With this in mind, they are often classed as a type of jewellery.
As well as complementing an outfit, watches give off a sense of sophistication. While it may be unnecessary to splash out on a Rolex, wearing a good-quality watch can make you appear smart and sophisticated, particularly if it collates with your outfit.
When it comes to watches, there are two different routes you can go down. If you’re hoping to build a collection, purchase a few cheaper watches in different styles. If you’d rather splash out on something more expensive, choose a timeless design that can be paired with every outfit.
While some people deem necklaces as a women’s accessory, alternative chain styles can make the piece more masculine. If you are interested in wearing a necklace, we suggest going for something minimal. Opting for a simple silver chain will ensure that the piece goes with every outfit.
If you’d like to build a collection, pick up a few chains of different thicknesses and lengths. To style your necklace, pair it with a plain T-shirt or shirt. This will add something extra to your look and give the outfit a hint of bling. If crystal healing is your thing, you may prefer to wear a gemstone pendant. This style of necklace works well when layered with a simple chain for a subtle look.
Another great piece of men’s jewellery is the bracelet. In the past, awareness bracelets and festival bands were popular additions, but what is acceptable today?
If you are wearing a watch, it’s important to go for a bracelet that matches the colour of that. If you don’t wear them on the same arm, this is less important but it is still a nice touch. Matching the colour of your jewellery will create a cohesive style, whereas mismatching colours can look a bit random. In terms of bracelet style, there are a number of different designs for men. Leather bracelets are always popular, especially if you want to get the jewellery personalised. Some men choose to have a meaningful date or name inscribed on the bracelet, this often being the date of their wedding or their partner’s name. If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort, you may decide to wear a lithotherapy bracelet. Crafted from gemstones, this style of bracelet uses energy and minerals from the stones to restore balance in the body.
When it comes to men’s accessories, rings are another favourite. The number of rings you wear will depend on your style. If you want a minimal look, it’s best to opt for a single wedding band or signet ring. If your style is a little more out-there, wear a variety of rings that complement each other. If you’re just introducing rings, it’s best not to overdo it. To play it safe, start with wearing one ring per hand and build your collection with time if you’d like to. As with bracelets, try to match the colour of your ring with the rest of your jewellery. When it comes to choosing a ring, it’s important to take your time. Choose a design that complements your style, as well as making sure the colour matches your watch.
While not all men choose to wear earrings, men’s earrings are becoming more popular, particularly in the creative industry. If you would like to wear earrings, it’s best to stick to something minimal. Most men prefer to wear a singular earring rather than a pair, although the choice is completely up to you. If you’re planning to wear it to work, make sure you’ve got a plain stud that complies with the dress code. If your workplace allows it, you may prefer to wear a small hoop or dangly design instead. To avoid infection, purchase your jewellery from a reputable jeweller as opposed to buying it online.
Now we’ve discussed the favourite jewellery for men, let’s explore how to wear each piece.
Today, men’s jewellery is popular amongst people of all ages. If your style is minimal, keep it simple with a watch and signet ring. If you’re hoping for something more out-there, pair your outfit with a hooped earring and a lithotherapy bracelet.