The absolute guide to picking jewellery for men
More and more men are including jewellery in the accessories that they wear to express their personal style. They are going beyond their engagement and wedding rings to flaunt chains, layered necklaces, stackable rings, bracelets and more.
Male celebrities are leading this trend by not only picking precious jewels for special occasions and red-carpet events but also incorporating them in their every day style files. Harry Styles has been spotted on multiple occasions wearing gold necklaces, a cross pendant, pearl earrings and necklace (on different occasions) and playing it up with different rings.
Image caption: Women have competition when it comes to blinging it up with diamonds. Men are more than happy to define their persona with rings, bracelets and chains carpeted with diamonds.
F1 driver Lewis Hamilton loves his jewelry so much that he has had to put a fight with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to let him keep some of his jewelry on during races. Singers Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, too, keep their daily wear fashionable with minimal chains and pendants.
If you are looking to amp up your look with some jewelry, here are a few points to help you in your search for the perfect piece.
Before you begin your search, it is better to have an idea of what kind of jewelry you want. Take the following parameters into consideration while drawing up a visual image.
Material: Are you looking for something in silver, gold or platinum? It all depends on your personal preference. Do you want it to be simple and plain or accented with diamonds or gemstones? If you are looking at something with diamonds, familiarize yourself with the 4C’s – cut, color, clarity and carat and decide what range your stone should fall under. Determine the caratage that you are looking for when it comes to gold jewelry.
Color: Are you looking for something understated like platinum or white gold or a warmer tone of yellow or rose gold? If you are confused about platinum or white gold, read about the difference in our platinum buying guide.
Price: Have a broad budget in mind. It will help you significantly eliminate products that are out of your desirable price range. If you want the look of gold but it is too costly, consider lower cartage gold like 14K or gold-plated silver jewelry.
Style: Tell stories about who you are as a person through your fine jewels. Are you looking for something minimal, with meaning, a lettered manifestation or something bold and flashy?
Rings are an easy way to add some sparkle to your look. There is a whole ocean of options from minimalistic bands in gold and platinum to diamond-encrusted rings like the one in the photo above that brings out your flamboyant side.
Signet rings are also gaining popularity. Traditionally, gentlemen involved in business or politics would wear signet rings on their pinky finger. They would be engraved with their family crest and would be used as a seal to sign important documents. They have come along way since then and you can pick your own signet ring to make a mark in this world.