For centuries, men have been inclined to show off a bit of bling. And while the days of over-the-top jewel-encrusted crown status symbols and Vikings’ animal and ax-shaped medallions may be behind us, mens jewelry is still a great way to express a stylish, masculine identity.
While necklaces and earrings can be a bold statement, bracelets are one of the most classic pieces of mens jewelry. They offer a more subtle option to add an elegant accent to your outfit and can easily be worn everyday with a dress shirt, blazer or suit. In fact, many of the most stylish and contemporary brands are focusing on bracelets for men that are sophisticated yet understated.
Mejuri is a brand that has exploded on the mens jewelry scene with their sleek designs and social media presence. Their bracelets are made of a variety of metals and materials including gold, silver, stainless steel and leather. They also come in a wide range of shapes and colors. And for men who don’t have the time to browse their website or shop online, Mejuri offers “Styled Stacks,” which are curated sets of their best-selling pieces that go together seamlessly and can be worn right out of the box.
Earrings are another common piece of mens jewelry and there are many options to choose from, from a simple chain to an eye-catching earring with a hook or stud. There are a lot of options for men who want to experiment with their style and fortunately, the trend toward more men getting their ears pierced means that there are now more fashion brands and jewellers catering to these guys.
Regardless of your preference, there are a few rules to follow when it comes to mens jewelry. One is that you shouldn’t wear more than two or three rings or bracelets at a time, and you should be sure that the styles of each match one another. The exception to this is if you’re wearing a cuff, which isn’t really appropriate for daily wear but is ideal for special occasions like weddings.
Another way to help avoid overdoing your look is to ensure that your accessories have a meaning and purpose. This is a great approach for mens jewelry as it allows you to showcase your personal style while giving back to the world at the same time.
A great place to start is with the jewelry from the brand Alighieri, which is based on Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece – The Divine Comedy. Its Oxford graduate founder Rosh Mahtani has taken this storied literary work and transformed it into modern jewelry that is both thoughtful and masculine. Other options include a bracelet from the Miami-based designer Scosha Woolridge, which is influenced by color and wanderlust, or a simple sterling silver chain from MANSSION (which stands for “man on a mission”). The streamlined design of these pieces makes them a perfect choice for guys who don’t want their jewelry to overwhelm their look.