The Not-So-Simple Guide to Buying Stylish Jewelry for Men
Gone are the days where a man’s jewelry selection is limited to a single wedding band and nothing more. Your customers may have heard that jewelry isn’t really a guy’s thing. Well that, my friends, is nonsense. Vikings wore jewelry. Kings wore jewelry. In fact, pretty much every significant man in history wore silver and gold. So don’t let naysayers be a discouragement. Guys wearing gold is a tell-tale sign of a confident, distinguished, well-dressed male.
Strangely enough, when it comes to stylish jewelry for men, the only rule is that there are no rules. So rock that right-hand ring like a grizzly guy. From fathers to bachelors, from hipsters to old-timers and everyone in between, men should never feel out of place while wearing their favorite piece of jewelry. Heed my fashion advice below if you will, but also take it with a grain of salt. Because after all, fashion rules are made to be broken.
Here are a few tips on how to sport stylish jewelry for men
Going on an interview? Wear a watch. Have important meetings scheduled for the day? Wear a watch. Wondering how much longer until lunchtime? Check your watch. From nobles to shipmates to railroad conductors, timepieces are essential accessories for guys on the go. Watches are an ideal entry-level way to incorporate stylish jewelry into any wardrobe.
Collect multiple watches. Wear a smartwatch for daytime activities. These puppies will track your exercise and wellness while keeping you in touch with your emails, texts, and important calls. Adding a SmartWatch Adapter to multiple watchbands lets you swap between different color and textured watchbands. Also, every guy needs a classic chronograph counterpart. Wear a traditional analog watch with a suave cowhide band on dinner dates and nights on the town.
One minute you’re checking your phone for the time, and an hour later you’re stuck scrolling through Facebook. Stop looking at your phone for the time! Get in the habit of wearing a watch like the real gentleman you are. And large-faced watches are out. Try wearing a low-profile, sleek watch; it takes a big man to wear a small watch.
Join the Chain Gang
Chains are the quintessential stylish jewelry choice for men. In fact, you probably already own one or two. They look great with a t-shirt and jeans, as well as button-down shirts and slacks. Silver is fine, but you should own a yellow gold chain too. There’s something about yellow gold jewelry that drives the ladies crazy.
Keep a staple chain in your neckwear collection. Find what works best for you and wear the heck out of it! Add a standout pendant that holds meaning to you, whether it’s a cross, engraved dog tag, or unique token. Then, try wearing that necklace over your necktie to your next formal event—you’ll surely turn heads (in a good way).
Stacking chains are perfectly fine, but keep it simple Mr. T. I pity the fool who overdoes their chain game with too many chains stacked around their neck. And remember, the larger the pendant, the more gall it takes to pull it off. Maybe skip those gaudy pave’ neckpieces unless you’re scheduled to star in a music video.
‘Sup with Signet Rings
Signet rings are hugely popular right now. Celebs like Nick Jonas and Donald Glover are wearing signet rings left and right on the red carpet lately. These rings look great with decorative stamping, diamond and gemstone accents, engraved initials, or just plain with a special finish.
Hear me out— signet rings work great as pinky rings. Sure, it’s an unconventional move. But it’ll be the first thing people notice when they meet you. So own it—go big or go home!
This rule is easily contested, but I suggest no more than two rings on the same hand at once (unless you’re stacking them—then maybe three rings on the same hand, max).
For thousands of years, we’ve treasured silver and gold for their beauty and rarity. And the enduring value of these precious metals further enhances their appeal. Go beyond the simple wedding band by trying these rings that celebrate metal’s texture, form, and finish.
The top-left piece is a sterling silver cuff. This bracelet is a manly choice whose silver finish will patinate beautifully over time. Don’t be afraid to stack these rings too.