The World of Men’s Jewellery
Men’s jewellery is having a moment in the spotlight; pioneered by Hollywood celebrities and a wave of men who are embracing their masculinity in a different way than previous generations.
Harry Styles is arguably on the vanguard of this wave; known for his bright style, signature pearls and stack of rings.
According to Euromonitor International, global sales of men’s luxury fine jewellery have been rising for the last 10 years and are set to hit its peak in 2022. Following years where anything other than a wedding ring was seen as something superfluous and an oddity, things began to change with the emergence of the Godfather trilogy. These blockbuster films changed the association rings had for many men, now seen as a symbol of strength and power.
In a more recent film, Dune, the head of House Atreides (played by Oscar Isaac) wears a grand ring that is a symbol of their power and is an heirloom passed down through the male line. The son who he passes that ring onto is Timothée Chalamet, who himself has become a symbol of this new movement, with his own range of men’s jewellery for Cartier.
Now not all men are interested in wearing jewellery, but there is now a market for male customers who are looking to be distinct from the average man, and aren’t worried about “looking soft” by wearing accessories.
Holy Gems is one of the luxury brands who have led this wave of men’s jewellery, making exclusive pieces made from the first deposit of precious gems ever discovered in the Holy Land. ‘Twelve Blessings’ is an example of this, inspired by its biblical connection, and is a brilliant 18k gold ring that is accented with black spinel.
Holy Gem’s ‘Twelve Blessings’ ring
Jeff Moriarty, a leading jewellery expert, has claimed that Men’s jewellery is going to continue to become “bigger, flashier and more in demand than ever”, and they in turn have moved towards designing men’s rings with large brightly coloured gemstones.
Yellow diamond ring
If you are looking to be at the head of this next wave of men wearing flashy gems, then this Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring is a brilliant option for you to invest in.
However not everyone will feel comfortable diving into the deep end of men’s jewellery, and wearing necklaces and rings might still feel odd for you. A nice way to take a step into the world of accessorising is by making your shirts a little more interesting with a pair of cufflinks. To replicate some of those most stylish men in the world, there are these knots of metal cufflinks. If you want something with a slightly softer look, there is this pair of cufflinks mounted with a mother of pearl that would be very fitting. Or if you want to capture the essence of Harry Styles or any of the other men listed in this article, there are these eye-catching and distinct oyster shell links that would be perfect for any Hollywood leading man.
Hopefully you have found this guide to the world of men’s jewellery helpful, and take the next step forward in your accessory journey.
ARTICLE BY JOSHUA BUTLER