What’s the most important rule for a man to know when buying jewelry?
There are no rules. A fabulous jewelry collection for a man exudes confidence, boldness and personal style. It is all about stepping outside boundaries and confidently wearing the perfect pieces that suit the man he is.
After all, some of the most iconic men in history are also famous for their stylish jewelry. Vikings of ancient times wear arm rings, necklaces and brooches -all at the same time. Infamous ruler Henry VIII is never seen without his pendants and pinkie rings. The crooner for swooners Elvis Presley is known to pile on gold, diamonds, sapphires and vintage Native American jewelry.
Today, one of the most famous pieces of men’s jewelry is Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ skull ring. Michael Jordan and David Beckham are among many jewelry aficionados in the sports world, with both men frequently sporting large gold and diamond rings. Rappers 2 Chainz and Tyga are reinvigorating enthusiasm for piles of chains and bracelets, along with rings, earrings and sparkling diamond-encrusted watches.
Something all these men have in common is total confidence in their jewelry selection. They know not everyone has their unique flair for adornment, and that’s exactly what sets them apart.
Tips for Wearing Jewelry Like a Rock Star
Watch the time. For men who are just beginning to explore jewelry, watches are the perfect place to start. Timeless classics, fine luxury timepieces have come full-force into modern times with a blend of traditional features and smart-watch options. Oversize diamond watches remain perennially popular for men who want to show some bling while slender, smooth-faced watches are popular among men who want something refined and sophisticated.
Ring it on. The design of men’s rings has evolved dramatically in the past few decades. Men have a wide array of options, from tough metals like steel and tungsten to sleek gold bands that glimmer with subtle style. Diamond-encrusted rings show fearlessness and wealth. Textured rings are popular right now, especially organic textures like wood grain and hammered finishes. Signet rings, which traditionally signify affiliations with organizations, are having a big moment right now, too.
Up the chain game. Chains have edgy style, adding flair to the simple uniform of a t-shirt and jeans and giving a hint of shine under a fine collared shirt. It’s usually best to wear a single chain at a time – although it’s good to own both silver and gold options – unless you’re the kind of high-style man who can pull off a pile of chains.
Try earring bling. If earrings are your thing, don’t go small – big is what’s in for men. A pair of bold, chunky diamonds is a classic look; bright colored gemstones generally aren’t a preference for men. Precious metals with a matte finish look handsome, and if you want to channel a little Billy Idol, wear a dangling cross, skull or feather shape.
Mix and match. Men often wonder if and how to wear matched pieces of jewelry. For day-to-day looks, it’s best to let a single statement piece – a bold ring or a statement chain – stand alone. But if you’re headed out to the club, all bets are off. Wear earrings, rings and glistening watches together to show off your masculine style.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call 317-810-1665 for your private appointment or schedule online, IndyFacets.com/schedule/.