Should Men Wear Jewelry? 5 Tips to Take Your Style from Drab to Fab

Should Men Wear Jewelry? 5 Tips to Take Your Style from Drab to Fab

The Men’s Jewelry Revolution — Your Guide to Wearing Necklaces, Rings, and More:


Hollywood’s relationship with men’s jewelry has been inconsistent for a long time. Most young men who are exploring jewelry options today probably never saw their fathers, male peers, or childhood idols wear jewelry.

If you’ve had your eye on the men’s pendants, rings, and bracelets taking over the red carpet, you’re not the only one. Men’s jewelry is classic and extravagant. If it says anything about your manhood, it says you’re confident enough to express yourself—and that your bathroom is probably clean.

Hello, you are relationship material. That’s what women see in jewelry.

If it’s your first time wearing men’s jewelry, these tips will help you start off like a pro—while tapping into your personality and fiercely good looks.

  1. Use Contrasting Jewelry Colors

It’s common to see this style worn by famous football players—and let’s just say they know what they’re doing. By wearing a black suit coat accentuated by colorless diamond jewelry (maybe a necklace or stud earrings), you’re telling everyone you belong with the elite.

Contrasting black and white is a great way to get your feet wet with jewelry because you can use outfits you already own.

You also don’t have to worry about matching gemstone colors with your look. For a black suit coat, wear white or colorless diamonds. For a white or beige suit coat, black diamonds are a bold choice.

  1. Layer Your Necklaces

Odell Beckham Jr.’s look at the 2022 Met Gala is giving us immaculate energy. Showing men that jewelry is the accessory they’re missing out on, OBJ stuns with layered chain necklaces—the largest worth over $650,000. With his green velvet hoodie and pants, Beckham exemplifies exactly how you can dress up a casual outfit with a little bling.

The man of the hour, Johnny Depp, is known for his classic and unforgettable style choices. As one of the older actors in Hollywood, he’s unapologetically pioneered men’s jewelry trends through years of ups and downs. Despite what the public thinks about men’s jewelry, you simply can’t say it looks bad on Depp.

Speaking of layered necklaces, Johnny Depp is a master at layering pendant necklaces. The charms you include on your pendant may represent something meaningful to you. For Depp, we see lots of references to Pirates of the Caribbean.

If you’re on a budget, start your collection with three pendant necklaces and tell your wife you’re starting to make the full transition into “thirst trap.”

  1. Don’t Shy Away from Big Bling

Weak men don’t wear jewelry. If you’re going to wear it, why not dive all in?

Fashion designer Alessandro Michele is showing us how it’s done. Regularly seen with large gemstones decorating every finger, he’s giving off hot pirate energy—and we’re here for it. What’s unique about Michele’s style is that there doesn’t seem to be a particular strategy behind his ring choices of the day.

His adornments may vary from large amethysts to gold lions and vintage rings with filigree. But somehow, the rings always look as if they were meant to be together.

Ringo Starr influenced the world with his musical talents and heartthrob looks during his Beatles years. But he also influenced us with his revolutionary jewelry taste. He was often seen wearing a handful of large gemstone rings—displaying large onyx and sapphire stones.

  1. Brighten Up Your Suit Coat with a Lapel Pin (Or Two)

Lapel pins are finally back in style after a long intermission. Putting the days of costume jewelry and shoulder pads behind us, we’ve charged forward choosing only the best fashion statements of the 1980s.

Following the surge of backpack and hat pins, lapel pins and brooches are a more refined way to make a statement. One of the most popular jewelry pieces at this year’s Met Gala, lapel pins were spotted on men like Regé-Jean Page, Ryan Reynolds, and Henry Golding.

It’s 2022, and we’re all about personalization. Take a page from Madeleine Albright’s book and use your lapel pins to send a spicy message to the haters. When you’re not side-eyeing the Russians with fine jewelry, you can use your pins to express yourself. Many pins include political messages, TV characters, and even memes.

  1. Have Something Custom Made

If it’s your first time exploring jewelry, you may not know about the beauty of custom-made pieces.

Well, let us introduce you…

Custom-made (aka bespoke) jewelry allows you to create anything you can imagine. You can choose your own gold color, gemstone color, quality, size, and more. Just take your ideas to a jeweler and watch them come to life.

Custom men’s jewelry is especially popular at black tie events and celebrity functions. It makes you stand out from the crowd—and you’ll never show up with the same necklace as someone else.

Custom jewelry is also incredibly meaningful—and makes a wonderful gift for a loved one. If the jewelry is for yourself, you can include the birthstones of your wife and children, or you can create cufflinks with a meaningful symbol.

The sky’s the limit. We can’t wait to see what you create (and flaunt!)

The Future of Men’s Jewelry Is You

Sure, Vogue has a lot of influence over which jewelry styles are popular for men. Celebrities do, too. But don’t forget how much power you have over the fashion industry.

By shamelessly wearing what you love and showing off your personal style, you are paving the way for men of future generations to express themselves confidently and without judgment.

According to most historians, men were the first wearers of jewelry. They used handcrafted necklaces and rings to show off their power and status. Even nobles and dignitaries today wear gemstones to accentuate their looks and remind people of their status.

This is your reminder to stare down the peasants. And look sexy while doing it.

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