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.
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).