When it comes to buying jewellery we all automatically assume it is just the poor men out there who have to face hours upon end of traipsing through shops, conducting research and praying that you made the right choice but what about us women? Shouldn’t we be shopping for the men in our lives too?
Naturally we consider jewellery as predominantly feminine and although many men have dabbled a little here and there with an earring or a bracelet; it is only recently that they have begun to embrace jewellery to its fullest extent. From small local jewellers, to high street stores and big named designers; there is now just as much quality jewellery available for men as there is women!
What was once a symbol of effeminate style is now open to the truly masculine. Whether in the form of earrings, a necklace or a bracelet, today’s jewellery can further a man’s style status. buy gold in dubai With that in mind there is no reason why more women should not be embracing what is on offer and showering men with the right accessories.
Having brought female friends and family and of course yourself the perfect items of jewellery, knowing where to even begin when shopping for that special man in your life can be a little overwhelming. Men’s jewellery shopping however doesn’t need to be as difficult as it might look; with the right knowledge and a little know how there is no reason why you cannot by the perfect gift.
Whether for a birthday, special event or even for your wedding, the below are a few of the crucial points to consider before you begin…
Lifestyle- One of the crucial points to consider is that men aren’t anywhere near as careful as women. In fact men are quite the opposite and are far more likely to be involved in rough handling, manual labour and general sports and activity. As a result it is important to consider whether or not you are choosing the right material. Is the jewellery likely to get scuffed, scratched and even damaged quite quickly? If that is the case then why not opt for titanium/steel settings? This is a particularly popular option for wedding bands.
Know what he Wants- As with women’s jewellery, the options available for men really are endless so before beginning why not consider what he wants or would prefer? From small string bracelets to large leather cuffs, to necklaces and rings; there is a lot to choose from and if you aren’t sure what he would prefer then why not ask around? Speak to family members and/or friends to get an idea of what he might want, drop a few hints or perhaps consider any he might have dropped some to you? Buying jewellery is never easy so do a little research to give yourself the best chance possible.
The trend for plain metal accessories has been popular for many seasons now, from highly polished sculptural pieces through to mixed metal collections combining a mixture yellow, white, gunmetal and rose colours.
This move toward unadorned, simple styling is the perfect way to complement to any outfit, giving you the flexibility to wear your jewellery any time, anywhere. Whether as a single statement piece or layered up with other pieces – plain metal jewellery is a great style choice.
Whether it is a mixed metal piece or jewellery in a single metal hue, many jewellery brands have translated this bold and simple trend in fine and fashion jewellery, creating pieces that play with shape and form to produce wearable jewellery collections.
Jewellery Designer Dinny Hall is a perfect example of this, using elegant shapes and motifs in highly polished Sterling silver and 18ct Yellow gold Vermeil. A simple lotus leaf design is used in 2 sizes for a charm style necklace, an elongated tusk like curve of silver creates a beautiful bracelet – a modern take on the traditional ID bracelet.
Fashion brand, August Woods uses mixed metal colours to create great neck and wrist wear. Large interlinked rings in yellow and white gold coloured metal are really effective to make a statement and the woven flat snake chain necklace in yellow, white and gunmetal makes a bold impact. I particularly fancy the sculptural bangle, a ‘must have’ piece with twisted detail and concave design.
On-line retailer Argento use sinus lines and flowing shapes in sterling silver to great effect with this beautiful cuff bangle, plus taking a classic motif and giving it a modern twist with this double heart necklace.
High street jewellers, Goldsmiths have captured the all metal trend with a variety of jewellery pieces. A pair of 9ct gold tri colour knot earrings is a classic adornment, a jewellery essential for the jewellery box. For a more contemporary look, a bold woven sterling silver ring makes a striking statement for the hand.