Given that jewelry is most often marketed to women, men can find it confusing to navigate their own journey to discovering jewelry accessories that they love.
This is largely in part due to the limited representation of men’s jewelry in the media: for a long time, it appeared in movies and television that the only way a man could accessorize was with a pocket watch or wallet. While it can often seem that jewelry accessories are only meant for females, that actually couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, men’s jewelry has a long, storied history dating back to the era of Ancient Egypt, when pharaohs would wear intricate jewelry pieces in order to attempt to command the attention of the deities in their favor.
Fast forward a couple centuries to the Middle Ages, and many wealthy men were wearing jewelry as a status symbol to signify their ability to live an opulent lifestyle. Later, during the Renaissance Era, the pool of men who wore jewelry widened, as it became more affordable for those in middle class tiers of society. As time progressed, jewelry became a way for men to express themselves and evolve their senses of fashion.
In 2022, men’s jewelry is more popular than ever, with many different styles of men’s rings, necklaces, and earrings available for men to try. If you’re a man who’s looking to broaden your jewelry collection, read on for some tips on the best ways to style men’s jewelry today.
Keep It Simple or Make a Statement With Men’s Rings
When you think of men’s rings, the first thing that probably comes to mind are wedding bands. But there are actually a number of different styles of men’s rings that you can enjoy wearing, whether you’re wedded or not! If you’re looking for something simple, you could opt for a gold or silver band ring with a simple engraving.
Or, if you’re in the market for something flashier, you could get a statement ring in the shape of an animal, like a lion or bear, or one that features an engraving of an artistic symbol.
If you’re looking for men’s rings that have more of a vintage feel, there are also signet rings which resemble the rings that men of the Middle Ages and Renaissance era used to sign and send letter correspondences. However you choose to accessorize, there’s a men’s ring (or two, or three!) out there that will perfectly fit your style.
Once you’ve chosen the men’s rings that you love the most, you’ll want to be sure to figure out your ring size so they can be sized to perfectly fit your fingers. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure that you’re investing in men’s rings made out of high quality gold and silver; some of the best rings are made with 18 karat gold or 316L stainless steel and rhodium.
Layer Gold Necklaces for a Bold Look
If you’re looking to accessorize with necklaces, try layering a few gold necklace pieces for a multi-dimensional look. You can have fun playing with the different lengths of the necklaces that you choose, as well as the different types of necklaces.
For instance, you could layer a simple short gold chain and a longer pendant necklace with a gold medallion charm for a multidimensional look. When layering necklaces, you’ll probably want to stick to two or three pieces so you don’t overwhelm your ensemble with jewelry.
Plus, you want to give each necklace its own chance to shine within the look. In the case of layering necklaces, less is always more.
Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Sparkle
Men’s jewelry isn’t all just plain gold and silver: you can also incorporate diamonds and gemstones into your look too! To add a little sparkle to your jewelry collection, pick out a pair of diamond huggie hoops or stud earrings that you can easily pair with any outfit for day or night.
If you’re looking to bring the drama with your accessories, you could opt for a bold pair of dangling earrings in a bright color or with large gemstones. Alternatively, you could opt for the single earring look, to make the piece that you choose really stand out.
While it can feel overwhelming to embark into the world of men’s jewelry on your own, there are a number of easy ways to style men’s rings, necklaces, and earrings so you can accessorize any outfit with ease.
Opt for gold or silver men’s rings in a simple or statement style of your choice and pair them with a matching necklace (or two, if you decide to layer them).
You’ll also want to have a pair of diamond or gemstone earrings on hand, just on the off chance that you want to add a little sparkle to your look. What’s your favorite way to style men’s jewelry?