Diamonds are a man's best friend...? Here are 9 stylish men's jewellery brands to up your bling game
Bijoux for the boys
Once the domain of rockstars, royals and rappers, men's jewellery is booming. The hugely untapped, yet ever-growing market has taken off as of late thanks to the sartorial endeavours of style icons like Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon and many more on the red carpet and across Hollywood, K-Pop, C-Pop and even sports. Couple that with the rise of gender-neutral attitudes and younger consumers, and the modernisation of men's jewellery is at full steam.
Brands are increasingly presenting their designs on both men and women across new collections and campaigns, embracing new styles and materials in an effort to champion inclusivity and break global stereotypes. Among luxury houses, Cartier's Juste un Clou and Cartier Love bracelets have been firm favourites of male celebrities during the award seasons, while Tiffany & Co. launched a dedicated men's jewellery line of elevated basics less than two years ago. Since 2015, Alessandro Michele has been offering plenty of colourful high jewellery for his gender-fluid collections, alongside the many other menswear lines that have debuted bling as part of the runway.
Ready to ice out? Classics aside, if you're looking for new ways to express your personal style and add some sparkle to your step, look no further––below, we've rounded up some of the best men's jewellery brands out there to help get started:
Based on the essence of simplicity, innovation and Scandinavian functionalism, Tom Wood focuses on elevated staples that have a low impact on the environment. From birthstone pendants to chainlink pieces and playful charms, this is a good place to start if you're on the hunt for everyday bling.
For go-to essentials, Mejuri is another formidable option. The popular Canadian jeweller recently expanded to men's jewellery to deliver plenty of daily style signatures that include beaded necklaces, engraved bracelets and chunky signet rings. On top of that, the brand's sustainability commitments include ensuring that 100 per cent of their gold is entirely traceable, in which 70 per cent will be made of certified recycled gold and 30 per cent will be newly mined.
For something with an industrial edge, Brooklyn-based designer Martine Ali is best known for her cutting-edge, unisex pieces that have been donned by many of music and fashion's biggest names. She's the one to go to if you're looking for silver jewellery––all of which she handcrafts herself in the studio.
At Miansai, handcrafted, statement pieces are at the core of the brand's collections. Fine Italian leather and custom-made marine grade ropes are combined with sterling silver and gold to add elevated details on classics across their jewellery collections, alongside the option of personalised monograms for an extra special touch.
Inspired by London subcultures, Hatton Labs fuses heritage and cutting-edge technology to create one-of-a-kind jewellery for the modern man. Not one to shy away from using diamonds, pearls, recycled metals or coloured stones in their designs, the contemporary jewellery brand is the place for fashion-forward necklaces, bracelets and rings, as well as the go-to of Londoners for bespoke engagement rings.
Panconesi stands between the crossroads of tradition and disruption, art and fashion to create jewellery that transcends gender, time and trends. Founder Marco Panconesi approaches his pieces as cherished objects, embedding them with colour, crystals and forms that architect around the body in awe-inspiring movement and form. His collections draw from notions of alchemy to talismans and constellations to offer a wide range of styles that range from sculptural everyday signatures to more dramatic statement pieces.
Since graduating from Central Saint Martins, Alan Crocetti has made a name for himself for expanding the parameters of men's jewellery. His streamlined yet eclectic pieces are sleek, wearable, and crafted via a forward-leaning design ethic that's based in timeless craftsmanship. Though opulent in precious metals and luxe stone accents, Crocetti's unisex selection of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings remain understated yet innovative, and often bear organic, flowing shapes––setting the benchmark for the new era of male bling.
Drawing from the world of art and sculpture, Seb Brown creates unique jewellery that captures his avant-garde vision and is also kinder to the planet. Each handcrafted piece is inspired by the provenance of its materials and crafted via a zero-waste approach that honours traditional craftsmanship. Additionally, the brand's collections feature easily replaceable frames to guarantee longevity––by the looks of their use of bold colours, regal stones and timeless designs, you may never want to take them off.
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