In today’s world, most men wear limited jewelry. A simple wedding band a perhaps a thin necklace are the extent of the jewelry many men wear, but there are so many incredible options for men’s jewelry!
Throughout history, men have worn jewelry just as frequently and proudly as women. Men in Egyptian times wore broad collars filled with beautiful beads. In ancient Roman times, men wore finger rings, and Native American men frequently wore jewelry made with semi-precious stones.
Men's jewelry has been making a comeback in recent years, and it's the perfect time to get on board with this trend. That's why we created this guide to detail the best jewelry for men. Let's get started!
Related: A HISTORY OF MEN’S JEWELRY
WHAT TYPE OF JEWELRY CAN MEN WEAR?
Men can wear any jewelry they want! While most men avoid large, colorful pieces, you can still pull them off. However, the current trend for men is minimalist jewelry.
The most popular jewelry on the market for men today includes necklaces, bracelets, and rings that feature minimal design and color. They’re often thin, inconspicuous, and neutral colors.
Minimalist jewelry works perfectly with the modern 2022 aesthetic for men. This year is the year of bright, colorful outfits. Men are rocking vibrant green shirts, deep blue trousers, pink polos, and more.
These colors catch others' eyes and make a statement. That statement says, "I'm proud of who I am, and I'm going to wear what makes me feel the best!"
Adding a few pieces of casual, neutral-toned jewelry will help complete this look for men. Your outfit will still be the most attention-grabbing part of your ensemble, but the jewelry will add a wonderful touch and help back up the statement your outfit is making.
Thin chain necklaces, bracelets, and simple earrings are the perfect jewelry for men in 2022!
WHAT TYPES OF METAL SHOULD MEN’S JEWELRY BE?
Most men's jewelry is made of metal. The most common metals used for men's jewelry include stainless steel, gold, platinum, silver, titanium, tungsten, and cobalt.
There's also something to be said about wooden jewelry, especially wooden rings. This type of jewelry is often hand-crafted and has deep sentimental meaning. Wearing wooden rings creates an air of confidence and a unique style for men. So, while metal is definitely the most popular, don't immediately dismiss wooden jewelry, either!
All the metals we mentioned provide that classic, neutral shade that sets men's jewelry apart from women's. It helps create a casual aesthetic and reinforces that men can pull off jewelry as effortlessly as women.
THE BEST JEWELRY FOR MEN
There are a handful of accessories that make the best jewelry for men. While there are plenty of other forms of jewelry men can pull off, we feel these forms are the most popular and the easiest to get started with if you're unused to wearing jewelry.
Men's most popular jewelry forms include wedding rings/rings, thin chain necklaces, thin chain bracelets, watches, and earrings. We'll discuss each category in more detail, so you know exactly how to pull these pieces off!
Do you enjoy wearing multiple rings on the same hand? Check out our Signature Stack Rings at LaCkore Couture!
The days of super thick and chunky rings are passed. They were at the height of popularity during the 70s, but that's faded over time. Signet rings are still in, but if you plan on wearing a signet ring, you should stick to one.
Adding a couple of other rings with thin bands to your other hand can help accentuate your style. Men's rings look best when they're neutral-toned and made of strong metals like gold, titanium, platinum, or cobalt.
Wedding rings can be any shape or size you want, but a simple gold, silver, titanium, or platinum band looks great on every man. These grayish, neutral colors will match any skin tone and outfit, so you never have to worry about matching your rings to your ensemble.
THIN CHAIN NECKLACES
We love seeing men rocking a thin chain necklaces. Whether it's made of gold, cobalt, or titanium, these chain necklaces can help show off your jawline and look great with a v-neck t-shirt.
Stick with a minimalist design and try to find necklaces that hit you about mid-chest. This way, they’ll look perfect, whether tucked in or left sitting on top of your shirt.
Some men enjoy adding a small pendant to their necklaces. Pendants showing something meaningful to you will help show off your style in every situation.
THIN CHAIN BRACELETS
The trend for men's bracelets used to include thick leather or metal cuffs, but as with other aspects of men's jewelry, the movement now is more minimalist. Thin chain, rope, or cuff bracelets look great on every man's wrist and will pair perfectly with your thin chain necklace.
Make sure your bracelet doesn't overpower any other wrist jewelry you wear. So, if you're wearing a titanium watch on one wrist, then you should do a rope or thin chain bracelet on the other wrist rather than a thick titanium cuff.
The best styles for men's watches are modern, sleek, and metallic. A shiny chrome finish or a matte black watch looks very masculine and will match any other jewelry you wear.
Try to avoid watches with too many additional features, especially ones that light up. Even with your watches, you want to look confident and follow that minimalist trend. Some extra features, like a built-in compass, are perfectly fine, but make sure you don't overdo it.
Earrings have been in for men for decades, and that trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon! We love seeing men wearing classic studs, tiny hoops, and even small gages.
The most important thing to remember with earrings is you want something practical, minimal, and matching. If you find a pair of earrings you like and they meet those three requirements, then take the leap and try them on.
Do you want to find the perfect gift for your significant other? Shop the collections at LaCkore Couture to find something they’re guaranteed to love!
FIND WOMEN’S JEWELRY AT LACKORE COUTURE
Whether you’re looking for a pair of small gold earrings or a stylish chain necklace, we have plenty of options for women. The best style for women’s jewelry right now follows a minimalist look with neutral tones, so keep that in mind while you’re browsing our collections!