With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for that special man in your life. While many people might not think of jewelry as a natural step for masculine-loving men, the right embellishments can enhance your man’s style and boost his confidence.
Men’s jewelry is typically limited to metals and leather to keep a masculine vibe. Chains, watches, rings, cufflinks, and clips are all common accessories that we overlook. These items make great gifts when you spend on high-end options because they are the type of accessories your man may not splurge on himself.
Choose Your Man’s Best Metal
Metal accessories come in a handful of tones, and no two men have the same preferences. Skin tone and personal preference draw individuals to one metal over another. Pay attention to what metals he wears and match those. If he doesn’t wear anything, choose a metal based on his skin tone.
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Sterling silver jewelry is a perfect subtle accent for a classic piece that falls squarely in the affordability column. Sterling silver has a long history in jewelry, thanks to its durability, and the combination of metals in sterling silver makes it stronger than gold which makes it a good choice for daily wear.
Gold is another classic for metals for fine jewelry, and men’s jewelry is no exception. Gold is best for a warm complexion with yellow undertones, and if your man has pink undertones to his skin, choose a silver metal or white gold instead. Many wedding bands are traditionally gold, so you may want to keep that in mind while matching metals for cufflinks, rings, and watches.
Cobalt is an alternative metal that looks similar to white gold. It’s a little lighter in color than platinum and has a reflective property. Cobalt is harder than other common metals for jewelry like gold or platinum. Cobalt also tends to be one of the most hypoallergenic metals, so if your man tends to break out from most metals, cobalt could be a great choice. We love cobalt jewelry for men who work with their hands because it is scratch, chip, and corrosion-resistant.
Another alternative metal that has been popping up more in wedding bands and other metallic accessories is titanium. It’s a light metal, even lighter than aluminum but with a strength stronger than steel. Titanium comes in different grades that correlate to its strength and durability, and most jewelry is a grade 5. Despite its durability, titanium may show more scratches than other metals like cobalt.
If you’re looking for something similar to the weight and durability of gold but with a more affordable price tag, then Tungsten is a good choice. Tungsten is another hypoallergenic metal that is extremely durable. That can be great if you want the jewelry to hold up. But it can also be a safety concern with rings and necklaces because they won’t break in an accident, and it may be difficult to cut them off.
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The Best Jewelry Options for Men this Holiday Season
When it comes to jewelry, what pieces do men wear? And how different are they? If your man already has a pair of cufflinks, does he genuinely need another? Let’s take a look at the most common accessories for men.
A watch is one of the most timeless pieces in any man’s wardrobe. The good thing about watches is that they can be dressy or casual. A leather band and metal watch face is a classic combination. But there is no need to stick to the classics if there is another look that you like. If you’re looking for the perfect piece to become a sentimental heirloom, a watch is the safest bet.
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While bracelets may not be the first accessory to come to mind for your man, they are an option. Men who already wear a watch are good candidates to add a meaningful bracelet. Consider something minimal, like a cuff with a smooth finish engraved with something meaningful.
Rings are a little easier to sell, especially if your man wears his wedding band. Men who work with their hands in some professions may not be able to wear rings regularly, so you may want to keep that in mind. If you go the route of buying a ring, keep it simple and masculine, and match it to his wedding band.
Cufflinks are one of the most iconic accessories for any man. If he wears suits frequently, you’re in luck because he could use an extra pair. And even if he doesn’t, he could probably use a special pair for those occasions when formal attire is required. While cufflinks might be a small addition to your man’s ensemble, it is important that metals match. Pay attention to what metals he wears and choose cufflinks to match.
Necklaces are a little tricky to navigate for men. However, a simple chain made from a gold or silver metal is generally a safe bet. Many men are afraid to wear necklaces out of fear that they will look too feminine, or worse, punk.
Another accessory that any businessman could use is a special tie clip. Even in a business casual work environment, neckties are a staple and therefore, so are tie clips. The key for a tie clip is to not overthink it. This is another place where metals should match. Choose a tie clip that matches his wedding band or other metals in his collection and stick with a simple design.
Jewelry might be the most overlooked, perfect gift for your man this holiday. From a timeless watch to a special pair of cufflinks, take the opportunity to help your man curate a collection of accessories that will finish his wardrobe. When it comes to jewelry for men, there is a lot more to consider than you might think.
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