Men's Jewelry Scene
Nine out of ten women think men who wear jewelry are sexier, and we agree! A little glimpse of jewelry under a man's collar or cuff is a powerful statement.
Men's jewelry designs this season are as sleek as the frozen tundra and designed around survival functionality. Cool gemstone beads, carved bone and ethereal dichroic glass beads are used to convey a sense of endurance and adventure for pioneering men with a sure sense of their masculinity. Arctic nomadic tribal-inspired necklaces and bracelets that coordinate with any outfit are important pieces that can be worn on a daily basis.
Now, more than ever, bracelets are becoming a jewelry staple to wear along with necklaces for both work and play. Jewelry is forging into new frontiers with crisp, silver metal beads, arctic tribal motifs carved onto bone and horn, uniform patterns built with geometric-shaped gemstone beads and clean, simple findings.
How to wear this style
Keep jewelry designs clean and simple with bold tribal textures and frozen, arctic colors. Key gemstones are lapis lazuli, iridescent labradorite, arctic blue angelite and turquoise. Tiger iron beads and black gemstone beads like black onyx, black amber and jet are mixed with silver metal beads for impressive designs.
The biggest challenge to making jewelry for men is combining the right beads and findings to make designs that have a masculine edge. When designing with gemstone beads in softer colors, use irregular sizes and nuggets. Also, pair them with rugged, duller metals like brass, geometric Hill Tribes silver or antiqued pewter. Generally, single strand necklaces and bracelets work best for masculine styles.
Simple leather cord, strung with a nugget bead, worn around the neck or wrist is an easy, understated look. Knotted and woven hemp and leather cords are strung with bone and horn beads that have been carved with simple tribal symbols and petroglyph-style images. Incorporate the mystery of the aurora borealis into your jewelry by using nugget-shaped iridescent dichroic glass beads or labradorite gemstone beads with shifting colors.
Design with ...
- Labradorite and lapis lazuli beads
- Angelite gemstone beads
- Black amber, onyx and jet beads
- Carved wooden beads
- Ocean jasper beads
- Aurora borealis-inspired dichroic glass beads
- Glass beads that mimic crackled glacier ice
- Bone and horn beads and components
- Tiger iron gemstone beads
- Chrysanthemum stone beads
- Hill Tribes and Rajasthani silver beads
- Hemp and leather cord
- Hemalyke™ beads and components
- Cinnabar beads