Men's Health "Movember" Mustache Motif Jewelry and Accessories

by Brett Wilder, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

You've seen mustache jewelry and heard of Movember or "No Shave November" so what's it all about? Wearing jewelry that depicts mustaches, such as the iconic handlebar mustache, actually helps promote awareness for a cause, while being super fun!

What is "Movember"?

Movember is a combination of the words "mustache" and "November." During the month of November, attention is focused on men's health concerns, including testicular and prostate cancer as well as men's mental health issues. The Movember movement originated in Australia in 1999 and has since spread throughout Europe, the United States and elsewhere; mustache-centric happenings now raise awareness in locations worldwide. The Movember Foundation was established to accept charitable donations to help combat men's health challenges and promote further awareness.

No-Shave November works in much the same way, but instead of focusing solely on mustaches, men are encouraged to go the whole month without bringing a razor to their beards. According to the web-based non-profit No-Shave November, the goal "is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free." They encourage men to "donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle."

Mustache Charms

How Do You Join in Movember?

Men demonstrate their involvement in Movember by growing a mustache during the month, and women can express awareness and support by sporting mustache charms, earrings and other mustache-motif accessories. By using the mustache as the icon of men's health concerns, support for men's health is expressed through a wholly masculine symbol. This fosters a beneficial spirit of connection for men and signal that it's OK, and yes, MANLY, to seek out and accept support.

For women who wish to show their Movember support, it can be as easy as sporting a pair of mustache-themed earrings. Here's a fun pair of enameled sterling silver studs in the shape of an old-timey handlebar mustache.

Mustache Earrings

The handlebar mustache is easily recognized and it's the style most widely associated with the Movember movement.

Mustache charms and drops can be worn on simple chains or worked into larger designs that let women display their support for the men in their families and communities in style. Create your own mustaches as well from polymer clay, metal sheet and cold connections or any other of your favorite jewelry-making materials.

Mustache Charms

You don't have to grow a mustache to help Movember grow stronger. Creating jewelry and accessories that carry the Movember message starts lively conversations whenever they appear, helping to spread the word and foster treatment and proactive solutions for men's health issues.

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