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Men’s Edit: Fine Jewelry

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Julien Isaacs
Julien is a fashion blogger, art lover, and sartorial enthusiast based in Los Angeles. When Julien is not in the office or in the classroom, he enjoys exploring cities, finding fab murals, and learning about up-and-coming designers.

Men’s fine jewelry is CLEARLY on the rise.

Proof? Look no further than the local coffee shop, airport lounge, or our favorite celebrities for that matter to see the sartorial movement in full effect: lustrous pearl necklaces, gorgeous rings, scintillating brooches, dazzling bracelets, and earrings both in the fantasy world and in real life – all for men.

With all the buzz, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best styles and most sure-fire fashions for any guy who is thinking about taking a dip in the jewelry pond. Spoiler alert: these selects will have you dripping. 

Unisex Pearls

Pearls have exploded on the scene and we love seeing the way this retro classic style, loved by all, is having a modern upgrade. From fashion jewelry to fine jewelry, you can find pearl necklaces worn as chokers to pearls adorning every accessory under the sun. These gems from the sea are IN in a big way. 

When it comes to pearls, obviously, nothing can top the quality of a Mikimoto. The fabled Japanese brand has been creating what has been touted as “perfect pearls”  since 1893. Interestingly enough, the company’s founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, created the world’s first cultured pearl, renowned for its perfectly round shape. Today, the name Mikimoto is synonymous with superior craftsmanship and elegant style. We can’t get enough. 

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Speaking of pearls, pearl brooches (and brooches in general) are definitely becoming more gender-neutral and embraced by the male fashion glitterati and street style impresarios from Brooklyn to Fairfax. The variety of Chanel choices here are particularly noteworthy, featuring stunning, and often glamorously whimsical designs from the traditional CC logo to artful renderings of perfume bottles. One has to look no further than the trail-blazing style choices of Pharrel to see this future-facing trend in full effect. 

Bracelets For Men 

When it comes to the world of ultra-luxe bracelets, nothing, and we mean nothing, makes quite the statement like a Cartier LOVE bracelet. Here’s everything you need to know before locking in Cartier LOVE bracelets. Coming in yellow and white gold, as well as more treasured shades like pink gold with features like brilliant-cut diamonds, nothing completes a strong wrist game like this Cartier classic. 

Still speaking of Cartier, the Juste un Clou bracelet is a close second. This iconic screw-like bangle gives a little bit of a fashion edge reminiscent of the grit and glam of the U.K. punk era. Want to learn how to fit yours? The following link shares everything there is to know about how to fit your Juste un Clou bracelet. For those looking for something a little more subdued, the Trinity Cord Bracelet series is a touch more understated, providing just a hint of metal with the storied interlocking rings. 

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Outside of Cartier, a cuff from Hermes is that perfect evergreen piece your wardrobe needs. Classic H Clic Clac cuffs come in a variety of colors and enamels to perfectly match any outfit or occasion. Hermes, fittingly, also has some extraordinary bracelets with detailed enameling, depicting everything from an eastern Indian motif of elephants to a lush tropical scene replete with leopards and island birds. 

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra bracelets for men, as well, are having a moment. If Drake and LeBron are wearing VCA necklaces and bracelets, then you know it’s officially a thing! These delicate beauties feature clover motif stations that are supposed to bring the wearer luck and are made up of precious materials ranging from malachite to a variety of pearl finishes, which we are obviously partial to. 

Note:

We ABSOLUTELY love an “arm party.” The concept, originally piloted by the OG blogger Man Repeller, involves stacking fine jewelry on your wrist in a mix and match manner. How about one of each mentioned above? Talk about a fabulous combo! 

Watches For Men

Of course, men’s watches are the center of the male jewelry universe, and an essential component of a sophisticated yet contemporary men’s fashion “arm party.” There are so many amazing choices to choose from: Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piaget, and more. We’re particularly smitten with this 18K Pink Gold 44mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with an alligator leather strap. Talk about chic! We recommend pairing a watch with a bracelet or two to make sure your style game is really maximized. 

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Unisex Earrings

And yes, an “arm party” is without question, but that’s not the only party. What’s also worth building if you haven’t already done so is an earring stack. From your favorite TikTok stars to A-list celebrities (we see you Johnny Depp) unisex earrings are all the rage now. Mix and match, go for asymmetrical pairings, or just one and done – like this safety pin earring. Or when in doubt go for some classic diamond studs. Whatever your preference may be, we have perfect options for you from Anita Ko, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more

Rings For Men

David Yurman has some gorgeous rings, like this 18k Yellow Gold Brown Sapphire Signet stunner and this jaw-dropping Yellow Gold Champagne Citrine Diamond. Those specific styles sold out? Set up an item alert on FASHIONPHILE and we’ll let you know when these gems roll in (literally). 

Of course, a Cartier love ring is timeless as well, and, what’s more, pairs perfectly with a love bracelet. We love the idea of playing with different tones of metals for your Cartier love sets – mixing yellow gold, white gold, and pink gold. Glam on “100.”

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So… what’s the secret? Mix and match and amp up the glam! We love that men’s jewelry is having a moment and hope that our crash course in all things men’s jewelry inspires you to get a handle. 

We’d love to see how you accessorize your “arm party” with some of your best jewels from FASHIONPHILE! Tag us with #fashionphile on social media and show us how you style up men’s jewelry

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