Nowadays, there is virtually no end to the kinds and designs of jewelry available to men. In fact, most are not content with the usual watch anymore. They are now more comfortable with complementing their outfits with matching jewelry. Common items that men are given or even shop for themselves include watches, bracelets, earrings, chains, rings, cufflinks, and money clips. The trend is increasingly becoming so popular that the men’s jewelry industry are now designed by some popular designer like Polo Ralph Lauren.
Jewelry experts say that a fusion between old and new styles is emerging. New materials, designs, and types of jewelry have become more socially acceptable for men. The jewelry industry has indeed taken advantage of the growing awareness of gender equality. Materials, such as pearls, that once were only used in making women’s jewelry are now being utilized in men’s accessories, but paired with more “manly” materials like leather. Classic pieces, such as cufflinks, were once made only in gold, silver, and platinum. But now, other colorful stones such as rubies, garnets, and diamonds adore the once plain cufflink as a testament to elegant, contemporary masculinity. Even stainless steel, which was only seen in watches before, is increasingly being incorporated into fine men’s jewelry because of its platinum-like shine, durability, and affordability.
So don’t be shocked if one day, every man you meet is wearing some form of accessory. Jewelry-wearing is a trend that is becoming more and more accepted and popular.