According to Bloomberg in 2015 the global market size of the jewellery industry was $310 billion and will grow to $388 billion in 2020. This large increase highlights the growth of not only the jewellery industry as a whole but also the continued adoption of men’s jewellery. Evidently, in this day and age, jewellery is just as much for men as it is for women.
There are myriad different jewellery brands out there and the most important aspect to consider what you’re buying and who you’re buying from is what it says about you. As with all men’s accessories, jewellery is a reflection of who you are as a person, your lifestyle, tastes and even income. So it’s worthwhile looking at various brands, styles and materials available to ensure the jewellery you end up purchasing reflects you in the right way.
Another important aspect to cover is that of quality. Since jewellery is often quite delicate, this is especially important. Not only will better quality items last longer, but they are also better for you as poor quality metals can cause nasty skin conditions if not properly cared for.
Here is our selection of the finest men’s jewellery brands that are sure to help you to lift your jewellery game.
Miansai is one of the pioneers of mens jewellery and offer a selection of refined, modern pieces that are sophisticated and minimalistic. Their pieces are crafted from a range of high quality materials and worthy of the investment.
Martine Ali uses the style of 2000’s hip-hop at the core of it’s designs. Featuring heavy chains, crosses and clips, their designs hark back to a time gone era.
Emanuele Bicocchi is a jewellery designer born in Florence, Italy. As a homage to his home, his designs are heavily influenced by Baroque art and its skulls and crosses, a style which the city is famous for.
Stolen Girlfriends Club
Stolen Girlfriends Club was started by three former pro surfers in New Zealand. Their designs are inspired by music, especially punk and rock ‘n’ roll and are only available in silver.
Originally founded by Ms Yoon Ahn, the wife of hip-hop artist Verbal, AMBUSH was originally intended to be worn on stage by Verbal. Ambush has since grown to make a range of eclectic jewellery often inspired by everyday objects.
In this day and age, Gucci is a name that needs no introduction. The Florence design house has incorporated various iconic designs including the ‘Double G’ logo into their jewellery.
Tom Wood is a Norwegian based jeweller that produces timeless, unisex pieces. Their pieces are made in small quantities from high quality sterling silver and gold.
Alan Crocetti Jewellery
Alan Crocetti Jewellery focuses solely on redefining the status quo of mens jewellery. Their designs take inspirations from all aspects of life including animals, fire and are built to the highest standards.
Pearls Before Swine
Pearls Before Swine was started by Canadian jeweller Himo Martin in 2006 and turns to overlooked and unexpected sources of beauty for inspiration. They offer a selection of unique, experimental styles and materials that are sure to stand out for all the right reasons.
Named after the international unit of measure, Le Gramme offers a selection of minimalistic pieces that match the brands vision of irreducible simplicity. Each of the pieces is named after the weight of the materials used and is hand polished and stamped.
Peyote Bird is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and channels the rich culture of the Southwest in their pieces. Their designs mix beads, metals and stones to create a cool, relaxed aesthetic.
Started by two old friends in 2008, All Blues is based out of Stockholm and offers typical, simplistic and ultra elegant Scandinavian designs. Their designs include some captivating geometries and high quality materials.
David Yurman is contemporary jewellery label, famous for their ‘cable’ bracelet. Today the brand makes unique items from a range of high quality metals and stones.
Shaun Leane is a British jeweller who has honed his experience for decades in London’s Jewellery Quarter. His label offers a selection of sleek, modern designs that stand out for the unique designs.
Designed by one Jannik Olander, a man who was previously employed at Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, Nialaya Jewellery offers a selection of items that use a mixture of leather, precious and semi precious stones that are embody Jannik’s spirituality.
Alighieri was founded by Oxford graduate Rosh Mahtani and is inspired by the poet Dante Alighieri, in particular ‘The Divine Comedy’. The Jewellery is tremendously high quality and is based on found objects that represent lines of the poem. If you’re looking for something with a little more meaning, look no further.
John Hardy offers a selection of high quality pieces that are designed to be worn and age with time. They combine various materials to make intricate designs.
Based on a belief in Nordic mythology about the ability of material to hold power, spreading the ‘energy’ is one of the main reasons AWNL was launched. Redefining modern jewelry design, AWLN is passionate about creating ‘magic’ objects that nurture the brand; from Swedish meteorite to rare crystals, from Tibetan hornbone to Mosasaurus tooth fossil, with a piece of AWLN jewelry you will look cool and distinguished.
Mikia is a Japanese jewellery brand that uses travel as the inspiration for it’s pieces. The brand offers contemporary designs that are made to the highest of qualities.
True Rocks is a modern jewellery brand that includes items from popular culture at the centre of their designs. Some of their designs include razor blades, knives and pills. This edgy style is very much of the moment and hopes to mirror the flaws in todays society.
Not just one to rest on its minimalist sneaker laurels, Oliver Cabell is also in the game of jewellery. Pieces are, perhaps as expected, minimal in aesthetic, making them supremely simple style upgrades for any outfit.
Cartier is easily one of the most famous jewellery brands in existence. It was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier and has been the official supplier of jewels to various monarchs in its history. The men’s jewellery collection comprises precious metals such as pink and yellow gold, and even platinum.
Mr. Gregory is an exciting men’s jewellery collection from Gregory Jewellers. The collection represents edgy accessories for the modern man and the Mr Gregory range encompasses rings, cufflinks and necklaces in silver. You will find the ultimate anchor pendant, bracelet or even a fantastic pair of cufflinks for work or that special celebration. Mr. Gregory offers the perfect collection of silver accessories for one’s self or a loved one.
Tiffany is a name that needs no introduction in the jewellery space, the special blue box that has made many a women happy worldwide now makes some great jewellery for men. If your looking for something iconic and timeless, Tiffany is definitely worth a look.