For centuries men’s jewellery has been confined to two items: a watch and a wedding ring. However, those days are long gone. In recent years, men have started to explore wearing other jewellery including rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
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.
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Mr. Gregory has remained a family-owned business since its founding in 1967 when brothers Christopher and Lahdo founded the Gregory Brothers jewellery studio in Istanbul. Later joined by uncles Isak and Abraham, it was then Christopher that made the first move to Australian shores in the mid-1970s and established Gregory Brothers Down Under. While Gregory Jewellers stocks some of the most sought after brands, its own Mr Gregory range encompasses rings, cufflinks, necklaces in predominantly silver, with the occasional piece of gold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.