Monday, November 9, 2009


For the woman looking to purchase a special jewelry piece for the man in her life, or the man interested in making a personal purchase, the experience does not have to be an exasperating one.

It is pretty straightforward actually, considering that men's jewelry generally serves a functional rather than aesthetic purpose.

Though options for men's jewelry are a bit more clear-cut, it is still important to keep in mind personal style.

Is that special guy laid back and casual, ladies? Or is his style classic or flamboyant?

Men, do you tend to follow the latest male fashion trends, or do you like developing your own style? For whichever category be assured that there is a complementary jewelry style.

Watches, tie clips, cuff links, and money clips are considered some of the most foolproof items you can purchase. If you are looking to buy a great watch, a standard is Timex, which has styles from classic to chronograph.

Many men love the exceptional quality of watches by Hugo Boss though they are a bit pricier. Cuff links and tie clips range from unembellished gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel, and titanium to diamond encrusted versions.

The aforementioned are probably the best choices for the man with more classic tastes, but fear not ladies and gents for there are more options.

The beauty of men's jewelry, in my opinion, is in its masculine proportions: simple, black cords suspending a small, Celtic medallion or dog tag. A necklace made from ebony beads or a single, simple gold chain peeking from behind a crisp, white shirt or just above the collar of a t-shirt can add effortless sex appeal.

Men's bracelets are also a great style idea that range from woven leather to unadorned metals like Tungsten, titanium, and stainless steel to diamond studded. Simple rings and the single, diamond earring stud also add a touch of elegance or edginess depending on a man's personal style.

A man can go from casual to classic to edgy with just a simple change of materials. Regardless of personal style, however, it is a good idea to purchase separate pieces that can be worn in alternately formal and casual settings. Like women, men enjoy having options when it comes to their jewelry, as well as letting their jewelry say something about who they are.

For more tips on buying men's jewelry, go to or read's Men's Jewelry Guide. To see jewelry items for men check out or Thanks for checking out this month's Splendor Sidebar post.
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