Thanks to the likes of celebrities like Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky and Machine Gun Kelly, recent times have seen a rapid escalation in the number of men wearing jewellery. These fashion moguls have helped push the modernisation of men’s accessories and welcomed styles and mediums traditionally thought of as for women only.
Fashion shows featuring some of the biggest names in Paris and Milan wouldn’t have been complete without heavily-ringed fingers and chunky accessorising throughout — making jewellery a staple of any stylish man’s wardrobe.
The seven jewellery brands outlined below are at the vanguard of a new surge in jewellery design for expressive, composed, and fashionable men.
Inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, London-based designer Rosh Mahtani’s men’s jewellery brand Alighieri is colossally high quality and is based on found objects representing lines of the poem, The Divine Comedy.
.A storyteller’s dream, the brand is firmly rooted in literature and travel, creating modern heirlooms with imperfect and melancholy designs, each crafted sustainably from gold-plated recycled bronze through the process of lost-wax casting – a process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture.
Darkly romantic and glamorous, Alexander McQueen is all about finding the grand in gory.
Ranging from gothic iconography to subtler pieces in precious metals, leather and bicoloured materials, the fashion house’s jewellery pieces will set the tone for your entire outfit.
Having mastered minimalism and ethically minded clean jewellery, Le Gramme is all about finding resilience through simplicity. Founded by Erwan Le Louër, an industrial designer by trade, Le Louër used his detail-oriented passions to inspire his pared-back designs.
Based in central Paris, each piece is named after the weight of the materials used and is hand polished and minted, harking back to the history of silversmiths’ marks.
From cable bracelets to sleek rings and necklaces in sterling silver and gold, each component is handcrafted in France and can even be engraved to add a personal touch.
The Harry Styles-approved jewellery brand, which counts Gigi Hadid and Justin Bieber among its admirers, is just over a year old and is the brainchild of Duda Teixeira and Cristina Mantilla.
Éliou perfectly suits Styles’ gender-fluid, colourful style. The Handmade-in-Miami label, inspired by the sea and sand, uses pearls, shells, beads and gold sourced from Brazil to create unique pieces that are trendy and affordable.
Alice Made This
British-made jeweller Alice Made This creates super-contemporary engineering-inspired bracelets, rings, necklaces, pins, cufflinks and tie-bars.
Fuelled by British industrialism, the brand partners with factories throughout the UK to produce its selection of classic and uncomplicated products.
Frequently spotted in Hollywood and high-fashion circles, Mateo, the New York-based jewellery brand focused on men’s jewellery makes minimal, timeless, but wearable and modern accessories — with each piece carefully crafted from precious metals and diamonds.
With various designs incorporating the signature interlocking GG motif into their men’s jewellery, Gucci remains an instant classic.
The jewellery collection is an effortless mode of incorporating the Italian label’s sophistication into your everyday outfit.