Jewelry for Men
The popularity of jewelry among men has seen its share of highs and lows throughout history; it’s fair to say that today, most men know very little about jewelry, but that is changing.
In recent years, more men have begun adorning themselves with jewelry in an effort to reconnect with their creative, aesthetic side. As you will discover, men’s jewelry today is styled (and often ornately) into artworks with some historical, natural, sociocultural, or ethnocentric reference.
This guide is your introduction to some of the brands and designers of men’s jewelry. I've focused on designers who specialize in jewelry—fashion houses (e.g. Gucci, D&G, etc.) who produce jewelry only as part of a large line of accessories were intentionally excluded.
Armenta is a line of hand-crafted jewelry designed by Spanish jeweler Emily Armenta. Emily draws her inspiration from the Spanish poet Lorca and early Spanish and Moorish architecture. Armenta offers some of the most unique men’s jewelry you will find; it’s old world, romantic, enchanting, and looks like something you might find in a sunken treasure chest.
To learn more, visit Armenta.
Buccellati is a family-owned Italian jewelry design house that has been in operation for over 100 years. Each piece is delicately hand-crafted using old world techniques.
To learn more, visit Buccellati.
Caputo & Co.
Caputo & Co., founded by New York-based designer Alex Caputo, produces leather accessories made from eco-friendly leather. The Caputo style draws upon a mix of American and Central America influence.
To learn more, visit Caputo & Co.
Cartier is a French luxury jeweler and watch manufacturer. Dubbed the “King of Jewelers,” Cartier is worn by a number of royals and celebrities. Various pieces of the men’s jewelry collection are adaptations from the women’s collections (e.g. Panthere, Trinity de Cartier, etc.). However, some styles were borrowed from the men’s watch collection (e.g. men’s Tank ring).
To learn more, visit Cartier.
Catherine Zadeh is a New York-based designer born in Iran whose jewelry is inspired by art and architecture, designed with a modern edge, and described as "urban chic."
To learn more, visit Catherine Zadeh.
Charriol is a Hong Kong-based jeweler founded by Philippe Charriol. Jewelry by Charriol is described as sophisticated and sporty; the jewelry is inspired by the twisted cable designs of the ancient Celts.
To learn more, visit Charriol.
David Yurman is an American luxury jeweler. David Yurman’s signature design is the cable bracelet he introduced in the mid-1980s that remains popular to this day. The men’s collection features bold, sterling looks accented with exotic stones and occasionally pave diamonds or other precious stones.
To learn more, visit David Yurman.
Deakin & Francis
Deakin & Francis manufactures some of the world's finest cufflinks made from vitreous enamel and fine gemstones. The company was founded in 1786 by Charles Deakin in England.
To learn more, visit Deakin & Francis.
Dean Harris is a self-taught jewelry designer born and raised in New York. His jewelry is inspired by nature and designed to appear organic and natural.
To learn more, visit Dean Harris.
Dolan Bullock is an American brand established in 1917 that makes men's cufflinks, tie accessories, pendants, and bracelets; the jewelry features traditional, classic designs and is mostly made in the United States.
To learn more, visit Dolan Bullock.
Eddie Borgo is an American jewelry designer who introduced his first collection in 2008; Eddie draws upon a number of rock-and-roll references in his designs, which are described as part punk and part architectural.
To learn more, visit Eddie Borgo.
GTO London was founded in 2010 by Victoria Lyon. This jewelry line evolved out of a passion for classic cars, Ferraris in particular. Each piece of jewelry is inspired by the interiors and components (and in some cases made from the same materials) that make up these automobiles.
To learn more, visit GTO London.
hook + ALBERT
hook + ALBERT designs men's accessories that are modern and colorful. If you're looking for traditional, you'll need to look elsewhere. hook + ALBERT offers a truly unique set of jewelry and men's accessories unlike anything else on the market.
To learn more, visit hook + ALBERT.
Ippolita was founded in 1999 by artist and designer Ippolita Rostagno; the company designs some of the the finest, most elegant men's jewelry on the market. These pieces are made to be worn every day, for all occasions.
To learn more, visit Ippolita.
Jan Leslie designs men's accessories, most notably cufflinks made from hand-painted enamel and semi-precious stones. Her jewelry is vibrant and fun and features a wide range of motifs, from animals to sports paraphernalia.
To learn more, visit Jan Leslie.
John Hardy is a Hong Kong-based luxury jewelry design company founded by Canadian John Hardy. His jewelry is inspired by nature and the art of Asia, combining traditional Balinese and classical European jewelry-making techniques. The men’s jewelry can be characterized as bold, exotic, and somewhat mystical.
To learn more, visit John Hardy.
King Baby Studio
Founded by Mitchell Binder, King Baby Studio features edgy motifs like skulls and daggers–it’s half rock and roll and half outlaw biker. King Baby is also the de facto jeweler to the rock stars. The men’s jewelry will draw out the rebel in any man with its heavy, bold designs.
To learn more, visit King Baby Studio.
Konstantino jewelry gathers its inspiration from Byzantine architecture, Greek mythology, and ancient Greek art. Created by Konstantino Sioulas, this line of jewelry is well known for its unique designs and craftsmanship. The men’s jewelry features a stylistic quality that is gallant, heroic, and mythical.
To learn more, visit Konstantino.
Maison Martin Margiela
Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer known for his eccentric and ground-breaking designs. His jewelry is bold and confident.
To learn more, visit Maison Martin Margiela.
Mateo Bijoux was founded by Jamaican born designer Mateo De La Harris; this jewelry line boasts a modern collection of men's jewelry inspired by metropolitan living.
To learn more, visit Mateo Bijoux.
Miansai is an American boutique jeweler that makes all its jewelry in-house with a team of 30 skilled craftsman and artisans. There is a strong nautical theme running through the line with the use of anchors and hooks as design elements.
To learn more, visit Miansai.
Monique Pean Homme
Monique Pean is a New York-based designer known for her one-of-a kind designs, avant-garde style, and use of unique materials like fossilized dinosaur or wooly mammoth bone.
To learn more, visit Monique Pean Home.
Ravi Ratan is one of the leading designers in men’s luxury cufflinks. You will find high quality sterling silver infused with precious metals, stones, and enamels in his enormous collection.
To learn more, visit Ravi Ratan.
Robin Rotenier is a French jewelry designer who creates chic, modern collections of men’s necklaces and cufflinks made from precious metals and stones. His jewelry designs are inspired by objects and architecture.
To learn more, visit Robin Rotenier.
Scott Kay's aesthetic is based on the history and importance of weaving. For centuries, artisans have woven strength and beauty into baskets, fine carpets, and fabrics. This line of men’s jewelry is emblematic of both that ancient tradition and the common thread that bonds us.
To learn more, visit Scott Kay.
Stephen Webster is a leading British jewelry designer who creates dramatic men’s jewelry with a glam-rock flair. His designs can be edgy and dark, but also sparkly and glamorous.
To learn more, visit Stephen Webster.
Tateossian began as a designer of cufflinks but with remarkable success has expanded, offering a full line of men's jewelry. The jewelry is contemporary, fashion-forward, and unusual.
To learn more, visit Tateossian.
Tiffany & Co.
An American icon, Tiffany & Co. has been one of the world’s premier jewelers since the mid 1800s. The style of men’s jewelry offered at Tiffany & Co. is adapted from classic styles seen in the women’s jewelry collections (e.g. Return to Tiffany, Atlas, etc.). However, Tiffany does offer some unique styles specific to just the men’s jewelry line (e.g. Paloma’s Zellige).
To learn more, visit Tiffany & Co.
Trafalgar is a New York-based company that manufactures men's jewelry and accessories that are considered traditional and classic in style.
To learn more, visit Trafalgar.
Trianon is a designer of men's cufflinks based in New York and known for their unusual combinations of precious and exotic materials. Each piece is designed out of their New York workshop.
To learn more, visit Trianon.
Tod's is an Italian-based leather goods designer. They offer an assortment of men's accessories, including men's leather bracelets. Each piece is hand-made in Italy.
To learn more, visit Tod's.
Triton takes a unique approach to jewelry by creating contemporary jewelry designs that are considered perhaps more masculine than other designers. Rather than using precious metals like gold and silver, most of their jewelry is “engineered” from metals like titanium, cobalt, and tungsten carbide. Their jewelry designs are inspired by simple patterns and common icons like skulls and crossbones, Celtic weaves, and other elements found in nature.
To learn more, visit Triton.
What do you think?
Lee Russell on July 26, 2020:
These are indeed some really good options thanks for sharing with us :)
Jerry on February 01, 2020:
Good art of Hollywood is the best for rockers,bikers etc
Joe tom on November 05, 2019:
Why isn't Jawa jewelers listed? I bought much variety of jewelry from www.jawajewelers.com and am extremely satisfied with their low price and good quality.
Ironman Ed on May 23, 2017:
Why isn't William Henry listed? I have several of their pieces and am extremely satisfied with their products.
Joe H on February 20, 2017:
Why isnt M Cohen and Nialaya listed? Both are great companies!
Fran1981 on December 27, 2016:
These are mesmerizing! Another favorite men's jewelry brand of mine is Deific Jewelry. I just love their bold, purely handcrafted designs. Already got a bracelet from their collection for my hubby as a gift and he was totally impressed!
Roberto on July 22, 2016:
One of my favorite brands are Lugdun Artisans www.Lugdun.com . They have an awesome style for men with heavy bulky sterling silver rings, necklaces and bracelets. The best skull rings I have ever seen!
Camden on March 08, 2016:
Yea, It is a shame that LazaroSoHo.com was excluded. Many that you listed are imitators.
Carlos on February 04, 2016:
Odd that M. Cohen is not listed. It's grown from underground cult following to one of the most popular and trendsetting brands in men's accessories.
Karen Garrison on December 27, 2015:
Quotes Lover on January 09, 2014:
Dean Harris must be on top
Marie YoungCain from California on January 01, 2014:
This was a very well put together Hub and I enjoyed reading it and all of the detailed information that you gave, I personally like bracelets and necklaces and cuff links.
Neha on December 26, 2013:
Awesome hubs. Never knew there is so much market in the mens jewelry. May be i will buy some of them for my hubby this season.
John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on December 26, 2013:
Interesting article and I can see you put a lot of time into this one. Might help to reduce the number of poll selections - perhaps provide a handful of choices?
I really like your hubs!
- Mister Hollywood