In the world of high-end jewelry, men’s accessories are probably one of the last things people think of. And that is because there is an assumption that accessories are largely for women. There are, of course, the typical “men’s accessories” such as the wristwatch or the wedding band, but that’s often about all we hear about. But think about the most fashion-forward men of our time. They are wearing a lot more than just those basic accessories. That’s because they know that there is great power in the accessories we wear. It is largely through these accessories that we create a signature style that is all our own. This is one of the best ways to stand out from that proverbial crowd. We have to take any opportunity we have to stand out.
There is a whole world of options out there. From – yes – watches to rings, from necklaces to bracelets, there are so many ways that you can adorn yourself. And just because you accessorize doesn’t mean you have to look fussy and as if you spent half the day getting ready. Thinking about the way you want to present yourself will help guide you in finding a blend of accessories that gives you that look that you are going for. Here, we hope to dispel the notion that accessories are the purview of women. We hope to show that there is a huge variety out there that allows men to develop their own sense of style and create a unique fashion sense to build their confidence as well as enhance their look.
Accessories Have a Lot of Power
We don’t often think a lot about how the way adorn ourselves will impact the way that others see us. But think about the power of first impressions and how we form them. Most often, we form a first impression on someone without ever speaking to them. The way they dress, and carry themselves, and the accessories they choose, will tell us a lot about them. And the thing is, for better or worse, it is really hard to change a first impression once it is formed. So we really should take some effort to put our best proverbial foot forward.
We want to show others that we care about how we present ourselves to the world. Choosing an array of high-end men’s accessories will show others that you care about the way you look and appreciate the finer things in life. The type of jewelry we choose can also tell others that we are sporty, that we are traditional, and more. With all that in mind, it really is important that we consider what our look is conveying to the world around us. A lot of things are out of our control in this life, but the way we present ourselves is one of those things we can control.
So Many Options to Choose From
One of the biggest problems facing people looking at men’s accessories is the sheer amount of choice there really is. It can be a bit intimidating when your first start to look at the huge myriad of options out there. But it doesn’t have to be quite so intimidating. It is helpful to know what your options are and to consider these when you are choosing pieces. This can help guide you in making the best decisions for your taste and style. Let’s start with the most commonly-known men’s accessories: the wristwatch. This is a quintessential accessory that combines form and function. And, you can find options ranging from classic and simple to bold and eye-catching.
There are also necklaces and bracelets. Most often, these will come in the form of some kind of chain or link chain. There are a ton of different styles that these chains can come in. And, you can also find pendants that will hang from chains. Rings are another great option and it goes well beyond a wedding ring. Men can wear signet rings or really, rings on any finger they please. Additionally, there are earrings, cufflinks, and more!
Once you know what kind of men’s accessories you are looking for, there are still more decisions to be made. The basis for almost all high-end accessories is some kind of metal and this will, therefore, be one of the first choices you have to make. Your personal preferences as well as budget are likely to determine the type of material you choose for your accessories. If you are looking for more budget-friendly materials, you may want to look towards stainless steel or silver. For those who have a little more room in their budget, they may want to opt for gold.
However, then you will need to choose between classic yellow gold, cool, silvery white gold, or one of the blends that create unique hues like rose gold. And, there are some people who like two-tone gold jewlery that features two kinds of gold in a single piece. Others may want something a bit higher-end than even gold. For these people, materials like platinum and titanium may be the best option. Platinum is an incredibly beautiful (and rare) material that has coolness, brightness, and shine, unlike any other metal. It should also be noted that it is incredibly rare and thus comes with the highest price tags of all metals.
Once you know what material you would like to see as the base of your accessories, you will have to decide if you want accents and, if so, what those accents will be. Gemstones might not seem like something that would factor into men’s accessories, but they most definitely do. Think about that adage about diamonds being a girl’s best friend. Well, we think that is plainly unfair. Diamonds are for everyone, and so are all the other gemstones. There are some really great pieces that are literally encrusted with diamonds and other fine gemstones.
Whether you want an iced-out wristwatch that is worthy of your favorite rapper, or you want to add a bit of color to your accessories, gemstones are a great addition. You can use gemstones as accents, meaning there are only a few gemstones and these stones are often small. As the name implies, they are meant to accent and accentuate the piece, not dominate it. Alternatively, you can choose to have a piece that is absolutely covered with gemstones. This will, of course, be a lot more eye-catching, but that is perfect for the bold trendsetter among us. What works best for you is going to depend on taste and budget.
Most of us aren’t going to wear just one accessory. And for many, this can present a dilemma. How do you pair men’s accessories? Well, the answer really is however you want. Each and every one of us is unique and as such, has a different idea of what pairs best and why. A lot of people will pair bracelets and necklaces or a wristwatch and a few rings. You might choose earrings and a really dramatic pendant necklace that is huge and eye-catching. Or, you might want to wear one or more of each kind of jewlery. It really is up to you!
When it comes to pairing jewlery, you can easily pair different styles, materials, and gemstones. Some people will prefer to stick to the same metal across their different pieces, whereas others will blend differnet metals together. There are some people who prefer simple, classic, all-metal jewelry. And, of course, there are others who want accessories that have as many diamonds as can fit on the piece. Once you have an idea of the kind of pieces you are looking for, it is a lot easier to see how they start to work together. And a lot of it is trial and error. Pair a few pieces and see what you think! It may work, or it may not, but you will never know until you give it a try.
Create Your Own Signature Style
Though it can, at first, seem pretty daunting to find men’s accessories, with a bit of know-how, you can begin to choose pieces that help you create the style you are going for. Remember, it is this blending of the clothing you wear and the accessories you choose that will define your signature look. Knowing what options are out there is imperative to making an educated decision about the pieces that you want to incorporate into your look. It will help make the process of finding the right accessories for you just a little bit easier than it might otherwise be.
You will also need to think about the materials and accents that you want to see in your pieces. Once you begin to combine different pieces you can see what works and what doesn’t. Ultimately, the combination of accessories you choose will be how you create that signature style. Whether you wear a ton of accessories or a few well-chosen ones, this is a really great way to take your style to a whole new level.
The Best Place for Your Accessorizing Needs
Men’s accessories are often not the focus of many jewlery stores. But at Raymond Lee Jewelers, we feel like fine, high-end accessories are for everyone. So we make it our business to source the rarest and finest pieces from around the world – for both men and women. We have incredibly high standards of quality, construction, and design. This means you have the peace of mind of knowing that any piece that is in our display cases has met our stringent standards of quality. And, we have a selection of pieces that you can’t find just anywhere.
We want to be the place you go for those rare finds that will be the talk of your peer group. This isn’t the jewlery store that has your cookie cutter pieces such as you would find at a strip mall jewlery store. Our selection ranges from vintage pieces to modern iterations. We have a broad selection of options, from high-end wristwatches to engagement rings. Additionally, we aslo offer custom jewelry design services as well as a comprehensive array of jewelry repair services.
Sadly, when a lot of us think about fine jewelry, we think only about options for women. There is a lot of great women’s jewelry out there, but women aren’t the only people who want to look nice and can take advantage of the power of great accessories. The category of men’s accessories is a broad and wide-ranging one. There are necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings – you name it! And, within all these subcategories, there are a ton of options to choose from. At first, it can actually seem pretty intimidating because there are so many choices out there. But you can easily start to narrow these choices down.
Think about your own personal style and the things that please you aesthetically. This will help guide you in choosing the right blend of accessories to create your own signature look. Perhaps you like sporty hip-hop looks. This might guide you towards larger, chunkier pieces that have a more masculine look and feel. If you are more of a classic guy, you might stick to simpler pieces that show off the quality of the materials that feature in their design. From simple to bold and eye-catching, there really is something for every man.
And often, men are surprised at how much better they feel about themselves when they do have a put-together look. There is this amazing ability of a considered look to raise one’s confidence to much higher levels. Who doesn’t want to feel good about what they see in the mirror? And, who doesn’t want to stand out? It is hard enough today to stay ahead of the proverbial curve. At least with a put-together look, there is one less thing for you to worry about. Not to mention, we know that you will love having a style that is all your own that gives you elegance, and a style that looks effortless.