No shade to the ladies, but we’re turning our attention to the guys for a hot minute. These days, most guys limit their jewelry to watches and wedding bands. But did you know that as early as the first moment humans adorned themselves with gold, men were the first to wear all manner of jewelry without judgment? In fact, it was expected.
From noblemen to warriors, men have used jewelry to express their status, wealth, and masculinity. Over the last two centuries, the tables have turned in favor of women owning the fine jewelry space, but we’re here to level the playing field. Now is the moment for you guys to pony up on your jewelry game. Why? Because it’s fun, and more importantly, you look good in gold jewelry. Here’s how to get it done.
When you’re in the process of figuring out what types of jewelry work for you, it’s always best to start small. Test the waters with one or two low-key pieces that catch your eye and begin there. Rings and thin bracelets and chains are a perfect place to start.
Simple bands are great if you like a classic look. There are so many variations within this category — in width, texture, design, with or without stones. Bands are cool because you can also stack them if you are feeling adventurous!
If you are a jewelry newbie, another great place to start your jewelry collection is with thin cable link bracelets and chains. These pieces offer a delightful flash of gold without making a huge statement.
INVEST IN QUALITY
Auvere’s ethos is rooted in quality. We believe in owning and investing in high-karat gold pieces that will last a lifetime. Buying well-made things with the best materials is also a sustainable approach to living — one that becomes increasingly important every day.
When you invest in high-quality gold jewelry, it just hits different. It’s like having a made-to-measure suit. These purchases will take more thought and care but will also feel more meaningful to you, and will likely be more enjoyable to wear and own over time.
We suggest investing in a modern pendant necklace. 22 karat gold links on skin feel amazing, but they look pretty damn cool too. Try different size links to see what feels most natural. Choose a piece that you can wear every day. The right length will depend on your personal preference, but we suggest 20” to 24”. Whichever style you choose doesn’t have to be fully visible either; sometimes, a hint of gold around the neck is enough.
If you are comfortable wearing bold pieces, do consider a statement ring in 22 or 24 karat gold with a bold, sculptural shape or emblazoned with diamonds for a flashier effect. Just remember, there are no wrong choices here. This is about what makes you look and feel good.
As you build your jewelry collection, it’s important to seek sources of inspiration. Look at what other style-minded people wear and how they put themselves together. Magazines and social media can be useful but also overwhelming, so peruse with caution.
Checking out celebrity style is another great way to see what’s on-trend. Remember, 99.9% of celebrities have professional stylists (yes, even Harry Styles)! This means a professional fashion stylist is selecting everything (and we mean everything) they wear. Their looks are well thought out and carefully tailored to the celeb’s personal style. We’re not suggesting you copy anyone else’s style, but it can be a good jumping-off point.
OWN YOUR STYLE
We love it when gents own their style. But we recognize that finding your style takes time, effort, and experimentation. You may not always get it right, but making mistakes is part of the fun. If you don’t try, you’ll never know. Once you’ve got your look down, you can take it up a notch and mix things up a bit. Try a hoop earring instead of that little stud you typically wear. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box. Nothing risked, nothing gained. If you have any ‘stylish’ questions, ask us. We’re here to help.