From earrings to chunky chains, more than ever, men are accessorizing with fine jewelry. Like their female counterparts, jewelry is a way for men to express their personality and style. New trends offer ways to experiment with fresh looks, while classic items like watches and cufflinks will always be in vogue. When it comes to men’s jewelry, there really is something for everyone.
Around the world, men are splurging on jewelry for themselves. Sales of men’s jewelry hit $5.8 billion in 2018, up 23% from 2013, and that number is expected to rise to $6.6 billion by 2023, according to market research agency Euromonitor International. Women’s jewelry accounted for $32.2 billion in sales in 2019, but men are spending more, a testament to their increased interest.
So, what’s behind the growing demand? Experts say it is a combination of new products, a fascination with fashion, and a way to invest in luxury items. Social media is providing inspiration on new looks and styling. On Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, influencers, athletes and celebrities are sporting rings, chains, earrings and bracelets, and providing other men with inspiration.
At Peter Franklin, our customer experience professionals watch trends closely and are dialed into the latest men’s jewelry looks. We also have great appreciation for more traditional items, including watches and cufflinks, that never go out of style. Whatever your vision, we can help our clients pick out the perfect pieces.
As men’s jewelry choices expand, we’ve identified three trends to help guide your buying experience:
Men’s rings aren’t just about wedding bands and school rings anymore. From pinkie rings to stackable bands, men are wearing fresh styles and even multiple rings at the same time. In fact, rings are the top-selling men’s jewelry item and account for almost two-thirds of all men’s jewelry sales, according to NPD Group. (Necklaces and chains were no. 2.)
If you’re looking for a fresh style, signet rings, chunky bands, and rings with stones are all popular choices. To find your perfect ring, we recommend looking for inspiration on social media. Then, visit one of our three NE Indiana locations to try rings on for size, feel, and fit.
On social media, TV, and around town, more men are showing off necklaces and chains. Pro athletes have helped popularize chunky metal chains, while musicians and influencers are experimenting with layered necklaces. If you are ready for a bold statement piece, consider a braided, rope or twisted chain in gold, silver or titanium. For something more subtle, a simple thin necklace is a classic choice, while a chain with a small pendant is another timeless look. Pendants can be a fantastic way to display your personality, such as one that represents your family, a favorite team, zodiac sign, or a special icon. For variety, consider layering mixed metal necklaces of different lengths.
From watches to cuffs to link bracelets, men have multiple options to outfit their wrists with jewelry. Watches offer both style and function. If you want a statement collectable piece, consider a luxury watch with a metal bracelet band or leather strap, such as a Rolex. At Peter Frankin, we carry a carefully curated selection of certified pre-owned Rolexes. If you want a trendy look at an affordable price, consider a brand like Citizen.
Don’t stop there! To compliment your watch, try wearing a chunky link bracelet on the same hand. Link bracelets are available in gold or silver, and can either be chunky or delicate. For a modern look, cuff bracelets in leather, fabric or metal are an emerging style. They’re easy to put on and take off, and make an instant statement.
At Peter Franklin, we’re Northeast Indiana’s benchmark jewelry company and we carry the finest in men’s jewelry. Our customer experience professionals can help you identify the right piece and find your signature style for your lifestyle and budget. Visit one of our three locations in Angola, Fort Wayne and New Haven, or browse our selection online.