If you’re reading this, you may be thinking of buying some choice pieces of men’s designer jewellery, perhaps because you want to create a more professional look at work or just want a bit of something special to wear when you’re out with your mates. You might be looking to buy something for yourself or you might be hoping that a certain someone will treat you for your birthday (take a look in the Links of London gifts section online for some good ideas to pass along!).
Choosing the jewellery is the hardest part, so think carefully before parting with your cash as to what exactly you want to buy and how much you want to spend. Think about whether you want a bracelet, watch, cufflinks or necklace. Think about whether you want gold or silver, plain or bejewelled. If you’re buying more than one item, make sure that they are made of the same metals as mixing gold and silver jewellery doesn’t really work. If you already own some jewellery then it’s easier to coordinate if your new jewellery is made from the same or similar material.
Once you have decided what you want to buy or would like to receive as a gift and are in possession of some good quality men’s designer jewellery, here’s how to wear it.
First, don’t overdo it. If you want a watch, buy one and wear it on your non-dominant wrist but then don’t overload your dominant wrist with bracelets. If you already wear a watch and really want a bracelet (perhaps a friendship bracelet, which are very hot right now) then stick to wearing just one on your dominant wrist (normally, without a watch, you’d wear a bracelet on your non-dominant wrist, just for comfort’s sake).
Be careful not to overdo the bling, too. If you like the idea of wearing a precious stone or two, don’t wear too many at once. A discreet diamond in your cufflinks is one thing: several precious stones dotted around on your bracelet, necklace, rings and cufflinks are probably going to look a bit over-the-top.
Wear your jewellery to suit the occasion. For work, you might just want to wear your watch (a good quality watch speaks volumes about the wealth and success of a man) and maybe some cufflinks, but you could add a bracelet or necklace for going out socially. Avoid wearing a bracelet and necklace together, especially if they look very similar or you could end up feeling like you’re wearing a matching set, which is more women’s territory.
Finally, choosing a few good quality pieces ofwill work out as initially more expensive than buying cheap ‘costume’ jewellery, but the quality will show and you’ll be able to wear your jewellery for many years to come. In the long-run quality jewellery is always the way to go – a good piece can last forever. However make sure you pick something that you’ll treasure for the rest of your days!
This is a guest post by Claire Chat a new Londoner, travel passionate and animal lover. She blogs about Pets and Travelling in Europe. If you want Claire to write you specific content, you can find email her here or contact her on Twitter (Claire_Chat).