It’s not always easy to find cool men’s jewelry brands, but if you’re on the search, check out these brands.
Men’s jewelry has come a long way in the last several years.
It used to be that many guys would avoid jewelry because they saw it as too feminine or too gaudy. And it wasn’t too long ago that you’d see articles like this (or this) explaining why men and jewelry just don’t go together.
Of course, articles like those often missed the point and assumed that all guys wanted to deck themselves out from head to toe in gold chains or pair their jewelry with hideous outfits.
These arguments also ignored the fact that men have worn jewelry throughout history. From ancient Greece to 17th-century Europe, many cultures were known for their manly bling.
Thankfully, the stigma against men’s jewelry has almost completely vanished in the last few years and more guys are experimenting with jewelry as a way to accessorize and add some subtle flair to an outfit.
Lots of brands have stepped up to offer men’s jewelry that’s both masculine and tasteful, and I’ve rounded up 10 of those brands in this article to give you an idea of what’s out there.
Whether you’re thinking about branching out into rings, necklaces, bracelets, or something else, this roundup will have something for you.
10 Men’s Jewelry Brands You Should Know
Here are the 10 best brands for men’s jewelry sorted in alphabetical order:
Clocks & Colours
If you want a brand that shows just how manly jewelry can get, check out Clocks & Colours. This frontier-forward brand specializes in handcrafted silver jewelry adorned with designs that range from simple patterns to intricate and edgy motifs.
While some of their pieces are admittedly a bit loud, items like the Crossroads ring and Due North bracelet provide a nice balance of function and fashion.
For most guys, these will serve nicely as accent pieces to complement garments like leather jackets and vintage tees.
This acclaimed brand is one of the biggest designer labels to explore new approaches to men’s jewelry.
The company’s men’s collection is surprisingly vast and includes everything from modest rings to ornate pendants.
What’s nice about David Yurman is that even many of the plainer pieces are well-designed.
Subtle textures, fine details, and low-key embellishments are common characteristics of Yurman’s jewelry.
Even though John Hardy was founded in 1975, the brand’s designs are inspired by traditional Balinese jewelry-making techniques that have been passed down across generations.
As such, Hardy’s pieces all have an old-world feel to them, with each piece firmly rooted in Indonesian history.
For the most part, the Hardy collection is composed of minimal silver pieces that will pair nicely with just about anything.
Colorful stones and traditional design motifs also make regular appearances in the lineup.
The kind of jewelry that Israeli artist Maor Cohen makes — vibrant, exotic, offbeat — is the kind that rarely gets the designer treatment.
Cohen takes that recognizable beachy style and brings it back to its global roots by embracing techniques and materials from around the world.
Bright stones and natural shapes show up again and again in Cohen’s work, reflecting his penchant for African design.
His pieces are great for guys who want to use jewelry to create splashes of color or add some earthy textures.
MANSSION (which stands for “man on a mission”) was founded in 2019 to fill a need for edgy yet sophisticated men’s jewelry.
All of their pieces have a strong masculine energy, and they make everything from basic chains to eye-catching bracelets.
MANSSION also offers “Styled Stacks,” which are curated sets of best-selling jewelry. This is a nice option if you’re new to jewelry and want a few pieces that will go together well without having to second-guess yourself.
This is the one brand on this list that you’ve probably already heard of. Mejuri has blown up recently thanks to its chic designs and social media presence.
Mejuri doesn’t have the most expansive collection of men’s jewelry, but its quality more than makes up for the lack of quantity.
Almost every Mejuri offering is subtle and elegant, so you won’t struggle to find something that you can incorporate into your everyday wear.
Miami-based brand Miansai makes modern, understated jewelry with nautical themes.
It’s an appealing brand and for good reason — its catalog is full of pieces that are both handsomely minimal and surprisingly affordable.
You’ll find lots of items that have an obvious nautical vibe, from the Hook Rope to the Anchor Leather. However, there are also pieces that take more subtle inspiration from the sea, like the old-fashioned Screw Cuff or the almost industrial Orson Pull Bungee Rope bracelet.
If you’re interested in learning more about this brand, check out our Miansai review.
If you’re looking to dip your toes into more colorful jewelry, then Nialaya is a good place to start. Stones like jasper, onyx, and turquoise adorn Niayala’s creations, which range from reserved to daring.
All of their jewelry is handcrafted, so each piece is one of a kind. This is especially noticeable with pieces that use several types of precious stones.
However, if you’re not one for more intricate jewelry, then you’ll be pleased to know Nialaya also offers their take on some basics like gold chains and simple band rings.
Raker Finn was created in 2020 by fashion influencer Jordan O’Brien as an homage to vintage jewelry.
That inspiration is clear in the brand’s collections, which feature pieces that both look and feel truly vintage.
Items like the Vintage Malachite Bracelet and Checkered Ring look like they came straight out of the coolest antique store.
Raker Finn operates on a made-to-order business model, so each piece is inherently unique and limited.
While this does mean that you have to catch the drop for each collection, each drop usually lasts two weeks, which will give you plenty of time to get your order in.
If rough-and-tumble heritage vibes are more your thing, then check out what Studebaker Metals has to offer.
Taking direct inspiration from old-school metalsmithing, Studebaker creates pieces that I can only describe as workwear jewelry. Horseshoe-like cuffs, patinated bracelets, and worn brass rings are just a few of the rustic items in Studebaker’s catalog.
Every piece is hand-forged in the company’s Pittsburgh workshop. And Studebaker is the real deal — their manufacturing tools have been in use for three centuries.
Men’s Jewelry FAQs
Got questions about men’s jewelry? You’re not alone. Here are a few common questions we’ve answered for you:
What Are the Most Popular Jewelry Brands for Men?
Right now, Mejuri is one of the most popular jewelry brands for men and women. The company’s solid designs and non-designer price tags make it an appealing choice for many guys who are just getting into jewelry.
Is Men’s Jewelry in Style?
There are different trends in men’s jewelry, with many men opting to go with more minimal pieces that accent their outfits. Many younger guys are also incorporating bolder statement pieces into their looks.
What Is the Fanciest Jewelry Brand?
Fancy jewelry brands include modern designers like David Yurman as well as titans like Cartier and Tiffany.
Is Jewelry Right For You?
Up until recently, most guys wouldn’t have ever thought to even try out jewelry.
Now, there are several jewelry brands exclusively for men that offer new and exciting accessory options designed to be masculine.
Still, jewelry isn’t right for every guy. The only way to know is to try on a couple of pieces and see how you like them. It’s best to start small (with maybe a minimal ring or bracelet) and work from there.
As this list proves, there are more options for men’s jewelry than ever before, so go forth and experiment!
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