Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 01:51 am
Last Updated on April 6, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
The word “jewellery” has a strong association with women, which misleads many into assuming these fashion pieces are only feminine. In fact, tie clips, shirt studs, cufflinks, lapel pins, and even watches are all examples of traditional jewellery for men, but because they are associated with male fashion, people may not think of them as jewellery.
In the past, choices for men’s jewellery in Canada were largely limited to these more masculine pieces, although rings, particularly wedding bands, were also acceptable. This is still true in more formal settings, such as certain workplaces. However, the rules have relaxed somewhat in more casual settings, and it is more acceptable for men to wear jewellery pieces traditionally considered more feminine, such as necklaces and bracelets. Nevertheless, buying jewellery for men, especially as a gift, can be a challenge because the styles that apply are different than those for women.
How Does Jewellery for Men and Women Differ?
While women’s jewellery is more likely to be purely ornamental, men’s jewellery has traditionally served a practical purpose. Certain styles of shirts require shirt studs and cufflinks to keep them closed. Tie clips hold a tie in place, preventing it from dangling in the way.
However, the practicality of a piece of men’s jewellery can shift. For example, watches do serve a practical purpose in telling the time. Nowadays, though, they may be worn mostly for ornamentation because almost everyone has a cell phone equipped with a digital clock.
As a general rule, men’s jewellery tends to be more understated. The most popular choices that men tend to gravitate to are chains, watches, rings, earrings, and the trending brocelet (a type of jewellery worn on the wrist by men over the age of 25). Overall men tend to prefer a more subtle approach with their jewellery choices, but there are guys out there that look for ways to share their personality through fashion and this is where jewellery can make a real statement. Colonial Acres carries unique and custom jewellery pieces that can appeal to a variety of individuals.
Women are more likely to choose jewellery pieces solely for the way they look. Men tend to favour pieces that have some personal meaning to them. They might reflect a personal interest, commemorate a special occasion, or pay tribute to a loved one who may no longer be living.
Fashion experts typically recommend that when a man wears more than one piece of jewellery, the metals should match, with all pieces made of the same material. Popular metals used in men’s jewellery include gold, platinum, copper, and sterling silver.
What Makes Silver a Popular Choice for Men’s Jewellery?
Silver is considered a neutral colour in the grey family. Therefore such pieces are more understated, with the ability to go with different outfits. These qualities make silver an attractive option for men who want jewellery that makes a subtle statement. Compared to gold and platinum, silver also tends to be more affordable.
Depending on the pure silver content of the piece, silver jewellery may be vulnerable to tarnish. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing in men’s jewellery, as it can give the piece a weathered, rugged look.
Why Are Silver Coin Rings an Awesome Gift Idea?
Custom rings made from Canadian silver 50-cent pieces offer many of the qualities that men look for in jewellery. They are made of valuable yet neutral metal, they are tasteful and understated, and they are made to order, so they can have personal meaning to the recipient. If you have a man on your gift list who is interested in coin collecting, a ring made from a coin is a thoughtful gift he is likely to treasure. A coin ring can also have special meaning because it commemorates a meaningful date in the life of a man, such as his birthdate or the year of his marriage. Find out more about these unique gift items from Colonial Acres Coins.