After years of hip-hop fashion domination in men's jewelry market, the trend finally goes mainstream with trendy understated and masculine pieces made for a confident modern guy. These holiday season the trend is even more prominent, with ladies stepping up and gifting the jewelry to their men, instead of receiving it, as per the holiday tradition...
While women's jewelry is pretty simple to shop for, it gets a bit more complicated with guys because many of them are just discovering the trend. So we asked the ultimate expert - Evan Yurman, the son of David Yurman and the designer behind David Yurman's Men’s and Timepiece collections - for some tips on jewelry shopping for that special guy.
Q: What is the "It" men’s item of the moment?
EY: Definitely a bracelet – from beads, to leather or rubber, to interesting handmade sterling silver chain designs.
Q: What is the most classic men’s piece?
EY: To me, the most classic item for a man is a fine timepiece. And in a piece of jewelry, a classic engrave-able signet ring.
Q: What is the best gift for our husband, father or brother?
EY: A colorful ring or cufflinks from our collection of Exotic Stones – as each stone is unique, they are a one-of-a-kind gift.
Q: What are the best gifts for the preppy, fashion-forward and those “man’s man” guys in our lives?
EY: A pair of classic thoroughbred cufflinks for the preppy men. For the fashion-forward man, a cool bracelet - something from the Weave, Ojime, or Spiritual Bead collections. And for those “man’s man” guys in our lives – a bold sterling silver bracelet from the Streamline, Infinity, Empire, or Curb collections.
Thanks for the insight, Evan!
My personal favorite is this Black Onyx Exotic Stone Inlay Bracelet - definitely a chic and powerful piece that I would love to be able to give to a chic and powerful man in my life... Happy gift shopping!