Trends in Mens Jewelry Design
Most people think of jewelry as a “woman’s thing,” but the fact is that mens jewelry has been a tradition in many cultures throughout the world dating back to the Stone Age. In those anime-daisuki.net days, mens jewelry consisted of necklaces made from the claws of animals or the bones of slain enemies (!) Among several North American Indian tribes, necklaces made from the wampum, or dentalia shells that were recognized as currency made such decoration practical as well.
Today, mens jewelry may also consist of necklaces, amulets and earrings. However, designer watches and mens diamond wedding rings are the most popular and best-selling items.
Wedding Bands Galore
There is nearly as much variety in wedding bands for men as there are for women. One of the latest trends in this area is palladium wedding bands.
While gold is traditional, it is a relatively soft metal. Palladium wedding bands are virtually indestructible, and will last for decades without scratching or tarnishing – which is not surprising, since the melting point of palladium is almost 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Men’s Celtic wedding rings have also become popular in recent years. These are available as mens diamond wedding rings, or can be purchased without a stone mounted; they feature the traditional “knot work” patterns that are so closely associated with the art of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Time Marches On
Men’s watches are also popular, and are quite traditional as gifts from one man to another – in recognition of a job well done, to commemorate a special occasion, or as part of a rite of passage; a century ago, the gift of a pocket watch from a father to his son was often made to mark a boy’s passage into manhood.
Wrist watches have existed for perhaps two hundred years, but until the early 20th century were considered effeminate (and were actually made for women). The advent of aviation changed all of that; pocket watches were not practical when it was necessary to keep one’s hands on the controls of primitive aircraft at all times.
Citizen watches are a popular choice. These are excellent timepieces that have been manufactured in Japan since 1918, when the company was known as the Shoshoka Watch Institute. However, they represent only one brand of fine designer watches manufactured throughout the world.
Gifts for All Occasions
Mens jewelry is a gift that is appropriate not only for weddings, but graduations, bar-mitzvahs, the holidays, and even good old-fashioned birthdays. Whether it’s designer watches or men’s diamond wedding rings, you’ll find an abundance of choices when considering mens jewelry as a gift.