Picking the right piece of jewelry to suit your style is a difficult feat to pull off. Unlike the majority of women, men struggle to find pieces of bling that not only accentuate their style but also remain modest and “under the radar.” Men’s jewelry is supposed to scream class and masculinity, not “look at how dazzling I am.”
The men’s jewelry landscape is forever changing, with new styles and trends coming through as each season passes. With that being said, one trend that has been consistent throughout the first half of the year is minimalism. Nothing too “out there,” an item that is eye-catching without being excessively flamboyant.
Here are six essential pieces of men’s jewelry that should be added to your wardrobe in 2018.
Ultra-Fine Thread Necklace
No more Mr-T style 40lbs chains this year, boys! Fashion trends are leaning more towards thinner, finely threaded necklaces that add a hint of sparkle to your neckline, without dominating the look of your upper body. Gold or silver, either works just fine.
If classy is the style you are trying to go for, look no further than a high-quality diamond bracelet. Choosing the right bracelet comes down to your own personal taste and design choices, but the style of the bracelet is not what makes diamond bracelets a must-have fashion accessory for 2018. This year, it’s all about the diamonds!
The Gold Ring
Gold rings have been a staple in the jewelry industry since the day they were created. Why? Because they are undeniably cool. Gold rings add a hint of “high class” to any man’s hand, yet they don’t distract from any other piece of jewelry you might be wearing at the same time.
If you want to turn things up a notch, try wearing a gold ring on each hand. It doubles the effectiveness of the look but still errs on the side of cool and casual.
If the “Hey, look at me” style is something that you’re keen on displaying, wearing a ring on each finger will almost certainly achieve that distinct fashion. Do you have the bravado to pull off wearing a ring on each finger? Well, give it a try, it’s definitely a real head-turner! More and more, it’s gaining popularity in the fashion circles this year. However, if saving money is your priority, there’s probably better trendy options out there for you.
The Single Earring
It’s like the 80’s all over again! Double earrings have had a decent run through the 90’s, but it’s now time for the single ear pierced look to dominate again. The style of earring you choose should be congruent with your own fashion sense. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what’s currently considered hip and chic, design-wise. It’s the fact that you’re only wearing one earring that really makes the look.
It’s funny how the fashion industry works. Gold, silver and diamond watches have dominated the scene for the longest time, and they are still massively popular in 2018. Yet, they’re not considered to be as trendy as the leather strapped watch.
It doesn’t matter how cheap or expensive the watch face appears to be, it’s the leather strapping that makes the piece such a hot pick in 2018. It’s like living in the 70’s all over again!
Wrapping Things Up
So, there you have it, six of the best men’s jewelry trends of 2018. As you can probably gather, the consensus for this year is cool, casual and trendy. If Vogue style high-fashion is more your thing, then these pieces probably won’t work for you. However, for the everyday man who wants to up their fashion game, these are the perfect choices.