Load up on bling
1. Sterling silver ‘Anger Forest Wolf’ necklace, £315, by Gucci @ Matches Fashion 2. Pale gold brass necklace with skull-embossed medallion, £380, by Alexander McQueen 3. Silver bangle, £450, by Tateossian 4. Gold signet ring, £180, by Alex Orso 5. Polished brass bracelet, £140, by Alice Made This 6. Gold ring with mother of pearl Medusa detail, £250, by Versace If you are a man without adornment — that is to say you possess no rings, no necklace, not even a humble silver bangle — then you are in the increasing minority of men not wearing jewellery.
Once a risky move that would concern your father and court ridicule from friends and co-workers, luxury men’s jewellery — according to a report in The New York Times — is now a £4bn industry, and one that’s rapidly growing with each passing year. Get used to it, dad.
“Demand has been rising for men’s jewellery,” says a member of the buying team at Liberty London. “Bracelets, particularly cuffs, are most popular with sales up 143 per cent. And more men are wearing earrings, proving an appetite for more contemporary, edgy looks.”
Above we’ve selected the stand-out pieces from the world of modern male bling. Just please, please, leave ankle bracelets in the distant, regrettable, memory of Thailand 2007.