Handsome is starting to become quite an outdated word … while our Dads would like to be called handsome, our brothers, sons and partners would much rather be ‘hot’, ’smoking’, or ’studly’ ! Luckily men’s jewelry has evolved far past the gold watch and plain smooth cufflinks that your handsome Dad would love, with a range that can ‘hot’ up the coolest of guys! If you have a special male with a birthday coming up this October, we have some suggestions for you – ranging from cool to hot, and every temperature in between!
Not too long ago, men’s jewelry was either a single earring, worn by lanky teenagers that didn’t go to school, or greasy layabouts… now we have an enormous range of stylish, sophisticated and very modern jewelry for men, ranging from bracelets to pendants, and cufflinks to watches, with barely a single earring in sight. The black ceramic and stainless steel bracelet pictured at the beginning of the article is an excellent example. Restrained and simple, yet very masculine, it incorporates individual materials (like ceramic), that could never be known as handsome! Part of the ultra-modern, ultra-masculine Rochet line of jewelry, the stainless steel is suitable for all skin types, and the free shipping means that the product is suitable for all budgets!
And if you are buying for someone that you’d like to be home on time, then for his other wrist you can get a matching black ion plated stainless steel Fossil watch. These watches are fashionable, diamond-set pieces, with a simple, uncomplicated three hand display, stainless steel bezel, crown and case, and water resistance to 100m, for the sporty types. These are available in a range of sizes, also – if your man has trouble finding watches to fit his either slim, or very large wrists, this is the perfect solution.
One of the easiest – and also most effective – ways to help you decide on jewelry presents for the men in your life is by their zodiac sign. This often scarily accurate personality predictor can help you determine colors, styles and even which types of jewelry he’s likely to wear. For example, Librans, born between the first and twenty-second of October, are often balanced, charming and graceful people. Cufflinks are a great buy, for balance, as are pendants. Scorpios take up the rest of the month, from the 23rd; these guys are passionate, creative and intense people.
If you know a Scorpio man that loves his office job, but can’t wait to rip off the boring penguin suit when he gets home, you might want to help him put a little zing in his work day with these colored square cufflinks. The black, blue, maroon and gray enamel squares bring a little color into his day, without being over the top, and they feature diamonds inset into the ends of the links. They are in a lovely soft sterling silver base, and they also have free shipping, along with any other products you purchase with them.
As we mentioned, cufflinks are a great buy for Librans too, and Hot Diamonds has a piece for these charming balance-lovers also. The blue cubic zirconia links pictured have diamonds insert into the face, for a little sparkle and magnetism, while the lighter color is much better suited to graceful Libran sensibilities. These sterling silver cufflinks have been rhodium plated, which both enhances the luster of the silver, and helps prevent tarnishing by those people with skin sensitive to sterling silver.
The Inori brand men’s labyrinth bracelet pictured is another great buy for Librans.With its strange mix of randomness and balance, it is an individual piece, and the stainless steel base makes it suitable for all skin types. The band is also quite unique, featuring a mix of linking systems, which despite their eclecticism are balanced perfectly from the left to the right side of the bracelet. The 23cm length is a great all-rounder, fitting most men’s wrists perfectly.
For Scorpios, the two-piece his and hers pendant is a great buy, appealing to the passion that he feels for his ‘other half’, with a unique freeform design that will appeal to his imaginative, creative Scorpio-ness! This pendant is made of stainless steel, and the interlocking design means that it can be worn separately, or with both halves resting together, near his heart … awww!
And if you are buying for a Scorpio that isn’t quite so close to you .. in that way, anyway (!), you could look at something like this Inori Wholistic pendant, with Mind-Body-Spirit inscriptions. The writings on the pendant pretty much sum up a Scorpio’s approach to life, and the gorgeous color variance in the pendant remains quite masculine. This is sold as a stand-alone item, so you can choose whichever chain you think will fit your Scorpio male best!
And of course, the jewelry gift that isn’t really jewelry is always appreciated – that is, a watch! We have a great range of watches on site, from the technical ones, like Citizen, to fashion watches from Michael Kors and Fossil. The Citizen Two-Tone one pictured at right is great for Librans, with its balance and repetition of pattern. You save nearly a quarter off the recommended retail price by buying through Gilletts, a special partner for Citizen watches. It includes the famous Eco-Drive technology, which means that no batteries are necessary, and is water resistant to 100m.
This little taste for October birthday boys has only scratched the surface of our men’s jewelry range, so if you haven’t seen the perfect piece, don’t despair! Just keep browsing in the Men’s Jewelry section, or you can select from our hand-picked gift ideas in the Men’s Gift Ideas section. If you start feeling lost, or need a hand with product information, just click the Live Help link on the right for some instant assistance.