When it comes to buying jewellery we all automatically assume it is just the poor men out there who have to face hours upon end of traipsing through shops, conducting research and praying that you made the right choice but what about us women? Shouldn’t we be shopping for the men in our lives too?
Naturally we consider jewellery as predominantly feminine and although many men have dabbled a little here and there with an earring or a bracelet; it is only recently that they have begun to embrace jewellery to its fullest extent. From small local jewellers, to high street stores and big named designers; there is now just as much quality jewellery available for men as there is women!
What was once a symbol of effeminate style is now open to the truly masculine. Whether in the form of earrings, a necklace or a bracelet, today’s jewellery can further a man’s style status. With that in mind there is no reason why more women should not be embracing what is on offer and showering men with the right accessories.
Having brought female friends and family and of course yourself the perfect items of jewellery, knowing where to even begin when shopping for that special man in your life can be a little overwhelming. Men’s jewellery shopping however doesn’t need to be as difficult as it might look; with the right knowledge and a little know how there is no reason why you cannot by the perfect gift.
Whether for a birthday, special event or even for your wedding, the below are a few of the crucial points to consider before you begin…
Lifestyle- One of the crucial points to consider is that men aren’t anywhere near as careful as women. In fact men are quite the opposite and are far more likely to be involved in rough handling, manual labour and general sports and activity. As a result it is important to consider whether or not you are choosing the right material. Is the jewellery likely to get scuffed, scratched and even damaged quite quickly? If that is the case then why not opt for titanium/steel settings? This is a particularly popular option for wedding bands.
Know what he Wants- As with women’s jewellery, the options available for men really are endless so before beginning why not consider what he wants or would prefer? From small string bracelets to large leather cuffs, to necklaces and rings; there is a lot to choose from and if you aren’t sure what he would prefer then why not ask around? Speak to family members and/or friends to get an idea of what he might want, drop a few hints or perhaps consider any he might have dropped some to you? Buying jewellery is never easy so do a little research to give yourself the best chance possible.
Every day or not? – Whether a man or a woman, certain jewellery items can be difficult to pull off in the every day. Although women might have it a little easier by being able to wear our diamond earrings, rings and necklaces anywhere, men might not find it so easy, particularly if they are at the office. Whether it’s something so blingtastic that it would only look good on a trip to Vegas or something simple yet of real quality; consider whether it is something he could and would want to wear everyday or not. If he wants something for a special occasion or wants something he can wear anywhere and everywhere; knowing what he would prefer will help give you a nude in the right direction.
We know that jewellery shopping can have its worries and whether for the first time or fifth; venturing into this territory for the man in your life is never easy. Whether you are about to surprise him with something new for his collection or are about to introduce him to the world of men’s jewellery for the first time; do your research and arm yourself with the right knowledge to ensure that the adventure you set on is as easy as possible.