Men’s jewelry has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 100 years,
especially within the past 10 years. There is no doubt that men’s jewelry will
continue to expand with new styles, materials and designs. Here is where we see
the future of men’s jewelry headed.
New materials. Contemporary materials have exploded on the
men’s jewelry market. While men’s jewelry used to be primarily found in gold,
silver and platinum, the material possibilities available nowadays are
Two of the leading contemporary materials are titanium and tungsten carbide,
both of which offer a certain durability as well as a natural gunmetal grey hue
that departs from traditional silver tones. Ceramic men’s jewelry is frequently
seen in black or white, and is extremely lightweight yet hardy. Perhaps lesser
known than the others, cobalt chrome is rising particularly quickly in
popularity thanks to its classic precious metal appearance, strength and
It goes without saying that new materials will continue to be developed and put
on the market, especially when they can offer positive attributes of both
precious and contemporary materials.
More diamonds. Diamonds used to be almost exclusively
reserved for women’s engagement rings and jewelry, but the increasing presence
of diamonds in men’s jewelry has been one of the most steadily rising trends
over the past 20 years. Gone is the idea that diamonds are considered to be in
any way “feminine;” men are adding diamonds to their wedding rings, pendants
and bracelets with increasing frequency.
In addition to classic white diamonds, black diamonds and cognac (brown)
diamonds have been incredibly popular in men’s jewelry. Men have actually
proven to be a little more adventurous when it comes to diamond colors, and
will undoubtedly continue to seek out new and interesting hues for their
New styles. While men used to stick with basic accessory
items like wedding bands, watches and cuff links, they are steadily exploring
other types of accessories. Jewelry items like men’s pendants, bracelets and
necklaces have become increasingly popular, even with guys who might never have
considered wearing those types of men’s jewelry items before. Expect to see a
great selection of styles for those types of men’s jewelry, as well as a
revival of other lesser worn men’s jewelry items.
A greater range of price points. The addition of more
economical contemporary materials as well as the prevalence of online shopping
has certainly led to some of the best pricing heretofore seen in men’s jewelry.
However, even in bad economic times shoppers have become more adventurous and
discriminating, sometimes searching out what is extremely rare and expensive.
What used to be a more fixed price range for a set number of traditional
materials in men’s jewelry has expanded to now suit virtually every budget on
the planet. It goes without saying that men’s jewelry will continue to push
into both more affordable and more luxurious options with the passing of time.