Finding that perfect gift for the special man in your life can be a notoriously difficult task. However, with a huge range of luxury jewellery items available on the market you’re guaranteed to find something he’ll love, you just need to keep in mind a few key tips and advice.
This is where our comprehensive guide is here to help! From statement rings to stunning chains and more, here we provide the lowdown on a range of luxury jewellery gifts that we’re sure he’ll cherish forever.
Without further ado, take five minutes and read on below…
Choosing The Right Jewellery Type to Suit Him
Gone are the days when jewellery for men was limited to cufflinks and watches. Today, men's jewellery is a dynamic and essential part of their wardrobe, offering a means of self-expression and individuality. Just as a well-chosen tie or a sleek pair of shoes can elevate an outfit, the right piece of jewellery can transform a man's style, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary.
Before delving into purchasing your soon-to-be cherished gift, it's crucial to understand his style, personality, and lifestyle. Is his fashion sense bold or more elegant and understated? It’s always helpful to take note of what he already owns and there’s no harm in taking a sneak peek at his existing jewellery collection, provided you’re able to of course. It’s also important to consider his daily routine as well as any hobbies or interests. If he’s extremely active or works a manual role you might need to think about whether or not you should buy something a more durable jewellery item.
Now, let's explore some luxury jewellery options that are sure to leave him eternally grateful.
Men's Earrings: For the Stylish Gents with Piercings
Earrings for men were once seen as statements of rebellion but today they are a powerful emblem of style and self-expression. The options are as varied as the personalities they adorn. For a man with piercings, consider gifting him a set of well-crafted studs or hoops, showcasing intricate designs that reflect his unique taste.
If you opt for studs, luxury options range from classic diamonds to stunning coloured gemstones. A single, understated diamond stud can add a touch of sophistication to any occasion whilst a cluster of smaller coloured gems creates a playful and dynamic effect. If you need some inspiration check out our captivating Ivy Diamond Studs here.
Hoop earrings, on the other hand, offer a bolder and more pronounced style. Consider different sizes and materials – from platinum for a sleek look to gold for a more refined elegance.
Beyond the traditional earrings, you could also explore cuff earrings and cartilage studs. These unconventional choices allow for a mix-and-match approach, letting him curate a unique combination that complements his personality.
Men's Pendants: A Symbolic Touch
Pendants for men go beyond mere accessories; they become an integral part of his style narrative. Choosing the right pendant involves a careful consideration of his interests, beliefs, and passions but a sleek and sophisticated pendant can become a daily reminder of what matters most to him.
When browsing pendants explore the symbolism of different shapes and motifs. A minimalist geometric design can convey a sense of modernity and simplicity, while more intricate patterns and symbols can hold personal significance. Opt for materials like white gold or platinum for a timeless aesthetic that complements both casual and formal attire.
For the man with a spiritual side, consider a pendant featuring meaningful symbols or religious iconography. This not only adds a touch of reverence to his look but also allows him to carry his beliefs close to his heart. Personalised engraving further elevates the sentimental value of the piece, creating a connection between the wearer and the jewellery.
Men's Chains: Timeless Elegance
Chains, often overlooked in their simplicity, are the unsung heroes of men's jewellery. Whether it's a classic gold link chain or a modern cable chain, these timeless pieces effortlessly elevate his style. When selecting a chain, consider not just the design but also the length and thickness to ensure a perfect fit.
A classic curb chain, characterised by its interlocking links, exudes a sense of masculinity and tradition. For a more contemporary look, opt for a box chain with its squared links or a cable chain that brings an understated elegance to any ensemble. Experiment with different lengths – a shorter chain can be discreet and casual, while a longer chain makes a bold statement.
Chains also serve as the perfect canvas for pendants. Choose a chain that complements the style and symbolism of the pendant, creating a harmonious and balanced look. When in doubt, a versatile white gold or platinum chain provides a neutral backdrop, allowing the pendant to take centre stage.
Men's Diamond Rings: Making a Statement
A diamond ring for men is not just any piece of jewellery; it's a statement of confidence and sophistication. The choices are diverse, ranging from subtle bands to bold, attention-grabbing designs. When selecting a diamond ring, consider the cut, carat, and setting to find a piece that resonates with his personality.
For a classic look, a single solitaire diamond set in yellow gold or white gold band is timeless and versatile. Consider different diamond shapes – from the traditional round cut to the more contemporary emerald or princess cut – each adding a unique flare to the ring. Channel-set diamonds along the band create a sophisticated and seamless design.
If your special man looks to push boundaries with his fashion sense then you can also venture into the realm of more elaborate designs with multi-stone arrangements. Cluster rings featuring an array of diamonds can be both eye-catching and symbolic, representing various aspects of his life or milestones achieved. Bezel settings provide a modern and secure way to showcase diamonds, adding an extra layer of protection for the stones.
Men's Eternity Rings: Symbolising Forever
Eternity rings for men are a profound expression of eternal commitment and unending love. These rings, adorned with a continuous line of diamonds or precious stones, symbolise the enduring nature of relationships and milestones achieved. When choosing an eternity ring, consider the style, setting, and significance of the stones.
For understated men, opt for a classic channel setting, where diamonds are snugly nestled within the band, creating a seamless look. Alternatively, a prong setting adds a touch of drama, allowing more light to reach the diamonds, and enhancing their brilliance. The choice between a full or half eternity band depends on personal preference – a full eternity ring signifies endless love, while a half eternity ring maintains comfort without compromising on style.
You can also experiment with different precious metals to complement the significance of the occasion. Yellow gold exudes warmth and tradition, while white gold or platinum adds a contemporary and sophisticated touch. Whichever style you choose, a men's eternity ring is a timeless and meaningful gift that transcends fashion trends.
Choosing the Right Precious Metal for Men
When it comes to luxury jewellery for men, the choice of metal is significant. Each metal carries its own symbolism, and understanding the characteristics of yellow gold, white gold, and platinum can help you make an informed decision about the best gift to buy.
Yellow Gold: Classic Elegance
Yellow gold exudes classic elegance and timeless charm. Its warm hue symbolises wealth and luxury, making it an ideal choice for traditional and sophisticated styles. Known for its durability, yellow gold jewellery is also a symbol of enduring love and commitment.
Consider yellow gold for timeless pieces such as rings or classic chains. The richness of the metal enhances the overall appeal of the jewellery, making it a perfect choice for the man who appreciates traditional and classic aesthetics.
White Gold: Modern Sophistication
White gold offers a contemporary and mature alternative to traditional yellow gold. Its cool, silvery appearance complements various styles, making it a versatile choice for the modern man. With a rhodium coating for added durability, white gold jewellery reflects a refined taste.
Opt for white gold when choosing pieces that seamlessly integrate into a modern and minimalist wardrobe. Its sleek and sophisticated appearance makes it suitable for both formal and casual occasions too.
Platinum: Unmatched Durability and Purity
For the man who appreciates unmatched durability and purity, platinum is the metal of choice. Known for its rare and enduring qualities, platinum jewellery is hypoallergenic and resistant to tarnish.
Consider platinum for pieces that hold sentimental value, such as eternity rings or bespoke jewellery. Its durability ensures that the jewellery stands the test of time, becoming a cherished heirloom that can be passed down through generations.
Bespoke Jewellery for Him: Crafting Individuality
For a truly unique and personal touch, consider bespoke jewellery. Collaborate with expert craftsmen like those right here at Meaden and create a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects his style, ensuring a gift that's as special as the man himself. Whether it's a custom-designed pendant, a personalised ring, or a bespoke bracelet, the process of creating a unique piece adds an extra layer of sentimentality to the gift.
Unisex Jewellery: A Shared Elegance
In the world of modern jewellery, plenty of luxury items break down the barriers of traditional genders and are embraced by both men and women. From minimalist bracelets to gender-neutral pendants, these versatile pieces celebrate shared elegance. If you’re in the market for a unisex piece then consider items like our majestic Jessie Unisex Diamond Eternity Ring. Adorned with 90 round brilliant-cut diamonds and crafted in platinum, this timeless symbol of love is perfect for commemorating life's special moments.
Struggling for Inspiration? Choose a Meaden Gift Card
If you find yourself overwhelmed by choices, let him make the decision. A Meaden Gift Card allows him to explore our exquisite collections and choose a piece that speaks to his heart. This not only ensures he gets exactly what he desires but also adds an element of excitement as he peruses through our special handcrafted offerings.To buy a gift card simply follow the link here.