Essential men’s jewellery pieces putting a modern spin on tradition
Men’s jewellery gives traditional pieces a contemporary update
Men’s jewellery may have had a bad reputation over the years, but a host of jewellery designers are rethinking traditional pieces, keeping a sleek simplicity in mind. Whether reinterpreting the classic chain, transforming the signet ring or incorporating unexpected motifs, these contemporary adornments promise to be timeless.
Paris-based men’s jewellery brand, Le Gramme, add a complexity to simple jewellery pieces thanks to clever design details. The new collection, Segment, forms chains of solid cylinders for the first time – cast in sterling silver or 18 carat gold, they make gleaming articulated spines teased into rings, bracelets and necklaces.
The traditional signet ring is rethought by Hannah Martin who disrupts its classical codes with a sculptural sleekness. Angles in 18 carat gold are softened, letting the inky onyx and an irregularly-placed diamond pack a design-led punch.
Tom Wood at Dover Street Market
Tom Wood creates clothes and jewellery with longevity in mind, with recycled gold and silver playing a large part in sustainably-produced jewellery. The new Infinity collection, launching in store at Dover Street Market in June, casts thickly drawn silhouettes in precious metals for offbeat classics.
Tilly Sveaas plays with proportions in thickly-knitted chains. Keep it simple, or team with a T-bar or pendant and layer them up for an easy in into the chain gang.
As director of jewellery for Dior Men, Yoon Ahn has honed a chic aesthetic which she brings to her own brand, Ambush. The new collection incorporates hand-cut natural stones, which alongside idiosyncratic design details such as precious padlock earrings and safety pin bracelets, make for a joyful take on everyday embellishment.
Bunney at Dover Street Market
Bunney brings a rock’n’roll mood to men’s jewellery in pieces such as chunky ID chains and sculptural cuffs. Here, juxtaposed mixed metals transform a signet ring.