Although sometimes inadvertent, these small pieces of metal and stone can have a great impact on the opinions of the people with whom we want to work or get to know, that is why in this article will offer very important guidelines to take into account if we want to send the appropriate visual message.
3 Rules of Use
Make them simple
When in doubt, my recommendation is that you choose a simple jewel if you do not like to stand out too much.
Once you are comfortable using generally accepted accessories, you can if you want to start introducing other pieces of jewelry like necklaces or bracelets for men.
Combination of metals
Most men’s jewelry is metallic. Gold and silver are the most common. Your clothing should have a tone that matches the metal of your jewel, and if you use more than one jewel, the right thing is for them to be of the same metal.
Gold is a warmer color; it is associated with the sun, abundance (wealth) and power. Also with great ideals, wisdom and knowledge. It is a color that revitalizes the mind, the energies and the inspiration.
It combines well with brown tones and other earth colors, as well as with intense colors such as navy blue or dark green.
Silver and silver tones of metals such as stainless steel or polished chrome are neutral. Silver is also linked to money so it is used as material to make coins. In some Latin American countries money is called silver. Silver represents greatness and luxury, although the main color is always gold, which symbolizes the ideal value, while silver, material value.
The silver color is symbolically close to the white which also reflects a lot of light. The snow has silver and blue reflections, so we experience the silver color as cold. It is also related to speed and technological modernity, including chrome, platinum and all “silver” metals.
You can combine for example silver cufflinks with dark gray or black clothes for a timeless and elegant look or you can use it with lighter colors in the summer without the fear that they will overwhelm the soft colors of your wardrobe.
As for precious stones, men should not abuse them. Something small, of a single color. Anything beyond that seems to be a bad taste.
The jewels with parts of leather that are preferably natural earth tones, not dyed black, and never with ostentatious metallic tacks.
The exception to the questions of combination with color, are wedding bands and antique pieces. A man can always wear his wedding ring, and if it does not match other metal jewelry he uses, do not worry. It’s just going to draw a little attention, and there’s nothing wrong with people noticing the visible symbol of their commitment.
As for antique pieces, try to match, but assuming the piece does not attract much attention (such as a small ring or a watch), the clash of metals is acceptable.
Understanding the Meaning of Jewelry
This means that men should be careful when using jewelry that is “out of the norm”. It’s easy to get noticed when you start to include jewelry in your daily outfit. However, jewelry can add a bit of color and uniqueness to your wardrobe. To balance your wardrobe with your jewelry accessories here are three recommendations:
- Avoid ostentatious styles. It is difficult to repeat this point often enough. The recommendation is always that metal jewelry is small and elegant. That distinguishes a man with class.
- Uses significant jewelry. We have already talked about the wedding rings, which send the signal that you are a committed man. Other details that have a meaning can be a ring belonging to some brotherhood or organization, a fraternal insignia, jewels with symbols of your beliefs, your profession, your philosophy of life, or your culture.
Depending on the areas in which you use them, these jewels can open doors, topics of conversation and new personal relationships.
Select the gem that is meaningful for each situation.