The breadth of men’s jewelry available today has never been more lust-worthy. But for those bijou novices out there, knowing how to start incorporating jewelry into your daily uniform can be a bit overwhelming. Is that ring office-appropriate? Will that necklace make you look like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever? When in doubt, bracelets are always a good idea. A simple, refined bracelet will work with everything from the most conservative suit to casual weekend wear. Whether worn alone, layered with a watch, or stacked together, bracelets are an easy way to instantly up the personality factor of any outfit. We’ve rounded up six of the best bracelets—from sleek metal cuffs to rugged beaded chains—for beginners and man-jewelry pros alike and they can be a very good luxury gifts.
Oftentimes, gemstones are a bit too blingy for everyday wear, but this bracelet proves otherwise.
The roughly faceted beads of Dean Harris’s green prehnite have an earthy, understated beauty that is complemented by handcrafted gold links ($850).
A slim silver cuff is the jewelry equivalent of a great pair of jeans: timeless.
This iteration by Jessica Biales ups the ante with blue-and-white enamel stripes inspired by another perennial classic: French sailor sweaters ($960)
Brushed sterling-silver cubes are woven with a black cord to create the ultimate grown-up friendship bracelet by Me&Ro. With its SoCal surfer attitude, this bracelet would make a perfect partner for a diving watch ($445).
Sidney Garber has been a favorite jeweler of women in the know for over 70 years.
Last year, the brand introduced its first dedicated men’s collection, and the results are equally as covetable. This bracelet’s tubular yellow-gold beads have a radiance that channels summer’s glow year-round ($2,800, available at Barneys New York).
Zadeh’s simple strand of parachute cord gets a luxe upgrade by way of sterling-silver embellishments. With its graphic lines and clean silhouette, this bracelet is perfect for stacking ($150).
Who says pearls are just for the girls? This TenThousandThings bracelet shows its masculine side, using tiny, black Tahitian pearls to dot a chain of brushed-gold links ($2,200).
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