Men’s Jewellery: Choosing the Perfect Party Piece

Jewellery traditions have stood the test of time, weaving together history and culture. The origin of men’s jewellery is steeped in power and valour, and although jewellery is more of a fun addition in modern times, it remains a status symbol for many. So let's delve into the world of men's jewellery.


Are you looking to elevate your style and make a statement, or find the perfect gift for a special man in your life? With a huge range of luxurious men's jewellery you’re guaranteed to find the perfect piece, but knowing what he’ll love is key. From subtle accents to bold statement pieces, the right jewellery can add the perfect touch of sophistication and refinement to an outfit. Our guide to men's jewellery is here to help you navigate the world of precious metals, gemstones, and unique designs. Whether you're a seasoned jewellery collector or just dipping your toes into the world of accessories, this guide will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to pick the perfect gifts for men or to find your own style.

What jewellery do most men wear?

When it comes to men's jewellery, some say that less is more. Men's rings, watches and cufflinks are the most common pieces of jewellery worn by men.

A luxury watch is an investment piece that can be worn every day, while rings like the wedding band are a symbol of commitment. Cufflinks add a sophisticated touch to formalwear and are always a top choice for men’s gifts. Other popular options include bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, but they tend to be more individualistic and not as widely worn.

Men’s Watches

Quite possibly the most popular of men’s accessories, watches are a true testament to style and functionality. Whether you're looking for a classic timepiece or a modern watch with all the bells and whistles, there are countless options. From sporty designs with chronograph features to dressy options with leather straps and delicate details, a watch can be the perfect accessory for any outfit. With so many styles and brands available, finding the perfect watch for you can be a fun experience. So, whether you're looking to make a fashion statement or add a practical accessory to your wardrobe, a watch is an excellent choice. If you’re looking to invest in something special, our watch buyer’s guide has everything you need to help you find your next timepiece from our wonderful collection of men's watches.

Men’s Cufflinks

In the ever-changing landscape of fashion, certain jewellery offers a timeless charm. Classic pieces like cufflinks and tie pins have stood the test of time and remain firm favourites when gifting jewellery for special occasions.

Are cufflinks an intimate gift?

Cufflinks are the perfect gift for any man in your life. Whilst they aren’t necessarily a romantic gesture, they’re practical and refined, perfect for men who love to look dapper and take pride in their look, to the very last detail. Do you have a special anniversary coming up, or are you getting married soon? If you’re searching for gifts for him, cufflinks are a thoughtful way to show you care and they’re a gift he’ll keep forever.

How do I choose cufflinks?

When choosing cufflinks for you or someone else, you should keep in mind the significance of the gift and the recipient’s preference over everything else. A pair of cufflinks that feature mechanical movements are the perfect gift for an engineer or avid clock lover, whilst opting for a pair of designer cufflinks perfectly matches someone who’s into fashion and designers such as Hugo Boss and Gucci.

Men’s Necklaces

The men’s necklace is an ever-popular accessory that can add a stylish touch to any outfit. From simple chains to bold pendants, there are endless options to choose from. Whether you're looking for a casual or formal look, a necklace can be the perfect finishing touch. Necklaces are a stylish way to express your personality or interests, with options ranging from religious symbols to the emblem of your favourite sports team, and you can even keep a loved one close to your heart by adding one of their rings onto your chain. With so many options available, men's necklaces are a versatile and trendy accessory that can be tailored to suit any style.

What necklaces do most men wear?

Cable chains, pendant necklaces and dog tags are forever-popular pieces of jewellery often worn in various forms. From simple, elegant chains to intricate and bold ones, cable chains are a versatile addition to any man's jewellery collection. They can be worn alone or layered to create a unique style. Pendant necklaces frequently feature a smaller piece of jewellery attached to the bottom of the chain, like a classic St. Christopher pendant necklace.

What does a St. Christopher pendant mean?

As the patron saint of travellers, St. Christopher has been revered and celebrated for his protection and guidance for centuries. Originating in the 14th century, St. Christopher pendants and necklaces have become a timeless symbol of protection. It’s thought that the wearer of a St. Christopher pendant will receive good luck and safe travel, making it a thoughtful piece of jewellery for a surfer or someone who travels often.

Dog tag necklaces

Dog tags are a timeless addition to any man’s jewellery collection. Originally used within the military, dog tags quickly became a sentimental emblem within families post-war, with the chain being passed down from generation to generation. Dog tags are usually made of metal and as such can be engraved, which makes it a perfect gift for a special birthday or event. And with our engraving service, you can have a sentimental message etched onto any piece of jewellery for a loved one.

What style of chain is best?

Personal style and preference will influence which style of chain you think is best, but we have a couple of favourites. The textured and twisted pattern of the rope chain makes it a substantial and eye-catching piece. Or for those who like to be bold, the curb chain’s masculine and chunky interlocking links make it a statement piece. For an understated yet sleek look, box chains offer a clean and stylish aesthetic with their square-shaped links. Ultimately, this is completely down to personal preference, so the best style of chain for you is simply whichever one looks and feels best to you. We love our eclectic range of men's necklaces because we know there’ll be something in there that you’ll love, too.

Men’s designer jewellery

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, our selection of designer jewellery has pieces that will attract both vintage lovers and modernists alike. From Boss jewellery to Gucci, we have styles that favour both the bold and the understated man.

Is Jewellery a thoughtful gift?

Jewellery often carries thoughtful meanings and represents achievements. Gifting a piece of jewellery like a watch or bracelet makes for an incredibly sentimental and meaningful gift to mark a special occasion like an anniversary or graduation. And when you invest in luxury, it will last a lifetime, perfect for passing through the generations.

Is Jewellery a good birthday gift?

If you’re searching for birthday gift ideas for him, men’s jewellery gifts are a fantastic idea to really get that wow factor on his special day.



Promise Rings

Symbolising a commitment to a loved one and originally worn as a pre-engagement or promise of future marriage, promise rings have evolved to signify various promises such as loyalty, friendship, or commitment. While traditionally associated with women, men's promise rings are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it's a sign of a future engagement or simply a symbol of devotion, men's promise rings serve as a reminder of the bond shared between you and your significant other. You can choose the style that suits, whether it’s the chunky embellished rings offered by the likes of Gucci, or something more simplistic, rings for men are evolving to include a range of designs to suit his style.

Signet Rings

The men’s signet ring has a rich history in the jewellery world. The tradition of wearing signet rings goes back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks. The signet ring bears a unique symbol or seal that represents a particular family, clan, or institution. Historically, signet rings were used to signify power and status amongst the ruling class. Today, a signet ring is a timeless and elegant accessory that complements the modern man's style.

Other men’s jewellery and accessories

Men's designer bracelets and accessories have become increasingly popular in recent years, as more men embrace fashion and self-expression. From traditional leather and metal bracelets to more modern bead and rope styles, there are endless options available to suit your style and preferences. Whether you're looking for a subtle addition to your everyday look or a statement piece to elevate your outfit, you can accessorise with men's bracelets as a versatile and affordable way to enhance your wardrobe.

Can men wear pearls?

Whilst pearl jewellery has long been associated with elegance and femininity, pearls are not just for women. Pearls for men offer a stylish and refined look that adds a touch of luxury to any outfit, it’s a fashion statement that’s seen huge growth in recent years. From classic pearl necklaces to understated pearl cufflinks, there are plenty of options to choose from. The natural variations in the colour and shape of pearls create unique and individual pieces that can complement any outfit. Whether you're looking to add a touch of sophistication to a suit or want to elevate your casual wear, pearls on men are an elegant expression of the self.

Men’s earrings

From the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to our modern-day hip-hop artists, men have traditionally worn earrings as a symbol of power, status, and style. In some cultures, wearing an earring has been associated with religious and spiritual practices, and in others, it's simply a fashion statement. Whether you prefer a minimalist look or something more extravagant, men's earrings come in all shapes, from simple stud earrings to hoops.

Jewellery traditions have been passed down through generations, carrying stories and memories that span many lifetimes. Start your own traditions today by selecting a piece of men’s jewellery that can be handed down in the years to come. Whether you’re searching for luxury gifts for him or want to treat yourself, our extensive and diverse range of jewellery and watches has something for everyone. Explore our men’s watches and jewellery today to find your next family heirloom.