The Lines Between Men’s and Women’s Fine Jewelry Have Blurred...
June 7, 2018
Historically, fine jewelry for women was all about showcasing gemstones and mimicking flowers, lace, and the female form to highlight women, but social, economic, political, and cultural rights have shifted women's taste in jewelry. For example, it is not uncommon for a woman to favor a men’s Rolex over a woman’s Rolex.
So, what’s changed for men in the fine jewelry department? More than you probably thought to think. Men have been wearing and investing in jewelry since the dawn of time, wearing shells, feathers, pebbles, and bones! I’m convinced it’s just in their DNA.
(*Scientist Sue O’Connor at the Australian National University in Canberra found a bone relic in an indigenous Australians nose septum dating back to 44,000 BC.) Next time your man spends a considerable amount of money on a fine item be grateful it’s not a bone for his nose and borrow it for a fashionable night out.
At Chase Gregory Jewelers we are getting requests from our female clientele stating they need their own black diamond necklace because their husband won't share, mainly because it’s become his everyday staple piece due to its light-in-weight and subtle bling factor. Side note: we have matching bracelets. Today, our society is more accepting than ever before in non-traditional gender roles and that transitions heavily into the fine jewelry marketplace.
Women are layering up to five gold chains paired with bold pendants and requesting chunkier bracelets-like my personal favorite- Cuban Link Chains. We are currently custom designing a signet ring for a female client. Signet’s were originally worn by men and used as a seal or family crest. Congruently, men are wearing thin pave diamond bangles to match their watches, because the more the merrier! These pieces have a comfortable weight, pleasing aesthetic and they are quality made, which makes them so appealing to BOTH sexes.
We create our own personal style by absorbing our surroundings and today’s society is nothing short of androgynous.