5 Jewelry Mistakes Men Make

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Many men love to wear jewelry but have no idea how to go about it.

Ever since the earliest recorded Egyptians in 5000 B.C., people have chosen to accessorize their fashions with jewelry. Men and women alike wore gold jewelry to accent their style.

Although the practice was primarily adapted into women's fashions, men wearing jewelry can still accessorize their attire with smart, stylish pieces. Whether it is a basic watch or a necklace or earring, jewelry can simply elevate an outfit and take it to different levels of style.

Many men love to wear jewelry but have no idea how to go about it.

They often feel uncomfortable because they think it is a girly thing. However, it is time to change the perspective, because every man can wear jewelry and can wear it well.

It can also be a bit tricky for most men because they are scared that they’ll end up looking silly or ridiculous.

If you are one of these men, you’ve landed on the right article.

Read on to discover our 5 jewelry fashion tips for men regarding what to avoid when choosing and wearing jewelry. 

#1 Not being confident

Real men don’t just wear jewelry, but wear it the right way! It all boils down to confidence when it comes to gold chain designs for men’s wear. If there is confidence, there is charisma.

Buy jewelry keeping your style and personality in mind. Go visit the jeweler or a department store and try stuff on. It’s called window shopping. By doing this, you will get used to how you look in the pieces.

Many of the salespersons at jewelers are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It can, oftentimes, be a very pleasant experience. It’s about building your confidence, and that can only be done by getting out there and experimenting.

If you are in this bucket, you want to start with clean and crisp pieces. If you start trying on rings and bracelets that are really ornate, you might get overwhelmed and turned off. Keep it simple in the beginning and then (maybe) you can graduate to more elaborate items.

#2 Wearing situationally inappropriate pieces

Your environment is key when determining the right guy's accessories to wear. It is important to consider the occasion or the place you are headed to before you wear jewelry.

For example, don't wear anything flashy or attention-grabbing if you're attending a funeral or similar gathering.

Bold skull rings are better off worn in parties, gigs, and other casual events. The same goes for men’s earrings and large chain necklaces with large pendants.

In job interviews or other business situations, minimalism is also key. If you head to the office wearing a jewel-encrusted neckpiece around your neck, it will look a bit odd because everyone else will be in a tie.

Always consult the dress code at your place of business and follow it. Keeping your jewelry modest is your safest bet, as you don’t want to come across as unprofessional and braggadocios…especially in an interview.

Look out for dress codes or guidelines to follow when choosing how to accessorize.

#3 Being too blingy

A lot of men do not know how to style the jewelry and they end up piling it on.

They wear three chains, six rings and have an ear full of studs. This is not going to improve your appearance and will never make you look stylish.

You need to remember that when it comes to jewelry, less is always more. Wearing a lot of accessories is overkill.

Keep it simple by wearing one or two statement pieces, such as a military ring on one hand, and a bracelet on the other.

If you plan on wearing a chunky chain necklace, avoid wearing chunky bracelets with it. Instead, pair it with a skull ring or a statement piece of your choice.

You need to invest in a couple of key pieces and wear a couple at any given point of time to look your best. Remember that these accessories should not overpower your outfit. There is an old saying that “jewelry is that last thing that you put on but the first thing that you see.”

#4 Wearing jewelry unbalanced

Jewelry that is unbalanced is the cousin to over-accessorizing, as it can draw too much attention to one side/part of your body.

A great example is necklaces. Many guys will stack two or three necklaces on top of each other. This throws off the look because the eye is focused on the jewelry instead of the whole outfit. Not to mention stacking them crowds the neckline.

Wristwear is another great example. If you’re a guy who likes smaller watches, don’t wear bulky bracelets on the other wrist. It will make you look lopsided and uneven – again diverting attention from the look as a whole.

The important thing is to make sure that all accessories maintain an equilibrium of sorts.

#5 Not wearing jewelry in proportion to your body

It’s important that you wear the size of jewelry that fits your body. If you are 6’6” and 265lbs., don’t walk around in a hair-thin bracelet that is cutting into your wrist.

On the other hand (pun intended) if you are a microgent, a watch with a 50mm bezel is probably not the one for you.

There is no hard and fast rule to apply, but here are some general guidelines, such as the following:

  • Wide neck requires a longer necklace;
  • Wide wrist or big hands can handle a larger watch or bigger bracelets;
  • Large hands/fingers look good with bigger rings – small rings might get lost on the finger;
  • Leaner guys can have smaller pieces of jewelry;

Wearing a thin, delicate piece won't work if you have a larger or more muscular body type. In a similar sense, men with smaller arms or wrists should not choose an overly large watch. These types of men's accessories can take over your natural features and look gaudy.

Jewelry is an enhancement to a man’s outfit. Not wearing accessories is like having a steak without the seasoning. The food can still be good, but the flavor is enhanced when the correct (amount and type) of spices are added to it. It’s the same with accessories.

With the right guidelines, any man can wear jewelry with style and class. Just remember to stick to your personal style and be confident in whatever you choose to wear.