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The time has come for all men to embrace jewelry. It doesn’t matter if you’re not actually a king, a pirate, or a legendary musician: you can still shine like one.

John Varvatos (ABOVE)

Model Aly Ndiaye wears jewelry by John Varvatos, including wide silver cuff with distressed texture and amorphous turquoise, $1,998; and brass shank ring with silver threaded center, $298. robert@johnvarvatosjewelry.com, johnvarvatos.com. PHOTOGRAPHER: Hao Zaing AGENCY: Red

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Bracelets are the perfect starter accessory for a man who’s jewelry-curious but still a little hesitant about rocking bold bling. Any of these bracelets could nestle discreetly next to a timepiece or fly solo on an otherwise unadorned wrist, according to the wearer’s wishes.

Cat Bates

Braided, hand-dyed nylon cord bracelet with brass brummel hook clasp.

$115

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(207) 286-4397, catbates.com

Vahan

Sterling silver bracelet with black onyx.

$1,875

(914) 937-1800, vahanjewelry.com

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Roberto Demeglio

18K rose gold and black ceramic bracelet with one champagne diamond.

$398

(212) 575-0213, robertodemeglio.com

Dunitz & Company

Suede leather and Czech glass beaded bracelet.

$26

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(323) 769-8600, dunitz.com

Phillip Gavriel

Sterling silver bracelet with tiger’s eye.

$685

(800) 622-0960, phillipgavriel.com

Italgem Steel

Coffee ion plated stainless steel cable and Italian leather bracelet with 18K yellow gold inlay.

$300

(514) 388-5777, italgemsteel.com

Elisa Ilana

Bracelet with turritella agate, Dzi bead, and 14K yellow gold-filled accents.

$149

(402) 926-3479, elisailana.com

Quality Gold

Antiqued stainless steel bracelet with polished black leather.

$85

(513) 642-2446, qgold.com

Samuel B

Sterling silver bracelet with 18K yellow gold.

$876

(516) 466-1826, samuelb.com

 

Daring Dudes

For the gentleman who’s ready to roll with all kinds of rocks, these pieces represent a sampling of the marvelous man-bling currently available. From cufflinks to concrete, we’ve rounded up a little bit of everything for those fashionable fellows who aren’t afraid to sparkle.

Nambe

Sterling silver ring.

$275

(800) 443-0339, nambe.com

Keith Jack

Sterling silver and 10K gold pendant with white topaz and sterling silver chain.

$319

(604) 971-4367, keithjack.com

GiGi Ferranti

Sterling silver cufflinks with black diamonds and malachite.

$975

(718) 251-1614, gigiferrantijewelry.com

John Varvatos Jewelry

Sterling silver and blue tiger’s eye necklace.

$498

(646) 795-1207, johnvarvatos.com

Dana Bronfman

18K yellow gold and palladium white gold ring with diamonds (0.32 TCW).

$6,250

sales@danabronfman.com, danabronfman.com

Johnny Nelson Jewelry

18K yellow gold plated sterling silver earring with 14K gold screw post.

$175

(917) 602-2860, johnnynelson.nyc

Onirikka

Silver frog cufflinks with enamel and sapphires.

$125

(561) 451-5092, onirikka.com

Ricardo Basta

Platinum ring with yellow diamonds (0.39 TCW), white diamonds (0.58 TCW), and a 2.29-carat color change sapphire.

$14,200

(310) 278-4792, ricardobasta.com

Miles McNeel

Concrete dog tag pendant necklace with black spinel, sapphire, white diamonds, moonstone, and orange and blue labradorite. Includes a hematite and labradorite beaded chain.

$3,400

(310) 808-5572, milesmcneel.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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From Madly Creative to Modern Classics, Here Is the Latest in Pearl Jewelry

This is one of the hottest gemstones in jewelry today.

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THERE’S A REASON that pearls have been the most iconic example of high-class luxury for hundreds of years: their lustrous lure is eternal. Historically reserved for empresses, doyennes and goddesses, today the creamy beauty of pearls is accessible to customers seeking every style, price point and category.

Golden South Sea pearl jewelry in 18K yellow gold from Jewelmer’s Les Classiques collection is modeled by Solenn Heussaff, including bangle, $3,860; ring, $2,250; earrings, $5,550; and necklace, $57,230. Contact Franck Ferrari at franck.ferrari@jewelmer.com. PHOTOGRAPHER: BJ Pascual.

New Classics

These styles are the modern incarnation of what everyone has always loved about pearl jewelry. The epitome of elegance with a contemporary — but still timeless — edge. Each one of these versatile treasures will go with 99.9 percent of any jewelry lover’s wardrobe.

Quality Gold

14K yellow gold pin with freshwater cultured pearl.

$544

(513) 642-2446, qgold.com

Elisa Ilana Jewelry

Black rhodium over sterling silver chain with black spinel and a carved black Tahitian pearl.

$1,062

(402) 926-3479, elisailana.com

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Ray Griffiths

18K yellow gold South Sea pearl ring with diamonds.

$7,990

(212) 689-7209, raygriffiths.com

Anzie

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls and topaz.

$450

(888) 341-2604, anzie.com

Susanne Klevorick

14K rose gold earrings with pink pearls and rose zircons.

$4,450

(646) 662-2110, susanneklevorick.com

Joryel Vera Collections

Sterling silver earrings with pearls, blue topaz and 14K yellow gold.

$260

(561) 508-2945, joryelverawholesale.com

Barbela Design

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.

$580

(212) 682-0834, barbeladesign.com

Galatea

14K white gold necklace with pearl and druzy.

$360

(951) 202-1227, galateausa.com

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E.L. Designs by Ed Levin Studio

14K yellow gold bracelet with freshwater button pearl.

$1,760

(800) 828-1122, eldesigns.com

Pretty Pioneers

These irresistibly fresh designs represent the latest developments of the pearl revolution. These beauties aren’t just creative; they’ll make you revise your opinion of what a pearl can do. Perfect for tastemakers, trendsetters and those who hunger to disrupt the status quo.

Assael

Platinum earrings with aquamarine (14.74 TCW), black jade (4.39 TCW), and South Sea cultured pearls.

$48,000

(212) 819-0060, assael.com

Hi June Parker Fine Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring with baroque pearls.

$1,400

(917) 865-3533, hijuneparker.com

Leslie Paige Jewelry

14K yellow gold necklace with pearl.

$1,100

(949) 683-6459, lesliepaigejewelry.com

Joie DiGiovanni

14K yellow gold necklace with a baroque freshwater pearl and rainbow sapphires.

$3,080

(215) 987-5660, joiedigiovanni.com

Andrea Gutierrez

Cuff bracelet in leather with sterling silver clasp and freshwater pearls.

$450

andreagutierrezjewelry.com

Little H

14K yellow gold earrings with freshwater pearls, turquoise, rubies, and seed pearls.

$1,500

(424) 349-8203, littlehjewelry.com

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Rachel Quinn

14K yellow gold and sterling silver earrings with Keshi pearls and white topaz drops.

$540

(646) 345-0816, rachelquinn.com

Alex Sepkus

18K yellow gold necklace with faceted pearls, 18K yellow gold beads, and diamonds.

$52,995

(212) 391-8466, alexsepkus.com

Artistry LTD

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.

$376

(888) 674-3250, artistrylimited.com

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Roman-Inspired Jewelry, Customizable Money Clips and More New Collections for June

And don’t miss this collection based around “power words.”

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Super Nova

The Nova collection from Ayva Jewelry is a powerful new concept designed with today’s modern, empowered woman in mind. Each strong design features a gem acrostic with a power word like “boss” or “grow” or “calm.” Shoppers can take an online quiz to determine their ideal power word, or just choose what speaks to them.

ayvajewelry.com

$3,850

Sterling silver money clip.

Stylish Stacks

The iconic Kin & Pebble money clip is now offered with more customization options than ever before, making it the ideal thoughtful gift or meaningful accessory. Make it perfectly personal with an engraved fingerprint, text, 3-D photo, handprint, footprint, handwriting, or pet print.

kinandpebble.com

$250

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18K yellow gold necklace with peridot, tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, and diamonds.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Newly released by Theresa Kaz Jewelry, the Rainbow collection offers the designer’s signature soothing simplicity in a colorful new way. These understated but glorious pieces are destined to be the right customer’s dream come true.

theresakazjewelry.com

$2,200

Leather lariat with pyrite beads, diamonds, and a pheasant feather.

A Bountiful Harvest

Rosemary Corte of Harvest Jewels is on a mission to make every woman feel that she’s worthy of wearing diamonds to the grocery store. Her unique and charismatic jewels aim for a big look at achievable prices, and the results are spectacular.

harvestjewels.com

$355

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14K yellow gold charm.

When in Rome

Goldsmith Aleda Powell is channeling the inspiration of the ancients in her latest delectable collection. Each handmade charm is a symbolic tribute to one of the legendary Roman gods. Collectible, meaningful, and so wearable. Also available in silver.

alwaysaleda.com

$495

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This Overlooked Red Carpet Trend May Be The Most Popular With Your Customers

This style of jewelry is small, but it packs a big punch.

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Julie Garner at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

DURING AWARDS SEASON, the last piece of jewelry that our industry wants to see is small earrings. But we also want to see a focal point, and for the celebrities who made a statement with necklaces, this was the way they went with their lobes. And in real life, there is nothing like the perfect stud. The most desirable are those that allow us to feel comfortable every day; they have character, but they also let us shine. The more individualized, the better.

Emily P. Wheeler

Line studs in 18K yellow and white gold with diamonds.

emilypwheeler.com

$3,800

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Single Stone

Handcrafted Cami studs in 18K yellow gold with old European cut diamonds (approx. 0.90 TCW).

singlestone.com

$4,400

Alex Fitz

All day 14K earrings with two diamond baguettes, gold bar and three round diamonds.

alexfitz.com

$2,905

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