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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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December’s Latest Jewelry Releases Are Here

Discover these elegant December pieces.

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Powerful Petites

Loriann Jewelry’s new Moderne Collection is the perfect style for our cultural moment: extremely wearable but bold and radiating strength. These little beauties are all power angles and negative space, the ideal adornment for a badass woman on the go who likes to show spirit in her accessories. loriannjewelry.com

$1,235

Rhodium-plated sterling silver earrings with lapis

Wear the Ocean Blue

Belle Etoile is known for lovely, wearable designs that don’t break the bank, and the exciting new Adina Collection is another home run. These dreamy designs feature deep blue lapis paired with sparkling stones and shining silver, a stunning combination that evokes the boundless sea. belleetoilejewelry.com

$325

14K yellow gold ring with sapphire and diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Newly Essential

Inspired by the designer’s love of simple, beautiful diamond pavé designs, John Atencio’s Essence collection heralds a return to refined elegance. These clean, polished jewels are the kind of truly timeless treasure any collector can appreciate. johnatencio.com

$1,235

18K yellow gold necklace with diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Eighteen Karat Magic

Designer Susan Highsmith’s understated gold jewelry doesn’t shout for attention, but one glance will have you coming back for a second and a third look. With intricate, hand-carved details and lots of texture, these easy-to-love designs are sure to resonate with discerning jewelry lovers. susanhighsmith.com

$3,200

Steel pendant with diamond

Pop the Question

Created in conjunction with Engagement 101’s Propose Too initiative, this pendant by Chris Ploof is a chic way for the proudly engaged man to show the world he’s taken. Perfect either for a proposal or as an after-the-fact engagement gift, we love this piece as a way for anyone in love to honor this important milestone.
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$99

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Interlocking Ring Stacks, Blacksmith-Created Jewelry and More New Collections for November

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14K yellow gold ring with amethyst.

Turn This Paige

Leslie Smith of Leslie Paige is a pastry chef turned jewelry designer who has made an immediate splash with her already iconic “perched setting” ring. Her eye-catching trademark ring literally turns convention on its side by angling a gemstone sideways to showcase the back as well as the front. lesliepaigejewelry.com

$2,640

Sterling silver earrings with iolite.

Gorgeous Gioielli

Elisa Melegari is an Italian bench jeweler and designer whose swirling, elegant designs are inspired by both her hometown and the romantic classicism of the Italian Renaissance. Traditional craftsmanship meets modern romance in this wearable and utterly lovely line. elisamelegari.com

$260

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Adorn Yourself

Adornia’s cheeky, cheerful enamel jewelry is a whimsical throwback that any fun-loving jewelry aficionado is sure to find irresistible. This line is an array of cute but not saccharine delights at price points that will keep a smile on anyone’s face. adornia.com

14K yellow gold plated necklace set with enamel.

$48

Sterling silver pendant finished in 14K yellow gold.

Bold as Brass

E.W. Martingale is a collection of heirloom-quality necklaces inspired by the beauty and powerful symbolic meaning of traditional horse brasses. In true Kentucky style, these distinctive and wearable pieces are created by a local blacksmith. ewmartingale.com

$188

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Interlocking ring stack in white ceramic and surgical steel with rose gold-toned ION plating and Swarovski elements.

Superior Stacking

Bering’s Arctic Symphony ring collection offers versatile, cost-effective, and beautiful pieces for both men and women who want a luxurious look that comes with built-in options. The unique “Twist and Change” system allows the wearer to switch the rings around or even add completely new inner rings to evolve the style over time! beringtime.com/us

$149

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Here Are 18 of the Newest and Cutest Rings

Ten fingers make rings the most collectible accessory.

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Is there any such thing as enough rings? Five fingers on a hand, seven days in a week, 12 months in a year … that’s quite a few finger adornment opportunities to fulfill, even without stacking multiples! Keep your ring trays full of tempting treats and your customers will want to scoop ‘em up by the handful.

JudeFrances (ABOVE)

Kassidi Batt wears JudeFrances jewelry in 18K gold, including Jude diamond pavé hoop earrings with diamonds (0.60 TCW), $2,280; Provence double-drop open sunburst earring charms with diamonds (0.57 TCW), $3,320; Moroccan diamond quad ring with rainbow moonstone, $1,940; Lisse Princess kite wide multi-shank band with diamonds, $1,880; Moroccan Marrakesh east-west pavé diamond ring, $1,190; Moroccan Marrakesh east-west ring with turquoise and diamonds, $920; Lisse Uptown ring, $790; Provence trio band, $1,360; Provence beaded quad diamond brushed band, $1,010; Provence delicate quad beaded band with diamonds (0.09 TCW), $1,200; Lisse Uptown ring with labradorite and blue topaz doublet, $1,450; Lisse continuous kite diamond band, $920; Lisse diamond band with pink tourmaline, $720. (949) 553-8860, customerservice@judefrances.com. PHOTOGRAPHER: Dove Shore

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Candy Colors

A beauty as bright as these can bring a smile to the face of even the gloomiest Gus. Some customers might shy away from such bold statements, but once they realize the infectious exuberance of rocking a truly kapow color, they won’t be able to resist coming back for new hues.

Harwell Godfrey

18K yellow gold ring with black opal, white onyx, enamel, pink topaz and pavé diamonds.

$3,950

(646) 745-6831, harwellgodfrey.com

Judi Powers

14K rose gold ring with sapphires.

$899

(718) 571-9049, judipowersjewelry.com

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Lafonn

Platinum-bonded sterling silver ring with simulated diamonds.

$220

(855) 2-LAFONN, lafonn.com

Anzie

14K yellow gold ring with sapphires.

$1,950

(888) 341-2604, anzie.com

Omi Prive

18K yellow gold ring with opal (1.78 TCW), sapphires (0.43 TCW), tsavorite (0.07 TCW) and diamonds (0.10 TCW).

$11,600

(877) 664-4367, omiprive.com

May Came Home

Sterling silver ring with enamel.

$145

(646) 902-1350, maycamehome.com

Sutra

18K black gold ring with blue sapphire (5.66 TCW) and diamonds (0.10 TCW).

$5,500

(713) 984-4987, sutrajewels.com

Theresa Kaz

18K yellow gold ring with ruby.

$2,300

(201) 602-3696, theresakazjewelry.com

Roman and Jules

Ring with pink diamonds (3.76 TCW) and white diamonds (1.19 TCW).

$29,975

(516) 498-8282, romanandjules.com

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Metallic Marvels

These babies don’t use vibrant shades to make a statement: instead, they sing a soft, sweet song of dark and light in precious metals with rich textures and the sparkle of carefully deployed stones. These thoughtful designs are bursting with personality.

Vivaan

18K rose gold ring with diamond slice.

$1,850

(212) 302-3130, vivaan.us

Lauren Wolf

Jewelry 18K yellow gold ring with diamonds (1.65 TCW).

$9,000

(510) 496-4100, laurenwolfjewelry.com

KIR

Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold.

$310

(303) 530-1268, kircollection.com

MACADI

Jewellery 18K yellow and white gold ring with a sapphire and diamonds.

$3,465

(519) 846-0116, macadi.ca

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Dru

14K yellow gold ring with diamonds.

$1,960

(310) 980-4257, drujewelry.com

Lord Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring with diamonds (0.75 TCW) and hand-engraving.

$3,950

(213) 489-0039, lordjewelry.us

Roberto Demeglio

Black ceramic and 18K yellow gold ring.

$498

(212) 575-0213, robertodemeglio.com

Julez Bryant

18K yellow gold ring with diamonds (0.30 TCW).

$6,596

(844) 525-7775, julez.com

Kristen Dorsey

Black rhodium ring with labradorite.

$355

(310) 489-3763, kristendorseydesigns.com

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