Men’s Pearl Jewelry is Trending Right Now
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, royal and noble men frequently wore pearls. For some reason, the centuries that followed saw less men accessorizing with pearls–until the likes of Harry Styles, Elton John, and A$AP Rocky brought them back only recently.
While pearls are an unexpected male jewelry preference, they’re a traditional piece that nonchalantly commands attention.
I’ve pulled together a bunch of pearl jewelry options for men to wear to every occasion. Wear them with your tees and jeans or your collared shirts and suits–these versatile choices work with everything.
Black Pearl Pendant
This elegant pendant by LEF Jewelry shows the natural beauty of the Tahiti Pearl. It’s a unique spin on the traditional white freshwater pearl we usually see, and the perfect choice for men who are new to pearls and want something a little more low-key.
Made by hand and with ethically sourced materials, this piece comes with an oxidized sterling silver necklace measuring 60 cm. It’s a unique, masculine piece that goes with everything.
Pearl of Hope Bracelet
Beach days just got more stylish with Jewelmer’s braided leather cord bracelet featuring a South Sea Pearl and 18-karat gold accents.
Besides the obvious visual appeal, there’s another reason to invest in this sleek piece: part of the proceeds from this bracelet will benefit the Save Palawan Seas Foundation, which supports environmental conservation and Palawan communities.
Barroque Pearl Signet Ring
Who said pearls had to be feminine? This Pearl Signet Ring by Hominis is proof that pearls can and do look masculine, depending on the overall design.
This isn’t exactly your traditional use of pearls, but that’s what makes it so enticing. It’s an ideal choice for men seeking a more rugged pearl jewelry piece. Wear it to the beach, by the pool, or for that special dinner date. This is an accessory that looks good with everything.
Classic Diamond and Tahitian Pearl Brooch
For summer 2021, brooches are enjoying a revival–and they’re no longer reserved for women over a certain age. Guys are now pinning them on with pride.
From Timothée Chalamet’s vintage ruby and diamond Cartier at last year’s Oscars to Jared Leto’s decorative piece earlier this year, brooches are becoming a staple at big, glamorous events.
Want to pin one on your suit? Then make it this Tahitian button pearl brooch by Assael. It’s stylish, elegant, and the perfect way to set off a stunning suit.
Trio Elm Burnished Sterling Silver and Pearl Bracelet
Pearls and stainless steel make an excellent combo, with a nice blend of elegance from the pearls and rugged charm from the stainless steel, which works flawlessly on men.
With a strand of lustrous Australian-derived South Sea Pearls alongside burnished sterling silver links engraved with the designer’s emblem, you’ll love this one of a kind bracelet by M. Cohen.
14k Pearl and Hoop Ear Cuff
Date night? Party night? Slip on this elegant yet daring pearl ear cuff by Mizuki and enjoy the attention it will bring you.
Set on 14-karat yellow gold hardware, a naturally white freshwater cultured pearl shines. It’s a simple yet stunning piece that looks good, whatever the occasion.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.