FINDING MENS JEWELRY ONLINE
Men's jewelry has been somewhat ignored on the Web. Finding good quality mens jewelry is not easy to find. Our goal in creating www.GentleMensJewelry.com was to bring a good selection of fine quality mens jewelry for people to shop from. As we grow, we will expand the line and look to become the number one source for fine quality men's jewelry.
Jewelers have faced two problems over the years with regards to mens jewelry. First, most men, and women, did not shop for mens jewelry. Men like to wear watches and some have very diverse collections of watches including names like Cartier, Breitling, Patek Philippe and of course Rolex. However, when it comes to jewelry, the average man may only own and wear a wedding ring. Up until the last decade or so, most men did not want to wear bracelets, gold chains or necklaces, fashion rings, and other types of mens jewelry. And even though there are some fantastic looking cufflinks available, most men cannot be bothered and would prefer to wear button down shirts.
The second problem is that there has not been good availability of fine quality mens jewelry. If you look at the average fashion rings made for men, most of these rings are mass produced, hollowed out gold with either poor quality gemstones or a gold surface to etch something into. You usually fine these in jewelry stores in the very back and in the last case. This just goes to show how little jewelry stores believe in selling these products.
Both of these situations have dramatically changed in the last 10-15 years. To begin with, many men would be happy to sport fine quality mens jewelry. Many men are very comfortable wearing and showing fine gold or platinum chains, pendants and bracelets. In addition to this, designers and manufacturers are creating much finer quality jewelry for men. Designers such as John Hardy are designing and manufacturing extremely attractive and very masculine pieces of jewelry that most men would be very happy to wear.
Fine quality mens jewelry does not have to be expensive. Within the last decade, jewelry manufacturers have been producing mens jewelry in Tungsten, Titanium and Sterling Silver. These items are relatively low cost, compared to similar pieces made in gold, but are just as stylish and come with added bonuses. Mens jewelry made out of Tungsten and Titanium are perfect for the man who leads a very active lifestyle. These items are typically scratch resistant and can take the abuse that the jewelry is subjected to. Wedding rings made out of Tungsten and Titanium also happen to be more popular at this time by 20-30 year old men.
Europeans have always produced and worn exquisite mens jewelry. For years, Italian artisans in partcular have been producing very fine chains, necklaces, and bracelets in mens jewelry. The problem is that they have not been readily available in the United States and even when they are, they are extremely expensive. Bracelets and chains made in Italy can easily cost a few thousand dollars as Italian artisans work primarily in gold and platinum.
We have tried to put together a fine selection of men's jewelry that will appeal to all tastes, budgets and both men and women. After all, shouldn't women be able to buy their men jewelry in the same way that men have been purchasing jewelry for women for so many years?
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