Can men wear diamond jewelry?

By Alina

Marketing and Communications Advisor with a passion for diamonds and a nose for trends. Always happy to share the latest developments in the jewelry business with you.

August 3, 2017

There’s a lot of information out there on diamond jewelry for women. However, when you look for information about diamond jewelry for men, it’s difficult to find anything useful. Does this mean men can’t wear diamonds? Of course not! Here’s what you need to know.

Men used to wear jewelry all the time

Traditionally, men wore more – and more expensive – jewelry than women. Especially Royalties loved to flaunt their jewelry. Wealthy men loved in particular diamonds and gemstones a lot. However, times changed and nowadays women often wear more (diamond) jewelry than men.

What jewelry can a man wear?

A lot of (young) men feel like a watch is the only accessory they can wear. Though a stylish watch definitely is a great addition to an outfit, there are a lot of different add-ons to complete a look. There are traditional diamond jewelry pieces for men like cufflinks, tie pins, signet rings, and wedding rings. However, the modern man knows the list doesn’t end here. Nowadays, men also wear diamond bracelets, diamond earrings, and diamond necklaces.


man wearing cufflinks
Formerly, cufflinks were worn at many occasions. You would replace the ordinary buttons from the sleeves of your shirt with elegant and sophisticated cufflinks. Nowadays it’s not that obvious anymore. Cufflinks are being reserved for special occasions such as graduation, important business meetings and – of course – weddings.

Tie pins

man adjusting his tie pin
Attaching the tie to your shirt with a pin makes sure your tie stays in place. Just like cufflinks, tie pins once were a standard accessory for every man who owns a tie. Now wearing a tie pin it rather the exception than the rule. This is probably because people used to dress up more than they do now. Though still, I feel like a tie without a pin is like a cold pizza: pretty decent but not perfect. This is the reason many men who often face the public (like celebrities and CEO’s) almost always wear a tie pin with their tie. Pay attention to it the next time you see a red carpet event. Clip the pin somewhere between the third and the fourth button of your shirt to the shirt and tie and you’re good to go.

Signet rings

signet ring printing in hot wax
A signet ring is one of the oldest pieces of jewelry for men. This ring has a flat round part on top with an engraving on it. This engraving was used to make a print in (candle) wax to seal or sign important official documents. It was worn by the most important men of the world, like kings and wealthy noblemen. Nowadays, when men wear a signed ring it often doesn’t have an engraving. It’s more likely that the ring contains precious stones such as diamonds or gemstones. Sometimes, when it’s an heirloom, the ring has the family crest on it.

Wedding rings

woman putting wedding ring on her husband's finger
This is practically the piece of jewelry man are most happy to wear: the wedding ring. There’s no need to go into detail about this one: it’s the ring that shows your commitment to your loved one. Although it’s not obligated, a wedding ring for men can contain some beautiful black or white diamonds. That depends on your taste.


man putting on a bracelet with precious onyx
Young men often wear leather bracelets. It makes them look a bit rough around the edges. Though there are a lot of stylish leather bracelets, they can make you look a bit of a bad boy. They don’t reflect the sophisticated man you are. For a refined look, you probably want to wear something with more class. More and more men discovered the charm of diamond bracelets. In general, there are two diamond bracelets for men: link bracelets and tennis bracelets.


man wearing princess cut stud earrings
They’re not just for sailors anymore. The adventurous man discovered them already a while ago: diamond earrings for men. Of course, I’m not talking about some diamond dangle drop earrings (though if that’s your thing – go for it). I’m talking about black or white diamond studs. Even a few celebrities were spotted wearing stud diamonds. Whether you wear one or two earrings is completely up to you. Both are accepted. Especially square shaped diamonds are favorites, like princess or radiant cut diamonds.


man wearing diamond cross pendant
For diamond necklaces, we make a distinction between real necklaces and pendants without a chain. There are no real extravagant necklaces for men like the ones you often see for women, but there are some options. There are many diamond chain necklaces for men and also some pendants that are quite popular. Typical pendants for men include diamond crosses and other religious or symbolic signs.

How to find diamond jewelry that suits me?

Especially when you’re not used to wearing diamond jewelry, it can be hard to decide if it’s something for you. Where should you even start looking? Maybe you’re wondering how diamond jewelry will look on you. Whether you know already exactly what kind of jewelry you want or whether you just want to look around, we invite you to visit us. Our diamond consultants will provide you with real and honest advice to find something that fits you. If you want, you can contact a diamond consultant before you visit us. This way, both you and the consultant have a good idea of what you like and are willing to spend.

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Not really the jewelry type? No problem, we have a great collection of the most beautiful watches. With brands like Omega, Piaget, Chopard, Frederique Constant and many, many more there are definitely a couple that you’ll love!

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