Men and jewellery have always had a relationship, one that’s revived time and again. Without taking any spotlight away from the bride, the trend of accessorising the man is on the rise. Even Nick Jonas sported a diamond necklace from Sabyasachi for his Indian attire.
Tarang Arora, co-founder, Tribe Amrapali feels, with men becoming experimental, jewellery is becoming cool again. “It’ll also be safe to say that the lines between men’s and women’s jewellery are slowly blurring out,” he adds
Nikhil Sharma, founder of Lacquer Embassy, says, “Style is an individual expression. Men’s jewellery is helping men all around the world express themselves and their personal choices,” he says.
BRING BACK VINTAGE
Prem Dewan, retail head at Corneliani, says wedding wear for men is becoming louder. “During weddings, men prefer wearing traditional jewellery, something that reminds them of their legacy. Customised bandhgalas with diamonds, buttons on kurtas that are of jewels etc. are seen,” he adds.
Arora says, “Without coining it vintage, men’s jewellery has always been more classic than experimental. They like the silver, almost close to oxidised metal tones, threads and leather detailing because it’s versatile and low maintenance.”
JEWELLERY FOR EVERYONE
From bracelets that used to be chunky and metallic, we’ve gone on to more refined, minimalistic styles. Pearl necklaces on sherwanis, like Ranveer Singh wore on his wedding day, can also stand out.
“Solid rings in block or two-tone colours and edgy motifs are great to elevate a look with minimal effort. If neckpieces are your thing, go for something unique or ruggedly stylish,” suggests Arora.
Brooches have made a significant addition. “On collars, on pockets, sherwanis, you name it, brooches add a stylish touch to outfits,” says Nachiket Barve.
The one adornment that has only evolved with changing times is the cufflink. “Cufflinks are great accessories to keep shirt sleeves looking neat and tidy,” says Arora.
PAIRING LIKE FINE WINE
The best thing to pair with a tuxedo, believes Arora, would be a pair of cufflinks or a leather bracelet that hints from beneath. the sleeves.
Sharma warns, “If your sherwani is heavily embroidered, it’s best to play safe and just wear a nice element on the turban,” he adds.
LESS IS MORE
“Jewellery is a personal expression. Go for quality, pieces that don’t overpower your outfit,” says Barve. “If you don’t feel like jewellery is for you, the best accessory you can wear is a watch,” adds Dewan.