Travelling has always piqued my interest and has been a major contributor to my never-ending love for Asian culture. It was when I was touring a few Asian countries that I visited a jewelry show being held in one of them. While observing the stunning pieces on display, my eyes caught a glimpse of a breathtaking piece of stainless steel chiseled with a dragon claw around the whole surface. Since Chinese culture has always galvanized my interest, I immediately associated the dragon piece with it and got entirely enthralled by the item. Intrigued by the jewelry, I started inquiring about its designer. Soon after that, I met Joseph, the adept man who designed the captivating dragon claw and talked to him about his work.
Ever since that conversation, I have developed a newfound interest in designer jewelry brands for men.
Therefore, I have listed the top 5 men's designer jewelry brands so that you too may gain insight into men's jewelry, and hopefully, it will captivate you as well.
- 1. AZURO REPUBLIC
- 2. DAVID YURMAN
- 3. SHAUN LEANE
- 4. JOHN HARDY
- 5. MILAMORE
- WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE MENS DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND?
1. AZURO REPUBLIC – AN IDEAL BLEND OF QUALITY AND CREATIVITY DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND
Rooted in Taiwan, Schooled in the US, worked in Singapore and Italy, lived 5 years in Indonesia, the UEA, and traveled to over 30 countries, Joseph P.Y. Hsu is the creator and designer behind the brand. Growing up in a sculptor's family in Taiwan, Joseph was immersed in sculpturing since his very childhood. After watching his father modeling, chiseling and waxing a variety of gold/silver designs, he began crafting his first piece at the age of 10. Later on, Joseph kept on exploring the world of designer jewelry brand, and the rest is history.
“When I crave a design with my bare hands, I create a design with a living soul.”
Joseph loves nature, feels deeply about the oceans, and involves in bettering the education environment. Joseph’s designer jewelry brand forms the relationship between him and his creation. In Joseph’s works, you will see his sophistication of detail and ability to bring the design alive; every piece of design is fused with cultural diversities and combined with his interpretation of the world.
One of the core philosophies of Azuro Republic is the design of the leaf. It symbolizes equality and resilience. The signature design of using rare gemstones allows every art piece to have its own breath and meaning.
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Keeping innovation at its core, Azuro Republic continues to soar through the winds with its top-notch men's jewelry designs. What distinguishes them from other household names is how finely they amalgamate men's fashion with the current trends in jewelry. Their core objective is to transform the way men view designer jewelry brands and create an everlasting impact with their pieces. Designer bracelets are the brand's prime contributors, offering a wide variety from beaded designer bracelets, chakras, and healing stone bracelets. The brand has also introduced its necklaces for men, which have become a quick favorite for many.
Through each unique collection, we witnessed how Azuro Republic forged its way into the world of fine jewelry.
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2. DAVID YURMAN – AN EXAMPLE OF NOVEL CRAFTSMANSHIP | MEN’S DESIGNER RINGS AND DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND
Born in Bronx, New York, David Yurman had always been ambitious about art. At 15, he took his ambition one step ahead when he started learning the art of sculpting under the guidance of famous sculptors like Ernesto Gonzales and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. In the latter's studio, he got to know Sybil Kleinrock, who later became his wife.
Since then, they have devoted their time sculpting jewelry inspired by each other. One of the pieces that David Yurman designed for his wife set the stage for David Yurman to become a designer jewelry brand. When that bronze necklace he labeled "Dante" came in front of the public eye, it quickly garnered lots of attention and requests for the piece. On that day, Sybil saw the potential in her husband's designs to be marketed. The couple launched their namesake brand in 1980 and devoted all their time and efforts to establishing it as a pioneer in designer jewelry brands.
A significant contributor to his success is his ingenious way of incorporating expensive diamonds with sterling silver to create his pieces, making luxury affordable to the masses. This technique was previously unheard of and is a massive reason for his success.
One of his most notable designs is his forged carbon collection, using forged carbon that is typically used for sportscar prototypes and transforming it into designer rings and bracelets.
Another collection that is taking the world by storm is the meteorite collection. It uses remnants of a meteorite called Gibeon that fell to others around 20 to 30,000 years ago to add an extra-terrestrial touch to their designer necklace and rings.
3. SHAUN LEANE – A MASTER OF TIMELESS ELEGANCE MODERN DAY DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND
Born in Finsbury Park, London, Shaun Leane was always immersed in fashion. Although his father wished for him to join the family construction company, his family observed that he was never into academics. So they got him enrolled in a one-year course for jewelry design. The course added fuel to his already burning passion for fashion. He then went on to complete his seven-year apprenticeship in English Traditional Jewelry. During this period, he learned to undertake antique restorations of both art pieces and jewelry alike, which perfected his craftsmanship and design techniques.
After the apprenticeship was over, Leane was introduced to British designer Alexander McQueen, who quickly grew fond of his work and proposed to collaborate with him. This served as the foundation for the establishment of hid designer jewelry brand. Soon after, he started getting more proposals for collaborations with well-known designers, and his pieces transformed themselves from small jewelry to statement pieces over time.
The Sabre Deco collection remains his most beloved collection of all time. It displays an epitome of perfection and elegance, achieved by combining contrasting materials. The collection has been the crowd's favorite with its designer bracelet and designer rings.
4. JOHN HARDY – A STORY OF FASCINATING DESIGNER BRACELET | SUSTAINABLE DESIGER JEWELRY BRAND
Brought up in a small village in Toronto, John Hardy initially worked at a general store owned by his family. However, as time went by, life in Toronto became suffocating for him. But all that came to a stop when he joined the Ontario College of Art and Design. At college, he became friends with Penny Berton, with whom he dropped out of college and went about to explore the world. When they came to Bali, John encountered the work of local artists, making jewelry, and immediately took an interest in them. This led him to create his designs inspired by the Balinese culture and representing its rich heritage.
When he started his brand in 1989 with his wife Cynthia Boesk, he continued integrating a Balinese touch in his work, adding a touch of environmentalism to traditional norms of luxury. He made sure that every material that went into creating his exotic jewelry was obtained with the least harm to the environment. This became his differentiating factor and allowed him to establish himself as a designer jewelry brand.
The bamboo collection was a massive contributor to the success of the designer jewelry brand because of the planting bamboo initiative in Indonesia. The initiative allowed the customers to feel part of a meaningful movement and attracted a lot of love and support for the designer bracelets.
5. MILAMORE – THE ADEPT JAPANESE CRAFTSMAN A JAPANESE HERITAGE DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND
Having his roots in Japan, George Inaki Root is a self-taught jewelry designer currently residing in New York. In 2019, he launched his designer jewelry brand named, Milamore. The brand name was a homage to his grandmother, Milagros, who loved him dearly. His designer jewelry brand, which has become a sensation worldwide, is primarily influenced by his Japanese heritage and celebrates the union of diverse cultures and ingenious innovation. Their fine jewelry boasts gender neutrality and is created mainly to make the person wearing it feel remarkable.
The brand lays an excellent focus on storytelling. The jewelry items are inspired by the designer's everyday experiences, which he designs in New York and is then crafted in Japan. This adds a unique element to each of Milamore's designer necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
Milamore's Hanabi collection has been inspired by the fireworks in Japan that take the shape of flowers when they reach the sky. Milamore aims to incorporate the moments of joy that one feels after the fireworks are lit into their collection. The collection displays 18 karat gold combined with luxurious stones that have immediately made their way to customers' bucket lists.
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE MENS DESIGNER JEWELRY BRAND?
The world of men's fashion has evolved over the years, with highly dexterous designers establishing their commendable designer jewelry brands. Men's jewelry has been at the forefront of these designer jewelry brands. Each designer adds their own experience and inspirations to come up with finely created jewelry that suits all types of men. Each person comes with an individual back story strong enough to motivate people to go after their dreams.
My reason behind sharing these talented designers taking men's jewelry to new heights is to spread the word and encourage my readers to find out more about each artist's journey and inspirations. Not only will that change your outlook on life, but the world of fashion might enthrall you in the same way it has captivated me.