Much to our delight, the best men’s jewelry has been evolving. Husbands, boyfriends, friends, fathers, sons have so much more to pick from than a chain necklace or a leather wrap bracelet—and even those have gotten better if that’s still your fancy. Think stones, color, mixed materials, and sometimes a bit of sparkle for the more daring of the lot.

The men’s jewelry renaissance has gained steam of late thanks to the sartorial pursuits of style icons like Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky, and Daniel Kaluuyua. These heavy hitters have helped push the modernization of men’s jewelry and the embracing of styles and materials sometimes thought of as women-only. Then there are some big names in the jewelry world who have expanded their reach to the men’s market. Evan Yurman (son of David Yurman) has spent years perfecting the brand’s approach to the men’s side. Tiffany & Co launched a dedicated men’s jewelry line of go-to elevated basics just under two years ago. Foundrae adapted some of their existing jewelry to a more gender-neutral space, and Mikimoto partnered with Comme Des Garçons to add the perfect amount of edge to heritage pearls.

Below, our guide to the best men’s jewelry brands—some old, some new, and all worthy of gifting.

Tom Wood

This English brand focuses on elevated essentials that are low-impact on the environment. Pieces are designed to transcend trends and be wearable year in-year out.

Tom Wood sterling silver and aventurine signet ring

Tom Wood Eros onyx-embellished pendant necklace

Luis Morais

Luis Morais considers fine materials with a twist of fun to be the ultimate luxury. The Miami-based jewelry line incorporates color with precious stones and materials for statement-making pieces.

Luis Morais 14-karat gold, malachite, and bead bracelet

Luis Morais double-stack turquoise gemstone bolt necklace

Scosha

Scosha Woolridge embraces color and wanderlust in her Brooklyn-designed jewelry pieces. This is jewelry that looks just as good layered as does all by itself.

Scosha diamond beach bracelet in silver

Scosha beaded shell and charm necklace

Le Gramme

French jewelry brand Le Gramme is refined in its simplicity. Founded by Erwan Le Louër, an industrial designer by trade, Le Louër used his detail-oriented obsessions to fuel his pared-back designs.

Le Gramme 9g 18-karat gold chain bracelet

Le Gramme 18-karat yellow gold La 1,9g hoop earring

Foundrae

Beth Bugdaycay’s Foundrae is wildly popular in women’s jewelry but she has recently expanded her approach to design and styling of her pieces to appeal to men. The element chains are vivid with colorful links made of stones like lapis and carnelian and all of her medallions have meaning and are buildable.

Foundrae tiger 18-karat gold necklace

Foundrae 18-karat gold lapis lazuli bracelet

Martine Ali

Brooklyn-based Martine Ali is a go-to for silver jewelry. Ali handmakes all pieces in the studio.

Martine Ali Korine burnished silver-plated bracelet

Martine Ali silver Caffein chain necklace

All Blues

Swedish brand All Blues nails basics in silver and gold.

All Blues silver polished S bracelet

All Blues anchor necklace

Bleue Burnham

London jeweler Bleue Burnham explores the connection between stones and nature, creating more whimsical pieces that have a found quality to them.

Bleue Burnham Riviera sapphire and recycled-sterling silver ring

Bleue Burnham Rose pendant

Hatton Labs

A contemporary jewelry brand from London that has one foot in androgyny and another in iconography. The brand isn’t afraid of incorporating diamonds, colored stones, or pearls into its designs.

Hatton Labs sterling silver tennis bracelet

Hatton Labs pearl and silver 50/50 chain

WWW.WILLSHOTT

Houston-born Will Shott hit the jewelry game big time when the music industry started to wear his Jesus necklace. His next iteration is less religious, but just as loved, pairing pearls with colorful and metallic beads.

Www.Willshott silver and malachite pendant necklace

WWW.Willshott off-white pearl & malachite necklace

Miansai

By adding refined details to classics—like this woven leather bracelet with silver clasp—Michael Saiger’s Miansai brand is full of modernized men’s essentials.

Miansai Pax ring gold/black

Miansai crew leather ribbon bracelet

Giles & Brother

A mainstay in the men’s jewelry genre, the sibling-duo-designed and CFDA-Award-winning Giles & Brother focuses on metals rather than stones (although there are a few colored beads and threads here and there). The pieces are substantial without being overbearing.

Giles & Brother original skinny railroad spike cuff

Giles & Brother railroad spike toggle chain necklace

Maria Tash

Piercing mogul, Maria Tash, makes jewelry for any adornment regardless of gender. A must for a curated ear—minimal or maximal.

Maria Tash short spike clicker earring

Maria Tash 6.5mm diamond single row eternity black gold single hoop earring

Cartier

Much more than the love bracelet and ring, Cartier’s offerings include refined chain necklace and bracelet options as well as various other cuffs that work just as well for men as women.

Cartier Santos de Cartier necklace

Cartier Ecrou de Cartier bracelet

Eli Halili

Israeli-born Los Angeles-based Eli Halili’s collection is grounded in yellow gold with rustic qualities: ancient greek coins, tumbled stones, and warm-hued leather strands.

Eli Halili chunky Mediterranean bracelet

Eli Halili pendant necklace – coin

Mikimoto 

A perfect combination of two Japanese power house brands, Mikimoto and Comme des Garçons have created a fabulous alternative to the classic pearl necklace. The selection has silver chains, safety pins, shark tooth-like details, and more. Mikimoto’s pearl and silver earrings are not part of the collaboration but equally as modern.

Mikimoto Comme des Garçons necklace

Mikimoto floating pearl mini hoop earring

Milamore

New York-based George Root’s brand is a fusion of his Japanese and American heritage. His men’s pieces are representative of that duality.

Milamore duo chain 18k yellow & white gold bracelet

Milamore classic 18k yellow & white gold duo chain necklace

Panconesi

Stylist-favorite Panconesi transcends gender with his colorful and gravity-defying pieces. There is a breadth of work that runs from the most simple, to the most outlandish of options for all.

Panconesi double loop earring

Panconesi two-tone stone pendant necklace

Objet A

French jewelry brand Objet A is known for its colorful beaded strands that are surprisingly delicate without feeling too feminine—but perfectly ok to be borrowed by a lady friend.

Objet-a la plage 18k gold, sapphire, and emerald necklace

Objet-a ombre azur sapphire necklace

Alighieri

This London brand was first born out of the unlikely inspiration of Dante’s Inferno. The perfect gold and pearl necklaces that are likely loved by most of the women you know, are now a great addition for men, too.

Alighieri Canto V 24kt gold-plated necklace

Alighieri the Lion and the Baroque pearl single earring

Chrome Hearts

Remiss not to be mentioned, Chrome Hearts is the favorite of many stylish men (think Virgil Abloh who is such a fan he’s done collaborations and pop-ups with the brand). The quintessential fleur de lis in heavy metals is a brand icon, but there are also many colorful gemstones and classic chains to be had here as well.

Chrome Hearts Fleur de Lis pendant Maltese cross chain necklace

Chrome Hearts sterling bracelet

Mejuri

Hard not to have heard of the contemporary jewelry brand from Canada that has exploded of late. Their foray into men’s jewelry is very much an essential and well-priced essentials approach.

Mejuri ribbed cuff bracelet

Mejuri men’s diamond band

M Jewelers

New York-based The M Jewelers has elevated basics for men and a handful of eyecatching collaborations with solid names. Their collections with Greg Yuna and Alexander Roth give pops of color and sparkle to otherwise mostly metal line.

M Jewelers the Grant gold emerald ring

M Jewelers the Ruth gold opal necklace

Alan Crocetti

Since designing his first collection just shy of graduation at Central Saint Martins, London-based Alan Crocetti has utilized organic, flowing lines in his pieces.

Alan Crocetti micro gem in heat ruby & 18kt white-gold necklace

Alan Crocetti silver dew bracelet

Hoorsenbuhs

Californian jewelry line Hoorsenbuhs is known for its perfection of chains. Their open link style adapts to gold and silver in big and small pieces alike.

Hoorsenbuhs open-link 18K yellow gold & diamond bracelet/3mm

Hoorsenbuhs heritage quad link sterling silver ring

Legier

Legier’s pieces look to provide an organic balance of opposites in clean pieces reminiscent of midcentury design. The common thread between all pieces of jewelry is the use of colored stones.

Legier sunset stone pendant necklace

Legier Zebra jasper side inlay cuff

Presley Oldham

Another stellar pearl option in the men’s space. Los Angeles-based Presley Oldham has noted how it’s impossible to not feel more elevated—regardless of the situation—in a piece of pearl jewelry.

Presley Oldham mist necklace

Presley Oldham bramble bracelet

David Yurman

David Yurman’s son, Evan Yurman, has been moving the needle for years on the men’s business. It’s a solid option for signet rings, chain necklaces, and pops of color from a classic American brand.

David Yurman Petrvs Bee signet ring in 18k yellow gold

David Yurman Petrvs Scarab amulet in 18k yellow gold

Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co has offered men’s jewelry for decades (over a century perhaps) with money clips and cufflinks, but the 1837 Makers collection is the first in some time dedicated to men. It is a sophisticated capsule wardrobe for all metal men’s jewelry. Tiffany collaborated with Dover Street Market to create some pieces in a more worn aesthetic that they call “tumbled.”

Tiffany diamond point wide ring

Tiffany curb link ID bracelet