Men’s Jewelry Box and the Several Jewelry Used in the Last Few Centuries

September 5th, 2011 by wys

Men wore as much jewelry as women in ancient times. To ward off evil some kings wore jewelry as a talisman. To keep their jewelry safe, they relied on a handcrafted men’s jewelry box.

Greek artisans shaped beads with shells and bones to make jewelry during the 17th century. Men generally wore badges, to denote official and social rank, and emblems of religious or political affiliation. Indian mythology is full of stories of kings and male gods who wore large crowns encrusted with precious stones.

Indian men wore jewelry such as rings, earrings, armlets, nose and lip rings, necklaces, and chains with pendants in real life too. They wore jewelry on the chest in the form of brooches, clasps, and buttons. Bracelets, rings and anklets were worn on their hands and feet. Girdles, belts, pendants and chatelaines adorned the waist.

There are some men from the state of Orissa in India who still wear jewelry all the time up to this day. Everyone in Egypt wore jewelry. Earrings, armlets, bracelets, and anklets were worn by men also. The ankles worn by men were huge and round shaped. The whole body of the anklet is left hollow and filled with precious stones.

Jewelry made of silver and gold or an amalgam of both called Electrum, and inlaid with precious stones were worn by the rich. From generation to generation this jewelry was handed down. Men usually followed their father’s footsteps and wore what they wore in those ancient times.

As the modern world goes through constant changes, men have the opportunity to choose their occupation and how they dress. Till today there are tribal men in every country who continue to wear their forefathers’ jewelry and live the same way their ancestors did.

Men are now beginning to wear jewelry in today’s world and it is quite common to see them wearing rings, chains, bracelets, and earrings. Professional jewelry like cuff links, and tie pins made of gold or other precious metal, expensive watches, etc are still very popular. Men like to wear thick silver chains, which are considered fashionable. They would also like to match the chain with a bracelet of the same pattern.

For men piercing the ear and wearing a gold or silver stud is considered macho and trendy. Men have always liked to wear rings. Western men usually wear their wedding rings, and some wear rings with religious connotations.

Asian men like to wear their birthstone on a ring. A superstitious belief is that if they wore it, luck would keep knocking at their door. Indian male Bharatnatyam (an Indian classical dance) dancers wear costumes and jewelry that are just like their female counterparts, and they manage to carry it off really well too! Men’s tastes are constantly evolving and the last few decades has seen an increase in interest in electronic gadgets.

Men can easily find a jewelry box to store their collection of jewelry and accessories, whatever their interest may be.

This article was written by Rachael Celia Berlie of MarqART Gift Shop. Our jewelry boxes are original works of art, no two creations are the same. Each wood shown has its own unique wood grain pattern and color. MarqART comes from combining the words marquetry (wood inlay) + Art (a creation of beauty) an apt name for our products. A fine addition to your dressing table or as a gift. Please visit to browse & buy exotic jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!

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