At Gray Reid Gallery we always welcome men through our doors and encourage them to leave the safety of the men’s jewellery stereotypes at the door. Proudly, our dedicated team inspire men to have bespoke pieces made for them to suit their individual style. Fast going are the days where men are limited to a timepiece, wedding band, chain and tiepin. Forthcoming are the days where men have the style confidence to wear unique dress rings, gemstones, bracelets, necklaces and even interesting earrings.
For many years society has thought of beautiful jewellery and precious gems to be reserved, predominantly, for women but from emperors to tribesman jewels and gems on a gentleman and male adornment have always held an important place in history.
Decorative arts historian and jewellery archivist Levi Higgs writes in his blog about mens jewellery:
"Great jewelry knows no gender. While people might be culturally predisposed to understand the power of jewelry on the female form, the right combination of gem and gentleman can be just as powerful. If a man is confident enough, or has positioned himself as boundary-pushing enough in his fashion sense, then wearing a diamond rivière over the top of a tuxedo should be no problem at all."
Modern gentlemen are now drawing inspiration from famous men in history who had strong individual style. From a simple statement like Jean Cocteau’s trios Ors (three gold) ring designed and gifted to him by Louis Cartier or as flamboyant at Liberace’s many rings or even as regal as Bhupinder Singh - the Maharaja of Patiala’s famous diamond necklace which included the pale yellow 234.69-carat De Beers Diamond.
Men are finally opening their eyes and minds to The Art of Jewellery.
At Gray Reid Gallery we host a large selection of mens jewellery such as mens dress rings, mens necklaces, mens bracelets, vintage mens jewellery, mens jewellery designed by local contemporary jewellery artists as well as Objet D'art fitting for any man's home or office.