Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Beckham takes a Lead in Men's Jewellery

When it comes to style and skill, one of watches worlds class footballers David Beckham is probably the envy of most men. No other man has put mens jewellery firmly on the style map like Beckham has. Lets face it most men wouldnt turn a blind eye if Beckham was all style and no skill on the pitch. But Beckham is blessed with style, substance and most importantly he ranks high because of his skill with the ball on the pitch.

Youve probably seen all the pictures. First, there were the winning haircuts; floppy blonde, shaved head and the mohican. Then the tabloids captured him appearing at a nightclub in a sarong to reveal both body and the legs.

But it was when Beckham started wearing expensive diamond watches, jewellery and diamond earrings? Not just one diamond stud piercing watches earlobe but two diamond earrings. Its a head-turning remarkable style triumph by Beckham who effortlessly gave men permission to wear mens jewellery. Had another man tried to pull off wearing earrings he may have not been as successful.

At the Beckhams pre-World Cup party, again mens jewellery was on dazzling display. Englands full-back Ashley Cole arrived in his version of Full length and Fabulous. Naked from the waist up, Ashley Coles dinner jacket was replaced with mens jewellery.

And an exquisite diamond encrusted watch was the costliest item at the Beckhams charity auction created by Jacob Arabo, the sparklingly talented young jewellery designer whose name has fast become well-known in celebrity circles.

Arabos exquisite mens jewellery is much-loved by his clients not simply for being expensive but for transcending the classic designs. He takes credit for changing male attitudes to wearing jewellery. Pop stars and celebrities alike wear some of his creations like diamond-covered dice or mobile phones to stand out in photo shoots and pop videos.

Mens jewellery has been reported to have risen by twenty percent. And the demand for diamonds has risen too, not surprising given the number of celebrities keen to flash a bit of bling for the cameras.

So there you have it. Its official. Jewellery is not just for women anymore. For the trend conscious, urban, metrosexual man, wearing a piece of mens jewellery is the ultimate to looking cool. You only have to look at the growing array of mens jewellery; bracelets, earrings, chains and pendants being paraded in this years catwalks. Men may even have their very own jewellery boxes soon to keep their prized pieces.

Gone are the days of the medallion man: all gold chains embedded in chest hair, a sore sight for any womans eyes. Numbered are the days when a young man will expose matted chest hair, allow his toned stomach to turn into a paunch, sprout nose hair and leave his nails uncut. Slowly yet surely grooming and mens jewellery are causing ripples in the male universe.

So whether its platinum or a combination of metals, diamond encrusted rings earrings or trinkets, jewellery designers are getting in on the act. Manufacturers in fine jewellery are expanding their lines for mens jewellery too. So it looks as if the trend for mens jewellery is set to stay - diamonds or no diamonds.

Copyright 2006 Tatstar

Taroon Shah is based in the UK and can be contacted via: http://www.jewellery-bracelets-rings.com/mensindex.shtml

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