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Men And Diamonds

Feb 25, 2008
Decades ago, diamonds were very famous as jewelry for both men and women. The cut and design were as flashy for both sexes, sometimes men even had bigger and grander diamond rings than women did, but somehow, the trend began to dwindle and soon it became taboo for men to wear extravagant and flashy diamonds. Nonetheless, diamonds are still continually used in men's jewelry in smaller sizes and subtle styles - but of course, there will always be that unique set that is made for only the brave and those secure in their manhood. After all, it takes a man to wear a man sized stone. Today, jewelry designers for men have found ways of how to use diamonds subtly, but still managed to pack a punch and sufficiently elevate the value of pieces used.

Pavé Set

Pavé settings are very popular for jewelry because it's a way for jewelers to use smaller diamonds. Pavé translates into 'paved' which describes how the stones are set into the base. Small diamonds are inlaid into the surface of the jewelry, sometimes onto the sides to accentuate a middle piece. For men's jewelry, especially Men's Rings a Pavé setting is usually used to cover the surface of the piece. A Pavé setting is also commonly used in cufflinks and in earrings. So, if you're looking for some flash without resorting to very feminine looking solitaire and cushion cut diamonds, then the Pavé set is the best way to go.

Single Diamond Set

Another popular setting for diamonds in men's jewelry is when a single diamond is set in the middle of a big piece of metal plate or semi-precious stone. A very common design to this is one with an onyx plate and a single diamond in the middle. Another is a loop ring with a small diamond dab in the middle of the ring. Usually the single set is popular with the more mature set. This is one of the ways that men can wear diamonds without being too flashy.

Studs

Studs are famously used in men's earrings. We see a lot of famous celebrities that use these pieces of jewelry. One of the most memorable is the clip on earring that was worn by the actor Jamie Fox on the red carpet. That style choice made the stud setting for earring famous again, plus Jamie Fox helped elevate the status of earrings for men into something classier and not one that is dated and out of style.

The Future for Diamonds in Men's Jewelry

For the diamond lovers out there, we are very glad to say that the use of diamonds in men's jewelry has a very bright future. In fact, more and more men are trying out flashier pieces and the jewelers are responding to the demand. Now, it maybe a long time before we see men sporting 60 carat diamond rings to something other than a concert or the club scene, but, who knows - it is definitely something that shouldn't be ruled out.
About the Author
© 2008 Jason Tye. Jason Tye is the webmaster and owner of the mens jewelry emporium - homme rock, specializing in quality, designer jewelry and rings, for men.
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