Men's Jewellery Styles: The Ultimate Guide

Men's Jewellery Styles: The Ultimate Guide

Gone are the days of plain men’s jewellery: in particular, rings. Men are choosing to express themselves and their style through unique jewellery pieces.

Unique pieces have always been of interest to designers across the world: storytelling, motifs, and intricate patterns are an artwork. Excitingly, these are now a regular feature for men’s jewellery, with the different styles and metals becoming an integral part of men’s style statements.

At Jason Ree, we love working with our customers to create their perfect styled pieces; with the Mokume Gane technique being a particular favourite.

Unique Techniques to Create Men’s Jewellery Styles

Men’s jewellery has long evolved since a plain metal band. We’ve noticed a change in the trends, particularly when it comes to keepsake pieces: either for a special birthday, an occasion, an anniversary, or a wedding. Men want to tell their own tale and have it crafted into artwork, and this can be brilliantly executed with the right jeweller. 

At Jason Ree, we believe that few options rival the exquisite craftsmanship of Mokume Gane rings. Originating from ancient Japanese metalworking techniques, Mokume Gane rings are characterised by their unique wood-grain-like patterns, created by layering and forging different metals. Jason himself loves the creating process: each ring tells its own story, which he understands from conversations with the wearer himself.

We love to use storytelling in our jewellery pieces, which is why Mokume Gane is such a favoured style of ours. We listen to your story - whether it be a gift for an old friend, some treasured tales from when you were younger, or perhaps your love story if an anniversary band. Then, we use unique special techniques to craft the piece together and bring your story to life. For example:

  • Forged: A Forged ring has beautiful cylindrical shapes, like a topographical map, each line ebbing and flowing into the other. This pattern is the result of combining brute and gentle force with the infusion of intense heat. No two rings created are ever the same. 
  • Twisted: Twisting the pattern into your ring is a delicate process, resulting in longer strokes of colour. With just the right amount of heat, the twisted pattern is a beautifully subtle result.
  • Twisted & Forged: Combining the unique Forged pattern with the flow of our Twisting Technique, this patterning creates a multitude of effects. 
  • Starburst: This style brings some symmetry to the fold of metals to create more of a cohesive and balanced pattern.

Different Metals Can Make Your Jewellery Stand Out

What sets Mokume Gane apart from other jewellery-making techniques is its use of Noble metals. We love working with these metals especially because they create infinite possibilities of colour combinations. At Jason Ree, we are proudly Australian and use a lot of stones sourced from Australia, as well as other influences where we can. This includes our work with Mokume Gane. We offer a large range of colour combinations inspired by the vibrancy of the Australian landscape, like:

  • Shades of yellow from 18ct or 22ct of gold that echo the vibrant yellow sunshine and the golden sands of our beloved beaches
  • Rose golds using 18ct rose gold mirroring our iconic Red Centre
  • Grey shades from varying amounts of platinum, palladium and silver, similar to that of a crashing wave or the mountains

Each one of our iconic colour mixes is named after a tree that shares common colours with the golds such as Acacia, Blue Gum, Ironbark, and Tea Tree. This ties back in with the wood grain pattern that Mokume Gane creates.

As you can see, our work with the Mokume Gane technique is truly inspired on every level, and it will only become greater once it is intertwined with your own story. It’s such a magnificent technique and one that we feel works with men’s jewellery.

Create your Ideal Look with a Mokume Gane Ring

Rings have always held a special significance in men's jewellery, symbolising everything from love and commitment to personal achievements and beliefs. Whether it's a sleek wedding band or a bold statement ring, the right ring can convey a plethora of meanings.

These rings not only showcase exceptional artistry but also carry a sense of heritage and tradition, making them the perfect choice for those seeking to elevate their style with a touch of timeless elegance.


Elevate your Style with Mokume Gane Rings

When it comes to men’s jewellery, every piece is an opportunity to express yourself and showcase your individuality. This means that no matter what your style, from understated styles or bold statements, there's a jewellery piece that perfectly suits you.

When it comes to making a lasting impression, consider Mokume Gane. With their timeless beauty and rich cultural heritage, Mokume Gane rings serve as more than just accessories—they are a unique blend of craftsmanship, tradition, personal expression and your story. Book a Conversation with Jason Ree to begin designing your custom piece.