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Men's Jewelry

Nothing defines “well-dressed” as fittingly as an artfully-appointed man, and part of that appointment is the wearing of jewelry. The tradition of men’s jewelry dates back several centuries, with Englishman Sir Walter Raleigh often credited as initiating its popularity.

In the later years of the 16th century, Raleigh, a writer, explorer, courtier, and above all gentleman, began to wear a magnificent double-pearl earring (documented in his 1558 portrait, now in London’s National Portrait Gallery). Soon after, men increasingly began wearing such jewels, with new manners of adornment emerging in subsequent centuries. Decorated watch chains and fobs arose in the 18th century, and signet rings bearing the wearer’s family crest became essential accouterments.

Men’s jewelry became more subdued over the course of the 20th century. The English Duke of Bedford’s "Book of Snobs" (1965), for example, advocated for only the most reserved occasions for men’s jewels and in many ways reflected popular opinion of men’s dress of the era. Nevertheless, the rich history of men’s jewelry lives on in striking antique and vintage pieces today.

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MAN'S AGATE CAMEO AND YELLOW GOLD RING
Aug 15, 6:00 PM PDT
MAN'S AGATE CAMEO AND YELLOW GOLD RING
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$2759 Bids
Mont Blanc Sterling Silver Cufflink Set
Aug 13, 10:00 AM MST
Mont Blanc Sterling Silver Cufflink Set
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$859 Bids
Pair of Vintage Hermes Sterling Silver Cufflinks
Aug 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Pair of Vintage Hermes Sterling Silver Cufflinks
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$1255 Bids
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MEN'S 14K WHITE GOLD PERIDOT & DIAMOND RING
Aug 21, 9:00 AM MST
MEN'S 14K WHITE GOLD PERIDOT & DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1105 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 4 DIAMOND DIAGONAL LINE RING
Aug 21, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 4 DIAMOND DIAGONAL LINE RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$855 Bids
A men's 10kt yellow gold ring, Size: 18/19
Aug 24, 9:00 AM PDT
A men's 10kt yellow gold ring, Size: 18/19
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $150- $200
$2405 Bids
1959 10K Gold Trans-Miss Golf Assn Money Clip
Aug 13, 10:00 AM MST
1959 10K Gold Trans-Miss Golf Assn Money Clip
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$7005 Bids
MAN'S TIFFANY & CO EIGHTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
Aug 15, 6:00 PM PDT
MAN'S TIFFANY & CO EIGHTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
by O'Gallerie
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8004 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S CITRINE & DIAMOND RING BAND
Aug 13, 2:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S CITRINE & DIAMOND RING BAND
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $300- $10,000
$3204 Bids
MENS 14K GOLD RING W/ LAPIS CABACHON SZ 10
Aug 16, 1:00 PM EDT
MENS 14K GOLD RING W/ LAPIS CABACHON SZ 10
by Elite Auctioneers, LLC
Est: $125- $225
$1253 Bids
MENS 14K GOLD W/ STAR SAPPHIRE RING SZ 8
Aug 16, 1:00 PM EDT
MENS 14K GOLD W/ STAR SAPPHIRE RING SZ 8
by Elite Auctioneers, LLC
Est: $125- $225
$1003 Bids
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MEN'S 14K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND WEDDING BAND
Aug 21, 9:00 AM MST
MEN'S 14K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND WEDDING BAND
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$553 Bids
10K Gold Pauma Valley Golf Money Clip
Aug 13, 10:00 AM MST
10K Gold Pauma Valley Golf Money Clip
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$3753 Bids
1959 10K Gold Trans-Miss Golf Assn Clip
Aug 13, 10:00 AM MST
1959 10K Gold Trans-Miss Golf Assn Clip
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$403 Bids
Simple And Sleek Mens Black Leather Magnetic Clasp Bracelet
Aug 18, 10:00 PM EDT
Simple And Sleek Mens Black Leather Magnetic Clasp Bracelet
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $50- $85
$253 Bids
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Hermes A Pair of Silver Cufflinks
Aug 24, 6:00 PM AEST
Hermes A Pair of Silver Cufflinks
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD403 Bids
ANTIQUE RUSSIAN 56K GOLD DIAMOND ENAMEL CUFFLINKS
Aug 13, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE RUSSIAN 56K GOLD DIAMOND ENAMEL CUFFLINKS
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1253 Bids
MENS 14K GOLD W/ PINK TOURMALINE RING SZ 7.5
Aug 16, 1:00 PM EDT
MENS 14K GOLD W/ PINK TOURMALINE RING SZ 7.5
by Elite Auctioneers, LLC
Est: $125- $225
$1002 Bids
(on-2) 10K YELLOW GOLD MENS RINGS
Aug 21, 11:00 AM EDT
(on-2) 10K YELLOW GOLD MENS RINGS
by White's Auctions
Est: $350- $450
$1702 Bids
MENS 14K GOLD W/ JADEITE RING SZ 9.5
Aug 16, 1:00 PM EDT
MENS 14K GOLD W/ JADEITE RING SZ 9.5
by Elite Auctioneers, LLC
Est: $125- $225
$1002 Bids
GENT'S 14K GOLD AND RUBY STAR SAPPHIRE RING
Aug 28, 11:00 AM EDT
GENT'S 14K GOLD AND RUBY STAR SAPPHIRE RING
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2752 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S 1.0CTW DIAMOND RING
Aug 13, 2:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S 1.0CTW DIAMOND RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $1,700- $10,000
$9502 Bids
Three Pairs of Gents Wedgwood Cufflinks,
Aug 24, 10:00 AM AEST
Three Pairs of Gents Wedgwood Cufflinks,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD402 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Jewelry


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Jones Auction House LLC

Jones Auction House LLC