The Random Writings of Rachel: Guys and Jewels

Guys and Jewels





 *Notes on the outfit: Look, I'm wearing a little necklace and two bracelets. Impressive amount of jewelry for me!

Let's talk about jewelry. I'm never seen without my rings, and I have a couple necklaces and bracelets that definitely come out of storage when I think about them. I'm more likely to wear blingy clothes or hairpieces than actual jewelry, but I still like wearing it.

However.

What do you think about guys wearing jewelry? I think this can be a very polarizing subject. Some ladies love it, while others, like me, can't stand the look.

Angel used to wear jewelry. He wore a couple turquoise and silver rings when I met him...which have since disappeared as they should. He still has a ring his Mom gave him for college graduation, but I've never seen him wear it. These days, he wears his wedding ring but no other jewelry.

I've seen pictures, though, of the years before I ever met him. I stalked his facebook page years ago and found photos of him wearing necklaces. I laughed and laughed and I told him I thought he looked ridiculous (I'm, like, the nicest wife ever.) Strangely, I can't find those pictures anymore. He must have taken my very subtle hint and deleted them.

A lot of my guy friends in high school had pierced ears (thankfully, Angel never did). I grew up with plenty of guys who wore jewelry frequently...but I just don't like the look at all. I don't find a guy wearing bling attractive. I think I'm metallic and sparkly enough for the two of us, so I'm glad Angel grew out of his jewelry-wearing phase.

How about you? Do you like a man wearing a necklace, or not so much? I know there's ladies firmly parked in both camps, so I'm interested in your opinion!

32 comments:

  1. we seem to have similar wife styles. i laugh at old pictures of peppy all the time.

    i don't really like when guys wear jewelry either. it always reminds me of a greasy landlord with his button down shirt halfway unbuttoned, massive chest hair falling out everywhere and a thick gold chain.

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  2. I used to refer to Robert's older style as Gino style. Kind of like an Italian gigolo. Not that he wore tons of jewelry, but he definately had that "European" flair.

    I don't mind guys wearing rings or cuff links or even some bracelets. I'm not as keen on the earrings or necklaces.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. My husband feels the same way about jewelry as you do....it took him forever to just get used to wearing his wedding ring, lol! Me personally I like no jewels on a man; it just seems odd to see a guy all blinged out on jewels, just me though...

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  4. First of all I want to say thx for making me smile Rachel with your last comment on my blog. I've had a hell of a weekend and your comment made me smile this morning. Thx honey (((()))) Love your outfit. Love the color so much, it's my fav color as you may know. As for the jewelry, I love my jewelry and I love wearing it. It depends on my mood how much I wear, but I always wore lots of bracelets since I was a child when my nana bought my first bangle. Every now and then another bangle was added and I loved the sound of the clicking on my arm. Anyway, jewelry on men, it depends on the guy. Some looks great wearing jewelry others don't. I know a successful business man, always dressed in shirt and tie and suit, who wears a diamond stud in his ear. It's part of him if you know what I mean. He neither looks ridiculous nor strange. As I said in the above it depends on the guy who wears it.

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  5. I'm totally with you. When Kev told me he almost pierced his ear before he met me, I told him it was a good thing he didn't. We would have had to discuss when he'd be removing it before I accepted his proposal - ha!

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  6. I don't mind men wearing jewelry - it's never bothered me. My boyfriend wears a necklace and earring, though for his family it's cultural (he's Spanish & Cuban) so all the men wear it!

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  7. Back in the 90's when the puca shell or ball chain necklaces were in for men, I liked those...that's about it.

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  8. You know, now that I think about it, I don't really like it. I feel like it's sort of juvenile. Lots of guys had pierced ears or wore shell necklaces in high school and that's okay, but I guess I don't really approve of adult men wearing jewelry. Hmm I'd never thought about that before!

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  9. My guy doesn't like jewelry at all. Last Christmas my grandma (who didn't know him well at all and we still don't know what she was thinking) bought him a HUGE gold cross necklace. We're talking either gangsta or pope big. haha It found its way back to where it came from fortunately. I think if he wanted to wear jewelry (like really masculine stuff like leather bracelets, class rings, etc) I wouldn't mind it, but I think guys should steer clear of anything with stones, gems, or anything too shiny.

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  10. Amen sister! Jewelry on guys is just scary!! Haha... And I'm a minimalist when it comes to jewelry!!!

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  11. I completely agree with you. I think guys wearing jewelry is tacky. Especially earrings! My husband wears his wedding ring and when he had a good watch he wore it (and says he would again if he had one). But that's it. And that's enough.

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  12. I don't really like when guys wear jewelry. I guess it really depends. I'm not really used to it, because my husband never wears anything besides a watch and his ring.

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  13. I don't really have a preference! I think the dealbreaker is that they can't have more jewelry on them than I do, but a necklace here or a ring there doesn't bother me!

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  14. I generally don't mind men with jewelry, provided it's not a ridiculous amount. You know, like 15 holes in your face is not exactly something I find appealing (although I must say I've occasionally seen lip piercings that I like on men). My husband has his left ear pierced, and he generally just wears a tasteful stud. I like it on him. Occasionally he wears necklaces that are distinctly masculine, and I'm pretty sure he has a paracord bracelet. So men wearing jewelry doesn't really bother me.

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  15. I agree 100%! I was never into pierced ears, or gold chains (even as thin/delicate as it might be) or rings/bracelets on guys (besides a watch... as long as the watch is not an eyesore!). My BF used to only wear a green jade that he's had since he was a kid... when he lost it, he didn't want a new one although I offered to get him one so he's jewelry-free now! I like it better that way :) Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

    Kamola
    www.99boxesofshoes.com

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  16. Yeah I hardly wear any jewelry so a man wearing more jewelry than me is definitely a turn-off.

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  17. Hi Rachel! My husband wears a gold necklace with an Italian horn on it, and a crucifix. He has worn it since I've known him.
    No wedding ring. I have one, and bought him one, but he has never worn it. Weird. But that's ok!

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  18. Cute dress and I like the blue in your hair! Men and jewelry? My husband won't even wear a ring, so any type of jewelry is out for him. I think, as all things, it depends on the person.

    blue hue wonderland

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  19. i'm really not into men ornamenting themselves. but that's just me personally!

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  20. I am not a fan of men wearing jewelry unless it's my hubby wearing is wedding ring :) Of course, he can buy jewelry for me anytime…hehe.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  21. O no, unless it's a tribal type of carving on a super manly leather string then nope, not men with jewelry!
    Found you on essexgirldiary's comments today, love your blog!
    Corlie
    http://blog.redbuffalotrading.com

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  22. Can't stand it lol. A wedding ring and a watch is all a man should wear, jewelry wise! Necklaces, earrings and rings on men make me think of the porn industry for some reason lol! It's just gaudy on them.

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  23. I don't mind SOME jewelry on men. Isaiah had a pierced ear (2 earrings in the same ear) when I met him, and he used to wear hoops in them. He has since switched to some plain black studs and I think they look fine. At this point I think he'd look weird without them. I do NOT like it when men wear necklaces or metal chain-type bracelets, or even rings other than their wedding ring, I think it looks odd. Isaiah likes to wear watches and leather wrap bracelets, and those don't bother me. My brother in law wears a chain necklace and...I'm not a fan. ;)

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  24. I love jewelry, I am kinda of a hoarder, but I don't like jewelry on men. My husband wears his wedding ring and a watch, but that's it. I like it simple :) I am hosting a like up, I'd love for you to join: http://bit.ly/IHP2eG

    xo,
    Tori

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  25. how did I miss this post? Anyway, my husband loves rings. Really! Also, I love your polkadots. And your tights. And your smile!

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  26. Typically, I'm not a huge fan of men with jewelry. Though, James had a lip ring when I met him, and I totally loved it ;) It went with his shaggy hair and skateboarder style. He's much more clean cut now, and I love it. But as for me? I HATE jewelry. I wear my wedding rings and occasionally earrings, but that's about it. Everything else drives me crazy!

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  27. Wow, how cute is this dress on your? Your waist is so petite, you're like a doll!

    I don't really mind either way about men wearing jewelry, I guess I wouldn't mind too much but each to their own! It totally depends on their style =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  28. Only jewelry I like my guy to wear is his wedding ring.

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  29. Not a huge fan at all, though some guys can pull it off quite well. I can't get used to the little boys here that have pierced ears and sparkly earrings in, and I dread the day I do get used to it.

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  30. It really depends on the guy & the style of jewelry, I think. Hubby has gotten into the habit of wearing big chunky rings on almost every finger... but it sort of suits him. He's heavily tattooed and the whole look of it really vibes. Haha...
    That polka-dot dress is great! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

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  31. How do you tell someone it's a dealbreaker if you really like them otherwise? I really can't stand a bunch of jewelry, but I like the guy. I'm just going to have to come clean.

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