Login - Create Account
home

Happy Father's Day! Jewelry Inspired by Men
Posted by Dakota Stones to Articles
                                                    Designs by Kayla Waletzke
We have been thinking a lot   this week at Dakota Stones about the men in our lives, whether they are dads, brothers, partners or pals, and we wanted to tap into the kinds of jewelry they might enjoy. Men have been wearing jewelry for thousands of years, dating back to a time when people would wear shells, eggs, berries, human bones and teeth (not recommended) as well as all kinds of stones as jewelry. Sometimes it was a symbol of status, sometimes it was to affiliate with ethnic, religious or social groups, but always it was a place to show artistic expression. So it is unclear to me why men + jewelry has become somewhat taboo in the mainstream. Yes, I'll admit, I giggle a little when I see an Elizabethan era movie where the men hang dainty, pearl dangles from their earlobes. But I'm sure this is simply my learned reaction to how our culture defines what it means to be male in the 21st century. Back then pearl earrings were probably all-the-rage and if you didn't have one, well, that would be absurd!

So here we are in June 2016 making beautiful pieces for men and women to enjoy alike. Kayla made some really cool bracelets for the guys here in the office (above, right) and below is an image submitted by FARAHBEAN of four really great, male-inspired pieces made with Dakota Stones. We are so glad that they shared their designs with us!

I hope this post brings inspiration to you and the men in your lives and maybe, just maybe, we will see more jewelry worn and designed by men in the future. But that would just be crazy, wouldn't it?
                             - Meredith, Dakota Stones



                                                                                                       Designs by FARAHBEAN
 
Add Comment
Name 
Email 
Body 
 

 Featured Designer | Emmy Starr
 Mined in Northern Mexico | New Agates
 Mining the Facts: Turkish Blue Chalcedony
 New Tech = New Cut | ds 3mm Bicones
 Hand Selection, New Technology & Design | dsChina Trip 2018
 Spring(Vernal) Equinox and its connection to stones.
 New dZi style beads! What are they exactly?
 The Story of Our North American Turquoise
 Purple Turquoise is back! But it wasn't easy...
 Gobi Desert Beads
 Mining the Facts: Beryl
 TUCSON 2019
 Muonionalusta Meteorites
 PANTONE 2019 COLOR SWATCHES
 Neutral Colors: The Perfect Base for Your Design
 Cut for the Japanese Market: RARE Black Eye Agate
 The Only Branded Line of Gemstone Beads
 Mining the Facts: Blue Chalcedony
 Rare Find: Purple Fluorite & Green Fluorite Quartz
 From Diamond to Rough: A Guide to Stone Cuts
Free Shipping Inspiration FAQs About Us Contact Privacy Policy