Looking for birthstone jewelry for men? I have to admit that I'm guilty of automatically thinking "girl" when I see the word "jewelry" - but men like jewelry too! My dad once told me that guys want to wear tough looking jewelry like thick chains, shark teeth, or wearable barbed wire... but they still want to look nice. :)
That in mind, I took his suggestions - and suggestions from other men in my life - and put together a list of birthstone jewelry that men actually like.
I also included a list of gifts that they considered appropriate substitutes for jewelry that still fit the concept of birthstones.
For the man who loves his Alma Mater (high school, college, trade school, or whatever), give him a meaningful birthstone ring that declares the year of his graduation.
My dad wears his almost as religiously as his wedding ring!
His birthstone inlaid in an army, navy or marine ring will honor him not
only for his birthday, but also for the service he’s done for his
country. Any veteran appreciates when someone acknowledges his
sacrifices on our behalf. Just ask my army-man brother.
My husband loves his cufflinks – and cufflinks are a perfect example of high-class birthstone jewelry for men. Buy a set with inlaid birthstones for a sleek birthday gift.Follow this link to find birthstone cufflinks for men, but you'll have even better luck if you search "cufflinks" along with the stone name.
In other words, click the link, then search "garnet cufflinks" or "peridot cufflinks" depending on which birthstone is his.
Of course, heavy metal or leather bracelets are always fashionable for men. If you can't find one with his actual stone, consider one with beads or bands made in the same color as his birthstone.
Braided or macrame bracelets are a trendy choice. You can always buy them pre-made, or you can make it yourself to add a more personal touch.
Whether the birthstones are inlaid around the buckle, or if the buckle frames one giant stone, a masculine belt buckle is a great piece of birthstone jewelry for men.
You can find plenty of turquoise belt buckles, but most other birthstones I have to look for in custom shops. Etsy is a great place to find custom birthstone belt buckles!
Most men appreciate a good lookin’ watch. Get one the color of his birthstone or with a small single birthstone gem inlaid in the face of the watch. Lovely as the latter is, it is much harder to find. You’ll have better luck looking for watches that have a face or band (or both) that are the color of his birthstone.
"What if my guy doesn’t like jewelry? Even if I bought him some, he wouldn’t wear it."
are plenty of gifts that count as “birthstone gifts”. All you have to
do is find something made with the same color as his official birthstone
color. Hey, if I can get rhinestone rings from the guys, they can get colored t-shirts from me!
Here are more suggestions to feed your creative gifting ideas. Remember, just find something the same color as his birthstone (or with his birthstone inlaid if you can):
Remember to include something about his birthstone in the birthday card. Whether it’s the stone and color, the birthstone history and meaning, or whatever, don’t neglect the opportunity to tell him how thoughtful you were in remembering his birthstone. :)
Wait, you don’t remember what his birthstone is? Look it up on this birthstone list by month.