Men's Bracelets(1,376 items)
You will find excellent craftsmanship in this exclusive collection of men’s bracelets below.
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Excellent question! There is no simple test that can tell you whether an artisan hand-crafted your jewelry or not. No easy way to know if an item is handmade or factory-produced. But there are details that you can look out for, and hopefully a discerning eye will guide you right. First, look at materials. If a bracelet is made of leather with embossed detailing, or sterling silver with intricate carvings or stone settings, you are entering the realm of the handmade. If a bracelet is made from bone, or makes use of complicated beadwork, if there is evidence of welding or carving, then you can feel good about your purchase. Any true artisan will tell you: no two pieces of jewelry will come out identical if they are made by hand. Beware of sameness. Celebrate the idiosyncrasies of the artist’s hand and help preserve the techniques and traditions of the past.
Unique, stylish, and handcrafted. These are the guiding principles of wearing men’s jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to men’s bracelets. You can wear simple leather, or a combination of metals. You can go understated or bold. Colorful or subdued. However you choose to display your handmade jewelry, what matters most is that you discover pieces that attest to your own originality.
Since time immemorial, jewelry has been used as a personal ornament, religious signification, or tastes in fashion. Today’s handcrafted artisan jewelry is no different. In West Africa, leather is prized by certain tribes and connotes a connection to culture. In Indonesia, black coral, or Akar Bahar, is believed to protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil, and so it is used in many jewelry items for men. In Peru, leaders adorned themselves with garments that were exclusive to their rank, so men’s jewelry not only indicated their function, but was also steeped in iconography, religious code, and emblems of power and prestige. In India, artisan jewelry incorporates the motifs of Om, a spiritual symbol signifying the essence of consciousness, and Lord Ganesha, the god of beginnings who is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Today, artisans working in these classical styles preserve the heritage that was passed down to them over time.
Techniques that rely on handmade craftsmanship honor the cultures and regions from which they come. In Bali, repoussé, or the art of silver filigree, is still preserved by artisans today. In Central America, jewelry-makers work with natural stones, especially jade, in order to celebrate the techniques and materials used by their ancestors. In India, sterling silver jewelry is made through intricate jali carving or rawa (silver beading). Hand-casting and gemstone-cutting have also been passed down through the generations, and today, make their way into unique works of wearable art. In West Africa, fabrication (including soldering or welding) is a technique that has stood the test of time, as has leather twisting, which adorns men’s jewelry from bracelets to necklaces.
Featured Reviews on Men's Bracelets
Compass of Love
Gift for my husband who has memory issues so hed never lose his way to my heart. He lives this well made item
Great bracelet at a fair price. I purchased at a sale price so it was even better. I originally ordered the 8.5 size and it was too loose for my wrist. I called customer service and they were wonderful and exchanged the bracelet for a 7.5 The bracelet is well made and looks more expensive than the price.
Wayan Asmana Sterling silver jewelry
"My jewelry is now known in many different countries... thanks to you. I will continue to work harder and better to please you, all my dear customers. Thank you so much!"
Popular Men's Bracelets
Ghanaian Leather Braided Wristband Bracelet in Black and Red, "Hajjaju Braid"$29.99
Robert Aidoo-Taylor crafts a wristband bracelet from a strip of black leather, closing it at the back with a brass snap. The Ghanaian bracelet is accented with braided cord that circles the leather strip in colors of red and indigo. The artisan names this bracelet Hajjaju, after a Ghanaian town.
Colorful Men's Woven Wristband Bracelet from Ghana, "Colorful Ananse Web"$23.99
Robert Aidoo-Taylor weaves threads of kelly green, yellow and wine on brown for the design of this bracelet for men. "I took my time to conceptualize this design in the way a spider intricately weaves its web," confides Robert Aidoo-Taylor. The Ghanaian artisan takes his inspiration from Kweku Ananse, the Ashanti lord of all knowledge of stories and fables. He generally assumes the form of a spider though sometimes he may appear as a man. Ananse (also Anansi) is one of the most important characters in West Africa, and his tales have spread across the ocean. In the southern United States he evolved into 'Aunty Nancy'.
Men's Handmade Wristband Bracelet, "Amina in Golden Green"$23.99
Robert Aidoo-Taylor designs this bracelet for men in gold and green in honor of Queen Amina of Hausaland. Born in 1533 in what is now known as Zaira, Nigeria, Amina was also a fierce warrior who ruled over 34 years. However, there are some who believe she was a legend and not an actual person. It is said that once when she was imprisoned she had been blindfolded and chained, sentenced to death by poison. Her executioner was given the poison in a cone-shaped bottle and was threatened with death should he spill any of it. He had to untie and remove the folds on Amina's eyes, but couldn't do so while holding the vile. When Amina was able to see how he was struggling, she told him to remove one of her bracelets and use it as a stand for the cone-shaped bottle. Upon realizing she had just saved his life, the executioner decided to help her escape rather than poison her.
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