As we approach the holiday season, we also approach the season of gift-giving. This year, men’s accessories are definitely on top of our list. Love them or loathe them, men’s jewellery has been used throughout history to project one’s status and refinement, particularly among the elite, and it holds true even today. Men’s jewellery may simply be defined as all accessories in addition to the articles of clothing and includes watches, bracelets, rings, tie bars, necklaces, cufflinks, and earrings. The watch is arguably the most essential accessory and forms the base on which all the other accessories are selected. Their function is to complement one’s outfit and the watch, and never to distract from it.
With innovation, creativity and quality as their core values, Tateossian London was founded by Robert Tateossian in 1990 to offer men, and women, a distinctive way to express their personality and style through unique, refined and meticulously crafted accessories. Our selections for this festive season showcase some of the bestsellers from the Tateossian collection.
Bracelets should be a counter-balance to one’s watch. Therefore, its band and clasp must complement that of the watch. Although less is generally better, combinations of more than one may be used as long as the colour combination complements the overall look. Leather, wood or other organic materials are best paired with casual and business casual outfits while metal bracelets are better as singles and for formal occasions.
- The Asteroid Matte bracelet combines lava beads with ruthenium plated sterling silver lava beads in their original form for a contemporary ‘lunar’ look.
- The Charles Bracelet has a sleek, masculine matte finished clasp combined with tightly woven Italian leather in three different combinations: ruthenium with navy leather, rose gold with brown leather, and rhodium with black leather.
- The Montecarlo Bracelet’s clasp has a sheet of alutex foil covered with translucent enamel which is contrasted by sterling silver on both sides. It is combined with the dual-toned double wrap of genuine black braided Italian leather and is available in a wide range of colours.
- The Havana Silver Bracelet combines beads of frosted semi-precious stones and Italian leather to form a double wrap multi-textural bracelet with a pop silver clasp and is available in Sodalite, Red Jasper, Brown Jasper and Snowflake Obsidian.
Cufflinks must be worn only for the most formal occasions, always with a suit, and a shirt with French cuffs. Once again, they must complement the other accessories. Because cufflinks are becoming rarer, they are an easy way to stand out from the crowd, especially with novelty cufflinks.
- The Britannia Gear Square Cufflinks by Tateossian is unique, made from varying sizes of gears in different platings that rotate freely by gently moving the gage. The base metal is Rhodium plated while each gear has hand painted enamel in various colourful shades to represent the union jack.
- Carbon Tablet Cufflinks are inspired by racing cars. Each has a piece of coloured fibreglass with a carbon fibre effect that is layered with clear enamel. It is housed in a round case with diamond etching and enamel wrapping around.
- Mechanical Eagle Cufflinks offer a subtle sparkle of Swarovski Elements in the eagle eyes and incorporates a movement that is reflective of their real-life motions. They have an oxidised finish on rhodium plated base metal.
- Globe Cufflinks, a best-seller with a fully rotational colourful globe features an assortment of semi-precious stones that make up its different colourful components. It is contained within a circular sterling silver cage and has a whale back cufflink fitting.