I'm excited to be using Argentium sterling silver for all my new work. Argentium has a slightly higher silver content (.935 instead of .925), and contains a bit of Germanium (yes, that's an element). It has characteristics that make it easy to work with but most exciting to my customers, it is brighter, more hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant. Yay!
Thanks all for the feedback, I appreciate it and have been busy trying out some of your ideas. I've made three pairs of cufflinks, a men's ring and a pendant that I think might appeal to men. Let me know what you think, are these what you had in mind?
I will note also that other suggestions I got for men's jewelry include tie clip (with matching earrings, wedding gift!), hat bands, belt buckles and bolo ties. I'm working on making some samples of those -- stay posted!
These two cufflinks are actually the same color, it just changes with the angle. These have a hand made heavy bezel and will be $60.
River cuff links, $45
Square cufflinks, $50
Men's Pendant (though could be for anyone). Heavy irregular silver setting. $115
My friends Fred and Leslie tell me I should make jewelry for men. What do you think gentlemen, would you wear a necklace? A ring? Or what about cuff links? (Ladies, you might need to weigh in for the guys since mostly my emails go to you.)
Could you imagine any of the pieces below on a men's necklace (probably mounted in a simpler setting), or on a ring? Or how about the more organic pieces on the right? Comment here to let me know, thanks!
Yes these are glass, I call them my "river" series