The 13 Best Designer Natural Diamond Jewelry Gifts for Men
Our guide for the best diamond jewelry gifts for men has something for every man’s style and something for every budget.By Kristen Shirley |
The modern man isn’t afraid to wear diamonds, and designers are offering a range of stunning diamond pieces to suit every style. This makes it easier to find the perfect gift when it’s time to shop for natural diamond jewelry gifts for men. For men who like an edgier look, some designers embrace black diamonds, which have less brilliance than white diamonds but are no less beautiful and special. Others add a glimmer of diamonds to classic pieces like chain bracelets and dog tag necklaces. And diamond engagement rings for men are no longer hard to find, thanks to significant collections from designers like Tiffany & Co. No matter the occasion, you’ll find incredible gift ideas in our selection of the best diamond jewelry gifts for men.
1. Torque Cuff Bracelet from Stephanie Gottlieb
New York City-based designer Stephanie Gottlieb is known for her enviable stacks of natural diamond and rainbow-hued jewelry and her fresh and fun aesthetic that she showcases to her 400,000 Instagram followers. Earlier this year, she released a new unisex bracelet, Torque, making her first foray into men’s jewelry. “We’ve seen rising interest from our male clients for diamonds, and we’re all about it!” Gottlieb says. “My husband has been building his stack for years—it’s a way for men to set themselves apart, particularly when so many men are coveting a handful of watch brands. Jewelry can be a more unique way to show off their personal style.”
The Torque collection is made from a recyclable, high-tech thermoplastic material in either black or white. The open cuff can be decorated with diamonds, letters or a combination of both. Diamond lovers will fall for the Torque Cuff with Graduating Round Diamonds. For a more subtle look, check out the Torque Cuff in white with two round diamonds. They make great jewelry gifts for men, but you can buy yourself a matching one, too!
2. Love Collection from Cartier
Cartier’s delicate Love bracelets are an iconic symbol of devotion. If the man in your life doesn’t wear bracelets, there are other ways to wear the iconic design, including pendant necklaces, earrings and rings. This 18 karat white gold Love ring is set with 66 brilliant cut natural diamonds and the decorative screw motif is black ceramic. The combination of white diamonds and black ceramic is striking and a unique take on the classic design. It measures 6.5mm in diameter, so it makes a strong statement, and it can be worn as a wedding ring or as a right hand ring.
3. Natural Diamond Watch from Audemars Piguet
Many watches featuring diamonds can skew ultra feminine, which is why collectors who want that hard-to-find combination of bling and ruggedness turn to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak collection. The Royal Oak, designed by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piguet in 1972, is one of the most iconic men’s watches in the world. It has a bold, octagonal case shape decorated with eight hexagonal screws and an integrated bracelet. The dial is engraved using the guilloché technique in a grid pattern called tapisserie. While the original watch came only in stainless steel, it now comes in a wide variety of materials, including ceramic and gold.
This 18 karat white gold Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph is the perfect blend of sport and style. It features a chronograph, a useful watch complication for timing events and races, as well as a date window. The bezel is set with 32 baguette cut diamonds that total 1.66 carats. The diamonds appear between the hexagonal screws. There are several models of the Royal Oak that feature diamonds, including full diamond-set versions.
4. Braided and Lock Bracelets from Shamballa Jewels
Shamballa Jewels is a pioneer in elegant and edgy men’s jewelry. It was founded by two Danish brothers, Mads and Mikkel Kornerup, who wanted to blend Eastern philosophies with a modern, rock-and-roll aesthetic to create everyday pieces that express their unique personal styles. Each piece of jewelry is made in Shamballa’s ateliers in Copenhagen, and you can choose from already-designed pieces or create a custom design. The brand is popular with everyone from the Royal Family of Denmark to Jay-Z and Giorgio Armani.
The iconic pieces are the braided and lock bracelets, but the collection has expanded to include necklaces, cufflinks and earrings. Each piece of Shamballa jewelry features gold and diamonds, and you can mix in beads or blocks with other gemstones or semi-precious stones. Shamballa is known for its moody aesthetic, which it achieves using black rhodium-plated gold and black diamonds. This 10mm braided bracelet features beads set with black pavé diamonds as well as one bead that is actually a large, faceted black diamond.
5. Chain Bracelets from John Hardy
John Hardy is a master of chain bracelets, which it continually reinvents using new techniques and designs. Each piece is created by master artisans in Bali using 100% reclaimed precious metals and honors Balinese artistic traditions. The Kami Chain bracelet takes the Balinese craft of handweaving, frequently found on bags and hats, and transforms it into jewelry. A diamond clasp adds a bit of sparkle to the masculine piece.
The Asli collection reinterprets the classic chain design, expanding the links into an organic form that evokes the infinity symbol. The links are carved in an intricate pattern and set with diamonds. This chain motif also makes its way to a dog tag necklace, which is anything but utilitarian when rendered in 18K yellow gold and set with pavé diamonds.
6. Cufflinks from Tom Ford
Tom Ford perfected the suit, and his name has become synonymous with elegant menswear. It’s only natural that he would create the perfect diamond cufflinks to complete one of his elegant suits or tuxedos. These 18 karat white gold cufflinks each feature 18 diamonds set within a square frame. They would make a thoughtful gift for men, especially a husband-to-be or to celebrate an anniversary. If all-diamond cufflinks are a bit too much for him, Tom Ford also makes onyx cufflinks encircled with diamonds, which are more discreet.
7. Diamond Engagement Ring for Men From Tiffany & Co.
Earlier this year, Tiffany & Co. introduced its first men’s engagement ring collection with the Charles Tiffany Setting. These elegant engagement rings are inspired by classic men’s signet rings, but with fabulous solitaire diamonds that take center stage in place of an engraving. The beveled rings come in platinum, black titanium, and gray titanium and feature emerald, square or round cut diamonds. While the sleek design is intended to be an engagement ring, it would certainly look just as good on any finger.
8. Diamond Tag Necklace from David Yurman
David Yurman has a wide array of men’s jewelry that suits everyone from rock stars to buttoned-up bankers. His luxurious reinterpretation of a tag necklace is one of the most popular pieces and comes in a host of colors and designs, from simple sterling silver to full diamond pavé. The Streamline Tag with black diamonds is a discreet way to wear diamonds, and it has an engraved chevron motif on the reverse side
9. Brooches from Wempe
Brooches are back, and not just for women. We’ve seen plenty of A-listers decorating their suit lapels with fabulous brooches on the red carpet, including Jason Momoa and Jared Leto. German jeweler Wempe makes both classic and edgy brooches. The Sunray brooch is the perfect diamond jewelry gift for men and features a circle of 17 diamonds that total 3.21 carats and would be a stunning finishing touch to formalwear. For a more everyday look, the Minimalism brooch is a perfect choice. The brooch is modeled after a safety pin but rendered in 18 karat white gold with a diamond-set top.
10. Diamond Talon Earrings from Shaun Leane
British designer Shaun Leane is known for his sharp silhouettes and architectural pieces. This edgy design sensibility has made him a go-to designer for men looking to express themselves through jewelry, including actor Aaron Taylor Johnson, who wears his Diamond Talon earrings. These earrings have a unique design—the talon appears to go through the ear, ending in a delicately tapered point. There are diamonds set on each side, totaling .90 carats. Shaune Leane also brings his sculptural design to the humble leather wrap bracelet, using a diamond saber to close the bracelet.
11. Black Diamond Tennis Bracelet from Ara Vartanian
Ara Vartanian is known for his use of reverse-set diamonds, which add a tough, modern look to his jewelry collection. When he incorporates black diamonds, his pieces emit an especially rock-and-roll vibe. A tennis bracelet might be one of the most classic pieces of diamond jewelry ever designed, but Ara Vartanian completely reinvents it by inverting the diamonds and exclusively using gray, brown or black diamonds. You can complete the look with inverted black diamond stud earrings or rings.
12. Diamond Stud Earrings from De Beers
Some of today’s most stylish men, from musicians and actors to sports stars and business executives, wear classic diamond stud earrings. They can range from petite, 0.20 carat studs to megawatt 5-plus carat rocks that make a serious statement. De Beers offers classic diamond stud earrings in a range of sizes so you can find the right one to suit his personal style and your budget when shopping for the perfect diamond jewelry gifts for men.
13. Serpenti Rings from Bulgari
Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti collection isn’t just for women. The Serpenti Viper motif is a modern interpretation of the sensuous snake. Architectural gold and diamond “scales” evoke the original design, but in an abstract way. The half-pavé Serpenti Viper ring alternates diamond and gold links in classic band shape. The Serpenti Viper bracelet recalls the original twisting Serpenti design. It has rose-gold scales topped with a diamond head and tail that meet in the middle.