Men have grown a lot in terms of fashion. When you compare the way we dressed in 2005 to the way we dress in 2015, there is an obvious change. Men have become more aware of how to dress for the occasion, they understand the importance of grooming to achieve a sophisticated look. Hell, men are even wearing sandals outside of the beach. But, most importantly men are not as afraid of the word “jewelry” as they once were. No longer is jewelry seen as a “woman thing.” In fact, men have moved up from only wearing watches and graduation rings to bracelets and necklaces. Hell, they are even getting piercings in places other than the “left ear.” I guess you can say that we’ve become more, um…’daring.’
With that being said, I recently came across Thread & Jewel, a unisex jewelry brand created by Zuri Croson in 2012. What caught my attention about the brand is that its jewelry is pretty unconventional. There weren’t any of the typical things that you would expect from a jewelry brand such as metal watches, silver/gold chains, and leather bracelets. Instead, the pieces were made from earth stones—you know, those beautiful rocks that you saw and read about in Geology class.
I never thought of earth-stones as “jewelry” I wasn’t sure how or when you’re supposed to wear them. But, I gave it a try and I must say that it’s no different from standard jewelry. You can wear it just the same. However, I feel earth stones add a certain pizzazz—they energize and bring a modern update to your look. And the jewelry is made from raw materials, so no two pieces are alike.
Jewelry is meant to enhance your outfit by upping the authenticity in your everyday style.