All around the world, men have found ways to express their inner style and personality. Thanks to National Geographic, you can now draw from an entire planet’s worth of inspiration when it comes to men’s watches and jewelry. Fashioning jewelry for men is a long-held tradition in many countries, so a trip around the world will allow you to discover accessories unlike any you’ve seen before. In Java, men’s bracelets are truly things of art. A stunning combination of leather and high-quality silver beads, Javanese bracelets are made in the open air, with techniques dating back hundreds of years. In Nepal, copper and brass are the metals of choice for men’s jewelry, sometimes even suspected to contain healing properties. Watches for men are similarly varied. In Ireland, watches are a work of art, crafted of silver and hung from a chain, while in the United States, watches are highly functional, winding themselves, providing directions, and even running on solar power. With a planet full of men’s accessories to choose from, National Geographic is sure to have something you’ll love.
From Bologna’s Palazzo Albergati to Rome's Palazzo Zuccari,
the grand royal residences of old Italia continue to inspire Italian artists and designers. This regal, baroque-style bracelet draws on the Renaissance portraits of princesses and noblewomen that hang in Florence's famed ...
In the 19th century, many rural women in
northwestern India wore ivory bangles from wrist to elbow as amulets for good health. Animal-conservation efforts have replaced ivory with mother-of-pearl and bone, as in these elegant brass-inlay bangles.
Designed and produced by family business in Pitlochry,
Scotland, this beautiful bracelet is made from native Scottish heather, a blooming shrub found across the British Isles’s heathlands and moors. Local craftsmen gather, clean, and cut the heather branches. Back at ...