Unlike women who have been wearing jewelry as fashion statements, theatrical ornaments, social rankings and tokens of love, men’s jewelry on the other hand, primarily remains a symbol of status and etiquette among many cultures worldwide.
The Egyptian Cartouche was coined by the French during the Napoleonic Egyptian Campaign. The golden oblong pendant resembled the gun bullet, cartouche in French.
The name of the Egyptian ruler was written in hieroglyphics on the pendant, which was then placed around the neck of the embalmed king, for him to be recognized in the afterlife.
The gold or silver Celtic Torque is a flat metal band worn around the neck; some are plain, others are decorated with the intricate Celtic knotwork and were worn by high-ranked priests, warriors and kings.
The Divine ornament was believed to protect from curses of all kinds, and from physical harm on the battlefield.
The emergence of the Punk movement in the mid to late 1970’s in both the United States and England brought an anti-establishment and anarchist twist to men’s jewelry.
Punk rockers started incorporating safety pins, body chains and studs as an “anti-fashion” statement. In the early 80s, the fashion industry took notice of its revolutionary aesthetics and began integrating Gold & diamond pins, anarchic studs and skulls in their designs.
Our Dualitas Elixir cushion-cut collection was designed with men in mind.
The natural stone is discretely in contact with the skin making best use of its curative properties.