If you keep an eye on trends in jewelry fashion, one of the first places you will want to watch is the Ocsars. Every Academy Award event for decades has been known for its trendsetting fashion in both clothing and accessories. Jewelry is no exception. For women, we have seen things like asymmetric earrings and a new interest in pearls. But for men, it has been lapel pins.
For many years, well-dressed men have been wearing lapel pins, but usually they are simple things like American flags or masonic symbols. However, with the expansion of men’s fashion among millennials, and with the growth of their incomes, a custom lapel pin has become a must for every trendy gentleman.
Styles have been as expansive as the potential for jewelry design itself. Flashy Australian opal set in gold, or something more subdued, like a custom monogram. Some have trailing sapphires in hanging strands. Another cool design seen on a man well known for his fashion was a specular hematite, enhanced by baguette diamonds in white gold channels.
Different stones and metals can be used to fit different styles and colors of suits. Blue suits look great with sapphires and lapis stones in warmer yellow gold. But with a black tuxedo, nothing says formal like diamonds. Pavee set or in waves of shared prongs, diamonds in white gold make a plain cut black suit bounce whether you are walking a red carpet or attending a formal dinner.
With new supplies of rubies coming onto the market, as well as new supplies of sapphire in Montana and Ceylon, colored stones can make a fantastic custom lapel pin. Sapphires can be found in virtually every color of the rainbow, providing as much color as they do sparkle. They can be chosen to make a gray suit coat look fashionable again, or even make an older corduroy jacket a little more fun. Meteorite is now very common on the market, some of it plated in rhodium to give it a futuristic sparkle. That’s a material any guy can enjoy showing off to a friend at a dinner party.
With vests returning to fashion, a great application for a custom lapel pin is to wear it on a fine, buttoned waistcoat. One application used a hidden tube to place a small feather to add another layer to the look. A cool pocket watch on a fob with a fine lapel pin can make a plain vest pop in a shadowy restaurant or out on a dance floor with flashing lights catching every facet.
One thing about custom lapel pins, is that you can make them suit your style, especially if you find a designer with talent and who is willing to work with you. Metalwork, whether it be in gold, silver, platinum, or one of the new series of performance metals on the market, can be fashioned in an almost infinite number of ways. This can make your piece particular to your tastes, level of subtlety, or your own personal design. With the vast array of stones and other materials on the market, you can find a way to express your own artistic and fashion sense, while still meeting a budget and wearing a conversation piece to your next fun event. For a free quote visit Lapel Pin Zone today.