men beads bracelets ( their story told in 2024 )

You probably won't believe it, but men's beads bracelets have been around for thousands of years. And, they were almost never there for practical reasons, these bracelets are one of the few exclusively aesthetic pieces that men wore.

The history of pearl bracelets for men goes back millennia, having crossed various cultures and eras to become an emblematic element of contemporary men's fashion. In ancient Egypt, pharaohs wore pearl bracelets to symbolize their social status and spiritual connection. Native Americans used pearls in their finery as a sign of wealth and prestige. During the Renaissance, European nobility adorned their wrists with pearl bracelets as a token of their refinement. During the 1960s and 1970s, pearl bracelets became symbols of the counterculture, worn by icons of the music and hippie movements. Today, this jewelry is regaining popularity, fusing historical heritage with modern designs to create unique and stylish pieces. The history of men's pearl bracelets is a fascinating journey through time, where each era has added its own layer of influence to this timeless form of expression.



man pearl bracelet

Bronze age bead bracelet / Toulouse Museum



There were two reasons for this.   Some men wore bracelets because of their religious beliefs, for example to scare away evil spirits or as lucky charms.   Others wore bracelets to show their wealth.

The trend for men to wear bracelets has become very popular for many years.   First a talisman or a religious protection, it has evolved to become a fashion accessory.   It is becoming common knowledge, and yet some people, especially those of previous generations, believe that men should not wear bracelets.


man pearl bracelet

man bead bracelet by Santa Muerte Paris


Wearing a bracelet can be a great way to show off your style and fashion sense.   In fact, wearing the right style of bracelet highlights you and brings out the details of your watch if you wear it on the same wrist.  

In addition, some bracelets are made from natural gemstones, which are said to have a positive effect on your mental attitude, which means that they can be used as positive charms to have a beneficial effect on your life.

man pearl bracelet

man bead bracelet by Santa Muerte Paris


In fact, there are many types of bracelets available for men.   It can be quite confusing and difficult to choose the bracelets that would fit your wrist. However, there are a few guidelines that you can follow.


  1. Make sure the bracelets are made with natural fines or genuine leather to ensure high quality.
  2. Make sure the metal charms are made of high quality metals! Most inexpensive bracelets use a zinc alloy which tarnishes after only a few uses and can even be toxic to some people
  3. Make sure they match the size of your wrist.
  4. The bracelet (s) you choose should mean something to you.
  5. The high quality beads bracelets are made from natural gemstones and high quality metals. There are many types of stones. These are rocks and crystals that formed millions of years ago. It is believed that each type has a unique effect on the wearer.

skull bracelet

skull bracelet by Santa Muerte Paris


The skull bracelet , for example, is inspired by the famous symbol of the past - skulls.   Each historic symbol has its own set of meanings. The symbol of death is surprisingly associated with luck.   Wearing such a bracelet on your wrist can have a positive mental impact if you are trying to start something new or going through difficult times.   It is also an excellent and deep topic of conversation.

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