Different Types of Rings for Men

There are a few problems men face when figuring out what jewelry to wear, especially rings. If men are not wearing a wedding ring then it is a statement piece that can be viewed as feminine. A societal issue. It can also be seen as trying to be a showoff since it a jewelry that is easily visible.

Since men rings are not the “norm” to wear, it takes a great amount of confidence for someone to style it. At Fang Jewelry, we have a large collection of men rings that will make you want to start a collection.

Silver Wing Ring

Type of Rings

Aside from our collection, these are a few rings that men can look into if he decides to start wearing the piece.

1. Family Rings

Family rings are quite self-explanatory. These rings hold great value as it has most likely been passed down through various generation. When it comes to the style of the ring, it all depends and can vary. These rings can be a simple band or it can have intricate detail. It can have a symbol or crest that represents that family’s heritage.

2. Religious and Cultural Rings

Wedding rings usually fall into this category because it happens during a religious ceremony. Majority of these rings are a simple band made of gold, silver or even titanium. But depending on the religion determines how a wedding ring might look and where it is the place – either the left or right hand.

These rings can also be a way to represent a culture. At Fang Jewelry, we dedicate the majority of our collection to the indigenous community which is far from simple.

Brushed Silver Ring

3. Affiliation Rings

Whether you graduated from university or are a part of a certain group, affiliation rings are common among men. These rings show that you are affiliated with a group that you are proud of. The ring often times is very detail-orientated and consist of personal information – most university rings do this.

Although it has lots of detail, it isn’t too overbearing. You can even add a gemstone to the ring to give it a pop of color.

4. Artistic Rings

For those who want to venture out and explore different types of rings, artistic rings are the way to go. These rings aren’t necessarily for artists but anyone who wants to make a statement.

Artistic rings are rings that are ideal to add to any simple outfit because it will add life to it. They are usually much bolder in style and chunkier in size. Also, don’t be afraid to wear this ring on different rings like the pinky or index finger.

Silver Eagle Ring

How to Style Pendants

It might seem simple to style a pendant. You are probably thinking, “just put it on a chain.” But that is where things can go wrong. It does not depend just on the chain but what else comes along with it – your entire outfit. Wearing the piece can be simple or it can go horribly wrong. We are here to give you some insight on how to wear those pieces you have or you can check out our infinite collection of pendants as well.

Flora Pendant

Styling Pendants

1. Pay attention to the collar

Pendants work best with certain types of collars. If you want to make your pendant the focal point, here are some collars suggested to put emphasis on the piece.

Turtlenecks work best on those colder months. The high neckline of the turtleneck will put the focus on your pendant, which is what you want. If you prefer it on bare skin, go for a v-neckline. V-necks are ideal to highlight your piece. Although, you should be aware of how long the chain is. If you wear a pendant with a long chain, a lower v-neckline or a plunging neckline would be best to wear with it.

2. Accessorizing with pendants 

One must always be cautious when accessorizing with pendants because it can cause chaos in your outfit. Since pendants are already a dramatic piece due to their length and size. With that, it is best to keep other accessories smaller or to a minimum. For example, it is best to avoid large dangly earrings when wearing a pendant necklace. If you do decide to wear dangly earrings, keep them small to avoid the clutter around your face and neck.

Although, it is possible to wear multiple necklaces while still wearing a pendant necklace. The key is to know what kind of necklace to wear. Due to the length of pendant necklaces, it is easy to pair shorter necklaces with it. Chokers are ideal to wear with pendant necklaces since it won’t take the attention away and it will look much more subtle.

Silver Feather Pendant

3. Be careful with colors

Pendants necklaces are often used to create a statement on outfits. Therefore when determining your outfit, be careful with the colors and patterns you choose. The necklace should the centerpiece of the outfit so opt for plain, solid colors. The solid background of your clothing will cause the necklace to stand out without a doubt.

4. Large pendants vs small pendants

Don’t know if you should wear a larger or small pendant? Well, large pendants are always used as the centerpiece of an outfit. Since large pendants are shiny and draw attention, your outfit should be simple. A solid color works best with a simple neckline.

Small pendants can be used as a statement piece or to tie an outfit together. When wearing a small pendant, the chain must be taken into consideration. Since the pendant is smaller, a thin and delicate chain should be paired with it.

5. Transforming an outfit

If you feel like your outfit is too simple, pendants are a great way to add life to it. The pendant will decorate your outfit and give it a touch of color and shine. But you must consider what kind of pendant you wear with the occasion and in what manner you want to transform the outfit.

To those who want a casual look, smaller pendants like dog tags or delicate pendants are the best way to add dynamically. If you are going for a posh look, a bold and chic pendant will be your best option.

Oval Silver Pendant

Finding the Perfect Pendant

At Fang Jewelry, we have a large collection of pendants. There are many different styles suitable for any occasion. But when it comes to pendants, one must be aware of how it fits. It is obvious that pendants go on necklaces but there are many other things to consider when shopping for one. Here, we are going to give you some insight on how to style and find the perfect pendant.

Silver Feather Pendant

Finding the Perfect Pendant

Aside from buying whatever pendant you like, it might not work in your favor. Similar to how some clothes look better on a hanger, it is the same for the pendant. Just because it looks nice doesn’t mean it will compliment your features. These are the things to consider when looking for the perfect pendant.

1. Your body type

When it comes to pendants, it usually works better with taller people. Those who are under 5’4 might struggle due to the fact that pendants may look overwhelming. Although if you are on the shorter side, it is best to find a pendant necklace that rests above your collarbone. That way, it won’t look too heavy on the body.

The good thing is the size of the pendant usually does not matter whether you are shorter or on the taller side. What you must be aware of is where the pendant rests.

Kokopelli Pendant

2. The shape of your face

The shape of your face will impact the look of a pendant. Those who have a round face, it is best to look for a pendant necklace with a heavier charm. This will pull the chain down and create a v-effect. That will cause the illusion of slimming your face and not make your upper area look too cluttered.  Also, you should consider buying a shorter chain. Lucky for those with oval faces because you can wear any type of pendant.

3. Look at your neck

Those who have shorter necks should opt for longer pendant necklaces. These necklace chains should range from 20 to 24 inches. While those with longer necks can wear any length.

Vintage Coin Pendant

Handmade Jewelry: The Cross

When seeing a cross, many immediate assimilate it to religion. That is because Catholicism uses it as an important symbol of its religion. What many fail to realize is many other cultures, like the indigenous culture, use it as a symbol for other purposes. Depending on the tribe, its significance varies. Before heading to our website to buy Native American inspired crosses, here are the meanings behind the symbol.

The Cross

Native Americans were spiritual people who told their history, thoughts, ideas, and dreams from generation to generation. Thus, the manner in which they told their stories were with symbols and signs like the cross. The symbol itself is easy to depict on any material, and it is usually combined with other symbols to create different meanings. Nevertheless, with each tribe, there is a different significance. Also, depending on how it is depicted determines its meaning.

The Cross and the Mound Builders

The origin of the symbol comes from the ancient Mississippian culture of the Mound Builders of North America.  For the Mississippian Mound Builders, it is a symbol for the worldview of the division of order between the Underworld, Middleworld (Earth) and the Upper world (Heaven).

Silver Cross Pendant

The Solar Cross

As a representation of the four elements, it is notably used in the Hopi community. It is seen as a cross inside a circle.

The cross’s four bars symbolize north, south-east, and west. Additionally, the elements are represented as the four great primary forces or the Sacred Four. The four primary sources are shown as stemming from the Creator and are depicted in the “Solar Cross”. As a result, it is a representation of the first four tribes of mankind.

Simple Silver Chain

 

 

 

Different Types of Chains

The chain of a necklace plays a significant role in how its pendants will be displayed. Each chain has a specific essence about it which impacts the style you are trying to portray. At Fang Jewelry, we have necklaces of various styles depending on which works best with the details. Below, you will understand the multiple types of chains available.

Types of Chains

As mentioned, there are different types of chains available at Fang Jewelry. Depending on the chain, each one serves a different purpose and all have a different effect on the wearer.

1. Rolo or Belcher

This type of chain consists of oval interlocking links that alternate at a 180 degree. Coming in various sizes, smaller chains are common amongst women while the chunkier and longer chains are usually used on men. The composition of round or oval links makes this chain perfect for hanging charms.

Plain Silver Chain

2. Bead or Ball

The ball chain is quite self-explanatory on its physical appearance. This chain has round beads placed along a chain, with either some distance in between each bead or close together with small spaces in-between. Ball chains are often used as with dog tag pendant but of course, are used with other types of pendants.

Silver Ball Chain

3. Curb

The curb is one of the classic designs amongst all other chains. It is flat with interlocking and identical links. With that, it is a popular choice, specifically with men since it is available with heavy and large links. Historically, the chain was usually made in this manner – large – since there was very little machinery and it was time-consuming. Now, smaller and more feminine chains are available which pairs well with pendants and diamond cuts.

Silver Bone Necklace

4. Figaro

The Figaro chain consists of flattened links that come in different sizes. Most of the time, it has two or three shorter linkers that alternate with a longer link. Originating in Italy, the Figaro link is commonly used by both men and women.

Boho Charm Necklace

5. Box

Instead of having round links, the box chain has square links which give it a “boxy” appearance. Women tend to wear the thinner version of the box chain and pair it with pendants while the thicker chain is ideally worn by men. Although, the thicker chain is a great statement piece for women.

Simple Silver Chain Necklace

Tips on Wearing Bold Jewelry

Throughout this year, minimalism has become the trend in fashion. People are wearing less while still saying more. But here at Fang Jewelry, we are here to say that bold statement pieces are still essential. Here are a few tips on making sure you wear your bold jewelry without doing too much.

Silver Spoon Bangle

How to Wear Bold Jewelry

1. Simplicity is key

When it comes to bold pieces, it is important to keep it the main focus. For that reason, simplicity is key when it comes to the rest of your outfit. If you wear clothing that has too much going on, it takes away from your bold pieces. This can cause an outfit to have too much going on, which isn’t the best.

Stay away from overly patterned or sequins and alter for something classic like a black dress. The most ideal way to think of it is, your clothes are the canvas and your bold jewelry is the paint.

2. Let bold pieces make the outfit

Bold pieces were made for one thing – to make a statement. The pieces are supposed to bring an outfit together and complete it so pay attention to what kind of look you want to go for.

If you are trying to go for a polished look, delicate pieces are the way to go like pearls. Going for a bohemian look? Beads and colorful pieces are the best options to complete your look.

3. Pick and choose

It is important to pick and choose which pieces you wear at once. Bold pieces should be able to be bold, hence the name. Although bold pieces should be worn one at a time, it is possible to wear multiple at once. What you must be conscious of is not wearing too many close to each other or else it becomes distracting.

4. Drawing attention to your hands

At Fang Jewelry, we have many bold rings that come in different styles. With that, one must be aware of how rings are worn. When it comes to bold rings or even bracelets, the attention will go to your hands. With that comes attention to your nails too. We advise you to make sure your nails are well grooms.

Just like it is best to keep an outfit simple when wearing bold jewelry, it is also best to keep nails simple as well. Too much color and patterns on nails can become a distraction to rings.

 

 

The Gemstone Collection: Men’s Edition

Gemstones are the perfect touch for any piece of jewelry to add color. Although gemstones are often seen much more in women’s jewelry, here we have created certain pieces for men. Gemstones might be portrayed as feminine but at Fang Jewelry has made the ideal piece for any man.

Gemstone Signet Ring

Gemstone Pieces for Men

When it comes to the gemstones used at Fang Jewelry, each stone is unique. Just like our jewelry is handcrafted for each customer, our gemstones are also specific to each piece made. Here is why you need our gemstone pieces today.

1. Pop of color

As mentioned, gemstones jewelry are the ideal pieces to go to when you want to add color to your collection. The great thing about gemstones is their unique characteristics. Not only do they come in vibrant colors but can also have details within the stone.

2. Make it personal

When it comes to gemstones, the stones hold much significance. Not only is it just a gemstone but it can have a personal meaning to you. There are those who believe that stones and rocks have the ability to heal when it comes to health. Having a specific gemstone that has a special meaning to you at all times is the perfect gift for yourself.

Aside from that, it’s a great way to celebrate yourself. There are gemstones for each month and why not get jewelry with a gemstone of your birthday month?

3. Statement piece

Due to the many colors that gemstones come in, it creates the perfect statement piece. When it is placed on a simple canvas, the gemstone becomes the centerpiece. It instantly becomes a conversation starter.

4. Breaking the barriers

If you are afraid of getting any bold jewelry, starting off with gemstones pieces is the ideal decision. It won’t be too overbearing but it has the right amount of vibrancy. The best thing about gemstone jewelry is that it comes in different sizes. Therefore, you can start off small and gradually increase to a size that is suitable for you.

Engraved Silver Band

Fang Jewelry Collection

Our gemstone men’s collection has a variety of pieces suitable for multiple occasions. You can find our silver rings paired with different types of gemstones. The colors range from turquoise, deep reds and metallic colors.

If rings aren’t your ideal accessory then you can settle for our bracelets. These are highly influenced and designed by Native American culture. The bracelet holds a much bolder essence as it is designed like an arrow with precise details to it. Of course, it is accompanied by gemstones.

Then you have a more delicate accessory that can add the perfect pop of color to your outfit. We have a suit pin that can be used to add color to your posh outfit.

Feather Lapel Pin

Finding the Perfect Unisex Jewelry

The unisex trend has been making a huge hit this past year. Tons of brands are making neutral style clothing and at Fang Jewelry, we have you covered with unisex jewelry. Whether you are looking for pieces that compliment any outfit or you want to swap with your significant other, unisex jewelry is that way to go.

Silver Pinky Ring

Perfecting the Unisex Trend

In order to make sure the piece is perfect, there are many things to consider. Here are a few tips to make sure you are happy with your unisex jewelry.

1. Simplicity is Key

The simpler the piece, the better it will be for both sexes. If getting a piece with too much detail, it can be seen as too feminine. On the other hand, if it is very big and chunky, it can be too masculine. Your safest bet would be to get something simple – a minimal piece.

2. Keeping it Minimal

As mentioned, unisex jewelry works best when it is minimal. The less there is to it, the more you can do with the pieces. Although minimal pieces work best when it is layered, to achieve the unisex trend – one must keep it simple.

3. Mix and Match

There was much emphasis on keeping jewelry simple to master the unisex look but there are ways to step out the box. You can go with colors that compliment one another or silhouettes that are similar. If the ensemble is simple, it will prevent it from getting lost in outfits that are bold.

4. Neutrals

Colors are very important when it comes to finding unisex jewelry. Ever since we are born, there are certain colors that symbolize each sex. There are colors that are meant for both sexes – the neutrals. These colors can go with the sexes and when it comes to jewelry, sticking with neutral tones is best. The colors consist of browns, bronzes, and blacks. So if you want jewelry with certain features, be considerate of the color.

Engraved Silver Band

 

How to Style Pins

Pins were seen back in the 90s where it was very popular. As times tell, history always repeats itself – especially when it comes to fashion. 90s trends are becoming a huge hit during this time where you see mom jeans, chokers and pins. All these small accessories are becoming a hit including pins. At Fang Jewelry, our pin collection can add that perfect essence of sophistication to any outfit. Let us tell you how you can style your pins.

Silver Collar Pin

Styling Pins

Nowadays, pins just aren’t meant for clothing but other accessory pieces. These are the many ways where you can wear pins.

1. Hats

You can add these small pins to a plain hat to add some glistening or a message. It’s an easy way to show off what you have since it’s right on your head – no person can not notice your pins.

2. Sweaters

If you have a simple sweater that needs something else on it, pins are the easiest ways to go. There’s no need to worry about necklaces getting tangled or having the hassle of making sure your scarf is in the right place.

3. Collars

This is the perfect alternative to wearing a necklace or any other jewelry. It’s also a funky place to add some spice to your collared outfit and give it a casual look.

4. Jackets

There are always those odd jackets that get left behind in the back of your closet. It may look old and rustic but with pins, you will instantly bring it back to life.

5. With other jewelry

There will be a few instances where you will find a set where pins match the jewelry. If you browse our online store, you can find a few pieces that go together with our pins.

Silver Feather Brooch

Fang Jewelry Pins

If you are thinking that you can’t wear pins, think again. There are various styles where you are guaranteed to find something suitable for you. At Fang Jewelry, our collection consists of different themes.

Our brand mainly focuses on the Native American community, therefore, a large portion of our collection is directed the Native American community. You will find feathers, arrows, animals, and florals.

On the other hand, you can see how Fang Jewelry embraces other cultures like Greek. Our ancient coin pin has the perfect combination of gold and silver making it easy to wear with various jewelry.

 

Floral Collection: Fleur de Lis

At Fang Jewelry, we dedicate the majority of our collection to Native American culture but we also branch out to other cultures. We have a large floral design collection and one of the designs that stand out is the fleur de lis. It is an iconic and historic symbol into which we will go into detail.

Floral Silver Bangle

The Coming of the Fleur de Lis

Fleur de Lis translates to “flower of the lily” and is depicted as a lily or lotus flower. In history, it has been used amongst French royalty where it has been represented as light, perfection, and light.

Legend has it that the symbol came about when Clovis, the Merovingian king of Franks, converted to Christianity. A golden lily flower was given to him during baptism which became of symbol of purification. Another story has it that water lilies showed him how to safely cross a river where he then succeeded.

Bohemian Bracelet

History

The symbol was always seen as a sign of purity. The Roman Catholic Church then adopted the symbol to represent the Virgin Mary. Eventually, the symbol started to spread and became adapted throughout Europe to create an association with the church.

During the twelfth century, either King Louis VI or King Louis VII decided to sue the symbol on his shield. This was the first time French monarch decided to use the symbol.

Acknowledgement in Other Continents

The fleur de lis reached the Americas when the French sailed the Atlantic. The symbol can mainly be seen on North American flags and coats of arms where French presence highly influence the area like Quebec, Canada.

Victorian Style Ring

Fang Jewelry: Fleur de Lis

We carry the symbol on different pieces which has an elegant and delicate essence. There are cuff bracelets that can be made of either silver or have a gold base. These intricate pieces incorporate a gemstone to create a more captivating look.

You can also find an eye-catching ring with a deep maroon Mozambique stone on it. Or go for a minimal earring perfect for any outfit.