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Real Men Have Real Style

Real Men Have Real Style

Sarah Churgin’s Seven Accessories That Make the Man

28 November 2016

by Sarah Churgin, Director of Rago’s Jewelry Department

Despite the fact that the male gender represents nearly half of the world population, most jewelry purchased and produced over the last 100+ years has been for women. This has not always been the case. Historically, jewelry has been employed by men to expresses power and taste and to identify the wearer as a connoisseur or intellectual. It’s no surprise that one of the happy benefits of gender equality is a growing acceptance of male expression through ornament and adornment.

Studded throughout our Fine Jewelry Auction on December 4 are exemplary pieces for the man in search of timepieces, jewelry or vertu that express his personal style in ways both subtle and bold.

Lot 2026 - Napoleonic Era English Invasion Automate Dial Fusee Watch. Est 4,000 – 6,000

Lot 2372 – IWC DaVinci 18K Perpetual Calendar Automatic Watch. Est. $5,000 – 7,000

Lot 2014 – 24 Fine Antique Stick Pins. Est. $2,500 – 3,500

Lot 2378 – Three Pairs of Hunt Motif Reverse Crystal Intaglio and Gold Cufflinks. Est. 1,500 – 2,500.

Lot 2033 – Pius Lang 100 Blade Exhibition Folding Knife. Est. $7,500 – 9,500.

Lot 2028 – 18th Century Russian Tula Pocket Snuff Box. Est. $2,000 – 3,000.

Lot 2030 - Cartier, Paris Enameled Gold and Agate Table Box. Est. $25,000 – 35,000.

View these, and dozens of other articles of masculine adornment, in our December Fine Jewelry Auction online catalog.