Men's Jewellery

Men’s jewellery trends: how to wear gold pendants

The men’s jewellery market has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. Stylish accessories are no longer just for women; men are following celebrities such as David Beckham and rap stars including P. Diddy with a taste for gold, diamonds and designer jewellery that unashamedly embraces that trendiest of trends, metrosexuality. Even with more masculine jewellery firmly at the forefront of fashion, some men may be unsure as to what suits them and their style. Here are some of the latest ways in which to wear gold pendants.

Men's pendant from Clogau
Men's pendant from Clogau

For those who are new to wearing jewellery, the best advice is usually to stick with something simple and understated, if you feel at risk of making a fashion faux-pas. Men’s gold pendants today by no means reflect the dated medallions and chains of the 1970s and those who may not have previously worn jewellery are now experimenting with a range of looks.

Many people assume that men’s gold jewellery is extravagant and brash by default, but there are plenty of options which suit low-key tastes. From slim crucifixes and Hindu deities to Jewish motifs, gold pendants can also be an elegant expression of personal faith, either subtle for everyday wear or as a statement for a special occasion. Textures and fine detailing re-defines the image of gold pendants and brings them bang up to date.

For sports fans, rugby and football crests are popular and are easy to wear with weekend outfits as casual as jeans and a polo shirt. Businessmen and professionals looking for something more formal might opt for enamel or carbon-fibre inlays for their gold pendants, as well as looking at in-set semi-precious stones such as diamonds.

Fashion-conscious guys can celebrate modern technology and sharp design with mixed metal components, which incorporate non-traditional metals such as titanium or tungsten into jewellery pieces. Pendants can even carry touches of unusual materials such as ceramic for something really individual.

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Wales victory in the Clogau 10 Goal Challenge Match


Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC) v Wales

RoyalCountyof Berkshire Polo Club, Berkshire
By T. Aylshott

15th June 2013


Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club 3-5 Wales 

Walesran out worthy winners in this mid-season season friendly which was played to a fair tempo throughout and produced some exciting end to end attacking polo from both teams.

The pitch which had literally just been used for the Prince of Wales tournament final was slightly cut up, and the weather conditions could only be fairly described as ‘four seasons in one day’, with light showers being interspersed with a biting wind in between the odd burst of sunshine.

Sponsored by Welsh gold company, Clogau, the Wales team played Ricky Cooper(Capt) upfront, supported by Andrew Blake-Thomas with Roddy Matthews and Pete Webb taking care of business at the back. The match proved to be a very useful contest forWalesas the team move towards some demanding fixtures over the next couple of months.

The RCBPC team comprised twoEnglandinternationals, Nacho Gonzalez and Jamie Morrison whom as expected created problems for the Welsh throughout the match and asked questions in all areas of play which could only have been to the benefit of the visitors.

The first chukka got off to a good start forWaleswith Matthews firing in a spot penalty from 150 yards out which was seized upon by Webb who made no mistake in hitting the target with a skilful angled lofted shot from 30 yards out. The rest of the chukka remained pretty evenly split with possession changing hands frequently as players were beaten by the bounce of the ball more than anything else.

The second chukka started immediately with a penalty awarded toWales, for an infringement in the goal area and Webb calmly slotted home to make the score 2-0 to the visitors.Walesthen took their foot off the gas and were almost caught napping when Paolo di Filippo picked up a great pass from Gonzalez, 50 yards inside his own half and made a break the length of the field, leaving Blake-Thomas to sufficiently pressurize his opponent which ended up in di Filippo’s shot narrowly missing the Welsh goal. The score at half time remained at 2-0 to Wales.

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How to care for gold wedding rings

The exchange of rings on your wedding day is a symbolic act, a physical sign that you will keep your promises to your partner. This usually means wearing your band every day, for the rest of your life. While gold wedding rings are traditionally associated with marriage and longevity, rings can be exposed to wear, damage and dullness over the years. Read on for some tips as to how to prevent your wedding band from losing its sheen.

Half the battle with preserving gold rings is to think about their care and maintenance every time they are put on. For some people, wearing their wedding band everywhere they go proves its worth and keeps it safe as well, but the chemicals with which your hands will come into contact and the activities they will perform during an average day could be harmful.

For this reason, it is important to temporarily remove gold wedding rings before using soaps, hand-creams, hair products and perfume. You should ideally take your band off for periods of high activity, such as sport or exercise and never take it into the swimming pool or spa. If you’re worried about loss, try to put in the same place every time. If gold rings do get wet, it’s not a disaster; they simply need time to air dry properly before replacing them on the finger.