Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
Thought your neighborhood antique shop was a place for mom or grandma? Think again. It’s also a place for dad, husband, or boyfriend. While antique shops hold plenty of treasures for women, from art deco rings and necklaces to home décor and dining pieces, they’re also a great place to shop if you’re a man. Here are three things you can buy for men at antique stores:
Women are not the only people who appreciate fine jewellery such as antique rings. In fact a growing number of men have acquired a taste for antique rings because of the fine craftsmanship and unique designs. In addition, fine jewellery has always been a sign of sophistication. An antique ring is an easy way to add class and elegance to your look. Some men even wear antique wedding bands.
Although subtle, antique cufflinks add a level of style to any look. It instantly takes you from informal to formal and is ideal for special events such as weddings, networking events, and formal parties. There are many different styles of cufflinks, but they all reveal a man who pays attention to detail and the finer things in life.
We don’t see watch fobs as much anymore, but back in the day these charming pendants were attached to pocket watches when a longer chain wasn’t practical. A fob could also serve as a protective layer over the watch. Like antique rings and cufflinks, antique watch fobs fall into the category of fine jewellery and reflect the wearer’s taste and wealth. It’s not uncommon to find antique watch fobs priced at thousands of dollars.