There’s no reason why the joy of receiving something shiny and small in a beautiful box should be exclusively experienced by women. This Father’s Day, surprise Dad with the gift of something precious–and no, receiving his 10th pair of cufflinks wouldn’t be a real surprise. Here are our picks from five brands that will take Dad’s bling game beyond his cuffs.
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It’s hard to go wrong with the B.Zero1 collection when it comes to men’s jewellery at the Italian house. Available in a huge range of widths and materials, from a single type of gold to a combination of three gold colours, and from ring bands in ceramic to ring bands studded in spikes, the versatile collection will have something to suit every dad style. For a less conventional option, look to the Serpenti collection. The plain gold, closed version of the Serpenti Viper ring has a minimalist appeal, yet catches the eye with its geometric design and the way every polished snake “scale” glints in the light.
Available at Bulgari
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Cartier’s Love and Juste un Clou collections need no introduction. With their regular appearances on famous fingers and wrists—whether in more delicate versions on K-pop idols or fully pavéd on rappers—we know they look good on men. But if dad’s more a trailblazer than a trend follower, the lesser-seen Écrou de Cartier, inspired by the stereotypically masculine motifs of the nut and bolt, ought to do the trick. Rings from the Trinity collection are also good options. The trio of interlinked bands (hence the collection’s name) gives a good heft on the finger. The version in 18k white gold and black ceramic is a standout.
Available at Cartier
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Definitely not one for sweet old ladies, Mikimoto’s Passionoir collection is dark, edgy, and the antithesis of every stereotype of pearl jewellery. The mostly black line puts the spotlight on black South Sea cultured pearls, which are strung into necklaces or mounted on matching black rhodium-plated silver chains. In the same vein but giving a sharper, more graphic aesthetic, is the Passionoir M collection—an amalgamation of the Passionoir and M lines, combining black South Sea pearls with the zigzag design of Mikimoto’s “M” motif.
Available at Mikimoto
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Piaget’s Possession line will have you spoilt for choice picking out a statement ring or bracelet for Dad. Launched more than 30 years ago in 1990, the collection has become a signature of the brand and is known for its movable elements. The Medium and Large Possession Palace Décor rings are essentially two pieces or more in one, featuring multiple ring bands that are connected with a mechanism that allows them to spin in different directions. Texture is added by combining polished and Palace Décor finishes—the latter is Piaget’s name for a unique engraving style that creates a crinkle effect on the gold–with diamond pavé in some models.
Available at Piaget
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Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany describes its latest collection, the Tiffany Lock, as all-gender. Inspired by the form and structure of a padlock, the pieces have a modern, utilitarian aesthetic that would complement Dad’s everyday outfits. Consider the plain Lock Bangle, or choose the versions with diamond accents or half pavé diamonds if Dad’s a little more adventurous. Other worthy contenders from the brand include pieces from Tiffany 1837 Makers, the dedicated men’s collection; Tiffany T, which should appeal to masculine tastes with its angular lines; and Tiffany HardWear, with its chunky chain links. There are even fallback options for the resolutely conservative dad—the brand has a great selection of cufflinks.
Available at Tiffany & Co