Only Bad Boys Wear Jewelry; Good Guys Wear Wristwatches

Confession:  I thoroughly enjoyed looking for the picture to use for today's post. So many hot guys with or without jewelry. *fans self*

*in a deep Southern preacher's voice* : God is good!  *wink, wink*

So, after getting that confession off my chest, let me dive into today's post.


That was the sound of me diving.  In case you were wondering.  Or not. No, I didn't hurt myself.

Okay, let's start with a quick definition.

Jewelry are "decorative objects (such as rings, necklaces, and earrings) that people wear on their body."

Let's jump on the specific examples in the definition: rings, necklaces, earrings.

I can't tell you how many times I heard relatives (especially those in earlier generations like grandparents), pastors, teachers, etc make comments on a boy or man's character based on the jewelry he was wearing.

The common culprits are:

Neck chains (or Necklaces for Men)

It does not matter if they are large and conspicuous (think of rapper bling bling) or simple gold pendants. In some people's minds, a man wearing any kind of neck chain or necklace is a bad boy.  Confam!

Ear-rings (Studs, Hoops, Clip-ons)

Small studs made of gold, silver, cubic zirconia, etc, or God forbid, real hoops. Any boy or man wearing one or more ear-rings is labelled a "bad boy." (Note how both boys and men are called "bad boys")


Honestly, I haven't heard any complaints about this one, but I imagine that anyone who would complain about the two examples above, could easily add rings to the list.

Wristwatches, nko?

This is the elephant in the room, right? I mean, you can't talk about jewelry and not consider wristwatches.  But are wristwatches even jewelry?  I think it's debatable.  Either way, I don't see how wearing a wristwatch can earn you a bad boy label.

I wonder what jewelry has to do with a man's character, though.  I think the answer lies somewhere in our culture and the influence of Western civilization and religion/spirituality.

Presumably, a good guy wears none of these items (except maybe just a wristwatch).  But you know you can't judge a book by its cover, ba?

Ideally, we should evaluate a man's character based on his actions and behavior.  But in truth, his appearance matters. So, if being well-groomed, for example, means no jewelry to you, you might decide that any man wearing jewelry is deeply flawed.  All these things are very subjective.

Personally, I can't take a man seriously if he wears earrings, especially at a certain age (30s, 40s, etc). But that's just me.

What do you think about men and jewelry? Love it, hate it or you don't care? Kindly share.

Oh yeah, before I bounce, Bye Bye April.  Hello, May!

See you next month. ;-)

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