Ever since the man brooch became a hashtag on Instagram and the key accessory for male celebrities at red carpet events, men’s jewelry has become part of the personalization spotlight. Add to this gender-neutral fashion and accessories, the creativity of independent and renowned designs and the upswing in antique and vintage jewelry, which has begun to influence men to wear more than just a watch, wedding band, and a bracelet now and then. Sotheby’s resident style guru and Vice Chairman of Jewelry, Frank Everett, recognized this and has curated an exhibition sale entitled “For the Boys: A Jewelry Exhibition,” which opens to the public on September 23rd and runs through October 5th, 2023.
Everett has previously overseen milestone auctions at Sotheby’s, including “The Collection of Mrs. Paul ‘Bunny’ Mellon” and“The Personal Collection of Shaun Leane.” He partnered with Carol Woolton, jewelry editor at British Vogue, in 2019 to create the selling exhibition of floral jewels “In Bloom” and more recently co-curated with Melanie Grant, the groundbreaking selling exhibition Brilliant & Black, which was the first showcase dedicated to black jewelry designers.
But back to “For The Boys: A Jewelry Exhibtion’” is dedicated to the evolution of men’s jewelry from the mid-19th century to the present day. Comprising approximately 100 pieces,