Montblanc Men's and Women's Jewelry Review: Cuff-Links, Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces
Montblanc went into jewelry design and manufacture relatively recently, first into men's and later into women's niches. Today the company offers a wide range of gold, sterling silver, and diamond pieces, including cuff links, rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Most men's items display a clear utility oriented character: accessories such as money clips, key rings, tie bars – but also traditional pendants and bracelets.
Ladies selection features more casual than dressy sterling silver collections, as well as luxurious, rich in diamond lines described by the brand as “fine jewelry” – Etoile Secret, Magie en Blanc et Noir, and La Dame Blanche. For aesthetic effects and visual interest, most jewelry relies on the thick glow of white, yellow, or red gold, and the contrasts between white and black materials: pearls, onyx, and others. Additional gemstones that make an appearance include chalcedony, sapphires, and rubies.
A men's only jewelry accessory should be his watch, they say – so Montblanc compensate gents by providing silver, gold, and platinum cuff-links, accompanied by money clips. All items carry the brand's name engraved on the polished metal, and combine several alloys or, in some designs, black onyx, ebony wood, rubber or even black carbon.
Chains and bracelets tend towards simplicity (not unlike David Yurman men's assortment), and incorporate more rubber, copper, stainless steel, and other robust and manly substances.
Women's segment includes sterling silver and fine jewelry sections, both opting for soft flowing shapes (the six-pointed star becomes the quintessential recurring motif), and strong chain presence. Diamonds stand out as an important component in the more luxurious pieces, emerging on earrings, rings, and necklaces in different configurations.
Cotton and satin substitute precious metals in some of the necklaces, displaying breezy, summer suffused character. Bracelets, bangles, or chains, often attach to a Montblanc logo (also appears in the closure) shaped charm.
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