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Proud men

Historically, men were also big wearers of jewellery, dripping gold and jewels just as much or even more than women. The Black Pearl collection is bringing this back with an edgy jewellery line perfect for all genders. Search for images of Maharajas and Mughal emperors and you’ll wonder how they could move under the weight of their finery. Toxic masculinity has refined jewellery to be something particularly for women, however, in recent years, the codes governing masculinity have finally loosened up, and the traditional lines between masculine and feminine fashion are blurring. As a company filled with powerful women in the workforce, we strive to achieve gender equality, part of this being to blur the divide between conventional gender stereotypes and roles.

Maharadja’s and their jewellery

Maharadja Yadavindra Singh and the famous Patiala necklace (1930) made by Cartier.

This evolution has been far from smooth since elements of the streetwear constituency are very much attached to masculine stereotypes. Kanye West’s Givenchy leather kilt on tour in 2011 caused fashion uproar at the time for its unorthodox approach. Looking back on this moment, Kanye considers this his fashion “awaking”. (source: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story)

Proud Pearls new Black pearl collection Harry Styles

Harry Styles, wearing a pearl earring and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele at the Met Gala 2019 (Getty Images)

The black pearl collection

We are proud to introduce our unisex collection, bold & brave items for him and for her meticulously handcrafted from genuine freshwater baroque pearls beautifully combined with stainless steel. This collection features unique interchangeable designs: make your own personalised statement piece by combining two or more items into one contemporary design.

Proud Pearls new Black pearl collection Marcel Veenendaal Direct

Marcel Veenendaal, lead-singer of Di-rect is wearing Proud Pearls wrap bracelets

Rock’n Pearls

Dutch lead-singer Marcel Veenendaal (from Rock band Di-rect) loves Proud Pearls Black Pearl collection and is very creative in mixing and matching his unique style. In the above pictures, Marcel is wearing our wrist wrap with black pearls and the ‘feather and pearls’ necklace, both available in our shop. Read more about Marcel, his band and up-coming concerts.Di-rect

Proud Pearls new Black pearl collection Waylon

Waylon wearing Proud Pearls black pearl necklace at the Voice of Holland

The voice of…

Dutch singer and songwriter Waylon is a role-model for jewellery-wearing men, he combines several stainless steel necklaces with black pearls and creates a brave and edgy style. He is a judge on the Voice of Holland, as shown in the above pictures he is wearing our long, black baroque pearl necklace combined with other necklaces.

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Proud Pearls Boho collection meet the maker
Proud Pearls meet the maker