Father's Day Gift Guide: The Coolest Bracelets


Dads can be difficult. They tend to have a habit of accumulating all the gear for their cycling/golfing/gaming hobbies throughout the year, leaving scant inspiration for their offspring come June. Next Sunday is Father’s Day in many countries around the world, and cool dads deserve better than yet another pair of socks or bottle of whisky.

But for a Father’s Day gift with meaning, independent jewelry designers have got you covered. From leather and gemstone bands, to gold cuffs and silver jewelry, here are some thoughtful jewelry gift options for all kinds of dads, that will leave him truly touched.  

For the ethical dad: John Hardy

The Bali-based luxury jewelry brand has just re-launched the gender-fluid Kami collection, with bracelets, rings and necklaces that showcase local craftsmanship through the label’s signature chain link. The Classic Chain is woven by hand in John Hardy’s sustainable workshops on the island, by a collective of Balinese artisans whom the brand supports through community and development initiatives. For the first time, the Kami collection is available in recycled gold and a wider range of sizes, making for a meaningful gift for a dad who cares who makes his jewelry and how they are treated.

Available at and in selected retailers, starting at $3,850.

For the energy aware dad: Tough as a Mother Tribe

Founder Jennifer Cervantes started Tough as a Mother Tribe to honor and empower mothers, but her small collection of leather and gemstone bracelets has since been embraced by dads too, including Guns ‘n’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer and actor Griffin Mathews. Each one features stones chosen for their therapeutic properties, including labradorite to help heal, inspire and ground, surrounded with a halo of diamonds, and they are all designed in Santa Barbara, California. Labradorite is also said to help the wearer embrace intuition, clear worries and reconnect with themselves, all properties that could help dad reset after a challenging year.

Available at, $497

For the chic dad: Le Gramme 

Fashion editors at Paris’s glossiest magazines all fell for Le Gramme when it launched with a smart new jewelry concept in 2013, as the brainchild of industrial designer Erwan Le Louër. Each piece is named for its weight in grammes, a simple idea that combined with clean styling, disrupted the men’s jewelry market at the time. Nearly a decade on, the brand has added rings, necklaces and earrings to the line and has been adopted by a host of French tastemakers both male and female. Each piece is made in the label’s workshops in France and Germany, and can be laser-engraved with an inscription. With a secure screw fastening, the cable bracelets elevate industrial chic with Continental nous.

Available at, $426


For the 24 carat dad: Ellis Mhairi Cameron

This solid gold hammered cuff may be hewn from more durable 14 carat recycled gold, but it still makes an ideal gift for a dad whose kids think he’s priceless. Scottish jeweler Ellis Mhairi Cameron is heavily inspired by the topography and history of her homeland and the organic texture of this gold-cast bangle reflects the power and strength of the Scottish Highlands. The designer’s sustainable jewelry is all handmade at the bench in her London studio, this gold cuff will add a certain rugged glamour to a diamond in the rough. 

Available on, $13,552 

 For the rocker dad: Hoorsenbuhs

Hoorsenbuhs’ bold, gender-fluid jewelry was born of an open-link chain ring that founder Robert Keith created for himself. In the 15 years since it was founded, the brand’s chunky, Seventies aesthetic has won it a loyal following that reaches much wider than the original in-the-know Californian cognoscenti, to reach an international luxury clientele looking for jewelry with subversive soul. The tri-link motif is part of each design, like the Sirkel bracelet, a sterling silver hinged bangle with tri-link detail and a discrete tri-link cut-out inside, for a strong filial statement.

Available at, $1,200

For the sophisticated dad: Kloto  

This hybrid cuff-chain bracelet by Turkish jewelry brand Kloto marries architectural lines with a reinterpretation of the Ottoman tradition of mixing metals in a single piece. The soft angles borrow from Islamic patterns and its curved form also represents “circularity and the interconnectedness” of all things, according to designer Senem Gençoğlu. She drew on her past in industrial design to create a clever locking mechanism, the finishing touch on a timelessly elegant, gender-fluid piece of jewelry.   

Available on, $980

For the free spirit dad: Jacquie Aiche

Made in Los Angeles, Jacquie Aiche infuses her jewelry with intention to create contemporary amulets designed to empower the wearer. This open silver cuff is hand-carved to create a delicate feather – often though to represent hope and freedom – that wraps the wrist like a personal talisman. Ideal for a dad who’s free at heart and in touch with his spiritual side.

Available at, price on request

For the offbeat dad: Edward Avedis 

Dads who think outside the box will love these beaded bracelets made of black lava rock, thought to have grounding, stabilizing properties and help the wearer find understanding in times of change. The bracelets are also personalizable with engraved initials and a customizable choice of matte or polished gold beads. Based in Santa Monica, the father-son team behind Edward Avedis are the latest in a six-generation line of jewelers and pride themselves on choosing materials for their strength and individuality to create meaningful luxury jewelry. 

Available on, $245

For the minimalist dad: Maya Magal

This hammered silver cuff is a lesson in simplicity for a dad who is tempted by jewelry but wants to keep it low-key. London-based jewelry designer Maya Magal started out as a bench jeweler in Hatton Garden, the city’s jewelry quarter, before launching her own brand in 2013. She went on to grow her business in the demi-fine space and now boasts three stores in the British capital and a thriving online business. Her success is built on semi-precious jewelry designed to be worn every day, made in small batches by the skilled craftspeople in her London studio.

Available at Maya, $311.



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