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I'm headed out to Phoenix soon. Anyone know of places to check out for good silver/turquoise?
 

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I'm headed out to Phoenix soon. Anyone know of places to check out for good silver/turquoise?
From what I know, Chief Dodge and the Old Town Jewels are the most concentrated and have the largest selections, but I'm sure that there are stores all over the place.
 

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Thanks @LA Guy I'll literally be driving right by those two places, so will definitely top and have a look.
 

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Might be a dumb / contradicting question but are there any acceptable low-key jewelry with the slightest flair that I could wear in a business oriented environment? What brands would you guys recommend?
 

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Might be a dumb / contradicting question but are there any acceptable low-key jewelry with the slightest flair that I could wear in a business oriented environment? What brands would you guys recommend?
Possibly something by the big luxury brands is great. Somethng like this leather + white gold Love bracelet, worn alone or alongside a watch: https://www.cartier.com/en-us/collections/jewelry/categories/bracelets/jewelry-for-men/b6053301-love-bracelet.html
might work. I also wear a barbell bracelet from Jutta Neumann tha could also work, though it's a bit more rustic.
 

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DOn't like that Cartier for biz wear.
Well, in that case, how about a nice vintage watch? In order of expense: Universal Geneve White Shadow or a Wittanuer two register chronograph.
 

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Appreciate the help, but any cheaper options? I have a watch already, looking for bracelets, necklaces, and rings although rings might be way too much.

So envious the ladies can have so many options
 

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Appreciate the help, but any cheaper options? I have a watch already, looking for bracelets, necklaces, and rings although rings might be way too much.

So envious the ladies can have so many options

You should probably state you budget.
 

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You should probably state you budget.
Sorry about that, around 100-400 depending on the piece. Wouldn't want to pay more than $150-200 for a ring but would for the right necklace or bracelet
 

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Appreciate the help, but any cheaper options? I have a watch already, looking for bracelets, necklaces, and rings although rings might be way too much.

So envious the ladies can have so many options
So, honestly, if it's a very conservative business setting, nothing is going to be really acceptable. If it's not so buttoned up, a simple cuff like this Margiela one: https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/product/maison-margiela/bracelets/logo-engraved-silver-cuff/990541377642625, or something slightly more distinctive like the twisted one by Margiela:
or this two toned thing by Title of Work: https://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Title-of-Work-Gold-and-sterling-silver-cuff-bracelet--1296640

a Bottega Veneta braided leather thing: https://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Bottega-Veneta-Double-wrap-leather-bracelet-1210562

Or an ID bracelet (don't get the Margiela ones unless you really like the branding - they are really not that well made) - Hermes doesn't have one right now, but TIffany does a decent job - at least all of the joins are properly closed and the clasp is decent quality:

are probably your best bets. I can't think of any necklaces that would work unless you are in that organization that is just this thing of ours.

Rings, especially signet rings, are having a moment, but I don't love the look, and they are probably not businesswear friendly anyway.

Me, I usually wear a silver bracelet paired with a leather one, or two leather ones, but I also have no dress code.
 

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How conservative a business is this?
Not too conservative, at a large bank. Love the bracelets you sent. Trying to pull of rings as well and I love werkstatt munchen, Ann D's, etc aesthetic but it probably would not fly in business. Any recommendations?
 

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Honestly, many of the Werkstatt Munchen pieces I've had are a disappointment, with obvious lazy work like unsoldered joins and use of cheap siver wire, simply bent into place. They do some nice work - but get lazy in key areas.

Tobias Wistesen I find always does nice work - this is a piece that I wear regularly: https://madlords.us/collections/mens-bracelets/products/tobias-wistisen-bracelet-box-bead-brown - I got it custom made with black leather - but I don't know why the slider are all separated there. They all tend to come together when on the wrist anyway. I will probably also get this made at some point:
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I also like Good Art's stuff, and wear this Jutta Neumann barbell bracelet with a silver barbell and "cordovan" leather most:

For things like curb chains, get them from some outfit like Good Art, where all the links are properly sealed, or a luxury brand like Hermes (I love my Hermes Chaine d'Ancre bracelet - it really is unisex in the larger sizes, and they make specific mens versions regularly - like a blackened distressed silver one with a gold toggle). It costs more, but jewelry is one place where you can really tell the difference in "quality". Like, this non-native bracelet is, to me, unacceptable. There is no reason that a jeweler can't close the join at a structurally critical link, like so:
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You don't see that on an Hermes or Good Art bracelet.
 

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