Our Top 5 Chains For Men
Our Top 5 Chains For Men
If you read our recent blog, you’ll understand how much work it can take to find your perfect item of jewellery online. But take the time to do some research up-front and you can find yourself a truly unique piece of jewellery or an incredible deal that makes it all worth it.
One of the great things about men’s gold chains is that they come in a huge range of shapes and styles. Even the price can vary massively, meaning they’re an ideal gift for any budget. Especially if you find a retailer that offers second-hand fine jewellery.
But this also happens to be one of the few downsides of buying men’s chains online. Trying to understand all of the different types of metal, the varying lengths and weights, the different styles of chain and everything else that needs to be considered can be difficult to say the least.
But that’s not how your experience of buying jewellery should be! Understanding some of the terminology can help massively. In fact, if you ask most industry experts, they’ll agree that the process of searching for jewellery can be thoroughly exciting.
To help make your next jewellery search easier, we’ve rounded up five of the most popular chains for men.
One of the most common styles of men’s chains, this fairly simple design consists of flat, identical interlocking links. They can come in a range of widths, from a few millimetres to multiple centimetres. For this very reason, curb chains are traditionally one of the most popular styles for men due to the range of occasions they can be suitable for. You’ll also find that there’s a huge variety in the price of curb chains, which can make them an ideal gift. Whether you’re after something to make a statement or something a little more subtle, a curb chain can be the perfect way to complete your outfit.
Byzantine chains are a very popular choice for those with a mid-large budget. Whilst starting prices tend to be slightly higher than the likes of curb chains, you’ll find that the price range is a lot more compact. This intricate style incorporates a rope-like texture with a beautifully-complex design; Byzantine is a “4-in-1” chain, which means that each link passes through four others. The intricacy of this design really does show; if you’ve ever seen one of these in-person you’ll immediately be drawn to the unique shape and style.
Also known as ‘Foxtail’, this eye-catching style first got its name from an Italian designer called Franco who wanted an alternative to Cuban Link chains. The smooth, sleek design looks stunning in any attire, whether you’re going out for a meal with friends or just hanging around the house for the day. Due to the durability and sturdiness of the shape, it’s one of the most common styles if you wanted to buy a matching pendant too.
This eye-catching style consists of many small links which are closely but not completely joined, creating the effect of two twisting strands of metal spiralled together. Rope chains really are beautiful pieces of jewellery; at first glance they look elegantly simple, but on closer inspection you’ll be struck by the complexity of the design. One of the few downsides of rope chains is that if you’re unfortunate enough to break a link, the rest will likely follow in close succession.
The Belcher style, sometimes known as a ‘Rolo’ chain, usually comprises of circular interlocking links in a simple alternating sequence. This style can come in a variety of metals and finishes but looks particularly stunning with a plain gold/gold-textured alternating sequence. They’re also a popular style for men’s bracelets, so if you really want to complete your outfit then you could get yourself a matching set.
Hopefully this should make the process significantly easier next time you’re searching for a chain to add to your collection. But by no means is this an exhaustive list. Figaro chains, Miami Cuban chains and Mariner chains are also amongst the most popular styles for men.