Short and Sweet Guide on Picking a Silver Men’s Necklace


A men’s silver necklace is versatile and fairly common jewelry. Virtually every guy has such an accessory in his fashion arsenal. It goes without saying that a necklace is a great gift for your beloved one or a friend. The range of available neck ornaments is impressive and it seems it shouldn’t be too hard to pick one. However, there are some pitfalls. In this post, we will talk about how to choose a silver chain and spend your money wisely.

Where you should start from

For the most part, men are conservative people. Having chosen a certain outfit and accessory style, they stick to it if not for life then, at least, for a long time. Keep in mind that most men are quite active so they require sturdy and long-living jewelry. When choosing a necklace for man, you should take these nuances into account.

You need to be prepared before embarking on a journey through the pages of online stores. The key factors of men’s necklaces you have to consider are:

  • Thickness;
  • Length;
  • Type of clasp;
  • Type of weaving.

Necklace Length

The shortest available men’s necklaces carry the length of 16 inches (40 cm). Such items will be suitable for teenagers, as well as men of the slender physique. If you don’t fall into any of these categories, you should go for a longer model.

The same goes for necklaces featuring the length of 18” (45 cm). However, if you like chocker-style necklaces that sit tightly around the neck, this length may actually be a good choice.

The optimal length for men’s necklaces is 20 inches (50 cm). You can rock as a standalone item or combine it with a cross, pendant, or other sacral symbols.

Please keep in mind that athletes and hefty-built guys will benefit from longer models featuring the length of 22 inches (55 cm) or even more.

Necklace Thickness

You should be careful when picking the thickness – a necklace must harmoniously complement the appearance of its owner. Otherwise, the whole look might get ridiculous. Nobody wants to look like a mockery rapper with a super thick chain. And you surely don’t want to present a slender girlie-looking item to a dude built like a brick shithouse.

Thin options are appropriate for young and slim guys while more voluminous – for brawny and mature men.

On the whole, silver chains are 2-4 mm thick. This is a versatile thickness that will fit virtually anyone. Besides, it is designed to go well with pendants. If you are looking for a special occasion option (let’s say, you’re a biker and you need a motorcycle-style necklace when riding with fellow bikers), you can go for any model that caught your eye but keep in mind that it may look out of place at work (especially, if you work in an office).

Weaving Types

There are dozens of weaving types around but some of them just won’t work for muscle-bound and tough guys. If you want a gift for a man in your life to be exciting and appropriate, here is my brief list of the most masculine weavings:

Bismarck is the most durable weaving. In fact, it has managed to establish itself as men-only weaving. It was named after the first chancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck.

Curb chain necklaces feature links mounted in the same plane thus creating sort of a flat surface. Something similar you can see in coats of mail.

Anchor weaving –this type got its name due to the similarity with chains attached to anchors.

Wheat Chains consist of multiple intertwining links that create a rope-looking piece. Such necklaces look voluminous, symmetrical, and intricate.

Clasp Type

A reliable clasp is among key aspect of men’s necklaces. When examining jewelry in a store, you should check how strong the closure is. If this little thing breaks, your beloved one can easily lose his precious jewelry.

A spring ring that looks like a band is not the most reliable option. It can support only relatively light chains. If this clasp breaks, you will have to replace the entire mechanism. A lobster claw, on the contrary, is easy to use, sturdy, and is easily repaired by replacing the spring.

Factors that affect the price

Prices for men’s silver necklaces vary significantly. The cost of a body ornament will depend on a number of factors:

Weight – it’s pretty clear, the more precious metal is utilized, the more an item will cost.

Type of alloy determines the amount of pure silver in a product. Pure silver is never used for crafting jewelry because it is too soft and can easily bend or break. The most popular alloy is so-called sterling silver comprising of 92.5% silver and 7.5% non-precious metals. Chains with less silver content are prone to tarnishing.

The price is largely affected by the weaving production; more precisely, if it is manual or machine-made. The former option is more prestigious while the latter is cheaper.

Exclusivity matters as well. Men’s jewelry from a world-known brand or custom-made is much more expensive than an off-the-shelf mass-market product.

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Short and Sweet Guide on Picking a Silver Men's Necklace
A men’s silver necklace is versatile and fairly common jewelry.

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