Thursday, June 14, 2012

Types of Chains for Men Part 1 of 2

Most women think that men don't wear a lot of jewelry but over the past decade or two more and more men are buying big and bold neck chains and bracelets. Today we are going to tell you about some of the most popular neck chains for men that you will see in the marketplace.

Curb Link Chain
The curb link chain is one of the most popular styles of chains for men. This type of chain is pretty simple and consists of one link hooking into another link. You can find this style of chain in a variety of sizes, thickness and made from a large variety of metals. Most curb chains come with a lobster claw style clasp which makes them very secure to wear and easy for a man to clasp.

Figaro Link Chain
This style of chain consists of one larger loop and usually 3 smaller loops. In the industry you will often hear it referred to as a 3 by 1 figaro chain which means there are 3 smaller loops, then the big loop and then 3 smaller loops, which is repeated for the length of the chain. All loops are inter-connected and it's a very durable and sturdy chain for a man. You will see this style of chain in a variety of sizes, millimeter thickness and made from a variety of metals.

Rope Chain
This style of chain looks just like a twisted piece of rope made from metal. It comes in a wide variety of sizes, thickness and is made from a variety of metals. They can be found with lobster claw style clasps or with c-ring clasps attached to them which make them really easy for men to fasten. If your man likes to wear various pendants on his neck chains, the rope chain would be a great option for that as long as you get a smaller diameter chain so that it fits through the bale (or bail) of a pendant to hang.

These 3 popular chains are readily available to purchase anywhere and look wonderful on a man's wrist or around the neck due to the thickness of the links.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know where I can find a 22mm gold herringbone necklace? I've been searching for months Please HELP