Monday, June 18, 2012

Types of Chains for Men Part 2 of 2

We posted for you the other day Part 1 of the most popular Types of Chains for Men. Let's take a look at the Chains for Men that are still popular but may not be as commonly found.

1. Round & Square Byzantine Chains - This type of chain has really grown in popularity over the years with men and is a nice heavy duty and durable chain, especially for men who can be hard on their jewelry. This chain consists of several metal wires or stands that have been intricately woven together. The chain can be round or square shaped in its diameter and is found in various lengths and diameters. Due to the weight of these types of chains and the work involved, they are often pricier than other styles of chains.

2. Cable Chains - This style of chains is pretty popular with men due to their simplicity. Do you remember those construction paper chains you used to make as a kid around the holiday season? Well, this chain looks the same way but is made from metal interlocking loops, just like that construction paper holiday chain you made as kid. They are made from a wide variety of metals and come in various lengths and diameters.

Another version of a chain that is similar to the cable chain is the Rolo Chain where the loops used to form the chain on a Rolo are more round in shape whereas the loops used to form a cable chain are more oval in shape.

3. Box Chains - The box chain is popular with men and women because it's a sturdy chain for those to like to wear pendants and if your man is a pendant wearer, this is a great chain for him. Box chains are simply that...metal box links that interlock or interconnect with one another to form a chain. Box chains are not typically big, bold or chunky like other chains and that is usually because they are worn with pendants. But they can also be worn alone.

With these descriptions and terms, you are going to be able to identify the type of chain that you like best. As the popularity of men's jewelry continues to grow, this post included some terms that you can turn to for assistance in finding the perfect chain for you.

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. Yes, box chains are still favorite for both male and female, the style isn't phase out yet and are still recommended on every silver jewelry shop for those who are looking for unisex type of accessory.

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