Jewellery can be your best and worst accessory, it depends on what you choose!
A gold chain is one of the essentials for a man who loves wearing jewellery. Though not all men wear gold chains or any other piece of jewellery, it is a fact that wearing men’s gold chains make you look cool. The attitude towards men’s jewellery is changing. The stereotype towards men is rapidly blurring. Now, there are no more hush-hush talks about men wearing gold chains, wolf pendants or black jewellery.
The range of styles and designs of these chains allows you to do a lot with your looks. You can try chains of different lengths and thicknesses. You can give a personal touch to the chain with a personalized pendant.
The History Of Men’s Gold Chains
Men always used to wear gold chains, necklaces and other pieces of jewellery in ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used to wear gold neck wraps featuring amulets and talismans. There were different meanings attached to these gold wraps such as bringing luck or providing protection. Extremely wealthy men of the Renaissance period also had a love for chains and pendants. Have you seen Hans Holbein’s famous portrait of Henry VIII?
Men stopped wearing necklaces in the 1600s. Men wearing necklaces and chains once again made a comeback in the latter half of the 20th century. In addition to becoming pious religious symbols, chains and necklaces also became signifiers of wealth. Disco, Dogs tags and icons such as Elvis Presley played their roles in making men’s jewellery mainstream again. The men’s chains and necklaces were made ultimate symbols in hip-hop fashion.
Men’s jewellery has greatly evolved in the last decade. Now, men have many options when it comes to jewellery and accessories. Rings, pendants, chains and medallions are rising in popularity again.
Choosing The Metal
First of all, choose the material for the chain and then for the pendant. This is what makes this piece of jewellery uniquely stylish. Keep in mind that the necklace should feel comfortable. It should be casual like some family heirloom. While nothing can replace gold, a sterling silver chain can endow you with the more masculine and timeless vibe. The colour shade of the material is ideal in winter months. Navy blues and grey come after this shade. Yellow men’s gold chains create contrast against the black. It also compliments orange, brown and other warmer tones. Choose a casual necklace for a more dressed-down style.
While you can consider plated metals, stick to the two. Stick to solid gold and sterling silver. These are extremely fine metals. None of these two reacts to the skin.
Once you have selected the material, the chain comes in many designs. Interconnected oval links make the most common chain. The design of the chain can easily alter the look and feel of the necklace. The bulkier mesh chain, the sturdy curb chain, fancy Figaro chain and there are many other designs of chains.
Personalizing The Pendant
It is your choice. You can just wear the chain. You can make the chain personalized simply by adding a pendant. In the end, it is your personal choice. If your favourite celebrity is wearing a chain without a pendant, this does not mean that you should follow. Do what works best for you.
Choosing The Length
A chain can be 18 to 22 inches long. A chain of this size sits just below the collarbone. A 26 to 30 inches long chain with a pendant hangs around the chest. A long chain can draw attention to your broad chest. You can layer multiple chains. You can also experiment by varying the lengths.
In this way, you can easily choose your favourite accessory to go with your attire. No need to embarrassed, because it’s part of the trends!