Let’s face it, ladies. We aren’t the only ones who want to look modern and sexy. We slather on anti-aging cream, pluck those stray eyebrows, and snap on those gorgeous earrings. But take note! There’s more than a slim chance that our man is at the next sink over, doing the same thing.
Men are more concerned with looking good and keeping up with fashion than ever before, and that includes accenting their style with jewelry. Earrings, bracelets, and rings look cool and trendy on modern guys, and they know it. That’s why the fine jewelry industry offers up more fantastic male jewelry options than were available in the past.
Gold chains in particular are becoming a hot fine jewelry accessory for men. If your guy is interested in staying fashionable and looking his best, think about buying him one. Here are some quick tips for choosing the perfect gold chain for your favorite guy.
Consider his personality
If you buy something too far out of his comfort zone, it will most likely languish in a bedroom drawer, unworn. Boo!
A tailored, dressy type probably doesn’t need a chain link chain. However, such a necklace would look fantastic on your honey if he is a jeans, t-shirt, and boots guy. Is he active? Does he work with his hands? Or is he a corporate, suit-type of person. Find a gold chain that fits in with his personality.
Think about his fashion sense
Men who have a particular sense of what looks good on them and what doesn’t are easy to buy for. Those who think their 1998 Kiss t-shirt is a fashion statement, less so. Keep his fashion sense, or lack thereof, at the front of your mind when choosing a man’s gold chain. Consider if his preference is white or yellow gold, for starters. More casual guys would probably go for a chunkier, short masculine chain. Men who like to shop and dress up tend to favor diamond cut, ornate options. Some males completely rock multiple, longer chains. Again, it’s all about what he normally wears and his level of comfort with jewelry.
Take his size into account
A shorter (we won’t tell him you said that!) man looks great in a short gold chain, whereas a longer one just accents his stature. A tall guy, on the other hand, looks deliciously sexy in a cool, complex figaro chain.
This goes for width as well. A less-large guy doesn’t need a super thick chain. A rope chain or small link chain looks masculine and hip without being overwhelming. A tall or beefy man may opt for a thicker link chain, or a wider rope chain. The last thing you want is a too-large chain that is dwarfing, or one that looks like a tiny speck on your big guy’s neck.
Examine your budget
How much you want to spend on this gift helps determine the type of chain you purchase. If you have a bit more cash available, you can look at the more pure gold of 14k and 18k. You will also want to shop for solid necklaces, which offer greater durability.
If your budget is tight, you still have some great options! Look at the 10k men’s gold chains, which are still nice and durable. And there are some fashionable options in hollow chains, where you get the look you want, for less.
A reputable jewelry store will have someone who can lay out all these options so you can find the perfect gold chain, without busting your budget.
Which is why you need to…
Talk to an experienced jewelry associate
Don’t shop online to choose a gold chain for your favorite guy. You may end up with something that is not good quality, or is not what you expected. Visit a reputable fine jewelry establishment and talk to an associate. Explain your budget and your man, and they will be able to show you a plethora of fantastic choices in your price point. Seeing the quality and feeling the weight in person is a much easier way to determine you are making a good decision. Plus, if anything ever goes wrong with the piece of jewelry, you will be able to go back to the original store.
Take a leap and jump into the smoking hot trend for Fall 2016 with men’s gold chains. With a little forethought and shopping, you are sure to pick one for him that he loves and fits his style.
After all, you deserve your honey to be your arm candy!
Janvier Jewelers is a fine jewelry store with helpful customer service associates skilled in helping their clients pick the perfect piece of jewelry. Visit our location in Newark, Delaware today to see our wide selection of men’s gold chains, and other fine jewelry offerings.