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A Guide to Buying Men’s Neck Chains and Pendants

Today, it’s perfectly fine for a man to wear a necklace. For example, the cross necklace for men is a popular choice. You’ll notice many fine selections when you visit your local or online jeweler, but deciding what to buy is sometimes difficult. To make the process a little easier, here are some helpful tips on buying necklace chains and pendants.

Chain Links

Links are important because they set the style for your jewelry. For example, are you looking for a thick or thin chain? Most men want chains that don’t kink up easily, so thicker is better. Snake type links and herringbone links may curl and if you want something sturdy which lies flat, consider a Cuban link Chain or rope link chain. Figaro chains are also sturdy.

Metal

Do you plan to wear the necklace often? If so, you are better off with solid gold or silver. Solid silver and gold last longer than plated metal. In fact, gold or silver plate may discolor with wear and perspiration can fade them.  Also, most men can wear silver or gold without allergic reactions.

Pendants

Unless you want a cross necklace for men, it’s hard to find a good pendant which looks masculine and not gaudy. Crosses are the best choice when you want a pendant. Quality crosses have plenty of room for attaching either thin or thick chain, and you don’t need special religious beliefs to wear one. Many wear them for protection against bad luck and misfortune. However, dog tag style pendants are another good choice.

Pricing

Expect a quality cross necklace for men to cost at least $1500. A good chain is around $1,000 and $500 for a quality-made cross. You’ll find the perfect necklace for the right price when you shop with a trusted online jeweler.