A Guide to Choosing and Wearing Men’s Necklaces

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Men’s necklaces are a staple this year! For those trendsetting gentlemen, there are so many necklace types to choose from and a few styling tips to help you on your way.

A Guide To Choosing And Wearing Mens Necklaces

Types of Men’s Necklaces

Looking for the perfect men’s jewelry gift? Or perhaps the newest accessory to add to your own collection? Look no further than a men’s necklace. They came in a variety of lengths, metal colors, and types that go perfectly with all styles and personalities. 

Let’s explore the different men’s necklaces and see which one was made for you!

Chains

Men’s chains are a classic- and a classic for a reason! They’re simple, suit most necks, and they’re versatile. You can wear a chain for a sleek look or accessories with one to make your outfit more bold. If you’re starting your jewelry journey and you want to dip your toe in the water- a chain is the way to go!

Pendants

Pendants are more of a bold necklace accessory and here’s why. Men’s pendants come with a flair- whether it be a diamond or gemstone. If you or the person you’d like to gift loves to stand out in the crowd, a pendant may be the way to go here.

Fancy Black Enamel Dog Tag

Dog Tags

For the manly man, we suggest a dog tag. Kidding! Any man looks good in a dog tag and this accessory is great for more of a personalized look. Dog tags come in just about any metal option and can be simple, carved, or even two-toned! They’re super fun and look good with layered necklace looks, too.

Statement Necklaces

What’s a statement necklace? Well, maybe you’re the type of guy who likes to wear what no one else is wearing. If so, you’re looking for the kind of necklace that makes your outfit pop and has everyone asking you where you got it from. This type of necklace can simply be one with an intricate style or even an uncommon metal shade for necklaces like rose gold. Don’t be afraid to explore and push the boundaries of your style.

Metals for Men’s Necklaces

The most common necklace metals are gold, platinum, and silver. Some are certainly more durable than the others, but all are perfect for men’s necklaces. 

Gold Necklaces

Gold necklaces can come in different gold shades. White, yellow, and rose gold. Yellow gold necklaces have been the common pick for decades as the metal looks good on most skin tones. However, as men enjoy more freedom with their style- we have started to see an upward trend of other gold shades for men’s necklaces. Gold certainly requires less maintenance than silver and is the pricier investment for a reason.

Silver Necklaces

The perfect metal to start with is silver. If you’re trying to see if men’s necklaces are for you but you don’t want to break the bank, go with silver. White metals like silver usually suit cool and neutral skin tones more.

Silver necklaces for men can be maintained with regular cleanings and proper care- like not showering with it on or taking your necklace off while exercising. 

Check out our guide on how to clean your silver necklace or jewelry below! 

Necklace Length and Sizing

Infographic Showing Chain Lengths For Men

Neckline Considerations

It might seem obvious, but yes, the width of your neck is the most important measurement to consider when necklace shopping. Same with rings and bracelets, necklaces are not always one-size-fits-all! Make sure you consider how you want your necklace to fit around your neck before you commit.

Keep reading to learn how to measure your neck size and determine your ideal necklace length.

Measuring for Necklace Size

Determining your ideal necklace length is an easy process. 

You’ll need: 

  1. Flexible measuring tape or string
  2. Ruler or measuring tape

Prepare the measuring tape or string: If using a measuring tape, ensure it’s flexible and can wrap around the neck comfortably. If using a string, cut it to a suitable length.

How to find the base measurement point:

  1. Identify where you want the necklace to rest on the neck.
  2. Common points include the base of the neck or slightly below the Adam’s apple.
  3. Place the measuring tape or string around the chosen point on the neck.
  1. Ensure it sits comfortably without being too tight or too loose.
  2. If using a measuring tape, note the length where the tape meets or overlaps.
  3. If using a string, mark the point where it meets and then measure it against a ruler.

Styling Men’s Necklaces

There are several ways to style your necklace up or down.

Layering Necklaces

If you have a few favorites you’d like to wear together try this. Try layering your necklaces by adding two or three with varying lengths. Or add two or three with different metal types for a bolder look. 

Solid 5mm Miami Cuban Chain Necklace 22 Inches

Occasion-Based Styling

For a sleek and clean look, we always recommend you go with a single-chain necklace. This suits both day and night. Make sure you pick the right metal to go with your outfit. 

If you’re going out and you want to add a bit of personality to your style, try wearing more of a branded necklace, like your favorite pendant or dog tag necklace. Spice up your look by layering with added chains if the event calls for it. 

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning and Polishing

Keep your necklaces looking as good as new with our simple cleaning and polishing tips. Shine bright, always. Discover the best practices for maintaining the luster of your favorite pieces.

An infographic on how to clean sliver jewelry at home

Storage Tips

Proper storage is the key to preserving your necklaces. A jewelry box isn’t just for ladies- so find one that’s padded with soft material to store your silver and gold necklaces. This ensures your jewelry won’t be scratched, bent, or go missing. 

FAQs

Are men’s necklaces in style?

Absolutely! Men’s necklaces are a timeless accessory, always in vogue. Express your style with confidence.

What is the significance of gold necklaces for men?

Gold symbolizes luxury, success, and timeless elegance. A gold necklace is a statement piece that speaks volumes about your taste. 

How do I determine the right necklace length for me?

Scroll up to see our easy measuring guide takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect fit.

Can I wear a silver necklace with formal attire?

Of course, you can! Silver necklaces are just as sophisticated as gold or platinum necklaces. Make sure you give your silver necklace a good wash and polish before any special event to make sure it shines.

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Jessica is a seasoned content writer with four years of experience and a qualified gemologist. She enjoys educating new shoppers on the best practices for buying jewelry.

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