This article will be useful to those who decide to choose a chain as a gift for a man. We will tell you what to consider when choosing this men’s accessory.
How to choose a chain size for a man?
Note the collar size on his shirts the recipient is wearing. The circumference of the neck depends on this parameter, and it depends on the physique.
If the size of the collar is unknown, in order to understand what length of chain to choose for a man, you will have to measure him or his neck with a centimeter tape. But then there will be no surprise.
If a man is short with a circumference of less than 40 cm, a 45 cm long chain is enough for him. This option will fit a little under the neck without causing discomfort.
For tall men with a neck circumference of about 45 cm, a length of 55 cm or more is suitable (depending on individual preferences).
In addition, how to choose the length of the chain for a man, it is worth considering the width. When the chain is not very wide, but long, it may give the impression of a female version. When choosing a longer version (from 50 cm), you should make sure that it has a width of at least 1.5 mm so that the optical proportions do not affect the appearance of the weave. This principle also works in reverse. A short chain for a person with small stature will be too wide, it looks unaesthetic. In this situation, a narrower version of medium length is preferable. This will avoid disproportion and inconsistency.
What kind of chain weaving is better to choose for a man?
Weaving is a different form of links and the type of their connection. Some of the chains may look overtly feminine due to the fine mesh structure.
Choose a massive bulky chain that goes well with masculine style and strong character. Here are the most common men’s weaves.
Armored — consists of interconnected separate flattened links on the sides. Because of this, it is very durable. It resembles shockproof armor. The traditional shell has many versions. Links can have patterns on the sides, they can be sharpened and reflect light nicely, they can be black in the curves and the top layer is dull. The chain can be double, that is, two links are connected to each other, creating a more compact weave. Links can also be rectangular or square with an oval hole in the center.
Figaro consists of two or three small links intertwined with one larger, more elongated one. Links can be flattened and sanded on the sides. The name of this weaving comes from the name of the protagonist of the opera The Marriage of Figaro. He wore a chain with this weaving. It was in 1786 that the weaving of the chain was called the weaving of Figaro. He was initially popular in Italy, but over time his fame spread throughout the world. Currently, it is mass-produced by all jewelers.
Byzantine weaving is made of cells interconnected in a special way. Each link goes through the next four.
English snake — a chain with a cross section — from round and square to five- and octagonal. It resembles a snake, because it consists of modules that are located close to each other.
Ball weaving is made up of balls that look like they are stretched on a string with equal spacing between them. Today, this type is available in many varieties. Instead of balls, there can be links in the form of cylinders, eggs or long rectangles. Chains are made from very thin up to 1 mm to very thick 6–7 mm.
Cardano comes from the cardan shaft, which is used to transfer drive from the gearbox to the wheel. It was invented by a mathematician, physician, mechanic and astrologer named Cardano who lived about 500 years ago. Cardano consists of elongated modules connected by transverse connections. There are various combinations of this weaving. Chains can be round, octagonal, square.
Singapura is a spatial weave that resembles the structure of DNA. The links are not flat, but each one is slightly twisted at a right angle, so the whole chain is twisted.
Anchor in English means anchor. Chain links are usually oval, but other variations can also be found. A feature of this weaving is that one link in the middle connects the next two, which are located at an angle of 90 degrees to each other.
Bismarck are thin rows of oval links that run parallel to each other and are connected to each other. The chain is named after the iron Otto Bismarck, the first Chancellor of the United German Empire. He liked to wear chains. Bismarck weaving is very interesting and looks interesting in various color combinations, for example in gold and silver rows with interspersed changes. They produce double, triple and even quadruple weaves.
Popcorn — grouped balls that resemble puffed up popcorn. Various designs and thicknesses of chains with this type of weaving are made.
Nonna in Latin means «9th». This is a more complex scheme than an anchor, because it consists of two types of links. Some have a smaller radius, while others surrounding them have a larger one.
Kord in translation from English means «cord» — rich decorative weaving with hollow links. It is usually worn as an independent decoration, without pendants.
Spiga — «ear» in Italian It consists of eight-shaped cells. Depending on the shape of the individual links, the chain can be round or completely square.
These are just a few options for which chain weaving for a man to choose.
There is also Gucci, fox tail, mesh, ankle, Prince of Wales, fish bones (herringbone), Korean, belcher, shamir.
How to choose a chain for a man — with or without a pendant?
It depends on whether the chain will be worn as a separate piece of jewelry or as a set with a pendant. This is very important because of the optical proportions, which should not be out of tune. There are situations when a pendant is added to a relatively short chain. Then he will not look too elegant, creating a short collar under the man’s neck.
Here are the main tips on how to choose a chain for a man. They will help you make the right choice from the Silvers online store catalog.