Unlike in the past, where only women used to wear necklaces and bracelets, today, men also do wear chains and bracelets – it is not considered feminine for them to do so. In men’s fashion, today, necklaces and bracelets are accessories, just as cufflinks, watches etc. are. Gold is the most preferred metal for necklaces since it gives an idea that the person has “arrived” – a matter of wealth, that the person is financially well-to-do and is not hesitant to flaunt that. Of course for formal business meetings, it is still not considered very proper for men to wear a necklace but alright for a party in the evening or for youngsters to do it.
Apart from gold, silver, platinum steel is also used but gold definitely is the most popular – all this just adds up to the person’s personality. If you keep one or two buttons unbuttoned from your shirt, it would be difficult for anyone not to spot your necklace.
In olden times, even when the Roman emperors were there, men freely used to wear necklaces embellished with gems and jewels. The same was the case of medieval emperors, kings, princes in India – in fact, the common man could not afford to wear such necklaces, so it was a matter of showing one wealth and status.
In men’s fashion, gold always be the most popular for necklaces – it simply makes the person stand out. It just adds to his personality and indicates his financial strength.
Silver also has a charm of its own – no doubt, silver is good conductor of electricity and heat but with the correct choice of a silver chain especially among youngsters, it could impress girls a lot. Silver, platinum and steel necklaces can be shiny and sleek.
In case of platinum, steel and now, titanium, there is a combination of class and durability. In fact, steel or titanium as opposed to gold, adds to the ruggedness of a male’s personality. Depending on the individual, as to what they wish to portray, they would choose either gold or “white” metals such as steel, titanium or platinum.
Nowadays, in men’s fashion, you also have a combination of metals used such as gold and silver or gold and titanium – one thing is that it would be different and this would make out your selection stand – the other thing is that simply a combination of two different “colored “metals would make the necklace look even more attractive -however, the combination must be used in the right proportion, else it would not look very nice. Necklaces for men also come with tags and this too, looks quite masculine.
There are various designs for men’s necklaces nowadays such as the anchor chain necklace or the Figaro chain. The anchor chain necklace has links, holes and connections and all these make it look quite distinctive. The Figaro chain looks similar to an anchor chain.
A rope chain looks like a rope, as its name suggests – these have a long and twisted appearance. The width and texture can vary. Necklaces usually are measured in millimeters.
If you do not like an intricate appearance, then you could go in for a snake and cocoon chain – these could work for you and can be quite ideal.

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