There are a lot of different things to consider when looking for the best gold chain for men. If you’re not sure where to start or if you’re a little overwhelmed by all the options available, have no fear! We researched some of the best-selling items and most popular brands to put together this review. Before we get started, let’s take a closer look at what you need to know to make sure you get the highest quality chain you can.
Karats: Karats are all about purity. 24k is pure gold. Anything less than that is made of part gold, part alloys. But here’s the thing: the purer the gold, the softer it is. If you want something durable, go for 10k.
Chain Width: Because these are men’s chains, some of them are pretty wide. In fact, the widest one we reviewed to 8mm. On average, though, most of these range from 2 to 7mm and you’ll find just about everything in between.
Gold Color: Most of these are available in yellow gold but you’ll find some in white gold, too. Some are even accented with pave, which causes the surface to sparkle just a little more and creates a really awesome effect.
Chain Length: Chain lengths vary. Most of these picks are available in multiple sizes. For men, 18 to 20 inches is as short as you should go. Anything shorter and you run the risk of having it fit like a choker.
Pendant: We found one really cool necklace that came with a gold pendant that we think you’ll love. More importantly, the chain can stand on its own without the pendant which makes it a versatile investment.
Clasp: All but one of our picks has a lobster claw clasp. That’s primarily because lobster claws are durable and really easy to use. When you have a wide necklace on, you have to make sure the clasp is going to hold tight.
Now that you know a little bit more about what to look for in a gold chain, let’s get started with our reviews. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend, check out our top and budget picks first. They’re right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. Stick around if you can, all of these products are gorgeous and you’re sure to find the one for you. Alright, let’s get into it.
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019