How to Choose a Necklace for Your Man

Jewelry and necklaces are often reserved for women, but as times are changing, men have also started developing an interest in wearing jewelry. You might be looking for the perfect gift for your man who loves cool and suave things and you want to make sure that the gift is memorable. 

Many times giving gifts is done by men but if you are one of those women who enjoy spoiling their man, then gifting him a necklace that suits his personality is not only a memorable gift, as the pendant lies close to the heart, but it is also a gift that they will appreciate all their life.

Choose your Material:

The first step in choosing the perfect custom necklace for your man is to choose the material. Michael Saiger, creative director and founder of US-based jewelry company Miansai says:
“A necklace should feel comfortable and casual, almost like a family heirloom.” 

If you are looking for a more masculine and traditional necklace, then an oxidized sterling silver necklace gives off such vibe. This color shade goes really well with blues and grays, especially during cold months. A gold chain necklace with a yellow polish creates a great contrast against black while it compliments brighter tones of orange and yellow.

If you are looking for a casual looking necklace, then a leather necklace will be perfect for your boyfriend. It can be perfect for a summer day with a white or black t-shirt and can add bulk to a thin neck while drawing attention to a killer jaw line.

Choose a Chain Design:

After you are done choosing the material then comes the necklace’s chain design. This is another critical step as different necklace chains give different looks. The bulkier mesh chains which are several different chains linked together to give a textured look. The sturdy curb chain which is interlocked links designed to lay flat on the neck and chest of a person. And the ever-so-fancy Figaro chain which is an alternating pattern of differently sized flattened links. These are some of the examples of necklace chain designs that you can choose to create a customized necklace for your boyfriend.

Choose a Personalized Pendant:

A pendant can add a personal touch to the necklace when it resembles something about your relationship or is something he enjoys doing in life. Along with a personalized touch, you may also want to look for vintage designs in a pendant for the necklace that you wish to gift your boyfriend. Anything that merges the past with the present will always be in style and memorable. For example, a necklace with a pendant of a gold penny is not only minimalistic, but is vintage and at the same time modern.  

Choose a Length:

The two most common lengths of a necklace chain is between 18 and 22 inches that will sit just a bit below your collarbone and a long necklace that is between 26 to 30 inches long. A longer chain will help bring out the length of a neck while making the chest prominent. Anything shorter than 18 inches belongs in the choker category. One can also experiment by layering different lengths of necklaces at one time or even different materials together.

Tips on Gifting:

If you are looking for unique ideas on how to present this gift, here are a few ways:

  • Use unique gift boxes that enhance the gift inside.
  • The necklace can also be wrapped in a small cloth bag which has your boyfriend’s name written on it.
  • Surprise your man with the necklace when he least expects it.
  • Gift it to him on a special and memorable location to your boyfriend, for example, the place where you met for the first time.

The Takeaway

Gift giving is a beautiful act of love to show someone what they mean to you. It is important to make it memorable as well as personal. Hopefully, the above listed tips will help you in choosing the perfect necklace for your man.

 

Resources:

https://www.themodestman.com/gold-necklaces-for-men/

https://www.fashionbeans.com/article/best-chain-necklaces-men/

https://lavarijewelers.com/different-jewelry-gifts-for-your-boyfriend-and-what-each-means/

https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-accessories/g26015193/cool-necklaces-for-guys/

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