Men's Chains

Our range of chains for men in 10ct gold and sterling silver offer the ultimate choice of classic accessories.

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Men’s chains at Michael Hill

At Michael Hill we offer a wide range of men’s jewellery, from classic styles that transition effortlessly from work to weekend, to statement pieces designed to showcase your individual style.

Our collection of men’s chains are made to last and include curb chain and figaro styles. The curb chain is made up of identical interlocking links. The curb design can be made up of large links for an eye-catching chain, or tight knit intricate links for an understated effect.

The Figaro chain is an Italian inspired design that consists of two or three identical small links, interspersed with one larger link to create a distinct pattern.

A timeless gold chain for men or silver chain for men is also the perfect gift idea. A fine quality piece of jewellery makes a lasting gesture for significant birthdays and milestone celebrations such as engagements and anniversaries, with the additional bonus that a chain will allow him to always wear your gift close to his heart.

  • How do I style a men’s chain?

    A quality chain from Michael Hill is a staple piece for every man’s wardrobe. Made with precious metals, our chains will add sophisticated lustre to your look, whether worn under corporate attire or over a t-shirt.

    Select your chain based on the colour of jewellery that you generally prefer to wear. If you are understated with your accessories, match your chain to your wedding band or highlight the metal colour in your watch.

    The most popular chain length for men is 55cm (22”), which tends to sit level with your collarbone and is an ideal length for styling your chain over the top of your shirt. If you prefer a slightly longer or shorter chain, Michael Hill also has men’s chains in 60cm (24”) or 50cm (20”) variations. Visit our in-store teams for tips on choosing the perfect chain for you.

    From striking gold to versatile sterling silver, heavier chains to finer styles, at Michael Hill we have a range of chains to suit every man’s personal style and taste.

     

  • What is the best chain length for men?

    Most men’s chains and necklaces range from 50cm – 60cm (20 – 24 inches) in length. To decide on your perfect necklace length, decide where you want it to sit and what you will be wearing it with. A 50cm chain will fall approximately level with your collarbone, making it perfect for wearing over the top of a crew-neck shirt. A men’s necklace with a 55cm length will land around your upper chest, and is ideal for wearing underneath collared shirts. 50 – 55cm chains are also a great length for heavier chain styles. 60cm chains will fall slightly closer to your mid-chest and give you a more elongated look.

     

  • Should men wear gold or silver chains?

    Gold and silver chains and necklaces are both excellent choices for men, as both of these precious metals will give you lasting shine and versatility to style with a number of different looks.

    A 925 sterling silver chain is the best type of silver chain for men, as this is the standard for quality jewellery. Sterling silver contains 92.5% pure silver, blended with a small percentage of a different metal to increase its hardness and durability. Silver will also give you the most versatility, as it has a more understated appearance than gold, while still adding eye-catching shine to your look. Sterling silver is also a more affordable option in comparison to gold, so you can experiment with heavier chain styles.

    To care for your sterling silver chain and keep it shining, it is best to avoid wearing your chain in the pool or where it will be exposed to chemicals such as household cleaning products. Ideally, you should take your chain off at the end of the day and store it safely. Gently polish your silver chain regularly with a very soft cloth, such as a dedicated jewellery cleaning cloth, to remove dust.

    A gold chain or necklace for men is also a fantastic choice. Gold is timeless, durable, and stylish, and you can pair it with any number of looks, from work wear to casual outfits and more formal occasions. For a piece that you can wear everyday, and enjoy for years to come, opt for a genuine gold chain crafted in at least 10ct gold, rather than a gold-plated or gold-filled style.

     

  • Can men layer necklaces and chains?

    Layering is a big trend in jewellery, and one that you can adopt for your men’s chains and necklaces. If you are new to layering necklaces, it’s best to start with just two at once, as this look will still be subtle and will allow you to experiment and work out the style that works best for you.

    There are some simple guidelines to follow for a foolproof guide to layering your chains and necklaces. Start by matching your metals, for a cohesive look – for instance, two yellow gold pieces. If you’d like to pair gold with silver, or different colours of gold, ensure your pieces have the same finish – for example, matte or polished. Wear two pieces that are different lengths so that both can be seen clearly. You can also experiment with pairing chains in two different weights, or add a pendant necklace into the mix.