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Mens Gold Necklaces - Ideas for Mens Gold Necklaces

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While few men will match 1980s TV icon Mr. T in the amount of gold necklaces they wear, gold necklaces are one of the most popular men’s jewelry items. With a wide range of styles and prices to choose from, men’s gold necklaces are available for men of many different tastes.

When considering a mens gold necklace, you will first need to decide what kind of gold you want for your necklace, because this is the largest factor in determining the price of the gold necklace. First, if you do not want to spend money on real gold, necklaces made from copper or other gold colored metal alloys can usually be had for under $50 and often times substantially less. These fake gold necklaces, however, can sometimes break easily or leave a green stain on your skin as it reacts with your sweat. Therefore, if possible, it is always better to buy real gold.

Real gold mens necklaces are usually made of 10 to 24 carat gold. In the United States, gold must be at least 10 carats for it to be called gold. Although diamond carats indicate the size of the stones, gold carats indicate the purity of the metal. Therefore, the higher the carat, the purer and more expensive the necklace will be. For gold, a carat is a measurement of how much pure gold is combined with other metal alloys. For example, 10 carat gold necklaces are about 42% pure gold and 58% other metal alloys. 12 carat gold is 50% pure, and 18 carat gold is 75% pure. Necklaces that are made from 100% pure gold are 24 carat gold. When shopping for a gold necklace, you will also need to decide between yellow gold and white gold. While yellow gold remains the more popular gold, especially for men’s necklaces, white gold has become more popular in the last ten years or so. However, since white gold is made by mixing another metal (typically nickel) with gold, it is impossible to have 24 carat white gold. If you are looking for a cheaper option for a mens gold necklace that still uses real gold, then a gold plated necklace might be a good option. Gold plated necklaces are usually made of stainless steel or some other strong metal with a thin layer of gold coating. Like other gold necklaces, the purity of the gold plating will vary, but it is rare to find a gold plated necklace over 18 carats.

In addition to the weight and purity of the gold, mens gold necklaces will also vary in price based on the design and features of the necklace. At the cheapest, a 12 to 14 carat gold plated men’s necklace can usually be found for $100 or sometimes less. The price standard 12 carat men’s gold necklace will vary widely, but a plain 12 carat gold chain necklace can be found for $250 or less. Specially designed mens gold necklaces or 24 carat mens gold necklaces with diamond studs or other added features can cost several thousand dollars. Therefore, most men who are looking for a quality gold necklace or chain should be able to find something in their price range.

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