Posted on April 03 2018
Choosing the right hip hop chain can be a tedious task when you just want to buy it today and wear around the club tomorrow. However, it does take some foreknowledge and instruction to choosing a chain you will love. It doesn’t matter how long or how large of a link you want, that’s not all it is comprised of. If you want to impress your girl and crew, you need to get a fresh chains for men, and before you do that you have to know what you’re looking for! There is more to a chain than just a swagger necklace. Your Niv’s bling all-inclusive guide to buying a rapper chains starts here:
Know the Anatomy of Your Chain
You can’t just walk into a store and say you want a gold chain. In fact, that is a very broad statement as there is a large variety of different men's chains, the list can just go on! You should always pay attention to different bails, inlays, and pave. Once you understand what each of these components is, you will be able to choose the best bling necklace that fits your style.
The bail on a chain is what will attach a pendant so you can change it out and keep the same necklace. Technically, bail is not really a part of the chain because it is often attached to a pendent, but it does play a very important role. An odd looking bail can really change the whole look of your necklace. Make sure it matches the chain. It is best to buy a pendant that already has a matching chain included. Some chains don’t have a bail. If you are looking for a plain gold or silver chain, in this case, you don’t even have to worry about it. Bails come in all different shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and styles, that is why the type you choose is important because you want it to do its best holding and matching your pendant. You can't have a silver bail on a gold chain with a gold pendant, you know that!
The inlay is the decorative property on a chain which is set corresponding to the unfilled area where stones or diamonds may lay. You can’t have a silver inlay with a gold chain, that’s just not cool! However, you usually don’t have to worry about the inlay unless your chain is completely custom. Most bling chains come with a smooth inlay, bail, and pave.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that most people don’t have the slightest idea as to what a pave setting is. You’re not alone, but you need to know what it is before buying your chain. A pave setting is made up of a bunch of little gemstones or diamonds, which are set seriously close together. Each diamond is held in place separately by little metal prongs or beads. These beads usually fade into the background making it seem like a continuous surface of more diamonds.
Fake Chain? No One Cares.
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Ain’t no one have time to decipher whether your bling chain is real or not. The last thing you need to worry about when choosing it is if people will find out if it’s not real. The only thing you need worry about is if your new fake rapper chain looks good. Not everyone has the money to blow on multiple real chains, lets be real. Fake chains look just as swagger as the real ones, and no one will ever know unless they take it to see a specialist, and who would really do that.
Click to see our 18k Gold 1 Row 5MM Iced Out Chain
You can find the most impressive gold cuban chains for men at Niv’s Bling; they look just as real as any other real bling necklaces, but you can actually afford few at the same time if you want to create a layered look - wearing several chains at the same time. Shop now to check out our impressive collection of gold, silver, black, rose gold, iced out, or solid chains.
Stay Wearing What’s Hot Right Now
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The only thing you need to worry about is if you're wearing what's hot right now in today's hip hop fashion. Just because you’re not a part of the billionaire boys club does not mean you can't stay fresh like them. The only way to stay wearing what’s hot right now is by keeping up with the latest trends:
- Yeezy’s (or look-alikes)
- Baseball Caps
- All Gold or all silver everything
- Hip Hop Bling: chains, rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and grillz
- Long shirts
- Layers and button ups
How to Determine the Ideal Length of a Chain
Determining the length of a chain is quite simple, however, the hard part is deciding on how long you like best and knowing how each length looks on you. The most common chain sizes are 20”, 24”, 30”, and 36”. See the image above. The most popular size is the 24” because it doesn’t look too short or too long. The real question is, how do you determine the length without trying it on? It helps to see all of them at the same time to have a better judgment how each one of them will look on you. If you want to be sure, you can take a ruler and measure out a piece of string and wrap it around your own neck. Obtaining the right hip hop chain length is what sets the swagger, you don’t want an awkwardly placed chain around your neck!
How to Select and Determine the Right Thickness of a Chain
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Determining the chain thickness is very self-explanatory. Everyone desires different styles of chains which call for different lengths, thickness, and material. So in order to select the thickness simply, think about coins:
- 21 mm is about the thickness of a quarter
- 18 mm to a nickel
- 16 mm to a penny
- 15 mm to a dime
The most popular is starting off small with a 8mm thickness which is not provided in most charts. You can also select more delicate chains especially if you are planning to add a pendent to it.
How to Combine Your Chain with a Pendant
First things first, everyone knows your pendant needs to look fresh combined with your chain. By choosing the same material with both the link and pendant your chain should have ultimate swagger. The most popular of combinations are a gold chain with a gold iced out pendant. Again, if you don't want to worry about buying your chain and your pendent separately, check out pendents from Niv's Bling, which are sold with matching chains already.
Complete Your Look with the Right Hip Hop Outfit
Click the image to see our 18K Gold Cuban Link ChainChoosing the right hip hop chains is just the start of achieving the best style in the game. In order to show up and impress, you have to pair your new rapper necklace from Niv's Bling with a trendy hip hop outfit that you own.