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Jewelry Blog: Jewelry Tips
Buying and Taking Care of 14k Men's Gold Chains
Sep-28-2011
Keywords: Men's gold chains and accessories, for men, jewelry, buy online

Gold jewelry for men is a favored accessory in most countries around the world and continues to impress with its elegance and timeless quality. Available in 24k, 18k, and 14k, gold chains vary in terms of the proportion of pure gold and metal alloys such as copper, zinc, silver, and nickel. The higher the gold karat weight, the higher the purity with a 24k gold being the purest. While the purity and richness in color of 18k is favored (24k gold more favored in Asia) for special jewelry items like an engagement or wedding ring, 14k men’s gold chains are very popular -- the reason being that it is much more durable than a solid 18k chain.

Men's gold necklaces

14k gold is often used for men and women’s gold jewelry like chains and rings because the proportion of gold and alloys results in a far stronger combination than pure gold. This allows you to get jewelry that has a similar luster and sheen of pure gold at a more reasonable price and, yet, is more durable. Since men tend to be more unaware about caring for their jewelry than women, 14k men’s gold chains are a more ideal fit. With the range of gold chains available in white and yellow gold, fashioned in attractive and subtle designs, men’s chains no longer have a limited option. With a variety of options like Figaro chains, Franco chains, diamond cut chains, curb link chains, byzantine chains, and more in sizes ranging from as little as 1mm to 8.5mm, anyone can find a chain necklace they like.

Caring For Your Gold Chain

Purchase Point:

When it comes to taking care of 14k men’s gold chains, it begins at the purchase point. First, buy your jewelry from a trustworthy and high quality retailer. When you are paying for something that is worth the investment, taking the right steps to care for it is easier. Although it is better to avoid wearing gold jewelry 24hrs a day, 14k gold will be far more forgiving for rough and tumble use.

Cleaning:

The look of gold can change over time because of moisture and other factors like using creams, deodorant, cologne, or even perspiration and skin oils.  It’s best to take off your chain and other gold jewelry when you take a shower and put on lotion and cologne.  However, even if you wear your chain while bathing, avoid direct contact with grooming products and keep it as dry as possible. Make sure you remove your chain before you go to bed to avoid getting perspiration on it and allow the chain to breathe.  Clean it from time to time, so it retains its shine. Depending on how often you wear your chain and your personal preference determines when you should clean it.  We recommend getting it professionally cleaned at least once a year to maintain its luster, especially for white gold chains.  You can also simply clean your chain necklace at home with a soft brush and water.   When storing the chain, keep it safe, dry, and separate in its own compartment or pouch.

It’s easy to take care of your gold chain necklaces!  Following a few simple steps in caring for your 14k men’s gold chains will ensure that you enjoy them for years to come.

Posted by Connie at 3:06 AM - Link to this entry  Share this entry
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