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The chain game is real, from cuban link necklaces to paperclip chain bracelets—and we love to see these subtly sexy pieces of men’s jewelry.

Whether you’re looking for a gift or want to treat yourself, check out these sparkling, sustainable men’s necklaces—they’re made to last, ethically produced, and if we’re being honest, quiiiite attractive. 😍 Of course, if you’d prefer to shop secondhand, consider getting vintage chain necklaces from Etsy here.

Upgrade your closet as well as your jewelry with these fair trade fashion brands for the conscious gentleman.

1. Vrai

Vrai’s chain necklaces top our list for their unisex appeal, 16” and 18” options, and choice of white or yellow gold. This Silk Box Chain Necklace, designed to last a lifetime, is made in California from recycled solid gold. Vrai uses eco-friendly packaging, is carbon-neutral, and gives back.

Shop | $255

2. Mejuri

Mejuri is a leader in minimalist, sustainable jewelry—and its men’s collection continues to impress. The Round Box Chain Necklace is made with titanium, the brand’s strongest material, so it can be worn for a lifetime (or gifted to future generations!). Mejuri pieces are ethically made, majority traceable, and help give back.

Shop | $195


This Freaky Tails Chain from MAPLE has a cheeky pendant to help stand out from any other chain necklace. Available in either 14K gold or sterling silver, MAPLE fuses western and Indigenous cultures for one-of-a-kind creations. Make heads turn with this slightly silly chain necklace.

Shop | $220

4. Edge Only

Edge Only’s pieces are designed to stand out. These necklaces are crafted in Ireland with care, and the brand is focused on low-footprint luxury. The Heavy Curb Chain is available in 100 percent recyclable and traceable sterling silver or recycled gold—and the extra “weight” leaves quite the impression. Ships in climate-neutral packaging and compostable bags.

Shop | €249

5. Sarah & Sebastian

Rather than grabbing a basic chain necklace, what about picking up Sarah & Sebastian’s Ingot Round Necklace with paperclip chains? This men’s necklace—made-to-order in Australia using silver or yellow gold—includes a 22” elongated chain and a hand-formed wax pendant. Like all the brand’s jewelry, this will be sent to you in sustainable, recyclable packaging.

Shop | $252+

6. Pyrrha

This certified B Corp is dedicated to producing fine jewelry with a close eye on the environment. Pyrrha uses 100 percent recycled sterling silver and 14k gold, and the collection features rings, necklaces, and bracelets for everyone. The Medium Curb Chain catches our eye for its simplicity, varying lengths, and affordability. Choose from an oxidized or black finish.

Shop | $83+

7. Automic Gold

Automic Gold is one of the most sustainable and inclusive jewelry brands out there. This queer-led brand has diverse imagery, gender-fluid and unisex options, and a wide variety of sizes for its rings in particular. The One To One Chain, as a nod to the classic Figaro chain, is an investment piece designed with your choice of yellow, white, or rose gold, and is available in seven lengths. Everything’s made in-house in NYC, using certified recycled materials.

Shop | $1,000