How to find your Miami cuban chain size?

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What size cuban link chain should I get?


Did you get oversized cuban link chain before? Don't know what is your cuban link chain size? Refer to our visual cuban chain sizing guide to find your answer and never wonder again.

We have we've tapped the the best jewelry designers at Laie - Kenny and Larry, who gave us plenty of knowledge for discovering your perfect cuban link chain size.

— Thinking about buying a cuban necklace for yourself

As we know, miami cuban link is popular among hot rapper stars. If you're thinking about buying a cuban necklace for yourself, there might be a million questions running through your head. 

But what is the first thing to do is to find the size. As all the logistics start to come together, you might be wondering: how do I find out the best thickness to buy? 


Don't worry, this Miami Cuban link sizing length guide according to jewelry experts at Laie - Kenny and Larry, will help you to get the best fit.

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1. What Sizes of Gold Chain Are Available?

Looking for a Miami Cuban chain but don't know what is the best thickness to buy? If you answered "sort of big," "kind of small" or "umm ... I have no clue," then read on to forever solve this mystery.

Laie is here to help make iced out jewelry shopping a snap with the easiest explanation of how big of a chain should you buy to look fashionably "cool".

At first, let's start with width. Most Cuban chains range from 6mm to 20mm in width. 

2. How big of a cuban chain should we buy?

The fact is that you have to wear the chains around your neck to see which size you love the most. It is a matter of personal taste and style.

If you’re considering proportion and what looks most balanced on you, here is my recommendation:  Slimmer guys can wear chains that are between 6mm and 9mm, while broader chaps would look better wearing chains that are thicker.

To choose the right size, here are a few factors it may depends on.

How bold of a statement are you looking to make?

Some people prefer a thicker width or millimeter (MM) to command a room based on appearances alone. But keep in mind that with a thicker width comes a heavier weight (grams.)

Please choose 15mm cuban link chain in width and above if you want to stand out and make the biggest statements.

If you don't want to distract from rest of your look.

For people who appreciates the power of a chain but don't need larger size, then stick with smaller widths. 

We suggest you wear multiple smaller chains and layer up. Here recommend you the 9mm cuban link chain

If you are not familiar with what the width/mm, don't worry, below is a simple visual picture which illustrates what the width of the chains would look like as compared to the size of a quarter...

cuban chain sizes

3. How to choose the best necklace length?

Though dangling chains from 80s and 90s come back into style every now and then, now chains just below the neck tend to be popular. In this case, we recommend shorter length chains for the time being.

For example, you can go for buying a cuban link with length between 18 and 22 inches, which will hang down between the bottom of your neck and the bottom of your chest. This is a recommendation for those who still want to look fashionable.

Anything shorter will start to look like a choker, and anything longer might look a bit dated for the current trends.

Check our easy visual look here: 

link chain size chart

4. How to Measure the Size of Gold Cuban Link Chains

To estimate your size, locate a piece of string and cut it to the desired length. Measure the string and select the closest chain length.

Remember, the final length may be slightly longer as the chain length on our website does not include the pendant.

Please Note: This size guide is only for your reference as sizing and fit may vary from person to person. 

If you need special sizing, please email at info@laiejewelry.com for pricing.

5. Best chain length for your body type & height

If you're looking to buy a new cuban necklace, you'll want to know how to choose the proper chain length for your particular body type. 

A chain for a man should be about 20 inches long. The length will typically fall between the first and second buttons of his shirt. This will ensure the necklace is not too long, but also won't get caught in his shirt collar. 

The length should also take into account his height, face shape, and neck size. There are a few ways to determine what size chain a man should wear.  

The following guide will help you choose a chain that looks good on your figure. 

First, fit your height

If you’re in the 5’4” range and you feel like it weighs you down visually, you can opt for an 18-incher.  

If you are tall, wear 24 inches or above, since the less room the chain takes up on your body, which makes it less of a statement piece. 

Then, determine your face shape

If you’re broadly built, go for a 22-inch chain. 

  • Your face shape can make a huge difference in the length of a chain. According to experts, short chains can overshadow your features, making your face appear wider and shorter than it is. 
  • Medium chain lengths are good for round faces because they elongate your face and add length to your neck.   
  • Longer chains are perfect for round faces because they flatter the face and give your face the length it needs.

Last, consider your neck length

Men with long necks can wear a long necklace. 

6. PERFECT CHAIN LENGTH FOR WEARING A PENDANT?

If you want to wear a pendant with a Cuban chain, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. 

First, you should choose the correct chain size for your pendant. It's not appropriate to use an overly long chain, since it will end up looking awkward. 

Then, you should consider the material of the chain. If the chain is made of silver, it will be more durable.

At last, the best chain length for a pendant is 20 to 24 inch piece. This length will be suitable for most men. It should fall just below the collar bone, but it should be able to balance the pendant's weight. 

It's too long for most women, but it's appropriate for men with a V-neck. It can be worn inside or outside the shirt. Also you can wear with a dog tag or cross pendant. A longer necklace be more visible and comfortable than a shorter one.

7. HOW TO WEIGH A CUBAN LINK CHAIN?

There are a few ways to determine the exact weight of your Cuban link chain. This information will help you make a wise decision.

You can weigh your chain by using a digital scale or by hand. If you're planning to make a custom order, you can weigh your chain yourself, but you should also know that the exact weight may differ. The chain's weight will depend on its length and width.

A typical Cuban chain is around 22 inches long and 6.5 millimeters wide. This type of chain weighs 81 grams. A chain that weighs more than three grams is too heavy. However, you can still make your purchase in a way that makes it lighter. The weight of the chain will vary a lot between two different chains. For example, you can choose a chain with less width.

Weight is a big factor when choosing cuban chain. Light chains can be layered easily with other jewellery, whereas thicker, heavier chains are more likely to be worn as a statement piece.

8. DISCOVER CUBAN CHAINS AT LAIE

Choosing a high-quality Cuban chain is preferable to cheap ones. Many people assume that they must spend a lot of money to find an authentic piece, but there are many affordable alternatives that are just as nice.  

Solid gold and diamonds, for example, are expensive because they are rare and difficult to mine. Likewise, the quality of cubic zirconia diamonds is superior to diamonds.

At Laie, we offer a wide range of men’s gold chains and necklaces including high-quality chains in 14k yellow gold, white gold and more in a range of different lengths. 

If you're looking to buy a new cuban necklace, find the proper chain width & length for your particular body type. Follow the simple guide above and go shopping!

8. Discover Cuban Chains at Laie

Choosing a high-quality Cuban chain is preferable to cheap ones. Many people assume that they must spend a lot of money to find an authentic piece, but there are many affordable alternatives that are just as nice.

Solid gold and diamonds, for example, are expensive because they are rare and difficult to mine. Likewise, the quality of cubic zirconia diamonds is superior to diamonds.

At Laie, we offer a wide range of men’s gold chains and necklaces including high-quality chains in 14k yellow gold, white gold and more in a range of different lengths. 

If you're looking to buy a new cuban necklace, find the proper chain width & length for your particular body type. Follow the simple guide above and go shopping!

9. Related FAQs

Is a 22-inch chain too long?

A 22-inch chain is just a little longer than the average 20-inch length. The added length provides a relaxed feel and extra breathing room for your neck. The right length for you depends on your height, torso length, and body type. In general, the chain will fall below your collarbone. This makes it comfortable to wear outside a shirt or tucked in.

Does thickness of a chain affect its length?

Yes,  the general rule of thumb is that the thinner the chain, the shorter it should be, and the thicker it is, the longer it should be. But, you you can absolutely wear a small chain with long length if you wanted to. 

Can we wear different lengths of chain at the same time?

Of course, you can rock more than one chain for a trendy layered look, and there are numerous combinations to choose from. 

For instanse, pair a thin, shorter chain with a pendant and a medium-length chain without a pendant, then  add a longer and thicker chain with a pendant. 

Try to play around with different variations to achieve your desired layered look. Make sure that it suits your body type at first.    

Which color of cuban should I choose?

For the color, the most common colors for Cuban chains are gold, white gold, and rose gold. White gold is a good choice because of its modern look and shine, while rose gold incorporates a pinkish tint. Make sure that you choose the right color to match your outfit.

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