The Cuban Link Chain is a bold design featuring thick interlocking links. It is a strong, durable chain that is known for its masculine look, and is often associated with men’s hip-hop fashion. Cuban Link Chains have become increasingly popular in recent years not only in hip-hop fashion but also in everyday fashion.
In this blog post, we will talk about the history of Cuban Link Chains and their current popularity, different types of Cuban Link Chains, factors to consider before buying, styling options, and care and maintenance tips.
The Rich History of the Cuban Link and Current Popularity
The Cuban Link Chain can be traced back to Miami in the 1970s - that’s why it’s also known as the Miami Cuban Link Chain. Some trace its roots to the Cuban community in Miami, whereas others don’t support this claim. Regardless, Cuban Link Chains have quickly gained popularity.
Cuban Link Chains has become a stable in hip-hop fashion, with artists like Kanye West, Jay Z, and 50 Cent wearing chunky, eye-catching chains. But the chain has evolved over time to become a stable in everyday fashion as well, becoming thinner to suit our everyday style. Now, they are not only a hip-hop accessory, but a luxury item for both men and women.
Cuban Chains: Miami Cuban Link Chain vs Monaco Cuban Link Chain
Cuban Chains are often available as Miami Cuban Link Chains and Monaco Cuban Link Chains. Although they look similar, Miami Cuban Link Chains feature rounder links, whereas Monaco Cuban Link Chains feature a more distinct, almost square-like links.
Monaco Cuban Link Chains are generally chunkier, ranging between 5 mm to 24 mm depending on style - we even have 50 mm chain! So they are perfect for those who want a truly eye-catching chain. On the other hand, Miami Cuban Link Chains are generally thinner, ranging between 2 mm to 15 mm depending on style. So they are perfect for any occasion and guaranteed to compliment any outfit.
Unlike Monaco Cuban Link Chains which are only available in yellow gold, Miami Cuban Link Chains are available in yellow, white, and rose gold.
Monaco Cuban Link Chains also feature a distinctive box clasp, compared to Miami Cuban Link Chains which feature a safety clasp and a lobster lock for smaller sizes.
Monaco Cuban Link Chains are also lighter than Miami Cuban Link Chains, so they may be preferable for those who prefer a light chain.
At Bayam Jewelry, we offer both Miami Cuban Link Chains and Monaco Cuban Link Chains. Our Cuban Chains are made with 10K and 14K yellow, white, and rose gold, available in solid or hollow designs.
Choosing the Perfect Men's Cuban Link Chain: Factors to Consider
The most important thing to consider when choosing a Cuban Link Chain is personal style and preferences. Your chain should match your overall style and showcase your individuality. You might prefer a chunky, eye-catching chain to be the star piece of your outfit, or a thin chain to compliment your everyday style. Either way, at Bayam Jewelry, we offer a variety of options for you to choose from.
First thing you should decide is whether you want yellow, white, or rose gold. If you want a unique chain, our White Gold Miami Cuban Link Chain or Rose Gold Miami Cuban Link Chain are perfect for the job. Or if you want a mix, we do have two-tone gold styles like our Two-Tone Monaco Chain Cuban Link Chain. The good thing is, it’s reversible so you can wear yellow gold one day and white gold the next - you basically have two chains for the price of one!
But there are some general factors you should consider, like the length of your chain. This is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a chain, as the wrong size will not look right. Of course the length depends on personal preferences, but you should choose a longer chain if you have broad chest and shoulders, as shorter chains are better suitable for smaller frames. If you want to know more, check out at our blog on Best Chain Length for Men.
You might find yourself in love with a chunky Cuban Link Chain but it may not be suitable for certain occasions. So when choosing a chain, you should consider the occasion and overall dress code.
For example, a 20 mm Miami Cuban Royal Link Diamond Cut Chain may not be appropriate for formal events like work dinners or weddings. For formal events, thinner chains, like our 6 mm Miami Cuban Link Chain, are more suitable as they will compliment your formal ensemble.
But for everyday wear, you should choose a chain that showcases your style and personality the best. You can go as bold as you want with our Monaco Chain Miami Cuban Link Chain.
So it may be best to have more than one chain to ensure that you can show your different sides on different occasions.
Of course when choosing a Cuban Link Chain, you should set a budget as well. We know Cuban Link Chains are pricey but they are worth the money. Not only are they a timeless piece that will never go out of style, but they are also strong and durable. So they can last you the rest of your life with proper care, and can even be passed down to the next generation. Gold is generally a good investment too as their resale value may be higher.
If you love Cuban Link Chains but find them pricey, don’t worry, we at Bayam Jewelry offer a variety of Cuban Link Chains that won’t break the bank. You can choose thinner and shorter chains available in yellow, white, and rose gold. Keep in mind that solid chains are more expensive than hollow chains, as hollow chains have hollow centers and solid chains feature solid metal throughout its links.
Styling Tips for Your Cuban Link Chain
Cuban Link Chains are the perfect match to any outfit. The versatility in color, thickness, and length offers endless styling possibilities. You can wear them with a casual outfit during the day for a bold look, or with a formal ensemble during the night for a rich, luxurious look.
The Cuban Link Chain is best worn by itself as this bold chain commands attention. But you can also style your Cuban Chains with one of our Pendants.
For example, if you have a long, thick Cuban Link Chain, you should combine it with a bold, eye-catching pendant like our Diamond Cut Last Supper Charm Pendant, which commands attention. For thinner chains, you should choose smaller pendants to make sure your chain isn’t overshadowed by your pendant, like our Diamond Cut Lion Head Charm Pendant.
You can also combine it with a Cuban Link Bracelet of the same style to get the full Cuban Link Chain look.
Maintaining the Shine of Your Cuban Link Chain
Even though Cuban Link Chains are a captivating accessory that are perfect for any outfit and occasion, they may tarnish and lose their shine. That is why preserving your chain is important to ensure that it doesn’t tarnish and remains as bright as the first day. To do that, you should store it separately in a dry place, avoid harsh chemicals (including perfumes, body lotions etc), and most importantly clean it regularly. If you want to learn more about how to take care of your Cuban Link Chain, take a look at our blog on How to Keep Your Gold Jewelry from Tarnishing.
The Cuban Link Chain: An Iconic Style Statement
Cuban Link Chains are the perfect accessory to showcase your bold style and personality. They are guaranteed to elevate any style and add a touch of luxury to any outfit. These captivating chains command attention and will ensure that you are always the centre of attention.
Explore our Cuban Link Chains Collection and find the perfect chain to express yourself today.