The Best Anchor Necklaces for Men

The Best Anchor Necklaces for Men

by Mary Grace Tacderas

Freedom, love, strength, these are only a few symbolism associated with an anchor pendant necklace. Anchor necklace is a popular accessory for both men and women for its versatility, able to accommodate a variety of styles from elegant and chic for the ladies and hip-hip and punk for men. Styles also range from pirate skulls to a trinity of rope, anchor and wheel that has lately been a famous mark of love and marriage.

Anchors, initially worn as tattoo typical for Navies and sailors. When it came to be as a pendant is not known, although the symbol of hope roots back from the Christian era, between 100 to 400AD, the time where believer of Christ was persecuted.

Anchor necklaces are also a popular gift for dads these past few years. It is typical for a father to be the symbol of strength and the immovable tower of strength of every family. A strong anchor, his children, can depend on and create a secure environment, as the mother shields them from the outside forces.

Here are some stunning anchor necklaces for men to gift you husbands, father, brothers, or friends who have been your anchor all these years.

  1. Stainless Steel Blackbeard Pirate Skull Anchor Pendant Necklace

 

Stainless Steel Blackbeard Pirate Skull Anchor Pendant Necklace

Here is Blackbeard anchor, the name of the most feared bandits. Highlighting an uncanny pendant made from a steel base with oxidized silver-tone accent emphasizing each detail. Molded into an anchor-shaped pendant with a laughing skull shank with rope hair. Furnished with a 24-inch rope chain, an excellent statement accessory perfect for teens and young adults. Get from HERE

  1. 24-Inch Gold Plated Stainless Anchor Necklace

 24-Inch Gold Plated Stainless Anchor Necklace

Are you looking for a sleek and stylish fashion necklace for you, hubby? We bring you this gold-plated navy anchor pendant necklace made from a durable stainless base. Highlighting an ultra-glossy and chic gold-tone surface molded in with an anchor form, accentuated by a short cable chain accent. Fastened on a 24-inch curb chain best paired with jeans and plain dark shirt emphasizing its gloss and structure. Get from HERE

  1. White Crystal Ship's Wheel Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace

 White Crystal Ship's Wheel Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace

Oh yes! Here is the modern version of the trinity in marriage, strength, promise, and adaptability, which can withstand and adapt with the strong winds and waves from nature. Highlighting a lustrous sterling silver anchor pendant, stylized with a ship's wheel encrusted with brilliant white cubic zirconia crystals, connected to a loop of rope. Secured by a robust and dependable 20-inch cable chain. Get from HERE

  1. Biblical Hope Stainless Steel Anchor Necklace

 Biblical Hope Stainless Steel Anchor Necklace

A figure representing hope written from the words of the Holy Scripture. Hope, a mark of the true faith of the unknown and trust from the unseen. Presenting an anchor pendant, made from a hypoallergenic and rust-resistant stainless material style with an embossed passage from the Bible. Hand-polished to mirror-like sheen excellently paired with a hip 22-inch round box chain. Get from HERE

  1. 22-Inch Plated Rope Anchor Stainless Anchor Necklace (3 Available Color)

 22-Inch Plated Rope Anchor Stainless Anchor Necklace

Be proud of the strong and reliable man you married and surprise him with this stylish plated stainless pendant.  Choose from our three fantastic shades of jet black, yellow gold, or silver paired with a durable 22-inch round box chain of the same color. The pendant highlights an anchor shape with a knotted rope accent. Get from HERE

  1. Crystal Pave Crowned Anchor Sterling Silver Necklace

 Crystal Pave Crowned Anchor Sterling Silver Necklace

We bring you a highly stylish anchor pendant tamped with an S925 mark at the back declaring its authentic sterling silver base. Hand polished to its glorious white silver hue, emphasizing a luxurious crystal paved surface complementing a fleur de Lis crown and a rope. Equipped with a hypoallergenic and durable 18-inch cable chain. Get from HERE

  1. Minimalist Anchor Pewter Leather cord Necklace for Men

 Minimalist Anchor Pewter Leather cord Necklace for Men

Bring home this lovely pendant to heighten your everyday wear. Stunningly fashioned from a silver-plated zinc alloy base (zinc-free), finished off with a glossy and smooth surface. Beautifully paired with a 24- Inch braided leather rope cord with a necklace chain extender and a heavy-duty lobster claw hook. Get from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Security Rope Anchor Necklace

 Stainless Steel Security Rope Anchor Necklace

You can always rely on his word, as it is as strong as the rope displayed on this symbolic pendant necklace. Featuring a typical anchor-shaped pendant produced from a likewise dependable and robust 316L stainless base. Highlighting a tightly wrapped cord over a lustrous silver-tone anchor accentuated by a four-pointed star engraving located on the crown. Secured by a fashionable 60cm long curve box chain, built with a reliable lobster claw hook. Get from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Red Zirconia Tribal Anchor Necklace

 Stainless Steel Red Zirconia Tribal Anchor Necklace

Creepy yet totally fashionable, judge for yourself and wear this totem inspired anchor pendant intricately fashioned from corrosion and rust-resistant stainless steel. Extravagantly designed from the beaded bale to the tribal engraved stick, a skull accentuated shank with fiery red crystal eyes, finally reaching an ethnic engraved crown, with a pair of skull bill with decorated with a sparkling, white crystal. Get from HERE

  1. Winged Anchor Colored Stone Stainless Steel Necklace (2 Available Color)

 Winged Anchor Colored Stone Stainless Steel Necklace

Be free and follow your dreams, slowly release you, anchor, when the right time comes. Have a look at this beautiful anchor pendant artistically fashioned from a robust 316L stainless alloy base, accentuated with black oxidized features giving a roughened and worn flair. Highlighting a ball end stick, a detailed rope cord and a winged crown giving focus to a red and blue cabochon accent giving color and personality. Marvelously paired with a stylish 24-Inch rope chain. Get from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Anchor Bead Chain Necklace

 Stainless Steel Anchor Bead Chain Necklace

Boast an elegant and dashing you with this magnificent pendant made from a high polish stainless steel base with a mirror-like sheen. Featuring an uncompromising and robust steel anchor pendant styled with a multifaceted, round-cut cubic zirconia crystal, attached to a slim and trendy bead chain necklace completed with a connector clasp. 

  1. Marriage Anchor Ship's Wheel Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

 Marriage Anchor Ship's Wheel Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

Here is a symbolic pendant that is all about love and marriage. Presenting a round hollow pendant decorated with a rope, ship's wheel, and an anchor. A group of nautical symbolism denoting stability, strong connection and flexibility. Impressively fashioned from a premium grade 925 sterling silver base, furnished with an 18-inches cable chain necklace. Get from HERE

  1. Vintage Fashion Rope Anchor Stainless Alloy Pendant Necklace

 Vintage Fashion Rope Anchor Stainless Alloy Pendant Necklace

Extraordinarily masculine and powerful anchor pendant fabricated from an equally tough 316L stainless material. Highlighting a sleek mirror-like steel luster accentuated with a dark oxidized metal accent in the shank and groves. A lightweight anchor pendant with coiled rope accent typical of the navy mark attached to a trendy round box chain. Get from HERE

  1. Gold-Tone Stainless Anchor Pendant

 Gold-Tone Stainless Anchor Pendant

Move over and glance at the sheer sophistication brought by this luxurious pendant made from a fade and scratch resistant 316L stainless steel for a long-lasting wear. Featuring a brilliant gold-tone and smooth surface, styled with a thin rope chain representing secured life filled with hope and grounded with faith. 

  1. Silver or Gold-Plated Stainless Steel Anchor Necklace (2 Available Color)

 Silver or Gold-Plated Stainless Steel Anchor Necklace

Based on the motto of the Navy, an anchor is about self-sacrifice honoring one's country. Highlighting an expertly plated surface in yellow gold or silver, both exhibiting a brilliant shine. An anchor-shaped pendant with a coiled rope accent, furnished with a durable and hypoallergenic steel cable 23-inch cable chain. Get from HERE

  1. Ethnic Anchor Brown Leather Strap Necklace

 Ethnic Anchor Brown Leather Strap Necklace

Go for a classic punk look and wear this with a white t-shirt exhibiting a confident and youthful appearance. Impressively made from an alloy base styles with an old-worn look connected to a brown leather bale, secured by a brown leather strap with a silver bead accent. Assembled with an adjustable slipknot clasp for easy adjustment based on your preference. 

  1. Adjustable Brown Leather Strap Anchor Ring Christian Cross Charm Necklace

 Adjustable Brown Leather Strap Anchor Ring Christian Cross Charm Necklace

Wear charms and exhibit a charming look with a white t-shirt. Highlighting an anchor pendant designed with a rugged flair, assembled with a pair of rings, an engraved plate, and a Christian cross, plated with a brass color giving a vintage appeal. Held by a brown leather strap with an adjustable slipknot clasp for easy adjustment based on your preference. Get from HERE

  1. Adjustable Black Leather Strap Anchor Ring Christian Cross Charm Necklace

 Adjustable Black Leather Strap Anchor Ring Christian Cross Charm Necklace

Here is a four-harm necklace for your stylish daily wear. Highlighting an anchor pendant designed with a rugged flair, assembled together with a pair of rings, an engraved plate, and a Christian cross, plated with a brass color giving a vintage appeal. Held by a black leather strap with an adjustable slipknot clasp for easy modification based on your liking. 

  1. Silver & Gold Anchor Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace

 Silver & Gold Anchor Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace

A bold and stylish anchor pendant fashioned from a heavy-duty gold and silver-plated stainless alloy material highlighting a small and brilliant, white cubic zirconia accent. Its shape mimics a bow-shaped design, equipped with a 24-inch cable chain. 

  1. Silver & Black Rope Anchor Stainless Alloy Necklace for men

 Silver & Black Rope Anchor Stainless Alloy Necklace for men

Grab this medieval-inspired anchor pendant excellently paired with a hypoallergenic and robust round box steel chain necklace. Featuring a sleek anchor with a glossy ball end stick, an oxidized metal shank accent enclosed with a rope embellishment. 

  1. Crucifix Anchor Ship's Wheel Stainless Alloy Necklace

 Crucifix Anchor Ship's Wheel Stainless Alloy Necklace

Rely on the ever-trustworthy almighty God and our brother and redeemer, Jesus Christ. Here is an elaborate pendant made from 316L stainless steel displaying three marks of faith. Highlighting an anchor as its base shape, styled with a crucifix with a replica of Christ body affixed over a boat's wheel and the anchor's crown, furnished with a 24-inch round bead chain. Get from HERE

  1. Gold Plated Titanium Steel Anchor Fashion Necklace

 Gold Plated Titanium Steel Anchor Fashion Necklace

Complete hip-hop inspired look with this luxurious 14K gold-plated anchor pendant matched with a 24-inches hypoallergenic bead chain necklace. Characterized a smooth rounded stick and pointed will, complementing a textured shank styled with a coiled rope accent. 

Anchor

Traditionally made from a heavy metal used to stabilize a ship by connecting it to the seabed, preventing the vessel from drifting with the wind. In short, it is a form of a parking brake for boats and yachts. Its term was based on a Greek term ankura. Anchors are not just used as stop and moor ships; there are various types of anchors with different purposes. Some are used to reduce the boat's drift, which does not connect to the seabed. Another anchor is used to steer and slow down the ship called drogue. In any case, an anchor's job is to stabilize a vessel.

Symbolism

Biblical / Hope

Anchored cross, formerly used in the 4th century as a concealed symbol of Christianity. Characterized with either a Christian cross top with an anchor's fluke base or a T-shaped top directly connected to a circular bale with an anchor's fluke base.  Initially called the cross of hope by the early Christians. Stated in the book of Hebrews as hope brings security to believers when everything is uncertain and during death. Hope functions as an anchor to one's spirit. Said to be the oldest symbol of Christianity, supported by writings found in an underground cemetery in Rome Italy called catacomb of Saint Domitilla. The words from the book of Hebrew were engraved on the crypt, together with the anchored cross as a mark of faith and hope for an eternal life with Christ. The anchored cross seen on the graves were not the typical anchor that we may imagine. Characterized by a Christian cross symbol with a circle in eth middle of the top arm with an anchor-shaped base a pair of hooked fish, one on each end.

The symbol tells many things. Christ represents the Fisherman and the fish: Ichthus. This simple fish figure was to secretly draw on the ground to identify themselves as Christian. Ichthus is a collection of words that says Jesus Christ of God, son, savior. In the book of Mark, Christ called out to the brothers Andrew and Simon, who were anglers and told them to follow him, as he will make them fishers of men. The little fishes were the followers of Christ.

Another religious sect believes that an anchor is a figure of faith, love, and hope—a reminder to keep their work rooted on these three ideas.

Saint Clements Cross

The story of the martyrdom of Saint Clements based on the acta started when he was banished and ordered to work in the quarry by King Trajan. He saw that the prisoners were lacking water, and he prayed to God. Upon opening his eyes, he saw a lamb on top of a hill. He went and dug on to the soil and Voila! Water gushed out from the earth, resulting in a mass of converted pagans.

He was punished and was brought to death by tying him on an anchor and threw him out of the black sea. In 869, buried bones with an anchor assumed relics of Saint Clement were brought to Rome. It was found on the northern end of the Black Sea, Crimea. He is the patron saint of sailors, and his cross is a popular talisman for protection.

Camargue Cross

A figure representing the Camargue population comprising anglers and herdsmen. A symbol of faith characterized a Christian cross embodying faith, the anchor for hope, and the three Mary's for the heart.

Navy

A typical anchor with a coiled rope or chain (fouled anchor) is the mark of the Navy signifies navigation, service, and unity. The first Navy logo consists of a ship, sail, crest, 13 bars and an anchor. In 1798, it was replaced by another set of emblems comprising an eagle, sea, ship and sail, and an anchor, fast forward to today, the Navy seal consists of the sky, sea, furled topsail, commodore's flag, national ensign, an eagle and an anchor. Today's design honors the USA and the importance of service to one's state. These emblems represent the duty or the Navy to protect the seas.

Love

Stability, marriage fidelity. Basically, the word settling down comes to mind. When an anchor is moored, its fluke digs deep in the seabed and dredge a deep connection before it can stabilize the ship. It is comparable with love and marriage, as the fluke slowly drags on to the seabed, love is created until finally, it is in so deep that the only logical thing is marriage.

Freedom and Adventure

In contrast to being mooed, some see an anchor as a figure of freedom because of its association with the vast open water. It is time to sail and explore unlimited possibilities in life. Why does a fishing enthusiast go fishing? It is not for the love of eating fish, (well some do). It is because of the excitement of not knowing what you will catch next. That exhilarating feel when a fish tugged on your bait. Of course, the serenity of the ocean during nice weather that may quickly turn into lashing waves with strong winds. It is the same with other sports, almost anything associated with the water is deemed as a symbol of freedom.

Captivity

The negative representation of an anchor is being stuck or held back by family or obligations. Not many speak of this because of its negative symbolism. However, any symbol has its positive and negative side. As we have mentioned, am anchor is seen as settling down and a figure of strength and reliability. This may be a lovely thought of being someone's anchor, the novelty wears off after a while. Have you seen a tattoo with a deteriorating anchor? It is a symbol of a tired soul slowly fading with time.

Broken Promise

A cracked anchor represents a broken promise. This is a continuation of the deteriorating anchor seeing on another perspective. His or her anchor has broken their promise of a secured love, life and marriage. The strong bond that used to hold them together has grown weak that resulted in distrust.

Ships wheel

A device used to maneuver a water vessel built with a steering mechanism. It is a marl of power as the captain is the only one who can use the wheel and maneuver the ship. Also, a symbol of success, victory and leadership. Coming from a symbol of Buddhism, and other Indian religions, the ship's wheel is called the wheel of Dharma. The wheel teaches the totality of moral order. Buddha has walked the path to enlightenment.

Turning the wheel of Dharma represent a revolutionary change said to have been started by Buddha himself. The three aspects involved were wisdom, insight and knowledge that are connected self-realization and proclamation of truth.

Furled anchor

Characterized by the entwined rope and anchor representing two articles as one. This type of anchor was said to be challenging to retrieve. This means the strong bond of the couple. In marriage, their times when you are separated due to common reasons such as work or misunderstanding. However, as long as the boat and the anchor is connected by a robust and cord, the two shall remain linked and can together face the challenges of the waters.

It seems like the anchor is here to stay for its various symbolic meaning. It is essential to note from today's article that even though an anchor represents stability and security, one confined and captured. In fact, whether about religious belief or relationship, an anchor is likewise symbolic of freedom. Having hope frees us from fear. Having someone to rely on also frees our mind from doubts and stress. As kids, we relied on our parents as our anchor, we sailed with them as we build our own boat. As we age, we finally manage to sail on our own; an anchor is only a part of the ship, we are free to sail and explore until such time that we are ready to drop our anchor when we reach that perfect spot where we can settle as a happy and empowered individual.

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