This crucifix pendant is a nice style for a boy for whom jewelry is sometimes hard to find. The crucifix is pewter with a satin silver oxidized finish and comes on an 18 inch chain which makes it a good length for a young man. The design of this crucifix is simple rather than ornate which makes it something a boy might consider wearing. If a young man has not worn religious jewelry before, this crucifix is a good piece to start him off with as it signifies one of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Gifting a young man with a crucifix can give the parents and child a chance to talk about religion, what the crucifix signifies and why it is so important. This crucifix comes in a nice black box with a paper inset that says "Communion" but the inset can be removed if you wish to give the crucifix for a birthday or other occasion. The gift boxed crucifix would be a perfect gift for a young man making his First Communion.