Chain necklaces are available in many precious metals, such as platinum, sterling silver and various colors of gold. Chain necklaces are a popular jewelry choice for women and men.
Double links of uniform size connect to create a heavy, sturdy appearance.
Small metal balls are linked by bits of wire between the beads.
Square links interlock to present a boxy design. Very thin versions of box chains are popular, especially for displaying pendants.
Layered links interlock in a complex pattern to create a rope-like design.
A pattern of flat and upright oval links creates a simple design.
CURB OR CUBAN CHAINS:
Links lie flat, and the chain can be thin or very wide. A popular chain style for men.
Two or three smaller links are interspersed with one longer, oval-shaped link in a pattern. Another popular look for men.
Small heart-shaped links connect for a sweet and feminine chain design.
Omega necklaces are called chains but don’t really have interlocking links like other chains. Instead, metal plates are pieced together and strung onto a wire to create a flat, smooth, round metal necklace.
Circular links covered with small domes are joined to create a rounded chain that gives the appearance of hundreds of small gold beads joined together.
Metal strands of small links are twisted together to create a textured “rope” look.
Similar to the curb chain, the Singapore chain features links that lie flat yet are faceted to create a curved and complex design.
A series of S-shaped or Z-shaped links fit tightly together to create a smooth chain. Has a solid appearance and are very flexible.
Flat oval links interlock with twisted oval links to create an intricate pattern which resembles a V-like wheat pattern.