There are few key chain styles that you can find in most jewellery collections and those are cuban links, figaro chain, rope chain and cable link chains.
Getting a good necklace chain is a must have for creating a killer necklace stack. The right chain serves as a base to layer pendants from or can be the feature of a look. We have a wide range of necklace chain link styles to choose from. When it comes to jewellery styling there are traditional classic chains that are timeless like the Rope Chain and more themed creative styles like our Cathedral Spiked Link Necklace Chain.
When you’re looking for a new necklace chain there are a lot of options to choose from and over time you may add different styles to your collection. When you’re just starting out there are definitely some things to consider to help make the decision easier.
First would be the link style. This will depend on your personal style, if you have a classic style and you’re looking for something versatile that you can wear to work and events you may want to go for something traditional and elegant like a Figaro Chain or Cuban Link Chain. If you have a modern style and like to experiment then choose something more aggressive as a statement piece.
Second is the length of the chain, do you want your necklace to sit high and close to the neckline as more of a choker style? Or do you want a lower hanging necklace? We recommend checking thesizing guide, measuring your neck and following the example guides to see what length would suit your body type.
Now you know the style and length of the chain you’re after, what else should you be looking for? In addition to the fit there are also some other important factors that can help you on your journey to choosing your chain.
Jewellery can be made from many different metals, the most common is 316L Stainless steel, 925 sterling silver, 18k gold plated stainless steel and solid gold. The colour choice of silver vs gold will depend on your personal preference and then choosing between the metals will also depend on your budget. 316L stainless steel offers the most benefits in the silver colour due to stainless steel being non tarnish and waterproof where silver will oxidise over time and exposure to water. Gold plating give you the look of gold at a fraction of the cost and solid gold is an investment that will hold it’s value.
Quality & Durability
A good necklace chain should feel comfortable on your neck and be enjoyable to wear. Even our most aggressive spiked chain links like the Barbed Wire Chain or Split Cathedral Link Chain have been carefully developed to still feel comfortable on your neck. Durability means the chain should be able to stand the test of time and wear. A long life metal like Stainless Steel scores well for durability.
Consider the price and your budget. We use 316L stainless steel because it will last a lifetime of daily wear and is among the best value for money when it comes to the affordable price point for chains.
Getting a warranty on your purchase will give you extra peace of mind with your new cuban chain. We give a lifetime warranty on all purchases.