Chains have been a very important aspect of jewelry since the time in which humans were able to craft metal into decorative pendants to be worn around the neck, wrist, or ankle. As jewelry making advanced and wearing jewelry became much more popular, many different chain styles were created. Many chain styles today are considered to be extremely fashionable. Here are some of the most popular ones!
A Box Chain is created using small, square links connected to create a smooth chain. Also known as Venetian chains, they are extremely common because of their durability as well as versatility.
A Bead Chain, also known as a ball chain, consists of small balls connected to each other via short single chain lengths. The placement between the beads can vary from a small to a large distance between beads.
A Figaro Chain consists of alternating small circular links and large rectangular links, connecting to create an elaborate design. Women’s Figaro Chains tend to be much more slender and delicate than men’s Figaro chains. This is the easiest way to tell the chains apart.
A Rollo Chain utilizes symmetrical links that are joined together to create a chain. They are sturdy and great for hanging charms and pendants. The Rollo Chain offers a simple, polished look requiring minimal decoration.
A Twist Chain, a variation of the Rope Chain, consists of long oval links joint together tightly to create a twisting rope style. The woven look of the Twist Chain makes the chain look solid and rich.