Chains 101

"Chains Chains everywhere and not a drop to drink."

When it comes to necklace shopping choosing the right chain is everything. Do you get links, loops, chunky, dainty, or rope? Do you choose silver, white gold, or yellow gold? What's on-trend? The choices are almost endless and the anxiety can leave you breathless. With so many options you can feel overwhelmed, but we are here to help you break it down, like your very own personal weighted blanket. 

For women, the most common styles are cable, rope, and wheat chains, measuring at an average 1mm wide. The most popular metals are either yellow gold or white gold. But of course, there are many more, and we will be taking you through the ones we thought you should definitely know about. 

So let's get to it. 

"Chain me if you want to reach me."

Let's start with the top chains of the moment. 


The open link chain.

In the jewelry world, "drawn" is another word for "stretched" or "pulled." Drawn cables are simply cable chains that have been run through a drawing process to elongate the links. Round or oval cable rings are re-shaped into long ovals or rectangles.

Charm me.

Charm necklaces and bracelets have made a comeback in the last 15 years allowing The Rolo Chain to have its moment in the sun. No, not the gooey chocolate snack, but the links sometimes known as the Belcher Chain. It is typically made with half-round wires, meaning that the outside of the chain is rounded, but the inside is flat and sometimes even hollow. With its dainty look, yet sturdy structured loops, you can hang any charm or medallion you want with confidence without compromising on style. 

Of course, there are many more, like the Singapore and Snake chain with their unique and distinct looks. As well as some other fantastic ones, but, the above should keep you up to date on what's trending at the moment. This way you won't feel clueless when you shop to up your chain game. 

Happy we could help.