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Sterling Silver Jewelry Chains

Jewelry chains are fine metals that are used as an adornment on neck and hands. Decorative gems and pendants are attached to add to its beauty. Sterling silver jewelry chains are worn with casual dresses and lend a chic look to the owner. A small chain with a tiny pendant gives a subtle look to different apparel. As Sterling Silver is easily available and also affordable, it can be worn daily by poeple. The style, shape and design of the sterling silver chains can be modified and molded.

There are different styles in which chains are available.

Beads

There are no links. While looking at it, one feels that beads are attached to each other.

Belcher

The thickness of this chain is wider than the trace. The links of the chain might vary in shape. When the links are square in shape and have a tighter hold on each other, they from “Briolette”

Byzantine

A link formed of 2 circular links is enclosed by a crescent shaped link. It looks ellipsoid in cross-section, when laid flat on a surface.

Curb

When the curb chain is laid flat, the links interlock themselves. The width of the chain may go up to 2 cms. These chains are thicker. They are so thick that they can be used for horse stack also. With experiment, a ‘Singapore’ style was invented.

Herringbone

The links are arranged in V-shape to give the look to lay entirely flat. The strands are so thin that it can either be plaited or twisted together.

Prince of Wales

Small circular links are entangled into each other. They entangle in such a way that it brings out a new style and also doesn’t look shabby.

Rope

Two twisting strands are placed in such a way that many small links are not completely joined. The disadvantage of such a chain is, when a single link break, the others follow in train. Figaro is the stylish form of a rope.

Snake

The links are tightly arranged that includes a square or round cross-section. The links are arranged in a crisscross manner.

Spiga

The links are interconnected like plaited hair.

Trace

It is a commonly found style of chain worldwide. Such chains are consistent in breadth but have finer widths. They’re very delicate. It can hold pendants that weigh approximately 3.4gms.

Wheat

The links of the chain are attached and look like wheat grains.

Source by Kilian

Photo by The ChainMaille Lady

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