It's a questioned asked over and over again. What kind of chain is best for a pendant? Or what can I wear every day and know it will be sturdy? Here's our list of 5 popular chains that not only work well with pendants but also hold their strength over time.
Whether you are wearing a delicate, larger, or intricate pendant; a box chain is by far the most sturdy style of chain for women. This type of chain gives a boxy appearance with squared links. It's available in a variety of thicknesses. There is a shine to the chain and perfect for most women's pendants.
This type of chain are links that are braided or twisted together. Most of the time wheat chains are created using four strands of a precious metal (either gold, silver, or platinum) which are woven or braided together. These chains are usually duller, in look, compared to the box chain. Wheat chains are also great for women's pendants.
The name basically states the style of the chain. It has a similar resemblance to snakeskin. Snake chains are usually made up of a lot of rings fitting closely together. These are by far one of the most elegant style of chains. A little more care needs to be given to snake chains so they don't kink, but they are great for most women's pendants and the luster adds more to the piece.
This style of chain first originated in Italy and supposedly the name was inspired by two operas. It is made up of small and long oval shaped links together. Figaro chains are most commonly used among men's jewelry because of the sturdiness and masculine look. Thinner Figaro chains work great for women's pendants, as well.
Just like wheat chain, rope chains are made up of strands of precious metals braided and interwoven together to resemble the rope design. There are different types of rope chains such as diamond cut or regular rope chain. They are available in delicate and thick versions perfect both for men and women's jewelry. Rope chains are extremely durable because the strands are interwoven together.
These are just 5 of the the many chain styles out there and available. There are an array of chain styles that work with any pendants or charm. You need to determine what style will work best for you and your pendants/charms.