When there are a plethora of choices available to you, choosing the perfect one can be difficult. For instance, when you look at the majority of necklace chains, it feels like they all look the same. To narrow your choice, you need to focus on the reason why you want to gift your spouse a necklace. Having a purpose behind your decision and knowing your spouse’s preferences is key to getting it right.
Although most chains are paired with pendants, some stand out on their own without the need for any embellishments. Knowing about different chain designs helps you decide which would look good when worn by a specific gender. Some look amazing on women, while others are specifically designed for men.
This article will look into the different types of gold necklace chains, to help you make the right choice. So buckle up!
1. Anchor Chain (Solid flat mariner chain)
The anchor chain is unique because its links look similar to the links of the chain used for ship anchors. If your loved one loves the sea, they will appreciate getting one of these chains.
You can get a 10K yellow gold mariner chain to use as a necklace, bracelet, or an anklet. These chains are usually 3mm wide and have a Lobster Claw Clasp. A majority of these chains weigh roughly 3.4 grams and are generally 18 inches in length, so they do not weigh down your neck, and fit nicely.
Sometimes, you can overestimate or underestimate the length of a chain that would fit your spouse and may need to exchange what you bought for something else. If you choose to buy this chain, you should choose to buy it from a well-reputed retailer, so that you have the option of returning or exchanging the chain should the need arise.
This piece can be worn with a gold anchor charm, as they complement each other.
The edges of each link are faceted, to make the chain look bright without being tacky; and the clasp is generally of high quality. When chosen as an anklet or bracelet, the chain is adjustable so that your spouse can get the perfect fit without too much trouble.
Purchasing the chain from a trusted jeweler ensures that you get a quality gift, at an affordable price. The fact that it has been keenly detailed makes it a valuable piece of jewelry that you can gift to a loved one as a token of your affection.
The best part is, buying from a reputed retailer means you get a chain that is not gold coated or a chain that could rust after you wear it for a while. This chain can be worn daily because even contact with water does not cause the material to wear out.
The conventional mariner chain is flat. However, the more recently designed puffed mariner chain is a new trend that is gaining popularity. It can be worn as a stand-alone piece, or you can pair it with other smaller width chains and pendants to make a statement.
2. Ball / Bead Chain
The bead chain is made up of a series of beads that have been linked to each other with a chain. The balls are usually connected closely together or at regular gaps to allow for movement. People like to wear ball chains with dog tags for a street smart look. They are best worn together with pendants because they do not do well as stand-alone accessories.
Note that these chains are not as sturdy as other common designs, and they tend to break faster than other chains.
3. Rope Chain
Rope chains are among the most beautiful pieces of jewelry because of their unique design. The segments are connected and the patterns are twisted to give the chain the appearance of a real rope.
This piece is popularly worn around the globe, and every jewelry vendor has them in stock. They are popular because of their durability and textured nature. Depending on your preference, you can choose to wear a thin or thick rope chain. The downside, however, is that they are the heaviest of all chains. Nevertheless, some individuals love feeling the weight of their chains around their neck. Get yourself a 10k gold rope slim chain and wear it with your favorite pendant.
Note that pendants only go well with slim and delicate rope chains, the thicker ones should be worn on their own as statement pieces.
No matter how you wear them, your chain will hardly come apart because 10K gold rope chains are very durable. You cannot forget the feel of the chain on your neck and will notice at once if the chain is missing, broke off, or feel off without you noticing.
4. Box Chain
This type of chain is made of square links, hence the name box chain. The links are connected to each other to form a continuous smooth chain. Like rope chains, 10k gold Box chains are popular and are worn by both men and women. You can buy then in different widths, even though the wider ones are the most popular
These chains are ideal because they are strong and beautiful. The best part is, if a link breaks, it can easily be replaced. You do not have to go back to where you purchased the chain to get it fixed. All you need to do is reattach it without replacing the broken link. If you are worried about messing with the design when reattaching the broken link, fret not because the gap is generally unnoticeable. You can buy 10k gold Box chains at any length you prefer. Plan your budget when buying this chain to prevent yourself from buying a chain that is shorter than you expected.
Gold necklace chains are amazing for making a statement. Whether you are going for a thick or thin one, make sure you buy your chain from a well-reputed jewelry store. This way, you enjoy the manufacturer’s warranty, which means you can get your accessory replaced in case if it is faulty or if it is damaged. Gold chains never grow old and retain their appeal for many years.
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