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Chain Style Insights

  1. The Best Types of Necklace Chain that won't pull out your hair

    You’ve probably been in this scenario: you’ve showered and freshened up ready to go out on your daily routine, an evening or a special day out. You’re all dressed and almost ready to head out the door with just the final pièce de résistance left to put on in the form of your favourite fashion accessory- your necklaces, chains or bracelets.

    Your beautiful, dazzling jewellery made with Chain links are ready to put on around your neck or your wrists. But you’re wincing  in anticipation that your hairs- whether fine or long, are about to be jerked out at the base of your neck or wrist. Just the mere thought of it can be enough to make your eyes water right?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or woman and you wear chain links on your neck or your wrist, when the links are brushing with the hairs on either of those areas on  your body the annoying sensation are along the same lines. We’ve all been there and it’s enough to make you feel why you’d ever bothered.

    Sound familiar?

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  2. Anchor, Marina, Rope: 3 types of Symbolic Chain Link Styles for Water lovers

    There is often associated an unspeakable yet therapeutic effect that comes from merely visiting places where large areas of water reside, whether that be lakes, rivers, or oceans. In earlier times prior to travel by air, much discovery was encountered by sailing on ships, boats, submarines and other types of sea vessels. Today we also have the added luxury of incorporating travelling on water through hobbies including canoeing, diving, rafting, rowing, yachting and more.  If you have an affection for nautical themed jewellery whatever the reason, our collection of Sterling Silver Chains and Bracelets are certain to keep your style Anchored when you are on your travels.

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  3. What is a Box Chain Necklace?

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    If you haven’t heard of the style of Chain Link known as a Box Chain, now is a good as time as any to get acquainted with one of the most evolving chain styles in modern times. As one of the most recognised Chain Link styles, alongside the Curb, Belcher, Rope and Figaro the Box Chain is a truly timeless classic. Just like the vast majority of enduring Chain Link styles it’s name originates from its appearance.

    The Heart of a Box Chain

    At the heart of this classic style of link is a simple shape resembling a Box. You may think that it is far too basic a shape to have any charisma. But this 4 sided square shape with flat shiny surfaces when paired closely with another identical link, begins to forms the basis of an attractive and sleek chain link style. Whether you choose to admire it from the side, the top or the bottom you’ll find perfect symmetry all around. Available to wear as either Silver Chains or Silver Bracelets the Box Chain is also known as a ‘Venetian’ Chain Link style owing to it’s origins from the historically artisan city Venice, Italy.  With such heritage, it’s easy to appreciate the reason why this chain style possesses a stylish yet natural allure.

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  4. What is a Curb Chain?

    What is a Curb Chain?

    All you need to know about the Curb style of Chain Link and all its varieties...

    Unlike newer chains where names are given and evolve, classic styles of chain link have names that have long stuck around for decades and are instantly familiar, and the Curb Chain is a part of the classic chain styles group. Where Fashion trends are historic and standards the basis for much jewellery in Italy and France, the curb is known as Grumetta and a Gourmette Chain respectively.

    How is a curb chain made?
    Like most of the classic styles of Chain Link, which have originated hundreds of years before any of the state of the art technology existed, the Curb chain links were crafted from a round wire that was cut to size and then twisted to create a link shape with distinctive grooves. These grooves allow another curb link of the same width, length and depth to sit snuggly in this little pocket and the pairing process is then repeated with until the right length was produced. From this one base shape, creativity and evolving technology has resulted in several varieties of this Curb Chain Link style to meet the latest fashion trends, but at the heart of the Curb Chain, lies that distinct link shape with two grooves on each side, and the formation of one link paired with another.

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  5. The 6 Strongest types of Silver Chain

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    Whether you’re looking to purchase a gift or a cheeky treat for yourself in the form of Silver Chains, when it comes down to making a choice, opting for a Chain made from Sterling Silver is an undeniably great place to start. Silver Chains are the starting point for creating a fashion piece that will stand the test of time but not cost you the Earth. Our styles of chain choice are of varying characteristics such that you’ll feel like playing the lead role in a Charlie and the Chain Factory remake, ranging from: Fine, thin & light vs Thick & Heavy, Bold vs Subtle, Sparkling vs Muted, Intricate vs Simple.

    But when you’re looking to support a cherished Pendant, Locket, Heirloom or keepsake you’ve owned for years or been gifted or even more essential like a medical ID it you need to prioritise the search for a Silver chain that is reliable and sturdy to support such pieces.

    Overall, when you’re really looking for a Silver chain that is characteristically strong we look at it from a production level. This comes down to a combination of:

    • The individual link itself- such as the thickness of the wire it has been made from, the shape of the link and the density of that link (must be solid not hollow)
    • The way each link pairs up with the next link
    • The times that chain has been soldered
    • We might also say the way it has been crafted, as chains with modern technology are able to provide greater consistency than handmade items

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  6. Top 10 Fine Sterling Silver Chains for Pendants

    Fine Sterling Silver Pendant Chains
    Whether you’re looking for a fine Sterling Silver Chain for a Pendant that replaces a broken chain or are looking to inject a new lease of life for a cherished Pendant, in this blog post we’ll suggest the top fine Pendant Chains that are sure to freshen up your look but also provide sturdy & enduring support.

    Before we give you our top 10 fine Pendant Chain suggestions, if you’ve not already read through our in depth blog post on How to select a Sterling Silver Chain for your Pendant we highly recommend to check this out HERE. Even at a brief glance, this blog post will surely help towards making a decision and provides important things to consider when choosing a chain style.

    So let's get started...

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  7. All you need to know about the Foxtail Chain

    Many of the classic styles of Sterling Silver Chains are given names that are easy to remember based on their appearance: Anchor, Ball, Box, Curb, Rope, Wheat. But there’s a style of Sterling Silver Chain that whilst fits within this category, is a chain that is also quite classic, perhaps even historic – The Fox Tail Chain. Similar to a Fox’s Tail in appearance, with layer upon layer of V shapes, arrows or chevrons- this style of chain in our Sterling Silver Classic collection is steeped deep in jewellery chain making history more than you’d know. 

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  8. To Bead or not to Bead? Absolutely!!

    To Bead or not to Bead? Absolutely!!

    The traditional Bead chain consisting of continuous spherical balls of silver wonder are classic styles of Sterling Silver chain and a style that fits well with any of your pendants, and the larger the ball shaped links, the nicer it can be to wear on their own. Most classic bead chains are crafted from this simple spherical type bead ball chain, with ever so perfect smooth polished surfaces. It only takes a few Ball Bead shaped links to capture a ray of light and throw it right back out twice as bright.

    If you love the texture of smooth surfaces, you might also find it difficult to resist that temptation to roll these smoothly polished silver beads between your fingers back and forth obsessively.

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  9. Twisted Sterling Silver Chain Styles: Twisted Rope, Curb, Fox Tail Chains and more

    Within Jewellery the way in which we fashion our look with Sterling Silver Chains is undoubtedly artistic in the way we choose it to be. Most of the popular classic chain link styles such as the Box Chain, Cable Chain, Belcher Chain – all feature basic shapes at the heart of them: Squares, Ovals, Circles.

    At the heart of Twisted Sterling Silver Chain Link styles however, is an evocative shape that beyond the inherent beauty of just the precious metal from which it has been crafted, conveys something deep and meaningful. Depth and meaning subtly paired in jewellery is a thoughtful approach to the way in which you can choose when fashioning your look. How audible you want to make that statement, might be reflected in the visible thickness of that chain, and the depth of that statement reflected in the intimacy, intricacy and craft in which the links are formed together.

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  10. How to select a Sterling Silver Chain for your Pendant

    How to choose a Sterling Silver Pendant Chain

    With today being the start of British Summer time, signifying longer days and shorter nights, we thought it would be a great time to publish our blog post that will help to consider the best types of Sterling Silver Chain to match your Pendant - whether the intention is for style, comfort or functionality. When it comes to meeting people and being out and about, necklaces, pendants and other neckwear can often be one of the first things someone will notice, with the neck being at an eye-level. 

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  11. What is a Popcorn Chain Necklace?

    What is a Popcorn Chain Necklace?

    Have you seen our Popcorn Chains? When you usually hear the word Popcorn you probably think of trips to the cinema but if you’ve not heard of a Popcorn chain before then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at these charming and unusual chains which make a standout choice to match with your necklace pendants. So, what makes our Popcorn chains a delicious choice?

    The Popcorn chain is originally from Italy and in other parts of the world is also known as a Coreana chain. Just like Popcorn pieces, (whether salted or sweet!) it is delicate and light. The Popcorn chain is made up of concave shaped links and looks more contemporary and sleek when compared with other classic styles such as the Curb, Rope and Belcher chains.

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