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.
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.
This year in the UK Sunday 31st March is a special day to celebrate all that Mother’s and Motherly figures in our lives unconditionally provide us with. Mother’s Day which is just one day in a year is an ample time to express our affection for that one of a kind, nurturing love. Love is not something we can see or touch. It’s something that can only be felt. But gifting tokens that last a lifetime as a symbolism that heartfelt affection can surely reflected upon in years to come, therefore choosing jewellery made of precious metal is sure to speak volumes of her worth.
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Whilst Gold which is often associated in world mythology as being related to the Sun because of the Golden Colour and fatherly figures, Silver is closely associated with the Moon and it’s silvery hue and in turn Motherly figures.
Here we’ll give your our best Sterling Silver Jewellery Gift ideas from our collection at The Chain Hut for Mother’s Day in 2019 including: Sterling Silver Chains, Sterling Silver Bracelets, Sterling Silver Necklaces
Whilst in fashionwear trends evolve in cycles- whether seasonally, yearly or even longer, how often the scene changes can equally apply to whether it’s clothing itself or accessories such as jewellery. Precious metal jewellery however is a segment of jewellery, which features material that tends to be created with a longer period in mind. Specifically Platinum, Gold, Sterling Silver and more are the most recognised precious metals and related trends generally stick around a lot longer- at least a year or two. Very often some styles also go beyond all sense of time to form classic collections that defy the “in fashion” or “out of fashion” labelling and once you’ve formed a bond with the item it can last even longer and be passed on as heirlooms.
Opting for Mens Silver Chains are specific types of jewellery accessory that when worn naturally enhance an outfit. Whether that outfit is intended for an everyday wear look or that sharp occasional look that makes a unique statement, our collection of Mens Silver Chains will help complete a variety of looks and styles. Whether you’re gifting jewellery for Men, or are a Man that is in pursuit for inspiration to evolve your Chain Game- this post will help you stay a step ahead in discovering the Top Trends for Men’s Silver Chains for 2019.
Whilst fashion trends in jewellery come and go, the taste for Gold in jewellery continues to stand firm in its different incarnations, whether rings, bracelets, chains, necklaces and more. In this blog post we’re going to explore this trend of Gold as used as a plating on Sterling Silver Chains and the evolving mindset towards Gold fashioned onto Sterling Silver Chains to create pieces that are just as spectacular as solid Gold Chains.
Natural attraction to Gold
Little explanation is required to know that Gold itself has been historically been valued highly by cultures all across the world over thousands of years in jewellery- whether in religious or cultural practices or as a reflection of status, such as Royalty. In fact many ancient cultures closely associate Gold with the Sun, and Royalty, with the Sun being the King and life giver on Earth and solar system, it’s not wonder Gold is almost engrained in mind to be valued quite highly.
Sourced from deep beneath the earth, this precious metal has undoubtedly been one of the highest valued materials on the planet and whilst it may be difficult to put into words a single reason for the attraction to this naturally bright yellow metal, one thing is for sure- when it’s crafted into jewellery it’s charm surely magnifies tenfold.
Gold Chains themselves can be vibrant whatever the purity of Gold from which it has been crafted- whether 24ct, 22ct, 18ct, 14ct or 9ct since each emanate a different shade of Yellow suitable to our own tastes. The only difference however between each level of these purities are the relative cost. 9ct Gold being less expensive and 24ct being higher owing to the purity and concentration of gold content increasing at each increment.
Since the price of Gold being assessed on its weight, and Gold now being at all time high (at least 5-6 times more than 20 years ago) when you’re looking to accessories with Gold Chains and Necklaces, an evolving trend has emerged that maintains the luxury of the Gold appearance, yet won’t cost the earth- Gold Plated Chains on Sterling Silver.
So, what are Gold Plated Chains on Sterling Silver?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It feels like the fabulous warm weather and bright sky spell over has finished quite quickly, after most of the start of the year being predominantly quite chilly for most of us in the UK!
But don’t be fooled or get bogged down. That short spell is a great taster for the Summer season ahead and a reminder that overall warmer climate for us is sure to be on the horizon. Reminisce about the great times you’ve had in the pleasant temperatures with friends or family and you’ll be sure to realise, it’s a great opportunity to live in the moment and accessorise your outfits on such occasions with jewellery for that finishing touch.
With our recent injection of Thicker Sterling Silver Chains into our stock, there’s a number of reasons why you’d be wise to adopt such a chain characteristic when choosing your next style of chain necklace.