It may seem simple, choosing a new jewelry chain for yourself or as a gift for your loved one, but there are so many to choose from! So how do you decide?
Follow this guide to the 5 Chain Customizations to design the perfect piece!
Settle on a Style
Your chain style sets the tone for your whole jewelry piece. If your chain is stand-alone, you’ll want to focus on the design of the chain as a focal point. Does its design allow it to catch and reflect light, resulting in a glorious sparkle? Is it simply a backdrop for a pendant, and is the pendant large, small, intricate or simple? Chains come in a large variety of styles, from the classic anchor, box, and curb styles, to a loop of beads, a cord of leather, or thicker chains that lay flat upon the neck and chest.
Choose a Metal
Our chains are available in in all the standard and trending metals, including platinum, white and yellow gold, sterling silver and rose gold. Depending on the amount of wear the piece will get, choosing the right metal will result in a longer life for your piece due to each metal’s specific strength.
The length of your chain will also depend on the style of the piece. Daintier chains can be layered and longer to add elegance to any outfit. Chunkier chains that may be worn alone will want to be at a length that showcases the piece itself. Chain length typically includes clasp assembly so it’s important to pay attention to the overall look you are seeking. An 18” chain is a standard average length that can showcase a chain and pendant sitting in the middle of the chest. Shorter than that may sit below the collarbone or as a choker. Longer chains can add elegance to a classic simple outfit that backdrops your gorgeous taste in jewels.
A clasp may seem like a small, unseen part of the necklace but your clasp can do much more for a piece. If the necklace is meant for someone with shorter hair, where the chain may show, an intricate toggle or S-hook clasp can add to the overall design. If the wearer may need to put the necklace on themselves, an easy to use clasp that one can use behind their neck without looking may be the right fit!