The strongest styles of chains are made up of interlocking links that do not have a bending point, and won’t break in twisting or folding. Cable, curb, mariner, Figaro, and rope are just some of the strongest chain styles, especially if they are thick.
What kind of chain styles are there?
A guide to various chain styles for necklaces & bracelets
Box Chains. Box chains have squared links rather than round links for a boxy appearance.
Cable Link Chains.
Flat Link Chains.
What is a fancy link chain?
Fancy Sheet Link Styles – These chains are hand or machine made by assembling stamped sheet links in shapes such as flowers, petals or geometrics. These stampings may have additional variation effects such as textures or curbing.
What is the extra chain on a necklace called?
The part of the pendant that goes over the chain is called the bail or bale. This holds the piece to the chain. Most bails are attached to a metal pendant. However, some connect directly to a gemstone.
What is the best length necklace?
Worn Best With
Open-neck clothing such as scoop necks, V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boatnecks
20 to 24 inches
Great for both business and casual wear
What is the most flattering necklace length?
The Three Most Flattering Necklace Lengths For YOU
16 inches. This necklace length is a classic that sits right on your clavicle. It’s especially popular now if you want to look extra stylish and put together during Zoom calls!
24 inches. 24 inch necklaces, known as a matinee length, fall perfectly around the collarbone and bust.
How do I pick a daily necklace?
Tips for Picking the Perfect Everyday Necklace!
Strong like Bull! Your Everyday Necklace should be constructed of durable, dependable materials.
Keep it simple!
An everyday necklace should be one solid, neutral color.
Maintenance…as if we don’t have enough to do right?!
Let your personality shine through!
Should I get a 20 or 22 inch chain?
If you had been considering a 22 inch you might now have to consider a 20 inch because of your pendant. Going for an average length chain(22“) is going to be your best chance when getting your first chain because it is the middle ground and “safest” choice.
What type of chain is best for pendants?
Cable chains, box chains, curb chains, figaro chains, and wheat chains are all great chain styles to consider for pendants. Again, adjust the width accordingly if you decide to wear these chains with a heavier pendant for extra durability.
Is 20 inch chain too short?
20–inch chains –if your neck is 17 inches, a 19” or 20” chain would be a good length. A 20” chain falls between your shirt’s first and second button or the collarbone. At this length, you can wear the chain necklace inside or outside your shirt.
Is an 18 inch necklace too short?
After a measurement is obtained, its a good idea to opt for a necklace size that is at least the second size up from your neck size. For example, if you have an 18 inch neck, you should probably choose a chain length of 20 inches or more. An 18 inch chain would feel too tight.
Is a 16 inch chain too short?
Women below 5’4” look best in 16 to 20 inch necklace lengths. Women who fall between the height of 5’4” to 5’7” can wear necklace of any length. Taller women who are 5’7” or above can wear any length necklace. Longer chain style necklaces look best on taller women as they accentuate a tall frame.
Should I get a 16 or 18 inch chain?
16” Necklace: Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it hangs more loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone. 18” Necklace: A common choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone. 20″ Necklace: Will fall just below the collarbone.
How do I know my chain size?
To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.
How do you wear two chains?
How thick should a chain be?
Try to choose chain that fits your size. If you are a slim guy, then slim chains between 2 mm and 4 mm will fit you well. If you have a large size and thick neck, wider chains may look more proportional. We have a selection of men’s sterling silver chains from 1 mm to 8 mm wide.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.