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The Different Types of Jewellery Chains

When it comes to finding the perfect chain, you have a plenty of eye-catching options. Jewellers all over the world have created chain types from basic to intricate. However, there are many types of jewellery chains that are available at most any jewellery store. We’ll review some of the more common chain types to help you find one – or more - chain designs to fit your style.

Box Chain
BOX
A unique look, the box chain features squared links instead of circles or ovals. These square links are connected together creating a smooth, continuous, square-shaped chain. Box chains are popular with both men and women and are found in a variety of widths. One of the best things about a box chain is that it is very strong and rarely breaks.
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Cable Chain
CABLE
The cable chain is a traditional link chain common in a lot of necklace styles today. The cable chain features uniform round or oval-shaped links that are interlocked together. This is the simplest form of cable chain. Other styles may include double or triple links yet still maintain the cable look.
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Curb Chain
CURB
The curb chain is a common look for men's jewellery. It features oval-shaped links that have been flattened on the edges and slightly twisted. Curb chains can range from delicate and dainty to bold and chunky. Curb chains are available in diamond-cut and hammered styles as well, which adds depth and dimension to the overall look.
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Figaro Chain
FIGARO
Like a song, the Figaro chain has a distinct melody – two or three short links followed by one longer link. The Figaro chain comes in varying sizes and weights, and its unique look makes it a favourite choice for men’s jewellery styles. Like curb chains, Figaro chains may have diamond-cut or hammered detailing.
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Herringbone Chain
HERRINGBONE
One of the oldest chain styles, herringbone chains date back to ancient Egypt. Herringbone chain is made of flat, slanted links joined together in a slightly angled pattern. They are usually not paired with a pendant charm, as they can kink easily. Herringbone chains look great worn with other chain styles and are a favorite in both men’s and women’s jewellery.
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Mariner Chain
MARINER
This unique chain is inspired by nautical knots and anchor chains. The mariner chain is created with interlocking oval links, each centered with a solid bar. There are different varieties of mariner chain, including flat and puffed. This type of chain can have a delicate look when created using small, flat links, but the larger, solid link styles are more popular.
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Rope Chain
ROPE
A smart chain style for both men and women, the rope chain features oval-shaped links that have been carefully woven together, creating twisting rope-like lengths of chain. Rope chains can be delicate or weighty, and are a lovely look alone or layered with others.
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Singapore Chain
SINGAPORE
The Singapore chain is an exceptionally beautiful style. It is made up of a series of interlinked segments that are twisted together, giving the impression of depth and diameter. The Singapore chain looks like a beautiful blend of curb and rope chains, and pairs well with pendants. It’s also a lovely look worn alone.
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Snake Chain
SNAKE
The cable chain is a traditional link chain common in a lot of necklace styles today. The cable chain features uniform round or oval-shaped links that are interlocked together. This is the simplest form of cable chain. Other styles may include double or triple links yet still maintain the cable look.
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Chains From Peoples Are a Great Look Anytime

While Peoples Jewellers carries a great selection of chains, there are many other styles of chains available that are not listed here. You can visit your local Peoples Jewellers retail store to shop and try on their selection of chains to find the style and length that works for you. Gold and sterling silver chains are a luxurious look and your jewellery consultant will help you find a style that works within your budget. Or, you can view an expanded assortment of chains online at PeoplesJewellers.com. Either way you shop, you’re sure to find one or more chain styles to layer and love.

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