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The 411 on Necklaces

Jewelry lovers have many styles and lengths to choose from when it comes to necklaces.

Chain necklaces

Chain necklaces are available in many precious metals, such as platinum, sterling silver and various colors of gold. Chain necklaces are a popular jewelry choice for women and men.

CHAIN TYPES

ANCHOR CHAINS:

Double links of uniform size connect to create a heavy, sturdy appearance.

BEAD CHAINS:

Small metal balls are linked by bits of wire between the beads.

BOX CHAINS:

Square links interlock to present a boxy design. Very thin versions of box chains are popular, especially for displaying pendants.

BYZANTINE CHAINS:

Layered links interlock in a complex pattern to create a rope-like design.

CABLE CHAINS:

A pattern of flat and upright oval links creates a simple design.

CURB OR CUBAN CHAINS:

Links lie flat, and the chain can be thin or very wide. A popular chain style for men.

FIGARO CHAINS:

Two or three smaller links are interspersed with one longer, oval-shaped link in a pattern. Another popular look for men.

HEART CHAINS:

Small heart-shaped links connect for a sweet and feminine chain design.

OMEGA NECKLACE:

Omega necklaces are called chains but don’t really have interlocking links like other chains. Instead, metal plates are pieced together and strung onto a wire to create a flat, smooth, round metal necklace.

POPCORN CHAINS:

Circular links covered with small domes are joined to create a rounded chain that gives the appearance of hundreds of small gold beads joined together.

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