Stunning jewellery chains just for you
Whether it's creating lovely new jewellery from scratch or replacing a broken chain on an existing necklace, finding the right size, weight, length, and colour of chain can make all the difference to an item of jewellery. Pendant bearing chains need to complement the pendant, without overwhelming the design or any stones that are on display. The metal chosen will have a massive impact on the look of the necklace, or pendant once it's finished, so must be considered wisely.
Which metal to choose
Silver chains have remained very popular, with the neutral almost white gold tones increasing in prevalence. Silver looks particularly lovely as a fine chain, or a lightweight chain link. A sterling silver curb chain might not need a pendant, as often the heavier versions look decorative enough on their own. Gold chains are a classic investment, although cheaper gold tone alternatives can look just as appealing as the right thing. Yellow gold ball chains can offer an on-trend look, just as rose gold can, which is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. The warm tones of rose gold look stunning as necklaces, ankle bracelets, or wrist bracelets, and are a popular choice for charm bracelets. For a more modern alternative, copper offers a high shine finish to jewellery.
Designing your own
Choosing the right chain is an integral part of the jewellery making decision, for a designer. There are handy extension lobster clasps that can make a piece of jewellery more accessible if you want to appeal to a wider range of people, who may want a chain in a different size. Otherwise, there are rolls of chain, where a crafter can choose to make as many different chains as they like, which gives them the freedom to design jewellery of different lengths.