Chains 101

Chains 101 | Sparklane

"Chains Chains everywhere and not a drop to drink."

When it comes to necklace shopping choosing the right chain is everything. Do you get links, loops, chunky, dainty, or rope? Do you choose silver, white gold, or yellow gold? What's on-trend? The choices are almost endless and the anxiety can leave you breathless. With so many options you can feel overwhelmed, but we are here to help you break it down, like your very own personal weighted blanket.

For women, the most common styles are cable, rope, and wheat chains, measuring at an average 1mm wide. The most popular metals are either yellow gold or white gold. But of course, there are many more, and we will be taking you through the ones we thought you should definitely know about.

So let's get to it.

"Chain me if you want to reach me."

Let's start with the top chains of the moment.


A San Francisco bling.

The Cable Chain is where we shall begin. It is probably the most common chain used today. It has a train of identical oval links that connect to form a beautiful long chain.


It's Tricky.

The Curb Chain has recently made a comeback. With the height of its reign in the ’80s, as seen worn by hip-hop legends Run DMC and more, its thick interlocking links made to lay flat, tends to give it a more masculine touch for a bold look. Whether in silver or gold you will be on-trend.

Charm me.

Charm necklaces and bracelets have made a comeback in the last 15 years allowing The Rolo Chain to have its moment in the sun. No, not the gooey chocolate snack, but the links sometimes known as the Belcher Chain. It is typically made with half-round wires, meaning that the outside of the chain is rounded, but the inside is flat and sometimes even hollow. With its dainty look, yet sturdy structured loops, you can hang any charm or medallion you want with confidence without compromising on style.


Of course, there are many more, like the Singapore and Snake chain with their unique and distinct looks. As well as some other fantastic ones, but, the above should keep you up to date on what's trending at the moment. This way you won't feel clueless when you shop to up your chain game.

Happy we could help.