The term chain necklace can be used to describe many different types of necklace designs, but all of them have something in common. A chain necklace is made of some type of metal link. The links may be used to create a frame to show off gemstones and other embellishments, may be accented by gems or be completely plain to show off the look of the precious metal. Considering these questions will help to simplify finding the perfect chain necklace to add to your jewelry box.
What's the Right Length? - One of the most important things about choosing a chain necklace is ensuring that the length is ideal for your needs. If you're looking for a piece to suit a specific top or dress, you may want to use a string to gauge what length will be right to put with the outfit. For something that you can mix and match with many pieces, consider a chain necklace that adjusts for length.
What's the Right Scale? - The scale of the necklace refers to its overall size. Some of our chain necklaces have very large decorative links that make them bold statement necklaces. Others have smaller, subtler links and embellishments. We also have pieces that are somewhere in the middle.
What's the Right Shape? - The shape of the chain necklace will determine which types of necklines it will best complement. Our chain maille styles are great choices for button down shirts, V-necks, sweetheart and halter necks. Our longer chains can be worn over turtlenecks and crew necks, while our shorter chains can complement scoop necks, square necks and strapless styles.
Gems, Metal or Both? - The last thing you'll want to consider is whether you're looking to add color with a gemstone-focused piece, shine or luster with all metal links or a bit of both.