Types of Chain Jewelry
A chain is a strand of interlocking links, rings, discs, or beads, usually composed of metal. During their early times, chains were likely seen as a life-changing new technology, used as strong and practical alternatives to rope. Smaller chains were used for simple tasks, like pulling a bucket of water up from a well, where larger ones were used to casting anchors.
It wasn't long before chains found their way into jewelry. Chain links can be made by hand, but most modern designs are manufactured by machinery. Chain necklaces are the most popular, but you can find chain used in bracelets and earrings as well. Over time, people have created all different link styles and combinations to fashion different looks. Here are the most well-known chain jewelry styles:
Ross-Simons' Chain Jewelry Collection
Ross-Simons has an extensive collection of chain necklaces in various styles and sizes. They can be worn individually, layered together, or paired with a pendant or two. Gold chains for men and women provide a luxurious touch with classic style and longevity. But for those on a budget, we also carry vermeil and sterling silver chains. Our versatile adjustable slider chains are a unique part of our collection, providing you will all kinds of length options.
A wide variety of link jewelry is also available in classic silhouettes and trendy styles. A piece of chain jewelry is classified as "link" when the individual links are a substantial part of the design. Browse our Italian link jewelry for timeless favorites or our Via fashion link jewelry for more on-trend looks.