Top 10 Chain Facts

  • A chain is a stylish jewellery item which is worn around the neck.
  • Chains are available in different metals such as gold, silver, platinum and steel. Metal chains are sturdy and keep their shape and shine.
  • The metal chain dates back to around 225BC when it was used in wells to draw buckets of water to the surface.
  • The unique and sturdy link design of chains soon filtered into the world of fashion and were popularized as a jewellery item worn by men and women alike.
  • As well as around the neck, chains are also worn as bracelets around the wrists and anklets around the ankles.
  • Popular styles of chains include the curb chain, the belcher chain, the snake chain, the herringbone chain and the Byzantine chain.
  • Most chains open and fasten using a simple push clasp and interlink for security.
  • Metal chains are water resistant and can be worn in the shower or while swimming.
  • Although chains are bold and effective when worn on their own, chains can be worn in pairs or more.
  • For women, stylish gold and silver chains can be worn with a gemstone pendant to add a sleek feminine touch.