10 Types of Chain for Perfect Permanent Jewelry

10 Types of Chain for Perfect Permanent Jewelry

More often than not, permanent jewelry professionals are not jewellers by trade, so knowing what chains to choose along with the features that make them the ‘right chain for the job’ can be daunting and downright overwhelming. Keep reading for an in-depth look at the most popular and best chain styles for permanent jewelry!

  1. Figaro Chain:

The Figaro chain is a classic favorite known for its distinctive pattern of two or three small circular links followed by an elongated oval link. This Italian design exudes a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe, making it a go-to-choice for both men and women. The Figaro chain beautifully balances subtlety with presence, making it suitable for layering or wearing solo. 

  1. Cable Chain:

Simplicity and elegance converge in the cable chain, characterized by uniformly sized round or oval links interlocked in a straight line. Its clean, minimalist aesthetic makes it a versatile choice, perfect for pendants, charms, or as a standalone accessory. The cable chain's timeless appeal ensures it remains a staple in any jewelry collection.

  1. Rope Chain:

For those seeking an opulent and luxurious look, the rope chain is the answer. Composed of intertwined oval links, the rope chain exudes a sense of grandeur and opulence, making it a popular choice for statement necklaces and bracelets. Its intricate design and substantial weight make it a symbol of luxury and elegance.

  1. Box Chain:

Precision and symmetry define the box chain, where square links are connected to form a sleek, geometric pattern. This style is favored for its durability and ability to lay flat, making it a popular choice for delicate pendants and personalized jewelry. The box chain's clean lines and modern aesthetic make it a versatile addition to any collection.

     5. Curb Chain:

Bold and eye-catching, the curb chain is characterized by its uniformly sized links with twisted, interlocking patterns. Its rugged appearance has made it a favorite among urban and streetwear styles, while its classic version remains a staple in traditional jewelry designs. The curb chain effortlessly balances edginess with sophistication.

Different chain styles. Figaro, cable, rope, box and curb chain.

  1. Singapore Chain:

The Singapore chain is a delicate and intricate design featuring twisting and braiding of small, closely spaced links. Its unique texture adds a touch of visual interest, making it an ideal choice for lightweight, everyday jewelry. The Singapore chain's delicate charm makes it a favorite for those seeking understated elegance.

     7. Paperclip:

The paperclip chain style is a very popular chain in today's current market. It's characterized by its elongated, oval or rectangular links that resemble the shape of a traditional paperclip and can vary in size from short and fine to larger, statement pieces. Due to their simplistic yet sophisticated design, they are often used in layering with other necklaces or can be adorned with pendants and charms for a personalized touch.

      8. Rolo:

The rolo or belcher chain, a staple in jewelry design, is celebrated for its symmetrical and interconnected round or oval links that give it a uniform and cohesive appearance. This style is distinguished by its combination of durability and timeless elegance, making it suitable for a variety of jewelry types such as necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. The rolo chain's versatile nature allows it to be worn alone as a subtle statement piece or adorned with charms and pendants for added personalization. Its simple yet sophisticated design and adaptability in size and width make it a popular choice, embodying a perfect blend of simplicity, elegance, and practical functionality.

       9. Satellite:

The satellite chain is a unique and delicate style of jewelry chain, characterized by its main chain adorned with evenly spaced small beads or spheres. These beads, which resemble satellites orbiting around a planet, add texture and a distinctive visual appeal to the chain. This design brings an element of subtle intricacy and elegance, making the satellite chain ideal for those who appreciate fine details in their jewelry. It's versatile enough to be worn alone as a minimalist piece or paired with pendants for a more layered look. The satellite chain's delicate embellishments and refined appearance make it a favored choice for both casual and formal wear, adding a touch of sophistication to any outfit.

      10. Heart:

The heart chain is a charming and popular style of chain among permanent jewelry applications. Its design is a series of interconnected heart-shaped links, making this chain a symbol of love and affection. Its design exudes a blend of sentimentality and elegance, making it a popular choice for those looking to express their affection or for special occasions like anniversaries and Valentine's Day. It's also a fan favourite for children & parents who get bracelets together


Be sure to let your clients know that the daintier the chain, the easier it is to break. “Permanent” does not mean indestructible. Chain should never be so thick that it can not break apart with reasonable force; this is for the safety of the wearer and to prevent de-gloving (ripping off of the skin). To test your chain, we recommend taking your display chain and welding it closed with your preferred jump ring, then pull on either side to make sure it will break apart with reasonable force.

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1 comment

I love the curb or the rolo for myself .. such beautiful options from Forever Permanent Jewelry! ❤️

Sue Ross

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