Gold Chain

Our selection of chains come in a variety of styles, lengths, and widths to suit any taste. From dainty and delicate chains perfect for layering to statement-making pieces that can be worn on their own, we have the perfect chain for every outfit and occasion.

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Types of Gold Chain Links

There are many different types of gold chain links, each with its own unique appearance and benefits. The type of link you choose will depend on your personal style and the look you are trying to achieve. Some of the most popular types of gold chain links include:

Anchor

An anchor chain is an interesting type of chain inspired by the chains used to hoist anchors on ships. The links alternate in vertical and horizontal orientation, with each link bisected by a bar, and these chains are very strong and sturdy, making them a good choice for pendants and other heavy jewelry.

Box

With interconnected square links, this type of chain is very versatile. Box chains are also known as "Venetian chains," and they are easy to pair with other styles.

Cable

One of the most common types of chains available, cable chains feature a consistent pattern of interconnected round or oval links.

Cuban

A Cuban link gold chain has interlocking links that lay flat against the skin in a smooth pattern. This type of chain is very popular for men's jewelry.

Miami Cuban

Popular in hip-hop styles, the Miami Cuban link chain is a variation of the traditional Cuban link chain. Unlike a traditional Cuban link chain, a Miami Cuban link chain has larger links for a bold style.

Curb

A curb chain has oval links that lay flat against each other, giving the chain a smooth appearance. This flat gold chain is typically more popular among men.

Figaro

This style of chain features a repeating pattern of small and large links. Figaro chains are often used for charms and pendants but can be worn independently, as well.

Herringbone

With a unique zig-zag pattern composed with short, flat links, gold herringbone chains are very eye-catching. This type of chain is often worn without pendants.

Rope

A gold rope chain has a twisted pattern that resembles a rope, which reflects light in an attractive way. Diamond cut rope is by far the most popular chain sold today.

Snake or Serpentine

These chains are made with small, tightly-woven links that give the chain a lot of movement. A gold snake chain has a more delicate appearance than some of the other styles.

Wheat

With twisted links, a wheat chain has a unique braided pattern that resembles wheat stalks.

Other Types of Chain

In addition to the popular types of chain links mentioned above, there are also a few other types of chains available. These include:

  • Ball
  • Bar
  • Bead
  • Byzantine
  • Cascade
  • Cobra
  • Foxtail
  • Infinity
  • Omega
  • Panther
  • Popcorn
  • Scroll
  • Trace

Different Types of Gold Chains Available by Color

The type of gold chain you choose will also be determined by the color of gold you prefer. The three colors of gold available are yellow, white, and rose.

Each type of gold chain features the same amount of pure gold, but on its own, gold is too soft to be used to make jewelry. Yellow, white, and rose gold are made by combining gold with various metals to create alloys, resulting in different colors.

Yellow Gold

One of the most popular choices for gold jewelry, yellow gold is classic and timeless. Combining pure gold with metals link zinc, silver, or copper, yellow gold chain links have a beautiful yellow hue.

White Gold

White gold is made with a mixture of pure gold and white metals, such as silver, palladium, or nickel. This type of gold has a bright, shiny appearance that is very popular in modern jewelry styles. A white gold chain may be rhodium plated to enhance its white appearance and eliminate any yellow tones.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is made with a mixture of pure gold and copper. This combination creates a pinkish hue that is very popular in vintage and antique-inspired jewelry; it was initially popular in Russia during the 19th century but has experienced a surge in popularity within recent years. The red tone of a rose gold chain is very complementary to most skin tones.

Karat Considerations: Choosing the Look and Value of Your New Gold Chain

The karat of a gold chain is the measure of how much pure gold it contains. The higher the karat, the more valuable the gold chain will be.

The most common Karat gold that we sell is the 10K gold chain, which is popular because of the strength of the 10K and particularly for the thicker men’s chains to save costs.

14k vs 18k Gold Chain

If you are choosing between a 14k gold chain and an 18k gold chain, there are a few things you should keep in mind. 18k gold contains more pure gold than 14k gold, meaning that it is more valuable. However, a 14 karat gold chain is stronger than 18k gold and less likely to bend or break. 18k gold is also more likely to scratch and show wear over time.

When choosing between 14k and 18k gold, it is important to consider your budget and how you plan to wear the chain. If you are looking for a durable chain that can be worn daily, a 14k gold chain may be the best option. If you are looking for a luxurious, high-end chain or if you do not plan to wear the chain often, an 18k gold chain may be the best option.

Gold Chain Styles for Everyone

The type of gold chain necklace you choose should be based on your personal style and how you plan to wear it.

No matter what your style or budget, there is a gold chain that is perfect for you at Arizona Diamond Center.

Gold Chain for Men

Men’s gold chains come in a variety of styles, from thick, robust chains to delicate, intricate designs. Thick gold chains are often worn as necklaces. These chains are very sturdy, and thicker chain links create a bold look. They are typically worn with casual attire and add a touch of sophistication and masculinity.

Gold Chain for Women

Women’s gold chains are available in a wide range of styles, from dainty, delicate designs to bold, statement pieces. If you want to pair your chain with a pendant, it is best to select a sturdier chain that can support its weight. However, if you are searching for a chain to wear as a necklace on its own, a delicate, thin gold chain may be more appealing.

How to Wear and Style Gold Chain Jewelry

Gold chains are very versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways. They can be worn as stand-alone necklaces or paired with charms and pendants. They can also be layered with other pieces of jewelry for a bold, statement-making look.

Gold chains can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for any occasion.

On Its Own

Wearing a gold chain without any charms or pendants is a great way to show off the piece. It is a simple and elegant way to accessorize, and it can be dressed up or down depending on the type of chain you choose.

Layered

Layering multiple gold chains is a great way to create a bold style. It is also a great way to mix and match different styles of chains. When layering gold chains, it is best to choose pieces with different lengths, textures, and widths for a more interesting look.

With a Pendant

Pairing a gold chain with a pendant is a classic way to wear this type of jewelry. The pendant adds interest and can be personalized to your taste. Pendants come in a variety of styles, from dainty and delicate to bold and statement-making.

Gold Chain Sizing: What Length Is Right For You?

Gold chains come in a variety of lengths, and it is important to choose the right one for you. The length of your chain should reflect your style and how you intend to wear it.

Standard Necklace Lengths

The most common lengths for gold chains are 16 inches, 18 inches, 20 inches, 24 inches, 26 inches, 28 inches, 30 inches, and 32 inches. These lengths can be worn alone or with a pendant.

Bracelet or Anklet Lengths

Gold chains can also be worn as bracelets or anklets. Bracelet and anklet lengths typically range from 7 inches to 9 inches.

How to Clean a Gold Chain

It is important to clean your gold chain regularly to keep it looking its best. The best way to clean a gold chain at home is to soak it in a solution of warm water and mild dish soap. Avoid any soaps with unknown ingredients, and be sure to take off your chain before showering. Gently rub your chain with a cloth or soft toothbrush, then rinse in warm water and dry with a towel.

How to Clean 14k Gold Chain

If you want to clean a gold chain that is 14k or higher, it is important to take extra care in doing so. You can use a jewelry cleaning solution to keep your 14k gold jewelry clean or use a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner.

To keep your gold chain in the best condition, you can schedule routine cleanings with a jeweler.

What to Know About Gold Chain Repair

If your gold chain is damaged, it is important to take it to a professional for repair. Attempting to fix a gold chain yourself can actually cause more damage.

When bringing your chain in for repair, be sure to bring along any documentation you have about the piece, such as a receipt or appraisal. This will help the jeweler determine the value of your piece and give you an accurate estimate for the cost of repairs.

Jewelers like Arizona Diamond Center are often fully capable of repairing gold chain issues such as:

  • Broken gold chain clasps
  • Missing, damaged, or broken links
  • Kinked or tangled chains

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gold Chain

How do you know if a chain is real gold?

The easiest way to tell if a chain is real gold is to look for a stamp on the piece. Real gold will be stamped with a karat number, such as 10k, 14k, or 18k.

What are the different gold chain styles?

There are many different types of gold chains, with some of the most popular types including: gold cuban link chain, Miami cuban chain, curb chain, Figaro chain, box chain, and more.

How much is a real gold chain?

The price of a real gold chain will depend on the type of chain, the weight, and the karat number. Generally, gold chains start at around $100 and can go up to several thousand dollars.

What are the most popular ways to style a gold chain?

Some popular ways to style a gold chain include: wearing it alone, with a pendant, or layered with other chains. Gold chains can also be worn as bracelets or anklets. A small gold chain may be best layered with other necklaces or adorned with a small, lightweight charm, while a thicker chain tends to look fine on its own.

How to clean gold chain at home?

The best way to clean a gold chain at home is to soak it in a solution of warm water and mild dish soap, then gently wiping it with a cloth or toothbrush and towel-drying it off.

How to fix a gold chain?

If your gold chain is damaged, it is important to take it to a professional for repair. Attempting to fix a gold chain yourself may cause more damage.

Where can I buy a gold chain?

Gold chains can be purchased at many jewelry stores, department stores, and online retailers. Visit Arizona Diamond Center to browse our selection of gold chains today!

Purchase a Quality Gold Chain from Arizona Diamond Center

When you’re looking for a high-quality gold chain, look no further than Arizona Diamond Center. We offer a wide selection of gold chains in a variety of styles, lengths, and karats. Our experts can help you find the perfect chain to suit your needs and budget.

Stop by our store today to see our selection of gold chains, or browse our collection online!

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