Four Classic Styles in Chain Links

June 1999

For Your Staff:Selling Jewelery Styles

Four Classic Styles in Chain Links

This is third in a series of articlesProfessional Jeweleris presenting on different style of jewelry. Learning about different styles, selling points and where they came from can make your job more interesting and profitable

Byzantine Three open links are added to each connection ­ two placed diagonally on each side of the connection and the third laced through the two extra links and the vertical double link. This extra layering repeats on each side of the connection. 14k gold Byzantine chain is highlighted with emerald cabochons on the clasp. Cabochons available in a variety of gemstones.
Expressions Jewelry Inc./Expressions By Sayed, Dallas, TX; (214) 748-3275, fax (214) 748-3308.

Figaro Sometimes called the Long and Short chain, this can be made with three short links then one long one, with the combined short ones the same length as the long one (other combinations are possible). 14k white and yellow gold handmade Figaro link necklace with lobster claw clasp is from the Braccio collection.
Big Apple Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., New York City; (212) 944-9677, fax (212) 944-9621.

Cable A flat open link where one oval links horizontally and the next one links vertically. This repetition adds strength. Open rounded oval links add style to this sterling silver chain. Keystone, $160.
Audace, White Plains, NY; (914) 997-7338.


Rolo Round open links alternate horizontally and vertically. These chains aren't only used for decoration around neck and wrist. Larger versions provide powerful aid for large machinery and fasten anchors. Sterling silver rolo bracelet features a lobster claw clasp.
M.W. Samara Inc., Hawthorne, NY; (914) 347-4200, fax (914) 347-5439.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Copyright © 1999 by Bond Communications.


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