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Golden Chain - Evolution from the Well Chain to Bird Eye

Thursday, 21 January 2010

golden chainThe golden chain is sometimes called a Cinderella among other jewelry as if once upon a time there was a beauty girl and nobody knew that she was beautiful. She had to do all heavy and dirtywork and later her beauty was discovered. And the same is with the golden chain. For over hundred of years they were used as additional accessory only but not as the individual jewelry to enjoy. A chain is designed to attach the pendant to it. And that is all for it. And the chain was usually presented as a gift with the pendant, by no means.

When a single chain was presented, that gesture was considered and claimed as the ignorant and impolite action. And only in Ancient Greece the delicate gorgeousness of the golden chain was appreciated, and it became one of the favorite jewelry. The Hellas pretty women wore chains as the jewelry for neck, waist, ankles, in the hair style and as bracelets, the same as girls do now.

The jewelers paid their thorough attention of the golden chain only in the end of the XX century when they estimated the delicacy and loveliness of Cinderella who was ever fussy in the kitchen. The experiments with jewelry were trite to that time though from time to time they manufactured breathtaking rings and earrings, pendants and bracelets. Anyway, that was customary and people required something new and fresh. New blowing and new fashion.

And the golden chain became the new product after it was polished by the team of designers and jewelers, and it turned out to be multifaceted that is able to emphasize or create the personality of the owner.

Chains come thin and delicate, as in the antique times, solid as well chains rounded and flat, long and short of various shapes, forms and kinds. Golden chain is made from white, yellow and pink gold, and there are jewels made from blend of three metals. Golden chains glitter in soothe rainbow or sunlight; accentuate the classic style or the brilliant avant-garde.

The appearance of the golden chain depends on the way of braiding. The classic genre is «bismark». These chains are flat and flexible though quite wide and they are believed to be the jewelry for men. But when a woman wears a flat golden chain of «bismark» braiding, she looks very attractive and delicate. On the top of it, such a chain is good to attach some pendants to dangle from.

Love golden chains are the most delicate and tender. Flat rounded eyelets linked in edges is the typical love chain. Such golden chains are good for pendants, like a crucifix, pendant to match the evening dress and others. Love chains look tender and it is possible to wear several love chains at the same time without looking heavy and vulgar.

The anchor braiding does not look heavy and solid in spite of the name. Chain links are made as anchor links and the chain is not flat. It is good to wear as the neck jewelry, and a bracelet. The anchor chains are quite delicate, though this is the elegant stinginess and they are good for men.

Serpentine braiding is quite popular. The links of this chain are tightly attached to each other as twisting lines. It is wide and flat. It is perfect as the bracelet and is good to wear as neck jewelry with the love chain. Pendant to dangle from the serpentine chains are not recommended to avoid rough and vulgar look.

Figaro braided chains look attractive as well. This chain is like the link of lengthened chain details with rounded and finer links. Moreover, the links of other kinds are added to it and then the braiding is called differently, like Figaro-1 or Figaro-2, etc.

Armored braiding chains are very comfortable. Flat and polished from both sides links do not twist when wearing. The chain is too solid to add pendants, and when wearing alone the chain accentuates the individuality and image of the wearer. The chain is good for both men and women.

Round chains are not suitable for pendants, they may twist and bend. It is not recommended to bend it.

French braided chain is the luxury type of jewelry in the contemporary avant-garde style requiring solid though elegant decorations.

When purchasing golden chains, you need to check the lock thoroughly, and it should be opened and closed and well tensed. All chain details should be well linked when the links are flexible. And the required features of the good golden chain include flexibility and yielding.

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