Gold Chains

Written by Serena Berger
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Ranging in style from the simplest and most delicate to the thickest and sturdiest chains, a flash of gold at the wrist, neck, or ankle can enhance any look. Given the immense popularity of gold chains as accessories, it should come as little surprise what a wide variety of types there are. The width, length, link type, and metal all combine to make a distinctive chain that may go with a variety of your looks, or be a staple that you wear every day.

Virtually any style of gold chain can be wrought in 14k yellow or white gold, and many can employ both for a striking and beautiful contrast. Links can be alternated by type or color to create an asymmetrical design or a unique look. Charms, pendants, and other accessories can be added to create a one-of-a-kind necklace, anklet, or bracelet.

Types of Gold Chains

While there are nearly limitless varieties of gold chain, there are some general types that are useful to know. These chains differ in their appearance and size, and selecting the perfect one is as much a matter of personal taste and style as the choice of car, clothes or hairstyle. Heavier, thicker links can be found in mariner, anchor and square link chains, while more delicate and complicated linkages can be seen in Byzantine, Wheat, Singapore, and Figarope chains.

Whether you are dressing up for a night out or simply accessorizing for a day at the office, there is always a place for gold in your wardrobe. If you don't favor the look of yellow gold, it is likely that the cooler pale luster of white gold will complement your complexion. A good tip is to look at the veins which show in your wrist. The bluer they look, the more likely you are to look best in a white gold or rose gold. If they seem a bit greener, try yellow gold or green gold.

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