Savvy though you may be, there’s likely a missing link in your fashion knowledge. But don’t worry–you’re not alone. Because, beyond snake chain and, perhaps, box chain, few folks really know the specific terms associated with different kinds of chains. Well, chain of fools no more, Aretha! This post will polish up your basic knowledge in no time.
Curb Chain – This chain looks like a cable chain that an elephant stepped on; it’s made of flattened, round or oval loops.
Cable Chain – Perhaps the most basic design out there, this chain features uniform, perpendicularly interlocking ovals or circles.
Wheat Chain – Crafted from sets of four twisted ovals, this chain is named for its resemblance to–you guessed it–wheat!
Rope Chain – Simple-yet-elegant, this chain is composed of tightly linked oval pieces that fit into a voluptuous helix shape.
Popcorn Chain – This hard-to-describe chain features small, slightly bulbous pieces arranged into a cylindrical shape.
Panther Link Chain – Sleek and relatively flat, this chain is composed of partially overlapping hinged links.
Which of the above is your favorite?