Handmade Gold Chain
Gold chains have been truly glamorized by celebrities from Bollywood, Page 3 fraternity, Hollywood, artists, models and the likes. Not only is it a fashion statement, it is also nearly a jewellery staple; women and men are frequently seen sporting a sleek gold chain around their neck, irrespective of the occasion or the event. In some countries, wearing a gold chain is kind of wealth status symbol. True, because in India, the most bought-sold gold jewellery during festivities or marriages is the humble gold chain. The gold chain is the middle-class man’s asset and rich man’s staple.
Handcrafted Gold Chains
Gold chains are mainly categorized as hand crafted or machine made. The basic melting, moulding and casting even though is done in machines, some parts of the chain are assembled or crafted by hands also. The weight of such handmade gold chains varies between 10gms to 30gms; their thickness varies from 2.50 mm up to 4.0 mm and length of the chain ranges from 16” to 30”. The clasp or the closing of these chains is also of significance and may differ from chain to chain. Most commonly used clasps are the S-hook style, spring-ring or the lobster claw type. The clasp has to be really secure, because chain is something that needs free movement whilst being busy with daily activities.
Handmade Gold Chain Designs
Some very commonly known chain types usually found in the market are as follows, to simply give variations to common gold chains designs:
The Barleycorn chains also called as Chipiya chain – not very flexible, because the interlinks are bound very tight – the joints between the hinges is very small and compact.
The ball chain, also known as the bead chain, which indicates that the chain is composed of small spheres of balls that are attached to each other or held in place by very small connectors; the spheres may be solid or hollow, depending on the weight requirement.
The book chain and box chain kind of look similar – they have a geometrical pattern, which looks like folded squares or open cubes. The appearance is uniform, sturdy and smooth on the surface.
Gold Chain On EMI Online