50. LONG AND SHORT CHAIN Long and short chain is made up of one long link alternating with a series of shorter links. The shape of the links is consistent throughout the chain but the chain itself can formed from round, oval, square, rectangular or other shaped links. This style of chain also falls within the realms of figaro chain as well as fancy chain.
46.KING’S BRAID CHAIN
King’s braid chain is an intricate, closely linked sequential chain design which has ancient origins dating back to the 5th Century. Made of either oval or round links the resulting chain is very soft and flexible with an elegant drape. The links are used in pairs, with a vertical pair joined by a horizontal pair to a vertical pair. The final pair in this sequence is then folded back past the middle section, with the middle section then opened upwards and downwards to both lock the folded back pair in place, as well as opening up an anchor point for the next sequence of three paired links. The result is a jewellery chain with a very detailed rope like appearance and texture. It is available in both flat and round styles, as well as a graduated form with the chain width becoming larger toward the centre of a necklace for example. Because of it’s early origins it is know by many other names includingbirdcage chain, Byzantine chain, and idiot’s delight chain.
Knurling is a cold metal texturing process which results in hatching across the links of a chain reducing the overall reflectivity of the chain but adding texture and interest. The hatching can be in the form of cross hatching, repeating lines, or more complicated designs.
47. LADDER CHAIN
In Britain this chain may put you in mind of a Victorian style toilet with a high wall mounted cistern with a long brass chain with ceramic pull handle! This ladder chain is very simple in design having a round link with two folded back ends forming the hook that links into the next link. It is available in a variety of finishes as well as colours. This chain is also know as hook chain.
48. LINK CHAIN
Link chain is the most common type of jewellery chain. It is formed of individual oval or round links interlocked in a uniform pattern, with each link lying at ninety degrees to the next. Each section of chain is exactly the same shape and size throughout giving it a simple but classic look. This chain is also known as cable chain.
49. LINK AND BAR CHAIN
Link and bar chain is composed of small links or jump rings separated by metal bar links which can be curved, decorative, elongated, shaped, twisted, hollow, solid or a combination of these. This type of jewellery chain is also know as bar chain.
LONG AND SHORT CHAIN
Long and short chain is made up of one long link alternating with a series of shorter links. The shape of the links is consistent throughout the chain but the chain itself can formed from round, oval, square, rectangular or other shaped links. This style of chain also falls within the realms of figaro chain as well as fancy chain.