Jewellery Chain Glossary (Six)
Here is a tutorial of introducing you the meaning of different kinds of jewelry chain. Hope you will continue reading it!
61. POPCORN CHAIN
Popcorn chain is made of identical machine stamped segments of flat metal in much the same manner as snake chain. The metal segments are hollow and can be flat, rounded or concave.
62. PRINCE OF WALES CHAIN
Prince of Wales chain is made of small circular links, where each link has no less than four other links connected to it, forming a twisted metal chain. The resulting chain resembles a rope and is extremely strong due to the additional connectivity between chain links.
63. RING AND CONNECTOR CHAIN
RING AND CONNECTOR CHAIN is a variation on cable chain made up of elongated links connected by round links or jump rings.
64. ROLO CHAIN
Rolo chain is made up of alternating oval or round links. These links are typically smaller in length and thicker in girth than cable chain links, and are flat on the inside, giving the chain a heavy, sturdy appearance. This type of chain is popular for use as charm bracelets. This jewellery chain is also known as belcher chain and in its finest form baby belcher chain.
65. ROPE CHAIN
Rope chain has the appearance of two, or more, twisted strands of chain spiralled together. It is created by weaving rows of metal links to resemble a thick two stranded rope. A downside of this chain is that because the individual links are not fully joined together if one link fails there can be a domino effect! Some rope chains combine two different types and colours of metal.
66. ROUND LINK CHAIN
Round link chain is a simple uniform chain combining round open links or closed soldered links set at right angles to each other.
67. ROUND MAILLE CHAIN
Round maille chain is made up of smooth round metal plates or bands with a slight curve at their mid point. They are tightly joined together to form a continuous flexible tube reminiscent of a snake skin due to a slight zigzag effect. It has a virtually closed surface profile which makes for a very elegant and flexible chain perfect for displaying a pendant from. Unlike omega chain there is no underlying wire or mesh to support these plates. This jewellery making chain is also known as Brazilian chain, hexagon chain, star weave chain but most commonly snake chain.
68. SAN MARCO CHAIN
San Marco chain is made up of long and rounded links which somewhat resemble a puffed grain of rice with a flat bottom. These individual links are arranged next to each other at a forty five degree angle and attached to each other at the bottom by sturdy flat pins set at an opposing angle.
69. SATURN CHAIN
Saturn chain is composed of small round link chain punctuated with filled beads that look like orbiting planets or moons, adding both interest and texture to the overall chain design.
70. SCROLL CHAIN
Scroll chain is produced by a dedicated machine which uses two separate lengths of wire fed from opposite directions to create the initial scroll which is then soldered. The chain can then be hammered or diamond cut for added effect.