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Styles of Thick Chain Necklaces

Thick chain necklaces have become a must-have accessory that adds a dramatic and elegant touch to any outfit. The different styles of thick chain necklaces offer a wide selection that suits every taste, from classic designs that ooze timeless elegance to trendy and edgy ones. 

These chains are ideal for those who want to make a statement with chunky necklaces. Whether you prefer a minimalist or a maximalist look, this article will walk you through different designs and styles of thick chain necklaces, helping you find the perfect one for your style.

Styles of Thick Chain Necklaces

Styles of Thick Chain Necklaces

Thick chain necklaces have taken over the fashion world by captivating the hearts of trendsetters worldwide. These modern accessories could improve any look by leaving a lasting impression. The different styles of thick chain necklaces should allow you to choose ones in which you’ll feel confident.

So, get ready to explore the different designs and styles of thick chain necklaces, which will take your fashion game to new levels.

But before you start exploring, take a look at our womens thick silver chain necklace, where elegance meets boldness. Each necklace in this exceptional collection is a work of art, masterfully handcrafted. The designs of these necklaces make them one-of-a-kind, ensuring that you own a piece that is as exceptional as you are. Our thick silver chain necklaces, with their presence, will make you the center of attention at any event or occasion. 

Now, let’s go back into exploring the different thick chain necklace styles! Here are some different styles of thick chain necklaces.

Cuban link chain

The Cuban link is a retro style that has been on the market for a long time. The Cuban chain is a modern take on the traditional link chain. It can be made with round or oval links that are artistically twisted, and sometimes it’s a diamond cut. The chain can be made in a variety of widths and lengths.

Its adaptable design works well with both casual and formal clothes. Whether silver or gold, the Cuban link chain necklace gives any outfit a touch of beauty and sophistication.

Diamond cut

Diamond cut is when a jeweler cuts small creases into the links of the chain. These creases are precisely angled and shaped edges. The edges result in an improved light reflection, giving an extra dimension of sparkle.

Figaro chain

If you’re looking for a vintage and classy necklace, the Figaro chain might be ideal. The form of the chain is similar to the Cuban chain. But the difference here is that there are longer links connecting from one to five links in the Figaro chain. 

The Figaro chain, which originated in Italy, has gained popularity, especially among males. That is because of its minimalist design.

Interestingly the name “Figaro” is from the main character in the operas “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville”.

Rolo chain

Rolo chains are made with oval or round links. These links usually have a flat inner surface and a round outer surface. These links are smaller and thicker compared to the standard link chain. Because of their size, these links can create a strong look. 

If you’re looking for a modern way to make a statement, the Rolo chain necklace may be the way to go. The Rolo chain comes in various widths and can be paired with minimalistic outfits. The minimalist outfit could allow the necklace to take center stage.

Box chain

Among thick chain necklaces, the box chain is a popular style. Its links are square and tightly connected. This connection results in a smooth and modern look suitable for both men and women. The box chain necklace adds elegance to your outfit while matching many fashion styles.

Box Chain Necklace

Paper clip chain

The paper clip chain necklace might be perfect for those looking for a trendy and stylish look. It's made with elongated and rectangular links, similar to paper clips, which is how the chain got its name. This chain necklace style has gained popularity because of its modern allure and ability to improve any outfit. 

Byzantine chain 

With its complex and intertwined links, the Byzantine chain is the perfect vintage necklace choice for those who prefer a unique and luxurious look. The links are usually smaller and thicker, resulting in a rope-like pattern. Each link goes through four others, resulting in a one-of-a-kind construction. The style of this necklace looks great with formal outfits and adds an elegant touch to your look.

Herringbone chain 

The herringbone chain necklace is popular for fashion lovers who want a modern look. The chain of this necklace is flat with closely interlocking links that create a V pattern. A pattern that is similar to the skeleton of a fish, which is how it got the name.

The herringbone chain necklace is flat against the skin, offering a contemporary look. It’s an excellent choice for both casual and fancier occasions. This is because its modern style can upgrade any outfit. 

Omega chain

The Omega chain, with its smooth, curving links, can be seen as resemblance to the Herringbone design. It has a flat and round structure, ideal for a good fashion statement. The Omega chain necklace is often worn as a choker. 

San Marco chain

The San Marco chain is famous for its unique and elegant design. The chain’s design is often compared to a grain of rice's round and oval shape. Each link is an individual piece that is connected by a pin. The links themselves have a flat bottom and are empty. The San Marco chain necklace may be perfect for formal occasions. 

Marine/anchor chain

The marine or anchor chain is a classic thick chain necklace style. It has interlocking links that look like ship anchor chains. This chain necklace is popular among both men and women. The marine chain necklace’s clean and trendy look makes it perfect for many occasions. 

Wheat chain

The wheat chain is a unique thick chain necklace resembling a wheat stalk. It's made of little, oval links woven together to create a unique pattern. The wheat chain has a trendy and timeless look that is good for both casual and formal outfits.

Rope chain

The rope chain necklace has intertwined links that seem like twisted ropes. Resulting in a textured and intricate design. The rope chain is famous for its durability and strength, making them ideal for everyday wear. It offers trendy and classy looks that go well with various outfits. The thick rope chain necklace might be one of the most popular styles of necklaces that everyone wears.

While some of these styles aren’t the thickest, they offer various widths suitable for making thick chain necklaces. Whether you like a bold or minimalistic design, these thick chain necklace styles should suit your needs. 

The Versatility of Thick Chain Necklace Styles

Here is a small guide that might help you explore which style is perfect for layering, wearing alone or pairing with a pendant. 

Chain style

Layering 

Wearing alone

With a pendant

Cuban link chain

Ideal

Yes

Ideal

Figaro chain

Ideal

Ideal

Ideal

Rolo chain

Ideal

Yes 

Ideal

Box chain

Ideal

Yes

Ideal

Paper clip chain

Ideal

Yes

Yes 

Byzantine chain

Yes

Ideal

No 

Herringbone chain

Yes 

Ideal

No 

Omega chain

Ideal

Ideal

Yes 

San Marco chain

Yes

Ideal

No

Marine/Anchor chain

Ideal

Ideal

Yes 

Rope chain

Ideal

Ideal

Yes

Note: “Ideal” means that the style suits the mentioned purpose. “Yes” means that the style can be worn for that purpose, but that might depend on the personal choice of the specific design. And “No” means that the style might not be ideal for that purpose but still can be worn for the mentioned purpose with personal preference in mind.

Keep in mind that these are only ideas, and there are no strict rules when it comes to personal style and creativity. Feel free to explore and build your own combinations that show your personality and fashion preferences. 

Things to Consider When Choosing a Thick Chain Necklace Style

When choosing a thick chain necklace style, there are some things to consider. These things should help you choose the right necklace that complements your style. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Personal style

The first thing you should do is think about the style and image you want to show. Are you going for classic elegance, contemporary trends or a unique and edgy look? This should allow you to narrow down your options and choose a thick chain necklace that goes well with your fashion sense.

Outfit

Next, you should think about the clothes you plan to wear, whether a thick gold chain necklace, a silver one, or some other material. Think about the colors, patterns, and designs of your clothes. You should also consider how the necklace will complement your look and whether it fits the clothes.

Occasion

Think about the occasions or events you plan to wear the necklace. Different thick chain necklaces may be better suited for casual everyday wear, while others may be better for formal or special occasions. You should think about the level of formality and choose a style that matches the event’s atmosphere.

Comfort

Make sure the thick chain necklace style you choose is comfortable to wear. You should consider the chain link’s size, weight, length, and fit. On your neck, the necklace shouldn’t feel too heavy. You should pay attention to areas where the chain may cause pain or get tangled with your hair. 

Metal type

You should choose the metal type that suits your outfit and skin sensitivity and doesn’t cause any potential allergies. For example, gold, silver, stainless steel, and titanium are popular choices to use. However, you should consider if they have any other material added to their pure form. 

Each metal type has its own qualities, such as durability, color and hypoallergenic characteristics. You should also think about the color that goes well with your skin tone. 

Chain design

You should experiment with different chain designs to find a style that fits you. Each design has a unique style and texture. You should think about the thickness and complexity of the chain links. 

Another thing you could think about is if you want any extra elements like pendants or charms. They may improve the whole look.

Chain length

You should choose a length that goes well with your neckline. Thick chain necklaces are available in many lengths, from choker style to ones that rest on the chest. One important thing when considering this is to think about the neckline of your outfit. Make sure your necklace suits the neckline without being too big or too small.

Chain length

Conclusion

Thick chain necklaces are a trendy accessory for anyone who wishes to improve their outfit. The different styles of thick chain necklaces guarantee that there is a thick chain necklace for everyone.

Whether you prefer an elegant or bold look, these necklaces offer endless possibilities. Possibilities that could upgrade your style and make a lasting impression. So, don’t be scared to explore different thick chain necklace styles and choose ones that speak to your fashion sense.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.

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