Gold jewelry, and especially chains, have always been popular with men and women. After all, the chain will be an excellent addition to the image, emphasize a certain style and status. A piece of gold can be worn as an independent decoration, or you can add a beautiful pendant to it. The chain can be a great accessory for both everyday and festive wardrobe. In any case, it emphasizes individuality and makes the image of its owner interesting. It is no coincidence that both women and men approach the choice of a chain with special care. From time immemorial, it was believed that gold items are able to give their owner energy and strength.
A bit of history
Gold chains in the second half of the twentieth century became an independent decoration. In the process of weaving chains, jewelers began to use different gold: white, red, yellow. Each jeweler put his own idea, meaning into the sketch of the links.
Making a chain is a rather painstaking task, it consists of several stages:first, the master melts this soft metal, then draws it into a thin thread, which is then cut and twisted. And only after doing this work, you can begin to manually fasten each link. Thus, the most unique products were created. Today, specialized machines are widely used in jewelry production. However, handmade items continue to be in great demand.
One of the important characteristics when choosing jewelry is the technique of weaving. Among them there are more popular and less popular ones. The chain consists of a number of links connected to each other in various ways.
There are weaving patterns that are suitable exclusively for men or women, for young or older people, but there are universal types. So, for the stronger sex, chains with a greater mass are made, which means they are more durable and reliable. And what kind of weaving gold chains are suitable for lovely ladies? Of course, lighter, more elegant, created from links of complex configurations.
Anchor and shellfish
To date, there is no single classification of weaving gold chains. But according to the type of links in the decoration, chains are traditionally divided into three main categories:
- armored - the links of the chains are located relative to each other in the same plane;
- anchor - a simple clutch of links located in perpendicular planes;
- with links - balls.
Anchor weaving is the mostcommon fastening of chain links. Decorations of this type are quite simple, but very durable, reliable, so they will be an excellent addition to both everyday and formal attire. Anchor weave will probably never go out of style.
Carapace weaving is no less popular with jewelry lovers, it is very strong and durable. Firstly, the chain of this type of weaving fits well to the skin and does not cause discomfort when worn, and secondly, the decoration looks great on clothes.
Bead-links are rather fragile weaving, looks great due to diamond cutting, you need to be careful when wearing this type of product.
Combined and fantasy
Also weaving patterns can be divided into:
- combined - the chain consists of links, different forms of weaving (shell and anchor);
- fantasy - a combination of links of complicated configurations, a combination of round, oval, square shapes.
As jewelry craftsmanship develops, more and more new types are created on the basis of the main types of weaving, which combine different textures and new patterns of connecting links. Such jewelry is surprisingly beautiful, unusual and will satisfy even the most demanding taste.
Separately, I would like to dwell on such a chain as "Italian", the weaving of this jewelry can be made both by machine and by hand, in any case it will be as reliable as possible.Ornaments are usually expensive, but their quality and durability are worth the money.
What is interesting about the "Italian"? Weaving is voluminous, quite universal, as it suits people of any age and gender. However, in the appearance of a man, its owner, the "Italian" chain will add courage and strength, and women - riddles and attractiveness. Chains look very impressive, thanks to which the decoration is suitable for both everyday and solemn forms of clothing. What is interesting about this weaving? It consists of many small elements, which provide the chain with a three-dimensional look. However, despite the volume, this type of weaving gives the product airiness, originality. Fans of the extraordinary will surely choose the "Italian" chain from the many options.
So different and beautiful
The fairly well-known "Bismarck" weaving, due to its massiveness, gives the product a solid and impressive look. Usually in demand among men.
The "serpentine" chains look very interesting. They look somewhat more massive than the "Italian", the weaving of the chain is wide and flat. The links soldered together look like winding lines adjacent to each other.
It is worth noting the chain called "figaro". Quite an interesting look, like the "Italian", weaving, unlike the first type, is uncomplicated, consists of elongated and round links, alternating with each other. Looks great both with pendants and inas an independent decoration.
The "brook" chain (like the beloved "Italian") is especially popular with women, weaving looks expensive and spectacular.
Chains of such weaves as "pigtail", "ear", "snail", "nonna", "snake", "bird's eye" and many, many others are very interesting. Therefore, the choice of jewelry is not an easy, but very exciting and interesting process!