Herringbone Chains, Flat Gold Chains

May 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

herring bone flat chain

The herringbone chain, or flat gold chain style, which dates back to Ancient Egyptian times,  is a sophisticated design  found in many jewelry chains and even textiles. The main feature of the herring bone chain is a flat texture with slanted chain links that are parallel to each other.  It gets its name from the herringbone fish, a fish  known for their many parallel and slanted bones.

Herringbone chains are fluid and flexible because of their many links. They usually lie flat against the skin for a comfortable wear. They come in many lengths, widths, and styles, in white gold to traditional yellow. Many celebrities have been spotted in recent years wearing this style of chain, coming into popularity just as much as Cuban link chains. If you’re looking for a chain that hasn’t been done to death, consider the herring bone chain. It’s a unique chain look that’s sure to get you noticed.

There are many different types of chains such as Cuban, herringbone, figaro chains, and curb link chains. Whichever style you choose, there are many things to take into consideration such as:

  • Length of the chain
  • Chain style and look
  • Chain weight
  • Diamonds — yes or no?
  • Gold karat
  • Color of gold (yellow, white, rose gold)
  • With or without a pendant

Many of these attributes can be decided by your personal preference. You should also consider if you want an everyday chain which can withstand day-to-day wear or if you’d like something extra  special, for those nights out on the town. For a “going-out” chain, you’d probably want it to have a higher karat count, and maybe even some diamonds for extra shine. Also consider the benefits and drawbacks of the different karats: the higher the karat, the higher the brightness. However, a higher karat means a higher percentage of gold, and gold is  very malleable. It is up to you to choose whether you want extra toughness or more brightness.

Whatever you choose, gold chains and especially herringbone chains aren’t going out of style anytime soon. Gold chains add intensity and shine to any  outfit, and it can bring up your entire look by a notch. Throw on a chain  and get ready for a night out!