Dive into our vast array of chains, featuring solid 925 sterling silver and solid 9ct yellow gold options to bring durability and lustre to your designs. From the sleek sophistication of snake chains to the classic elegance of Paperclip & Figaro links, our assortment covers every style you need.

Select from our finished necklaces, bracelets, and extenders. For jewellers creating permanent jewellery, our chain rolls let you tailor lengths to your clients exact needs. Explore now and find the ideal chain for your next masterpiece!

Jewellery Making Chains

Our selection of wholesale jewellery-making chains is meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. Whether you're designing an understated bracelet or a statement necklace, our chains will serve as the foundation for a piece that exudes elegance and quality.

  • Chain Rolls: Offering the flexibility to create custom lengths, our chain rolls are perfect for bespoke creations, permanent / soldered jewellery, and large projects.
  • Necklace Chains: Curate a line of stunning necklaces with our various styles, from the intricate wheat pattern to the bold paperclip design.
  • Bracelet Chains: Craft signature bracelets with our durable and stylish chains, like the ever-popular Cuban link or the refined cable chain.
  • Chain Extenders: Customize the fit for any wearer with our solid gold and sterling silver extenders, ensuring comfort and versatility.

Each style, including but not limited to Snake, Wheat, Figaro, paperclip, Cuban link, Curb, Cable, and Belcher chains, have been selected for their ability to complement any pendant or charm, and to stand alone as a simple, elegant accessory.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best type of chain for jewellery making depends on the style and purpose of the finished piece.

For durability and a timeless look, solid gold and sterling silver chains are ideal.

For intricate designs and flexibility, cable or belcher chains are recommended.

Those seeking modern elegance might opt for a snake or wheat chain.

Ultimately, the best chain balances aesthetic appeal with functionality to complement your jewellery design.

A good necklace chain possesses strength, quality material, and an appropriate clasp.

It should be well-constructed with uniform links, ensuring it can withstand regular wear without breaking.

The material, whether gold, sterling silver, should be hypoallergenic and maintain its lustre over time.

The clasp, too, must be secure and easy to operate, while matching the chain's style for a seamless look.

High-quality chains are identifiable by their uniform and smooth links, secure clasps, and sturdy construction that resists kinking and breakage.

They should have a hallmark stamp indicating the metal purity, such as "925" for sterling silver or "9ct" or "375" for 9-carat gold.

The chain should feel substantial in weight relative to its size and should not show any signs of plating wear or discoloration after use.

Understanding the differences between solid gold, gold vermeil, and gold plated jewellery is crucial for both makers and buyers, as it impacts the piece's aesthetic, price point, and longevity.

  • Solid Gold: Solid gold jewellery is made of gold throughout, not just on the surface. It's the most expensive and high-quality option available, resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Solid gold's value and durability make it an heirloom choice, meant to last and be worn for generations.

  • Gold Vermeil (pronounced 'ver-may'): This is a form of gold plating. To be considered vermeil, the jewellery must have a sterling silver base and be coated with a layer of gold, usually 10K or higher. The layer of gold is thicker than the one used in gold plating, typically at least 2.5 microns.

  • Gold Filled: Gold filled jewellery involves bonding a layer of gold, typically 5% or 1/20 of the total weight, to a base metal like brass. Bonding using this processes compared to plating results in a longer lasting lustre compared to Gold vermeil, however due to the nature of gold filled materials, smaller scratches and other damage can be more difficult if not impossible to repair.

Making chains can be broken down into two categories: Finishing machine made chains or handmade chains

With machine made styles, making jewellery chains involves selecting the desired material and style, cutting the chain to length, and adding any necessary components like end caps, clasps & jump rings.

For handmade chains, you will form and solder individual links, a process that requires metalworking tools and skills. Whether creating simple linked chains or intricate patterns, precision and patience are key.