Archive for Chains
The Belcher chain is a type of chain where the links are equally broad and long. These chains can be fine or quite chunky, worn with a pendant attached or they are decorative enough to be worn alone.
The links on a Belcher chain are D shape in section and these can be solid or hollow. Hollow link chains will be lighter to wear and cheaper to buy but they will not last as long as the solid link chain. The links alternate vertically and horizontally so that the finished chain lies flat against your skin when you are wearing it.
The Belcher chain is a versatlie piece of vintage jewellery which can be worn as a necklace, a bracelet or as a watch chain. These chains are worn by both men and women alike. The Belcher chain is an excellent all purpose chain – I like to see chunky belcher chains with lots of charms attached and worn as a charm necklace.
Care of your Belcher chain – as with all chains over time one of the links will wear and it will break – a solid chain will have a longer life than a hollow link chain. Examine your chain regularly for signs of wear using a 10x loop and you will be able to spot any weak points before the chain breaks . Your local jewellery can repair your chain quite easily.
AntiquesAvenue offers you a selection of chains in gold , silver and sometimes costume jewellery.