Gold Filled Chain
From the luxurious gold chains of the Byzantine empire to the modern Snake chains popular today, high carat gold chain, and more economical gold filled chain, have long been popular jewelery components. The Gold filled necklace chain manufactured today, has all the benefits of versatile function and great style that is paired with an economy and durability not often seen in the chains of past generations. This is because gold filled items are created by bonding a solid layer of gold with another stronger metal such as brass or rhodium, and has a minimum gold content of 1/20th gold to base metal ratio. Many items today are manufactured at a ratio of 1/10th gold to other metal content.
Very appealing and exotic neck-wear and bracelets can be created through the layering of chains of similar or varying styles and weights. Heavy or minute stones and glass beads can be layered into chain assemblages to stunning effect. A very simple and timeless look is created with the addition of a single great gemstone or art bead suspended from a great chain. Another very popular jewelery technique is to encase a beautiful focal bead into a wire-wrapped setting, creating fantastic angular, swirling or netted wire settings for pendants. This interesting look requires a minimum of hand tools and no jeweler's torch, rolling mill, draw plate, or kiln, and is a very straight-forward technique that produces pendants that are easily paired with lengths of beautiful gold filled chain.
Faceted Briolette drops are a stunning addition to gold filled curb chains, box chains and rope chains. Likewise, rainbow colored faceted hexagonal beads add splendor to any design where they are used as decorative elements between measured lengths of gold filled chain. Other beautiful possibilities include sliding a richly lacquered Indonesian bead over gold filled snake chain to create a minimalist but highly effective necklace or bracelet. Warm-toned chains are great for enhancing the rich luster and color of pearls, and presently a wide assortment of freshwater cultured pearls are available to beaders. Make your own “Breakfast at Tiffany's” ensemble when you combine the rich hues of aquamarine, the soft shine of luminous pearls and the classic sparkle of golden chain, together in a coordinated look. For an equally exotic style consider pairing large nugget Chrysocolla beads with a more demure gold rolo chain, or drape a fabulous heirloom or charm from a satisfyingly modern gold ball chain.
At House of Gems, wholesale gold filled chain comes in a convenient variety of styles, weights and gauges, and is sold by the linear foot. One can easily make bracelets, anklets, necklaces and chokers of any desired length. Use our 14k gold filled jewelry findings, which include jump rings, crimp beads, clasps and wire, to create your own one-of-a-kind treasures or highly desirable boutique accessories. Whatever jewelry chains you pick for your projects, remember to make House of Gems your online source for all your jewelry component needs.