Choosing a necklace chain can be a trial; with so many different styles and so many different names, how do you choose? And what do these styles look like? Day's is here to answer those questions. Take a look at this blog post to get an idea of what each chain looks like and a bit of the history behind each style. When you're done, Day's has an extraordinary selection of chains to fit all your needs, so read on for more information! 

anchor chain

ANCHOR CHAIN: Is characterized by uniformly sized repeating oval links which are arranged alternatively in a horizontal and then vertical orientation, traditionally with a vertical bar in the middle of each link creating a flexible ligament giving the chain strength, durability and an eye-catching style.

ball chain

: Composed of orbs of metal rather than open links. They are set at regular intervals along the length of the chain set with connector bars or adjacent to each other. Dress up your next occasion with a fashion twist with a ball/bead chain.

box chain
: The four-sided construction of the box chain creates a durable chain with an extraordinary look. It is made from round wire which is rolled flat and then folded into square links that form open boxes or cubes creating a smooth four sided shape. Add a pendant to the box chain to create an elegant look. 

byzantine chain

BYZANTINE CHAIN: Is an intricate, closely linked sequential chain design that incorporated a rope-like texture and intriguing textural design. Soft, flexible with an elegant drape, the Byzantine link is instantly recognized by its maze-like intricacy.

cable chain

Strong, durable and attractive, the cable chain is a heavy chain having links with a crossbar across the inside of each link. Each section of the cable chain is identical throughout giving it a simple but classic look.

cable link

Made up of solid C-shaped sections that fit into one another in a repeating pattern for a style that is both on-trend and beautifully classic. It is designed to lie flat and noted for its flexibility.

closed link chain
They feature an additional process which ensures every individual join has solder applied to ensure the link cannot open easily. Usually crafted in precious metals.

curb chain

It is designed with circular rings with tiny indentations that allow the rings to remain flat for a sleek and comfortable fit. Sometimes, links have been twisted and feature a diamond cut that enhances the chain with style and shimmer.

espiga/wheat chain

Crafted by intricately weaving metals in small links closely resembling an ear of corn or wheat. Also called a wheat chain, it is strong and durable, and is perfectly suitable for pendants.

fancy chain

A chain that has a different variation on a standard chain, like links that are specific shapes or that have a special finish or have dangles attached, is considered a Fancy Chain. This means a variety of special links, like heart shapes or various chains adorned with tiny shapes along the chain.

figaro chain

Comprised of flat twisted links. It is a modified version of the curb chain where the interlocking flat links vary in size. It lays flat around the neck, is crafted with strength and durability and its versatility gives it a sense of fashion and style. Originated in Italy.

figarucci chain

A variation of the anchor or marine chain but with long links that add decoration like a Florentine pattern giving it a lace or filigree finish.

foxtail chain

Two rows of slanted oval links face each other at a 45 degree angle in the Foxtail chain. They are connected by a series of flat rings running down the chain's center. This created the impression of the hairs on a fox's tail.

franco chain

The Franco chain is a thicker type of chain made with v-shaped links. The chain is sturdy and can support heavy pendants.

herringbone chain

Multiple rows of v-shaped links are used to make up this type of chain. They lie completely flat, and each row alternates in direction creating the herringbone pattern.

link chain

The link chain is the most common type of chain. It is formed of individual oval or round links interlocked in a uniform pattern with each link lying 90 degrees to the next. This chain is popular for its simple but classic look.

mariner chain

This is the strongest type of jewelry chain. It is designed with repeating oval links that are all the same size. They have a vertical bar in the middle of each link are are arranged in a horizontal, then vertical arrangement. Also known as the anchor chain it has a few variations such as the Figarucci chain.

omega chain

Popular for its strength and how shiny it is, the Omega chain is made of individual metal plates lined up side by side and crimped to an underlying mesh base. There are both flat and round versions of this chain and it can be reversible. Popular for its overall strength and its reflective qualities. Omega chain is made up of metal links assembled on a wire or woven mesh that form a tube. The embedded wire is what provides the strength. The Omega chain is somewhat flexible, but it is still sufficiently rigid that it retains its ring shape when worn.

railroad chain

This chain features two continuous lines with cross bars that form the tracks for a stylish design.

rolo chain

The links of the Rolo chain are usually smaller and thicker than that those of a cable chain and they tend to be oval or round. The links are flat on the inside and alternate in the direction they face. This is a popular chain used for charm bracelets.

rope chain

Rows of metal links are woven for this type of chain creating the appearance of a two strand rope. The join of each link is like a tiny hinge, meaning this style is not as flexible or liquid-like as some others.

shadbelly chain

Its construction is composed of points that are similar to shadbelly points used to enhance riding jackets worn by equestrians. The necklace's links are woven closely together to provide strength as well as elegance.

aingapore chain

Flat diamond cut chain links are woven together to form a diamond shape. These diamond shaped links are then woven together, creating the Singapore chain. It is eye catching as it reflects light from different angles. The chain also has a natural curve, created by the weaving process, that is pleasing to the eye.

snake chain
Crafted of smooth, round metal plates or bands, the chain has a curve at the mid-point of each link. The links are then joined to create a continual flexible tube reminiscent of a snake skin due to a slight zigzag pattern.

wheat chain

WHEAT CHAIN: A symmetrical type of rope chain, the wheat chain features small figure 8 links that display as a plaited appearance. Also known as the Espiga or Spiga chain, it is a symbol of wealth or faith.