Your Complete Guide to the Most Popular Necklace Chain Styles

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Jewelry trends and styles keep changing and evolving, and we keep an eye on them so you can stay informed and updated. Necklaces have always been an integral piece of jewelry, whether worn as a solitary piece or as a part of a jewelry ensemble. And it is one trend that will never go out of vogue. Princesses, sportspersons, celebrities, and the girl next door – everyone loves wearing necklaces.

Here is your complete guide to the various necklace types and necklace chain styles.

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when shopping for a necklace or chain is what kind of clothing you intend to pair it up with. The neckline plays a massive role in determining what style you should ideally go for.

Some of the most popular neckline styles include:

  • Halter
  • V-neck
  • Collared top or shirt
  • Scoop
  • Deep neck
  • Turtleneck

Here’s looking at the top necklace styles that are trending in 2020:

1. The Collar Chain Necklace

As the name suggests, this type of necklace rests flush on the skin just above the collarbone. Modern-day collar chains and necklaces are usually quite thick and resemble your t-shirt collar shape. They could measure anywhere between 12 and 16 inches.

2. The Choker Necklace

Aptly named the “choker” necklace, this one sits high on your neck (or sometimes right below your collarbone). Compared to the collar chain necklace, this type of chain could be slightly longer. Generally worn in conjunction with a striking pendant, a choker necklace can also look good when paired with beads or drops.

3. The Princess-Style Neckpiece

The princess necklace is just what royalty should look like – elegant, flamboyant, and flattering! Studded with fancy gemstones, this kind of necklace comes in various different shapes and designs. The necklace usually has one central drop and rests comfortably below the collarbone.

4. The Mariner Chain

Anything that’s got to do with sailing has to be stylish, won’t you agree? The mariner chain features interlocked ovals with a bar going across the center of each link. Available in different thicknesses and widths, the versatility of mariner chains makes them a top choice for both men and women.

5. The Ball Chain

Also referred to as a bead chain, a ball chain features small balls or beads linked close together. Bead chains can look really intriguing and fascinating if paired with delicate pendants.

6. The Cable Chain

Perhaps the most commonly found necklace chain around the world, the cable link chain is composed of oval or round interconnected links. There are various varieties of the cable chain, with the wire being designed to be flat or textured. 

7. The Curb Chain

Timeless, classic, and ever so elegant, the curb chain is similar to a cable chain, with equisized links that are interlinked to create a uniform-looking design. This type of chain necklace lies flat on the collarbone or the top of your chest and can be used with stylish pendants.

8. The Rope Chain

Usually available in 10K or 14K gold, sterling silver, platinum, rose gold, and white gold, the rope chain is a statement-making piece of jewelry that can be worn as a solitary piece or with pendants.

9. The Snake Chain

Snake chains are subtle, slight, and delicate in nature. Women love this type of chains because they don’t get entangled with the hair. Relatively easier to clean and maintain, they are the preferred style of chains for everyday wear.

10. The Bead Necklace

If you are on the lookout for something that is contemporary and bold, you can always rely on the ever-so-popular bead necklaces that look hip and cool. Bead necklaces are versatile, too, in the sense that they can be paired with almost any kind of clothing.

All across the globe, women love sterling silver jewelry because it pairs well with various attires and complements almost any look. At P&K Jewelry, we offer a wide selection of sterling silver necklaces (available wholesale). Explore our variety of unique sterling silver necklace designs, sterling silver pendant chains, beaded neckpieces, and authentic sterling silver chokers now!