Sterling silver curb chains are in trend for the past many years. There are several solid and good reasons for this following and fame. They are fashionable and attractive, and they are accessible in a wide variety of styles and fashions. They are famously known because they are made of a sturdy primary chain. Various chains are as deep as they are broad. Curb chains are more widespread than thick, so they rest flat on the neck or arm of the wearer. This design is inspired by a cable chain and is its modified version. Both are a simple link in link chains. Curb chains are flattened, so the links nest inside each other. A simple sterling silver cable chain can be placed between two pieces of leather and lightly hammered with a rawhide mallet to flatten it into an essential curb chain. There are many variations on the basic style, of course. These popular sterling silver chains are made in a good range of sizes, less starting at less than 1mm full to heavy styles more than 10mm wide. Women usually opt for the more excellent chains; the classic man's style is a big, bold silver curb chain.
Another reason this style is very famous is that jewelers use it as a part. Most bracelets are made with this type of chain; it is also renowned for key rings and is often used as a component in watch chains, eyeglass holders, and ID tag holders. Traditionally this design is made with round wire links. Rounded wire curbs have a very smooth and fluid appearance. Many men like large-sized filed curb chains -- the top surfaces of the round wire are filed flat and polished. This style is sometimes called a diamond cut or Cuban link chain. The links can also be elongated or stretched into longer, oval shapes for a completely different look.
A standard twist of this style is the Figaro chain. This attractive and trendy design features long and short links in a set pattern -- the most common type is three quick links, then one long loop in a repeating pattern. Similar designs can be one short and one long in an alternating pattern, or five short rings followed by one long link. Another trendy variation of the primary curb is the Mariner or Marina chain. This style has a bar across the center of the oval links dividing them into two halves; other than the shapes of the links or long/short pattern, these styles are made just like the classic curb design.
It can be hard to find a gift for men, but an attractive sterling silver chain is always a welcome surprise! The average man wears an 8 to 8 ½ inch long Silver Cuban Link Chain Bracelet
, and a big man may need up to an inch more. Most men prefer Men Stone Beaded Bracelets
and such chains that are at least 5mm wide and wear neck chains between 22 inches and 28 inches long, but this depends on personal taste. Jewelry is one of those little luxuries we just do not want to go without. Everyone likes to look good, and a bit of sparkle adds a beautiful accent. In tight economic times, we all need to get the best value we can when we spend our money, and right now, sterling silver chains are a smart buy for the amount of money spent. When compared to the cost of other precious metal jewelry, sterling jewelry is still reasonably priced. Silver chains can be worn for many years, and can even be passed down to the next generation. Sterling silver jewelry always has value, also if it is broken. If a silver chain is broken, it can usually be repaired. Some things just never go out of style, and the curb will forever be a popular alternative when it comes to selecting a unique silver chain.