The most common silver chain styles are figaro chains, rope chains, mariner chains, and cuban link chains. Below is a description of each of these popular sterling silver chain styles.
Silver Figaro Chains:
Figaro chains originated in Italy and can look similar to curb chains. The design typically consists of two or three small circular links followed by one elongated oval link.
Silver Rope Chains:
Rope chains have small links twisted in a pattern to resemble an actual rope. Silver rope chains can be very thick and relatively expensive.
Silver Mariner Chains:
Mariner chains are also called anchor chains. The mariner chain design consists of thick oval links with a defining bar passing through each link.
Silver Cuban Link Chains:
Cuban link chains are also commly referred to as curb chains. The Cuban link design consists of oval shaped links with an interlocking pattern.
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