Need chain for diamond locket

BAGWANNABE

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My husband gave me this beautiful locket 10 years ago. The pic doesn't do it justice. It sparkles like crazy! I keep my favorite picture of my kids in it. I currently wear it on an 18 inch chain. I think I'd like to get a 24 inch chain too.

1- what types of chains are in style? Box? Cable? Wheat? Snake?

2- where is a good place to buy a quality chain without breaking the bank?

Any and all opinions welcome!!!
 

pree

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I think a box chain would look great! It would give it an antique look
 

NikkisABagGirl

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It looks like a substantial piece, I would go for wheat. They are so sturdy. I am sorry I don't have any suggestions. I have a wheat chain, but it chose and ordered from a book a local jeweler uses.
 

BAGWANNABE

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I think a box chain would look great! It would give it an antique look
Thank you for your reply!

I just received a 24 inch yellow gold box chain from a relative and I love it. I've been wearing it all the time - even with tshirts. That's what gave me the idea to wear the locket longer. I think I'll wear it more.
 

NikkisABagGirl

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Thank you! I love wheat chains. The locket is about the size of a quarter.
Oh, I am sorry. It looked bigger, pics can be deceiving. :smile: You can also go with a smaller gauge wheat. A box would be lovely too. :smile: here is a pic of my wheat.

 

NikkisABagGirl

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I love how that looks! I have a super thin wheat chain but it doesn't show the wheat detail like yours. So pretty.
The jeweler sort of talked me into it. I originally wanted a snake. But I hear it pulls on the hair too much. Your pendant will look great with either choice though. Please post a pic when you decide. :smile:
 

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I almost always choose wheat chains for their strength. I've had toddlers pull on them and demented cats hang off them and never had one snap. I love box chains for their shine and smoothness but they always seem to break at the solder next to the clasp for me.
 

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The jeweler sort of talked me into it. I originally wanted a snake. But I hear it pulls on the hair too much. Your pendant will look great with either choice though. Please post a pic when you decide. :smile:

Snake chains and omegas rip my hair out. What about something vintage looking from Judith Ripka or Gabrielle & Co NY?
 

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Thank you for those suggestions. Do you think I could do sterling silver with the white gold locket?

Maybe. I think you have to try silver. What about David Yurman's silver or tiffany? If you do silver, try for an antiqued look or open link. By the way, your locket is beautiful.
 

BAGWANNABE

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Maybe. I think you have to try silver. What about David Yurman's silver or tiffany? If you do silver, try for an antiqued look or open link. By the way, your locket is beautiful.
Thank you! I should post another pic of the locket. It's really beautiful and sparkly. Its one of my favorite pieces.

I'm going to try some silver. It would be more affordable and then I could decide if it's the length I want, etc.