A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CUBAN CHAINS


Here is what you will learn in this blog post:


  • What is a Cuban link chain?
  • Why is it called a Cuban link chain?
  • What does a Cuban link chain look like?
  • Can you put a pendant on a cuban chain?
  • What size cuban link chain should i get?
  • What metal is the best for Cuban link chains?
  • How to care for Cuban link chains:
  • How to clean Cuban link chains:



Cuban chains are a great way to make a statement. This chain style is bold, stylish, and timelessly chic. But before you can make your own statement with a Cuban chain, it's important to know how they're made and what makes them special. Let's dive into this beginner's guide and find out all there is to know about Cuban chains.



Q: WHAT IS A CUBAN LINK CHAIN?


A Cuban link chain, also known as a Curb link chain, is an iconic chain style that’s characterized by thick links arranged in a uniform, interlocking pattern.

 


Q: WHY IS IT CALLED CUBAN LINK CHAIN?


A. The Cuban link chain is often referred to as the Miami link, and there's a good reason why. The necklace chain types that are so popular today originated out of Miami in the early 1970s, during a time when the city was experiencing a period of rapid change and development and a surge of Cuban immigrants bringing their own unique flair to the city.



Q: WHAT DOES A CUBAN LINK CHAIN LOOK LIKE?


A. A Cuban link chain consists of individual oval-shaped links woven together in an interlocking pattern to create a rope-like look. The links are usually made of gold or silver but may also contain other metals such as copper and brass. They're usually quite wide, giving them a chunky look that stands out from the crowd. Cuban link chains can come in any length, ranging from short to long, depending on the desired style.



Q: CAN YOU PUT A PENDANT ON A CUBAN CHAIN?


Cuban chains are easily able to support the weight of heavy pendants. The links are thick and well-connected, making them a great choice for wearing big pendants. The Cuban link chain is also known to be very durable, so your pendant will stay safe and secure on your neck no matter how many pendants you choose to layer on.


 

Q: WHAT SIZE CUBAN LINK CHAIN SHOULD I GET?


It all depends on your style, but a popular trend for men is choosing a Cuban link chain between 10mm and 12mm wide. For women, the most popular sizes range from 3mm to 5mm wide. But, of course, if you prefer something smaller or bigger, it's totally up to you! 



Q: WHAT METAL IS THE BEST FOR CUBAN LINK CHAINS?


When it comes to Cuban link chains, the metal type you choose is important. Generally, gold and silver are the two most popular metals used for this type of chain. Gold is more expensive but adds a luxurious look to your necklace. Silver is a great choice if you're looking for something that won't break the bank. Whichever metal you choose, make sure that it's a quality material with a good finish so that your Cuban chain will last for years to come.


 

Q: HOW TO CARE FOR CUBAN LINK CHAINS:


Cuban link chains are durable and can withstand everyday wear. But, of course, they still need regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. To take care of your Cuban chain necklace, clean it regularly with mild soap and warm water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning your Cuban link chain to prevent any damage. Additionally, you should store your Cuban link necklace in an air-tight bag to protect it against dust and dirt.

  


Q: HOW TO CLEAN CUBAN LINK CHAINS: 


A: One of the great things about Cuban chains is that they're incredibly easy to care for. All you need to do is clean them with a soft, dry cloth and some mild soap. Be sure not to use harsh chemicals or scrub too hard – it could damage the chain. To really keep your Cuban chain looking its best, try to avoid wearing it when swimming or showering because exposing it to tap water and chlorine will dull its shine.

  


WRAPPING UP


We hope this beginner's guide to Cuban chains has helped you understand a bit more about these stylish chains. Whether you choose a thick gold Cuban link or something more delicate and silver, you'll be sure to make a statement with your new necklace! If you need any help finding the perfect Cuban chain, feel free to reach out to our experienced team at Bonheur Jewelry. We'd love to help you find the perfect piece for any occasion. Happy shopping!