A Beginner's Guide To Figaro Chains I A Must-Have for Every Woman
Here is a list of everything we will review in this blog post:
- What's a Figaro chain?
- Are Figaro chains Strong?
- Are Figaro chains good for pendants?
- Are Figaro chains hollow?
- What's the difference between Figaro and Cuban chains?
- Can Figaro chains be repaired?
Figaro chains are a great way to add style to any outfit. This chain style looks sleek, stylish, and elegant—they make a statement! But what exactly is a Figaro chain? Well, let's break it down.
Q: WHAT'S A FIGARO CHAIN?
Figaro chains look similar to curb or cable chains. That's because they follow a similar pattern, with an elongated link placed every 2-4 ordinary links or so in the chain pattern. Three-round, one-long link is a common pattern for Figaro chains. Most Figaro chain links lie flat (like curb chains); however, a few aren't simple circles.
Some specialty Figaro chains swap out a "long link" with a different shape, such as a large heart or clover. This "revised" chain pattern isn't a classic Figaro chain pattern. Still, we understand why many retailers call them that. Because the elongated link is usually the most eye-catching element on this chain style, people often associate Figaro chains with having a long center link.
Q: ARE FIGARO CHAINS STRONG?
Figaro chains are highly durable due to their closed, soldered links, which makes them harder to pry apart (unlike open-link styles). Figaro chains are, on average, some of the heaviest chains available; thus, thicker links give the chain more stability, preventing them from developing kinks or breaking easily.
Figaro chains' strength also depends on their material; gold is a softer metal than steel, so gold Figaro chains will be easier to bend and break than steel versions. However, if you take care of your Figaro chain properly, any style of Figaro chain should last you many years without any major issues.
Q: ARE FIGARO CHAINS GOOD FOR PENDANTS?
Yes, Figaro chains are great for wearing pendants. Due to their durable and sturdy build, they can hold heavier pendants without sagging or kinking. The chain's design also prevents the pendant from turning around so that its design is always visible.
Q: ARE FIGARO CHAINS HOLLOW?
Figaro chains can either be solid or hollow. Hollow Figaro chains are lighter and less expensive than their solid counterparts but are not as durable. Solid Figaro chains will last longer and hold heavier pendants better, but they also cost more.
Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIGARO AND CUBAN CHAINS?
There are a few key differences between Figaro and Cuban link chains. To begin with, compared to Cuban link chains, Figaro chains often have a much smaller gauge or width. They appear more delicate and less bulky overall because of the narrower gauge.
Next, Figaro chains often have more links per inch compared to Cuban link chains. Their more delicate appearance is due in part to their greater number of links. On the other hand, Cuban link chains have a thicker appearance due to their bigger gauge and fewer links per inch.
Finally, the way the links are attached is a key distinction between these two kinds of chains. While Cuban chains feature identical links, Figaro chains often have alternating link sizes. Figaro chains have a more graduated appearance due to the various link sizes, while Cuban link chains have a more consistent appearance.
Q: CAN FIGARO CHAINS BE REPAIRED?
The advantage of Figaro chains over continuous chain styles, such as herringbone or snake chains, is that if they do break, you can usually repair them easily. Most of the time, all that is required to repair this chain style is to replace the damaged link or links.