Rope Chain vs Cable Chain


Rope chain vs. cable chain is an interesting debate that's sure to start a lively conversation at your next jewelry party. So what exactly is the difference between these two chains?


Design Pattern


The rope chain, in our view, is one of the most attractive chains on the market. Rope chains consist of a number of gold (or other precious metal) segments. The strands are tightly connected in twos or threes, with a twisting pattern to give it the appearance of a rope. This pattern has a beautiful light-reflective glow easily seen from every direction.

In contrast, cable chains resemble an iron chain typically used for anchoring ships. In fact, this is where the jewelry idea for it originated. It's essentially a scaled-down version of an iron chain.

A cable chain consists of a series of identical round or oval links. Each link connects to the next, creating a lovely chain that is both beautiful and classic. Cable chains come in round or flattened styles. As long as each link is the same size and connected one by one, all link styles are cable chains.


Rope Chain vs Cable Chain


So the big question is what makes rope chains more beautiful than cable chains and vice versa? The answer is simple: it depends on your taste. Some prefer the fancy twisting pattern of rope chains. Others love the simple uniform look of cable chains.