This sterling silver 1mm diamond-cut bead chain has an added visual feature with bright round 2.1mm beads evenly spaced along its length. The result is a light-catching chain that is pretty enough to stand alone, but also makes a nice complement to delicate drops and pendants. Bead chain is characterized by spherical links, often hollow, that are joined by narrow connector wires or bars. Diamond-cut versions have facets precision-cut into the links with diamond-tipped tools. The facets are then polished to enhance the light-reflecting properties of the link surfaces. This chain is plated with fine silver to ensure a bright white color and to help protect against tarnish.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling chains by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.