Sterling Silver Diamond-Cut Bead Chains with Black Ruthenium-Plated Accents


Add a little contrast to your jewelry designs with this two-tone sterling silver bead chain. It’s diamond-cut after plating with black ruthenium to expose the silver on each link, giving it a striking, high-contrast look. Offer it as-is, or create a custom design with charms, drops or dangles. This chain is plated in black ruthenium, a platinum group metal, to give it a high-quality dark finish.

Bead chain is characterized by spherical links, often hollow, that are joined by narrow connector wire 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.

  • Jewelry Type : Chains & necklaces
  • Metal type : Sterling silver
  • Purity : .925
  • Plating finish : Black ruthenium-plated
  • Overall length/dimensions : 18"
  • Clasp type : Lobster
  • Material : Metal
  • Style : Bead
  • Fabrication method : Machined
  • Country of origin : Italy
  • End ring OD : 2.6mm
  • Links : Unsoldered

Please Note:

• Because this chain is diamond-cut, its diameter size may vary slightly.
• Because this chain is plated with black ruthenium, we strongly recommend that it not be subjected to soldering. The plating may burn off, leaving the finish discolored and requiring you to re-plate the chain.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.338