An attractive twist on standard bead chain, this 1.2mm sterling silver chain features oval links that are diamond-cut to create a light-catching finish; the chain is ideal for custom pendant designs. This chain is plated with fine silver to ensure a bright white color and to help protect against tarnish.
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.
• Because this chain is plated, 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.
• 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.