What is a flat curb chain?
Flat Curb. If you've ever wondered why you might see or hear a curb chain being described as a 'Flat Curb', the 'Flat' is usually referencing the overall depth of the chain links. If a chain is a 'Flat' style then it should be advertised clearly, since these styles of Chain are not as heavy as the standard curb chains.
STRENGTH: Curb chains are very strong and durable. THEY DON'T KINK: Curb chains are less likely to kink than other chains, making them an excellent option for those who want chains that will lay flat against their skin.
Herringbone - A flat chain made from a double cable that has been "swaged" or drawn through a flat condensing die. The resulting chain is smooth and solid in appearance with a mirror surface. Herringbones are not flexible and can easily kink.
Is the chain solid, plated or hollow? Solid gold chains are the most expensive option, but they are also the strongest and most durable. Hollow chains are less expensive, but there is a potential problem with them: These chains are easy to break or dent, and if that happens, they are difficult to repair.
The curb chain limits the pressure on the upper palate of the horse's mouth as the mouthpiece rotates. The pressure under the chin also pulls the bit down against the bars of the horse's mouth, amplifying the rein aids.
Metal type: The strongest metals for chains are gold and platinum. White gold with rhodium plating can have added strength. Sterling silver chains are also pretty strong, but they require more upkeep to prevent tarnish.
Rope chains are not only one of the most popular types of chains, but they are also one of the most durable, heavy, and textural types of chains as well. This means they are quite strong, even for the thinner rope chains, and they won't come apart easily. A rope chain is said to last more than a lifetime.
Simple chains, like cable, Figaro, curb, wheat, and box chains are all great options for pendant necklaces. These necklaces have high durability and timeless, minimalistic looks that make them work with most pendant styles. Herringbone and snake chains tend to be too delicate for pendants.
- Ball Chain. Ball chains, also known as bead chains, are constructed of orbs connected by bars. ...
- Box Chain. Anything but basic, the box chain, also known as the “Venetian Chain,” is symmetry at its finest. ...
- Cable Chain. ...
- Cord Chain. ...
- Figaro Chain. ...
- Link Chain. ...
- Rolo Chain. ...
- Rope Chain.
- Roller chain (bush roller chain)
- Silent chain or inverted tooth chain.
- Leaf chain.
- Flat-top chain.
- Engineering steel chain.
What is a flat gold chain called?
Curb chains are a very popular choice, particularly with men as they are available with heavy, large links. The curb is a simple and classic design of flat, interlocking, identical links.
Curb chain resembles cable chain that has been twisted and flattened, so that all the links lie flat. Curb chain's flattened loops are typically oval and all the same size. In some chains, the links in the chain may be made round, and then fed through a rolling mill for greater flatness.
How Thick Should a Curb Chain Necklace Be? The most common range for chains is 1mm to 8mm.
Cable chains, box chains, curb chains, figaro chains, and wheat chains are all great chain styles to consider for pendants. Again, adjust the width accordingly if you decide to wear these chains with a heavier pendant for extra durability.
All fine jewellery should be hallmarked unless it is over 100 years old or the hallmark has worn away. The hallmarks 18K, 14K, 10K, 750, 585, and 375 indicate the gold's purity. Platinum is typically hallmarked with the numbers 950, PLAT, or PLAT. 925, Silver 800, and Sterling are all familiar silver hallmarks.
In its pure form, gold is a very soft metal. It's too delicate for everyday wear, so it's often alloyed (or mixed) with other metals such as silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to improve its strength and resilience. The most common mixtures of gold are 14K, 18K, and 22K, but 14K and 18K are the most ideal for jewelry.
If you're going for a classic look, slimmer guys should go for a chain thickness of between 1mm to 3mm. Broader gents can go a bit bigger, between 2-6mm. For more details on this, check out our guide to different chain lengths, and this article about necklace sizes.
One of the most common types of snaffle bit is the eggbutt, which is considered to be the gentlest type of snaffle bit because it doesn't pinch the corners of the horse's mouth. It has an egg-shaped connection between the mouthpiece and the bit-ring.
“When a curb bit is used, a curb strap or curb chain is required, but must meet the approval of the judge, be at least 1/2 inch in width and lie flat against the jaw of the horse.
If you are looking for a simple everyday pendant, choose one that is between 0.25-1 carat. You can save on your pendant by buying shy. For example, if you would like a 1-carat diamond pendant, select a diamond in the 0.95-0.99 carat range.
Can my pendant be heavier than my chain?
As a rule, your pendant cannot weigh more than the neck chain it will be latched to. The correlation at max can be 1:1. So the heaviest pendant you can choose should be equal in weight to that of the chain. If you like big and weighty pendants, consider getting a more durable chain to hold it.
As discussed earlier, the Herringbone chain is composed of tightly connected thin and flat metal links. However, it is also considered as one of the least durable chain style and may easily kink up. If you are not into the Herringbone chain, you may opt for the Mariner chain as your flat style alternative.
Regardless of fine hairs or longer hairs Bead Chains whether being rounded or oval in shape are the friendliest and most comfortable chain to wear. As the size of the bead links increase or decrease also make no difference either.
Grade 100. Next to Grade 120, Grade 100 chain is the strongest type of chain offered by most industrial hardware suppliers. It is 25 percent stronger than Grade 80, making it the best choice for extremely heavy overhead lifting use and other extreme applications.
A Curb chain has the most common design among chains, which is made from a series of interconnected uniform flat links. It's one of the top choices when it comes to necklaces; heavy and sturdy curb chains are popular among men while the smaller and thinner curb chains with pendants are more popular among women.