Big 18-karat gold chain necklace
The necklace presented here is made in 18-karat gold, it's made of large original links made to measure.
This is a 18-karat yellow gold necklace for men weighing just over 45 grams. Suffice to say that by its design and weight, it's very different from the gold necklaces that we offer in our collection of gold necklace (fr).
This is a long yellow gold necklace, measuring 60 centimeters long, with forty links.
Each link represents a sliding knot-like knot made of coiled gold thread imitating a rope.
Detail view of the large links of the necklace and the gold clasp, necklace made to measure via our online service
We will detail the different manufacture operations of this necklace.
Here is an overview of other gold necklaces made in our jewelry workshop :
Links design of the necklace
CAD is a tool that allows us to develop the design of our necklace to ensure that it conforms to the needs of our customer.
Here is the picture we used as a model to draw and then make the knot-shaped knit for our necklace.
CAD modeling also allows us to estimate the amount of pure gold needed to make the necklace.
This step allows us to validate the design, evaluate the weight of gold, the amount of work and make the project quote.
Our work begins with the production of an 18-karat yellow gold wire, which is calibrated by passing it through a die.
18-karat gold wire passing through the die
It is several meters of gold wire that must be made to make the necklace. The thread appears grayish here having been heated and dirty, but it is indeed yellow gold which will let appear its brightness after the polishing of the stitches of the necklace.
Gold wire used for the manufacture of links
This wire is then twisted to create a rigid gold rope. We notice the rope aspect given to gold.
Although rigid, this twisted wire remains flexible, allowing us to form links.
Pure gold rope
Gold link manufacture
Set of 5 links of the necklace in pure gold
Once the polishing done, we can appreciate the brilliance of gold.
View of pure gold links of our necklace for men
It remains to manufacture all the links and to assemble them.
Overview of the finalized necklace
The clasp is made according to the same principle with a wire of larger diameter.
This is a Toggle clasp, it is a wide ring and a T that allow easy installation and a good security of the clasp.
View of both ends of the gold clasp
The clasp with the T passed through the ring, firmly ensuring the closure of the necklace
We can then appreciate the final rendering.
View of the gold necklace on a bust
For further :
- Check out our chain maille weaves guide for gold necklaces
- Follow the manufacture of a gold name necklace with a custom-made horse chain (fr)
- Making a custom necklace in silver with royal chain (fr)
- Ask for a quote for your necklace project
- Follow the making of a necklace for men in 18-karat gold (fr)
- See our collection of chains for jewels (fr)