Royal chain necklace
The royal chain is also called Byzantine chain or Peruvian chain.
Complex appearance, it consists of simple rings interlocking into each other giving a large volume necklace or bracelet thus formed.
The royal chain maille makes it possible to create long and voluminous necklaces in silver or gold for a relatively low weight, so it is an interesting chain option for the manufacture of a gold necklace with a limited gold weight.
View of the royal silver necklace extended and around a bust giving an idea of the rendering of the necklace once worn around the neck.
This necklace is 50 centimeters long and weighs 37 grams
The manufacture of this type of chain is accessible to DIY lovers since it consists in assembling round links according to a model.
The tutorials abound to make these particular brass link or aluminum, the rings are then closed by the natural rigidity of the metal and are not welded.
Royal chain tutorial (source)
Obviously in our case the manufacture differs since it is necessary to adapt the weight of silver (or gold as the case) to the budget and length desired by the customer.
We need to determine the diameter of the thread, the size of the rings and the weight of the jewel.
From scratch, our work begins with the rolling of a sterling silver bar into a wire which is then wrapped around a mandrel.
The spiral obtained is then sawn to obtain our links according to the diagram shown above.
These are then assembled manually, one by one.
Once our links are assembled, here is the aspect of our chain being manufactured.
Once assembled, our links are then welded.
The chain is then finalized and we have to mount the clasp with carabiner and polish the collar to finish it.
The result is visible here :
View of our necklace on a bust
Example of a royal chain bracelet from our bracelets collection :
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