Georg JensenMoonlight Grapes Necklace with pendant Silver, White Diamond
Silver chain necklaces are re-emerging as a trending style for their versatility, contemporary feel and chic aesthetic. Whether worn in a classic style or as a more experimental statement piece, it is undeniable that silver chains are the season’s most popular jewellery staple. We have an extensive range of silver necklaces to suit every taste and style, from delicate chains, featuring pretty pearls and enamel daisy pendants to bold chunky links.
• Silver necklaces for women
• Choosing the best silver chains
• Silver chain styles
• Silver chain styling tips
Silver necklaces for women
Silver is a highly versatile metal and jewellery designers love to work with it to create stylish and elegant silver necklaces for women. We have chosen silver chains and necklace collections from jewellery designers who showcase a passion for sustainable and ethically sourced materials, handcrafted and aesthetically excellent pieces and above all, originality. These designers value quality over quantity.
There is a variety of silver chain styles for women in our collections, ranging from fine-round to smooth-serpent and chunky-curb chains, which create interest. However, most silver necklace designs today are delightfully unisex, with larger link chains, innovative earphone necklaces, and engravable disc pendants, all being gender-neutral.
Choosing best-quality silver chains
To choose the silver chain that is best for you, consider
♦ The material: Hallmarking and certifications
♦ Chain link style and size
♦ Chain length
Purity standard for silver chains
925 silver or sterling silver is the internationally accepted best material for silver necklaces and chains as it's more durable than 999 pure silver.
Is a sterling silver chain made of real silver?
Yes! Sterling silver chains are the real deal.
99.9% pure silver or fine silver is too soft to be used in jewellery making. Instead, sterling silver, which is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and other metals is used in jewellery making. Other silver hallmarking standards used in designer silver jewellery are the German 835, Scandinavian 720 and so on.
Designer silver chain styles
There is an almost infinite variety of silver chain styles to choose from, many of which are unisex.
• The rope chain with its textured woven design making it a favourite with both men and women.
• The curb chain has a raw industrial look
• The sinuous snake chain comprising interlocking s or z shaped plates, creating a smooth unified chain
• The open link with its bold contemporary design
• The fine round or oval link making it a versatile classic anchor chain ideal to hold a range of beautiful pendants
Thick silver chains
This season’s favourite style include thick chains in silver, especially the large open link chains worn in a short choker style. This fuss-free bold chain is modern, maximal design at its best.
Thin silver chains
Thin silver chains are versatile, flexible and fine necklaces. They can be worn plain or with pendants and charms. Slim silver chains layer beautifully with other sized necklaces.
Silver chain lengths
Before choosing your chains in silver, you should understand the best necklace lengths for you. Depending on your styling choices, you may also want to buy silver chains in varying lengths. Its good to understand necklace lengths and how to measure yourself for them. You will find our necklace size guide useful.
Find your silver chain length
Medium and long silver chains
The most popular necklace lengths in silver are medium or matinee, 47-60cm or 20-24 inches, and long or opera, 60-75cm or 28-34 inches. These are often crafted with an adjustable length, giving a very useful extra 2cm to change the look and fit.
Silver choker necklaces and short princess chains
The choker is a modern-classic style borrowed from the 90s. Choker chains are usually 35cm or 15-17 inches long. Princess chains are short length chains ranging from 42-45 cm or 18-20 inches.
Bestselling silver pendant necklaces
Pendant necklaces are often crafted in a fine uniform silver chain link that allows the feature pendant to shine. The clean neutral colour of sterling silver is a stunning complement to pendants and charms.
♥ Precious pearls and sparkling gemstone set pendants, while pendants in fluid or organic silver shapes and textured designs make a bold statement.
♥ Fun and funky face pendant charms are a charming and playful addition to silver chains.
♥ If you are shopping for a gift, make it personal with a sterling silver zodiac or letter pendant and chain
♥ Heart necklaces make fantastic gifts to win her heart! Symbolising love, heart pendants help you capture a special memory and feeling. Give her a detailed silver heart locket or share a split heart pendant with her and watch her face light up with delight! Silver heart lockets and pendants are beautiful additions to a princess length chain in sterling silver.
Silver necklace styling tips
• For a casual eclectic look, anything goes, so combine your silver chains in different styles and lengths to achieve that multi-layered edgy look and feel
• Bold statement silver chains have maximum impact when worn on their own
• For classic elegance, pair an understated, slim silver chain necklace with a pendant, a matching bracelet and silver earrings
Silver chains are timeless items of jewellery. For both beauty and budget, sterling silver is a high-quality alternative to white gold. Explore our selection of beautiful designer silver chains and necklaces. Happy silver chain shopping!