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Choosing the Right Cuban Link Chain for Your Style

The Cuban Link Chain, also known as the curb chain, is a bold design featuring thick interlocking links. It is a strong, durable chain that is known for its masculine look, and is often associated with men’s hip-hop fashion. But there are also thinner chains for those who are after a more minimalistic yet eye-catching look. The Cuban Link Chain is best worn by itself as this bold chain commands attention, or thinner chains can be worn with pendants and other chains for a layered look. The Cuban Link Chain provides the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, but picking the right Cuban Link Chain can be challenging considering the wide variety available.

In this blog post, we will explore the different factors to consider when choosing the right Cuban Link Chain including materials, width, length, and more, to help you find the perfect piece to complement your unique style.


Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Cuban Link Chain

When choosing the right Cuban Link Chain, there are a number of things to consider to ensure that you pick the right piece and that it complements your overall style.


When choosing the right Cuban Link Chain, the material is an important factor to consider. Cuban Link Chain comes in a range of materials. Each material has its unique properties and characteristics. For example, gold is a classic choice that always stays in style, it's hypoallergenic and easy to clean, but also a more expensive option. Silver is a more affordable option that can be just as beautiful as gold and has a sleek and shiny appearance. Also popular for Cuban Link Chain is stainless steel. It is a durable and affordable option that will not tarnish or rust. Additionally, stainless steel is also hypoallergenic and easy to clean, which can be a great and cheaper option than gold for those with sensitive skin. Consider the material's durability, upkeep, and your personal style and budget while selecting your Cuban Link Chain.

But gold is the most popular type and is generally the right choice due to its durability and versatility. At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains are made with 10K and 14K yellow, white, and rose gold. You can even find a Reversible Cuban Link Chain, so you can have two chains for the price of one!


Cuban Link Chains are available in various widths, ranging from thin and elegant to wide and bold. The width of the chain is important as while a thin chain will complement your outfit and create a more refined look, a thick chain will make a bold statement and be the star piece of your outfit. So you should consider the look you want to achieve when choosing the width of your Cuban Link Chain. 

You should also consider the occasion - for example, Monaco Cuban Link Chains are generally thicker, ranging between 5 mm to 24 mm depending on style - we even have a 50 mm chain! On the other hand, Miami Cuban Link Chains are generally thinner, ranging between 2 mm to 15 mm depending on style. 

So a thick chain may not be appropriate for formal events like work dinners or weddings. For formal events, thinner chains, like our 6 mm Miami Cuban Link Chain, are more suitable as they will compliment your formal ensemble. But for everyday wear, you should choose a chain that showcases your style and personality the best. You can go as bold as you want with our Monaco Chain Miami Cuban Link Chain. So it may be best to have more than one chain to ensure that you can show your different sides on different occasions.


Another important factor to consider when choosing a Cuban Link Chain is the length, which should be considered together with the width. If you prefer a shorter length, a thin chain generally looks better, while thicker chains often enhance the appearance of longer lengths.

Also consider the outfit you are planning to wear with the chain; a long chain looks great with a t-shirt and V-neck, while a shorter chain is more suitable for a suit or turtleneck.

At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains are available in 16” to 30” in length depending on style. So whatever your size preferences, we’ve got you covered.


Another aspect to think about when selecting the ideal Cuban Link Chain for your taste is the finish. The chain's polish has a significant impact on the entire appearance and feel of the piece. At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains have a plain or pavé finish. A plain finish chain features a smooth surface and is a classic choice. A pavé finish chain features small gemstones fitted closely together to create a sparkly look. A plain finish chain is a classic choice that is guaranteed to complement any outfit, and a pavé finish chain will add a touch of luxury to your outfit.

10K vs 14K:

At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains are made with 10K and 14K gold. The “K” refers to the karat, in other words the purity of gold. A 10K gold chain contains 41.7% pure gold and a 14K gold chain contains 58.3% pure gold. So a 14K chain is more expensive than a 10K chain as it contains more gold.

Solid vs Hollow:

Hollow chains have hollow centers and solid chains feature solid metal throughout its links. So solid chains are heavier than hollow chains. In terms of comfort, as hollow chains are lighter, they may be more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. In terms of cost, solid chains are more expensive than hollow chains as they weigh more. For example, take a look at our Miami Cuban Link Chain Necklace 14K Yellow Gold - Hollow and Miami Cuban Link Chain Necklace 14K Yellow Gold - Solid. Both chains in 6 mm width and 24” length are made with 14K gold, but the hollow chain weighs 23.20 grams and the solid chain weighs 59.04 grams. That’s why the solid chain is almost three times more expensive than the hollow chain. 

Be Your Bold Self with Bayam Jewelry

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the right chain. The most important thing to consider when choosing the right Cuban Link Chain is personal style and preferences. Your Cuban Link Chain should match your overall style and be a reflection of your personality and individuality. You might prefer a thin, elegant white gold Miami Cuban Link Chain, or a thick, bold Miami Cuban Royal Link Diamond Cut Chain. But either way, we at Bayam Jewelry offer a variety of options for each style. 

So explore our Cuban Link Chains and find the perfect chain that showcases your true self.


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