What is a Monaco Chain?
Chains are a status symbol for men and women alike in many countries. A Monaco chain is a variant of the Cuban chain and an excellent quality gold chain that are widely chosen by most men. These chains never fail to make your appearance stunning. In general, Monaco chains are a good investment for its elegant look, perfect finish, great luster, and durability, as you end up paying more than half the cost of a solid Cuban link chain.
Cuban link chains are considered to be the strongest type of all chains. Though all curb link chains are strong, the cuban chain link is on top for its thickness, strength and durability. Monaco chains are made of links similar to that of a Cuban chain. They are made of hollow but seemingly chunky oval-shaped links twisted to form the length of the chain. The flat, interlocking, twisted oval links are a common feature for both solid and hollow chains.
Read this article to understand the features of a Monaco chain and why they can be perfect for every style to make you stand out.
What Is The Difference Between Monaco Chain And Miami Cuban?
Although they look similar, Miami Cuban Link Chains feature rounder links, whereas Monaco Cuban Link Chains feature more distinct, almost square-like links, offering a more luxurious look. Monaco Chains are also chunkier, ranging between 5 mm to 24 mm depending on style - we even have a 50 mm chain! So they are perfect for those who want a truly eye-catching chain. On the other hand, Miami Cuban Link Chains are generally thinner, ranging between 2 mm to 15 mm depending on style.
Monaco Cuban Link Chains also feature a distinctive box clasp, compared to Miami Cuban Link Chains which feature a safety clasp and a lobster lock for smaller sizes.
Monaco Cuban Link Chains are also lighter than Miami Cuban Link Chains, so they may be preferable for those who prefer a light chain.
Is The Monaco Chain Hollow?
Monaco chains are hollow, and thus, they are approximately 75% lighter than the solid Cuban chains. Many people might doubt the durability of Monaco chains and if they are suitable for daily wear when they understand that Monaco chains are hollow. The Monaco chain is still widely purchased by many around the world because of its unique technology used to create hollow chains and the proven tensile strength of 52 lbs which is not bad or a massive difference compared to solid chains. Since Cuban chains are known for their strength and durability, their hollow versions can also be expected to have considerable strength too.
The Monaco chain might feel affordable but less satisfactory since it’s hollow. But if you are someone looking to hoard your jewelry collection, adding one piece at a time, Monaco hollow chains are the perfect choice in terms of style and cost-effectiveness.
Obviously, a hollow Monaco chain will never be as sturdy as a solid chain, but with the latest design techniques, the link patterns and interlocks are designed to resist any breakage due to tugs or pulls. If you manage to own a hollow Monaco chain, ensuring proper care can always guarantee long term durability with minimum damages.
10-Karat vs. 14-Karat Gold: Which Should You Buy?
Determining which one out of Monaco chain 14k and Monaco chain 10k requires you to understand the various factors that contribute to their features, the basic one being the purity of gold in each type. Typically, a 14K gold chain is more valuable as it contains more gold than 10K. 14K contains 58.3% pure gold, mixed with silver, copper, and palladium alloy metals, whereas 10K contains 41.7% pure gold hardened with metal alloys made of silver, nickel, and iron. So the higher the karat, the higher the cost. Design-wise, you can’t really tell whether a chain is 10K or 14K just by looking at it, but 14K chains are heavier since they contain more gold. If you want a strong Monaco chain that will last a long time, it's better to choose a 10K Monaco chain. But if you want a Monaco chain as a long-term investment and occasional wear, go for a 14K Monaco chain. So whether you want 10K or 14K ultimately depends on personal preferences and your budget.
Adding glamor to your style quotient
Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or simply want to add a bit of sparkle to your everyday look, a Monaco chain is a great way to do it. Designed from durable materials like gold or silver, a Monaco chain is sure to turn heads. And because it's so versatile, you can wear it with just about anything. Whether you pair it with a little black dress for a night out on the town or dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual day at the office, a Monaco chain is sure to make you look and feel your best. So why not add one to your wardrobe today?
Have you made up your mind to purchase Monaco chains? Bayam Jewelry offers a whole set of Monaco chain collections, making your search easy with filtrations for size and patterns. Take a look at the latest Monaco link chain collection of Bayam jewelry and see what suits your preference.