Why are Cuban link chains so expensive?

Why are Cuban link chains so expensive?

The Cuban Link Chain is a bold design featuring thick interlocking links. They have become increasingly popular in recent years and are often associated with hip-hop artists. Cuban Link Chains tend to be more expensive than other types of chains which brings the question of why. In this blog post, we will talk about why Cuban Link Chains are more expensive and whether they are worth the money.


Gold jewelry is one of the most expensive types of jewelry. At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains are made with 10K and 14K gold; the “K” here refers to the karat - in other words, the purity of gold. 10K typically contains 41.7% pure gold, and 14K contains 58.3% pure gold. We also have Diamond Cuban Link Chains up to 29.25ctw, so the use of diamonds in Cuban Link Chains also increases the cost. So the higher the karat/carat, the higher the cost!



But there is a big difference in cost between Cuban Link Chains and other types of chains, even though both are made with 10K or 14K gold, so one might expect them to be the same price. But this is not the case. 

The reason why Cuban Link Chains are more expensive is mainly because of their thickness. The links of Cuban Link Chains tend to be thicker, therefore requiring more gold, which is why they are more expensive than other styles. For example, take a look at our Miami Cuban Link Chain Necklace 10K Yellow Gold - Solid and Miami Curb Link Chain Necklace 10K Yellow Gold - Solid. Both chains in 8.5 mm width and 24” length are made with 10K solid gold, but the Cuban Link Chain is three times more expensive than the Curb Link Chain! But if you take a closer look, you can see that the links of the Cuban Link Chain is much thicker than the links of the Curb Link Chain, which affects the weight of the chain. So while the Curb Link Chain is 32.06 grams, the Cuban Link Chain is 123.12 grams. This thickness and weight of Cuban Link Chains are the reason they are more expensive. 

Similarly, if you look at our Diamond Cuban Link Chain 10K Yellow White Gold, the price will be even higher not only because of the distinct characteristics of the Cuban Link Chain, but also because of the use of diamonds.



The craftsmanship involved in their creation is another reason. At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans who put into enormous time and effort into making each chain, thereby resulting in a higher cost. This is not to say that our other chains are not made this way, but the complexity of Cuban Link Chains require more time and effort, making it more expensive than other types.

High Demand


Due to the increasing popularity of Cuban Link Chains, there is an increase in demand. This increase means suppliers may have limited supply, which naturally increases the chain’s price.


The brand can also impact the price of Cuban Link Chains, as reputable brands offer higher quality materials with excellent craftsmanship. When buying gold jewelry, you should always choose reputable brands to ensure you are getting your money’s worth. At Bayam Jewelry, our Cuban Link Chains, and all our other jewelry, are handmade with the highest quality materials. We also offer lifetime warranty for all our products against defects in material and workmanship, so we offer ease of mind together with excellent quality, stylish jewelry.


We know Cuban Link Chains are pricey but rest assured they are worth the money. Not only are they a timeless piece, but they are also strong and durable so they can even be a sentimental piece that is passed down from generation to generation.

Bear in mind that gold is generally a good investment as their resale value may be higher. This makes our Cuban Link Chain a good investment besides a good tool for style and self-expression.

If you love Cuban Link Chains but find them pricey, don’t worry, we at Bayam Jewelry offer a variety of Cuban Link Chains that won’t break the bank. You can choose thinner and shorter chains available in yellow, white, and rose gold. Keep in mind that solid chains are more expensive than hollow chains, as hollow chains have hollow centers and solid chains feature solid metal throughout its links.

Whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered. So take a look at our Men’s Cuban Link Chains Collection and Women’s Cuban Link Chains Collection to find the perfect chain that showcases your bold personality and style.

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