By Rebecca Anyoli
Chain necklaces and bracelets go back as far as the Stone Age and were normally made of stones, shells, bones, teeth, or claws, which were found through hunting and gathering. These materials were threaded on a string and worn around the neck. People started using gold to make chains as jewelry around 2500 B.C. At this time, people started alternating patterns of beads, colored stones, and gemstones, and metals like copper or silver.
The vibrant variations in women’s and men’s 10K and 14K yellow and white gold, platinum, and sterling silver chains for necklaces and bracelets are attributed to the Ancient Egyptians. They evolved to simple string of beads to elaborate complicated patterns worn by both sexes of the wealthy and elite class. In the Classical Greek period, three-dimensional pendants were introduced with gold as the most plentiful and during the second century, it became high fashion for chains to consist of colored gemstones connected together by gold links.
Over the years the sizes and the style of these chains varied, there were the tiny ones and the chunky chains of the 90s hip hop style. In the 90s the chunky chain was a hit and many hip-hop artists wore it both male and female. Today this trend is back though mostly worn by women than men. In simple terms, the chunky chain is a huge necklace. These make the ladies elegant in their attires. The chunky might have a little more weight than the dainty chains it still accessories ones attire very well and adds an edge to your look. These come with many features, some might plain gold or silver others have pearls or gems that are added to them.
This chain will compliment you especially if you are wearing a plain black, brown or maroon dress or top, you can accessories with a golden or silver chunky chain. These can be worn to parties, a night out with friends or even to class when you are feeling beautiful. Just own one you do not have to be a kardashian to wear one.