Chain Jewelry
Photo: Greg Broom
Reinvented chains, from giant to ultrafine, are a new way to give hip texture to everyday clothes.
From left, top down:

1. Tough meets luxe when a chain bracelet is unexpectedly broken up by square-set "diamonds." Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi, $100

2. Get a lock on industrial chic in a witty necklace that resembles a jumbo gilded bicycle chain. Michael Kors, $700  

3. A casually knotted cascade of thin links drapes like a scarf. Lisa Freede Jewelry, $48

4. Instead of one pricey bracelet, buy a few affordable ones, like this chunky gunmetal number, and stack them up. R.J. Graziano, $65

5. Give a twist—literally—to a simple top with an exuberantly tangled web of gold-plated chains. Dannijo, $595

6. Rock your wrist! This newfangled bangle is fringed with fine chains. Anna Sheffield, $450


7. Links of different sizes and colors (a signature of today's chains) make for a thick, textural braided necklace. Gemma Redux, $369

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