Rope Chains have been popular for numerous decades. The group shot of Run-DMC, an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, all wearing (what seems to be) 10K yellow gold rope chains as thick as 20.0mm, is one famous image that jumps out to me. Surreal.

When it comes to rope chains, you have a lot of options these days. Many jewelers provide variations like regular or diamond cut, hollow or solid, and 10K or 14K gold. Oh, and I almost forgot to add that they come in Yellow, Rose, White, and Tri-Gold. Choices… aren’t they?

Regardless of the option, the most often asked question is, “Do your rope chains break easily?”

Yes… and… no The durability of a rope chain is determined by its kind and thickness.

Allow me to break it down for you. The information below is based on my own experience as well as the experiences of our devoted customers who have bought our 10K and 14K Yellow Gold Hollow Diamond-Cut Rope Chains.


Our 10K Hollow Diamond Cut Rope Chains are available in thicknesses ranging from 2.0mm to 10.0mm. We provide 14K Hollow Diamond Cut Rope Chains in sizes ranging from 3.0mm to 5.0mm. With a 10.0mm rope chain around your neck, you’d look like a tiny Jam Master Jay!

If this is your first time purchasing a rope chain, I suggest going with the 3.0mm medium size. Why? Because, in my experience, most individuals will get their 2.0mm or 2.5mm rope chains hooked on something accidentally. The chain will easily shatter and break if you pull on it. Furthermore, while wearing a Fine Real Gold Chain, most individuals anticipate feeling some weight around their necks. To be honest, the 2.0mm and 2.5mm widths are so thin and light that they hardly weigh anything when worn around your neck.

However, if the chain is 3.0mm or thicker, you will feel the weight around your neck, whether it is a solid or hollow diamond cut rope chain. A quick side note (shameless advertisement), we have only earned 5 Star Reviews for our 3.0mm and thicker diamond cut rope chains. Rope chains with a thickness of 3.0mm or more are much more durable than chains with a thickness of 2.5mm or less. The heavier chains are undoubtedly sturdy and durable enough for daily usage, and they will not break as readily. CAUTION: This is not to mean that you should deliberately tug on it with all your might to see whether it will break. You will be sorry.

Remember that fine gold jewelry is a kind of luxury. Luxury that you may wear and flaunt as a representation of your life successes. It is still genuine gold, whether it is in 10K, 14K, 18K, or even 24K gold, and should be handled with care and respect. Keep your chains in good condition, and they will take care of you.

Our objective at McGee Jewelry is to make you happy. We hope you find this blog useful and that it aids you in your choice to purchase an iconic fine genuine gold chain—The Rope Chain.

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