If you haven’t heard of the Box Chain Chain Link style, now is a good moment to get familiar with one of the most developing chain styles in recent times. The Box Chain, along with the Curb, Belcher, Rope, and Figaro, is one of the most well-known Chain Link styles. Its name, like the great majority of surviving Chain Link designs, is derived from its look.
The Box Chain’s Heart
A basic form resembling a Box is at the core of this traditional kind of link. You could believe it’s a way too simple form to have any appeal. However, when coupled closely with another similar link, this four-sided square shape with smooth glossy surfaces starts to create the foundation of an elegant and streamlined chain link design. Whether you look at it from the side, the top, or the bottom, there is perfect symmetry all around. The Box Chain is available in Silver Chains or Silver Bracelets and is also known as a ‘Venetian’ Chain Link design because of its beginnings in the historical artisan city of Venice, Italy. With such a history, it’s easy to see why this chain design has a fashionable but natural attraction.
The development of the Box Chain and its many variants
Many of the traditional chain designs that grow into more fascinating varieties have a clear form at their core, as well as a pattern in which the links pair with one another. The Classic or Standard Box Chain is the original Box Chain from which other Box Chains have grown. This is distinguished by the following salient features: 4 sides with flat square-shaped surfaces that are highly polished and have straight edges. It is shown below:
Box Chain Link (Standard / Classic)
After familiarizing ourselves with the basic form from which all other Box Chain designs have emerged, we should be able to compare it to the many versions of the Box Chain. You’ll also see why these variances are so minor that they may be classified as belonging to the same family of links rather than being an entirely separate style.
So let’s start with the most aesthetically comparable to the Standard Box Chain and work our way down.