Asked by: Margit Gosling
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Do hollow chains break easily?

Last Updated: 25th May, 2021

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It may look identical to other chains, but itwill feel much much lighter. That's because the inside of thechain is hollow to reduce price. Hollow chainstend to be very brittle and break easy. Plus they dentpretty quickly and hollow chains really can't befixed well.

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Also question is, does hollow gold break easily?

First and most importantly, thin-walled hollowjewelry dents. A lot. Some hollow jewelry is thick enough tobe repaired without risk or damage, but some simply cannot. Whenvery thin—and when I say thin, I mean sheet-of-paperthin!—hollow jewelry can break easily and beextremely tricky to repair.

One may also ask, what is a hollow curb chain? The links of a Hollow Curb Chain or Bracelet willhave started as a silver cylinder shaped tube, with hollowspace inside that tube. That space inside is the hollow bitwhich can't be seen, but only noticed when felt orweighed.

Similarly one may ask, is hollow gold real?

Hollow Gold Jewelry Hollow simply means there is an empty spaceinside. The less gold is used - the cheaper final price willbe. Hollow gold jewelry is stamped in the same way as solidgold jewelry is (10k 14k 18k) because it is made ofgold only.

Are Franco chains durable?

As a result of this construction, a strong anddurable Franco necklace chain is created. The sturdynature of Franco link chains make them the perfectfit for pendants, particularly the heavier types often found withbling jewelry.

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