There are a lot of options out there when you’re trying to find the best gold chains. That’s why we did a lot of research and found some of the best ones around. No matter what length or finish you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll find something on our list that you like. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features.
Karats: A karat is a unit of purity. For reference, 24k gold is pure gold, which is very soft and malleable. The gold used to make the chains we included in our reviews is either 10, 14 or 18k.
Chain Width: Most of these chains are very thin and delicate. While the largest is fairly wide at 3mm, most of our other selections are less than a mm wide. Thinner chains tend to have a little more sparkle.
Gold Color: There are 3 kinds of finishes: yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. While there are a few chains that are available in all 3 colors, most of them are available in one finish or another.
Chain Length: Some of our picks allow you to pick the length while others are fixed. Most of the ones that come with pendants are a fixed length. Generally, they vary from 14-inch choker length chains to 30-inch opera chains.
Pendant: A few of these chains come with pendants which is a simple way to add a bit of personality to your look. You’ll find a few different charms on this list covering every style from feminine to funky.
Clasp: There are a lot of clasps in the jewelry world but the lobster claw clasp is usually considered the strongest and most secure. You’ll find a standard spring ring on these products, too.
Now that you know what to look for when shopping for real gold chains for sale, let’s move into the next part of our guide. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget picks at the top of the list so if you’re in a hurry, start there first. Then, stick around for as long as you can because all of these chains are different. You never know which one might catch your eye. Okay, let’s get going!