Few chain styles have attracted as much interest as the gold paperclip chain necklace. 🖇 And with good reason. The elongated link has fluid geometric lines which soften gently into curves at the corners. Each link sits at a slightly different angle, which draws a twinkle of reflected light as you move. It embraces an everyday shape and interprets it in a fresh, contemporary way.
There is a reassuring weight to the solid gold links which gives the necklace ballast and presence. Super versatile, the length of this 14ct gold super chic chain can be altered from 15” to 18” due to discrete additional loops integrated into the chain at 15″ (shortest length) and 16″. Worn high on the neck it becomes a striking first layer to mix with other chains of varying length, weight and style. The perfect platform to anchor your look.
The best layering involves varying all elements- size, weight, colour and length. The best combination usually involves a dash of personalisation- perhaps a charm, locket, initial or engraved keepsake. Whatever is meaningful to you. For example, the diamond and gold medallion can be engraved with a name, initials, a saying, a date, a place. Or be really inventive. It conveniently has 12 diamonds flush set uniformly around the perimeter, so it can be engraved with the arms of a clock to display a time of significance.
The open style of the link allows it to blend effortlessly with all other chains. It’s fastened with a lobster clasp which replicates the elongated shape of the links so is both secure and discrete.
Despite its fresh, modern look, the styling is actually not new. The chain formerly appeared on Norwegian students in the 1940s as a non violent symbol of their resistance to German occupation during WWII. It was a symbol of unity and national pride.
Not confined to a statement of resistance, the chain was also popularised by style icons including Coco Chanel and Jackie Kennedy. Gold paperclip chain necklaces are timeless and retro chic.
Given the popularity of these necklaces, please get in touch if they are out of stock to arrange ordering.
This particular 14ct gold chain is heavy and chunky. Produced in yellow and rose gold, and available in both 14ct and 18ct gold.
A matching bracelet is also available.
Facts & Figures
Length: 18″ (45cm) with additional loops at 15″ and 16″.
Each chain link is solid and dimensions are15mm long x 5mm wide x 2mm deep.
14ct gold. Available in yellow, white and rose gold.
Also available in different lengths and 18ct gold and a matching bracelet.