What Is A Franco Chain? Why Is It Called A Franco Chain?

Posted on February 28 2021

A Franco Chain is one of the many gold link chain necklaces that are considered staples for your jewelry collection. In this article we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Franco Chains; all the important facts and key characteristics.

 

Franco Chain (3mm)

Franco Chain (3mm)

 

Why Is It Called A Franco Chain?

Let’s first start with the name, and why this particular chain is called a “Franco Chain.” You may have heard the term Franco Chain being used before when shopping for gold chain link necklaces, without knowing the meaning behind it. The name “Franco” originated in Italy, and is named after the Italian jewelry designer who invented this chain link design. Franco Chains were first inspired by Cuban Chains. The mark of an expertly crafted Franco Chain elevates the classic curb design, giving it a sturdier look. The main difference between Franco Chains vs cuban links is that Franco Chains have an extra four sides and are braided into a distinct “V” pattern. So, how is a Franco Chain made? Franco chains achieve their signature “V” design by placing two to four curb necklaces flat against each other, and then interlocking the curbed chains together.

 

Franco Chain 6mm

Franco Chain 6mm

 

Are Franco Chains Strong?

It’s on trend to pair either delicate or bolder gold link chains together at once. This makes strength and design important factors, so that the layered chains aren’t prone to tangling or becoming knotted. Franco Chains are popular because they are hassle free and don’t tangle easily due to their unique “V” shape braid design. This creates an intricate and sturdy pattern throughout the chain. Franco chains are strong, and they are unlikely to kink since its square style stays smooth and uniformed.

The GLD Shop offers Franco Chains in a variety of styles and lengths for men and women.  Choose your Franco Chain in either yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold materials. Our Franco Chains are also designed in varying thickness, tailored to your preference. You can choose from 2.3mm, 3mm, 6mm, or 10mm. We’ve even put our own creative touch on Franco Chains, by icing them out with delicate hand set stones. You can also customize the length of your Franco Chain to compliment your style. Franco chains are great to pair with pendants, or as a stand alone accessory.

 

Iced Franco Chain (10mm)

Iced Franco Chain (10mm)

 

For more information about Franco necklaces from The GLD Shop, please visit our Franco Chains category and browse the collections

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