Thought to be named after an Italian Opera, The Marriage of Figaro, the Figaro chain is a classic yet highly popular Italian chain that’s been worn for centuries. This unique chain design consists of two or three circular links, followed by a single lengthened oval link. The chain’s alternating size and shapes make these chains a durable yet eye-catching jewelry option for men and women. If you’re new to this style of chain, here are five reasons why we can’t get enough of the Figaro Chain and why we think this classic chain is a staple for any hip jewelry wearer.

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1. Great Durability

Beyond its ability to jazz up any look, the Figaro is thick and strong. With soldered links, this chain is built tough and can withstand yanks, pulls, and the test of time. Plus, if you choose a solid gold chain, the metal does not tarnish or rust and requires zero polishing to maintain its shine. If you’re looking for a jewelry piece for everyday wear, the Figaro won’t disappoint.

2. One-of-a-Kind Design

Simple yet unique, the Figaro features a distinct pattern that men and women can appreciate. As a curb chain, the Figaro consists of nearly identical links that lie flat and vary in size. However, unlike traditional curb chains, this necklace features elongated links at every third or fourth intersection, which offers a low-key, ornamental pattern. One of the most popular Figaro patterns is three round links, followed by one long link. Depending on your tastes, you can customize your Figaro to be the exact length and width you desire. At Frost NYC, you can get chain lengths ranging from 20” to 30”, with chain width spanning anywhere from 3.5 mm to 10.5 mm.

3. Gender Neutral Jewelry

One of the most alluring aspects of the Figaro chain is that it’s gender-neutral, meaning both men and women can sport this trendy chain. From a stunning gold Figaro chain to a rose gold chain for women and a wide range of chain lengths and widths, the Figaro comes in a variety of metal colors and sizes to suit any wearer. Gold Figaros are a go-to gold chain for men. These intricate chains have long been an iconic part of men’s fashion, especially among hip-hop artists in the 90s. If you are searching for the perfect, durable chain for your significant other, the Figaro is a classic. It can easily be dressed up for a fancy dinner or dressed down to pair with a casual outfit. No matter what you wear it with, you’ll pull off an accessorized, polished look.

4. Easy to Fix Chain Jewelry

Unlike some chain link jewelry, such as snake chains, the Figaro chain is an easy fix if it breaks. However, to maintain its unique alternating pattern of different-sized and -shaped links, you can’t simply remove a broken link. Instead, you need to replace it or repair it to maintain its unique and highly sought-after pattern.

At Frost NYC, we know accidents happen, which is why we make it easy to maintain your Figaro by offering lifetime maintenance and warranty. This includes tightening loose prongs to get your chain back to its original state. Of course, if your jump ring breaks and you lose a pendant, or your Figaro needs some other type of simple repair, you can always follow our necklace chain repair tips to make the fix yourself.

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5. Versatile to Complement Any Style

Perhaps one of the coolest aspects of the Figaro chain is its versatility. Whether you like to keep things simple and want to sport it on its own or adorn it with charms or pendants, you can make your Figaro as flashy or as simple as you want. If you decide to dress it up, some of the most popular pendants wearers add to their chains today include crosses and medallions. If you’d rather let your 10K gold chain speak for itself, as was popular in the 90s and still is today, single gold Figaros make a stylish minimalist statement. No matter how you choose to wear it, it’s sure to enhance your attire and suit any occasion.

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Urban jewelry wearers everywhere know and love the classic Figaro chain and, here at Frost NYC, we just can’t get enough of it. With lasting durability, versatility, a one-of-a-kind design, and easy repair, this chain is a must-have for your jewelry collection. To add the Figaro to your jewelry collection, shop our range of curb chains online.

March 11, 2021

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