Tennis chains are jewelry pieces made with many small diamonds mounted in tiny metal settings and joined together. Here are some tips on how to evaluate the most important characteristics of a tennis chains when shopping for one.
Diamond for a Tennis Chains
Color. Generally, the whiter the diamonds in your chains, the higher quality their color is (unless the stones are fancy-color diamonds).
Clarity. When it comes to tennis chains, clarity is not as important as the color for a simple reason: The diamonds in these pieces are too small for most of their flaws to be visible with the naked eye unless you look from a very close distance.
Uniformity. Whatever the exact grade of your diamonds’ color, it is much more important that it be same for all stones. You don’t want a tennis chains that looks like a patchwork of randomly ordered white and yellowish diamonds.
From above pic, we can see that the CZ diamonds at Aporro are much better than the upper two. One is not intact and the other is not as white as ours at Aporro. On the contrary, Aporro's tennis diamonds are round and shining, and exactly the same as a whole.
The Structure of the Tennis Chains
Diamond settings: Check how the individual diamonds are mounted in the chain. Their settings should ensure that the stones won’t fall off easily and should offer some protection against hits. Settings in which each stone is held by four prongs are also a good choice.
The diamonds at Aporro's are mounted deeply in the chain to prevent the fall-off while the other two sold at market at not as well as it.
Links: Look at the links of the tennis chain – they should be robust and not easy to break in case the chain is pulled hard.
Tennis chains at the market are curved like a snake while Aporro's are bent to the extent to match for your neck.
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Flexibility: It is good for a tennis chain to be flexible because if it is too rigid, it could break easily whenever you twist it (which happens often when wearing such pieces).
To test the chain’s flexibility, dangle it, and see if it hangs straight in the air without kinking.
Choosing the Metal for the Chains
When deciding on metal for your tennis chain, you should keep in mind that there is a tradeoff between durability and price.
For example, yellow gold and silver are softer and will wear down faster. However, they are a good and affordable choice if you are not going to wear the chain every day.
More durable alternatives such as platinum are more expensive but will allow you to wear your tennis chain more often without being afraid that its parts will wear out quickly and break.
White gold is a good middle-ground choice as it is more durable than yellow gold but not as expensive as platinum.
At Aporro, the tennis chains are plated 4 times in 14K white or yellow gold. Both are of great quality with affordable price.
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