Best Jewelry Chain Extenders Published on: 07/12/2021 by Royi Sal Jewelry Team - Leave a Comment If you’re buying a necklace as a gift and aren’t sure about the length, a jewelry chain extender can be the best option. You have to consider the size of the neck it’s going around and the size of the pendant it’s intended for. A necklace extender gives you the flexibility of playing around with different lengths for your necklace, meaning that you can get the exact length you want. Here are the Best Jewelry Chain Extenders. Best Chain Extenders for Your Jewelry Necklace extenders can help take any pre-made design and add length. Learn about some of the most popular types of extenders. 1. Plain Chain Extenders Extenders come in different lengths and link styles. Some are just basic chain segments with open links that you can easily hook onto with a lobster clasp or spring ring at any point along the length. Leave them plain, or personalize extenders by adding a bead or drop to the end. Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Extendable Curb Chain This type of chain allows you to wear it at two different positions thanks to a jump ring set two inches into the overall length. Diamond cut curb chain that can be worn at 18”(45cm) or 20” (50cm), depending on where you position the bolt ring. When it is not being used, the extra 2” simply hangs down vertically at the neck’s back. Thus creating quite an attractive feature, which can also be customized with a small charm or tag. A curb is a great universal choice for a chain offering a neat, clean line along with strength and simplicity, so even the smallest of pendant bails will slide along it with ease. This one has the bonus of being diamond cut which adds a little extra sparkle, elevating it into something more special. We also stock extendable chains at 16”-18” and 20”-22” to cover all the popular lengths. 2. Fancy Necklace Chain Extenders These fancy extenders are a great solution for shows since they are already embellished for a finished look. Keep several on hand, so you never lose a sale because a ready-to-wear necklace is too short for a customer’s taste. It often takes too much time at an event to swap out a chain altogether or remake a design, so quickly attach an extension to solve the problem instead. Sterling Silver Extender Trace Chain This silver version pictured above has a small, plain tag at one end and a jump ring. This can be opened up and re-soldered to secure it to the main body of the chain safely. (Ideally, all links should be soldered on a chain to make it as strong as possible). The clasp can then be fastened at any point along the length of the extender the secure your chain. Do make sure you check that the clasp can be secured into the main body of the extender. If you have small links and a larger clasp, you may need to add another jump ring along the length to resolve this problem. Gold Plated Fancy Extension Chain With Star Dropper As these extender chains are plated, care needs to be taken if exposed to any sort of soldering torch. You can either attach them with a jump ring, close it tight or leave it unsoldered. Or attach with a solid metal jump and solder closed. For example, if you were using a silver-plated extender chain, attach it with a solid silver jump ring. This can then be soldered without damaging the surface. Make sure you protect the plated surfaces with a heat-resistant paste before applying any heat. What do you do if you want to extend an existing chain you already own? If you have a chain that you love that could do with being a little longer, the answer is to buy an Extension/Extender. This is a short length of chain, often between 4cm and 8cm, which can be attached to any existing chain via a jump ring to increase the overall measurement giving you more options. Jewelry Chain Extenders. P.S. Royi Sal Jewelry, as a decades-long leader in silver jewelry design and manufacturing, invites you to download our latest magazine here and profit from the exceptional jewelry designs at affordable prices you will find in the magazine. Click here to download it now.