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Precious metal: 14k yellow gold hollow

8 grams 

4mm width

20" inches

finished with barrel clasp safety latch


14k yellow gold rope chain approximately 4mm and 8 grams (not plated,not bonded.  14k yellow precious metal.  A rope chain is a metal chain necklace consisting of several small links which pattern the shape of a rope.  Safety lock barrel clasp added for security and peace of mind.


The style is popular throughout the world and is frequently worn by both women and men.


Chain

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A broad metal chain made of torus-shaped links.
A metal chain with diamond-shaped link pins.
Roller chains.

chain is typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain.

Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

Contents

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  • 1Uses for chain
    • 1.1Decoration
    • 1.2Power transfer
    • 1.3Security and restraint
    • 1.4Traction and pulling
    • 1.5Weapons
    • 1.6Other uses
  • 2Invention
  • 3Symbolism
  • 4Gallery
  • 5See also
  • 6References
  • 7External links

Uses for chain[edit]

Part of The Hudson River Chain at West Point

Uses for chain include:

Decoration[edit]

  • Chain of office, collar or heavy gold chain worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty in medieval Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Decorating clothing, some people wear wallets with chains connected to their belts, or pants decorated with chains
  • Figaro chain, a decorative style of chain most often seen in men's jewelery
  • Omega chain, a pseudo-chain where the 'links' are mounted on a backing rather than being interlinked
  • Jewelry chain, many necklaces and bracelets are made out of small chains of gold and silver

Power transfer[edit]

  • Bicycle chain, transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, thus propelling it
  • Chain drive, the main feature that differentiated the safety bicycle
  • Chain gun, type of machine gun that is driven by an external power source, sometimes connected by a chain, to actuate the mechanism rather than using recoil
  • Chain pumps, type of water pump where an endless chain has positioned on it circular discs
  • Chainsaw, portable mechanical, motorized saw using a cutting chain to saw wood
  • Flat chain, form of chain used chiefly in agricultural machinery
  • Ladder chain, a light wire chain used with sprockets for low torque power transmission
  • O-ring chain, a specialized type of roller chain
  • Roller chain, the type of chain most commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on bicycles, motorcycles, and in industrial and agricultural machinery
  • Timing chain, used to transfer rotational position from the crankshaft to the valve and ignition system on an internal combustion engine, typically with a 2:1 speed reduction.

Security and restraint[edit]

  • Ball and chain, phrase that can refer to either the actual restraint device that was used to slow down prisoners, or a derogatory description of a person's significant other
  • Belly chain (or "waist chain"), a physical restraint worn by prisoners, consisting of a chain around the prisoner's waist, to which his hands are chained or cuffed
    Prisoner in belly chain
  • Bicycle lock (or "Bicycle Chain"), lockable chain
  • Chain boom, large chains used to exclude warships from harbors and rivers
  • Chain link fencing, fencing that utilizes vertical wires that are bent in a zig zag fashion and linked to each other
  • Chain mail, a type of armor consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.
  • Door chain, a type of security chain on a door that makes it possible to open a door from the inside while still making it difficult for someone outside to force their way inside
  • Gang transport chain, a chain used to shackle two or more inmates together for transport or work outside the facility, forming a chain gang
  • Leg iron chains (fetters), an alternative to handcuffs
  • Prisoner transport restraints, a combination which consists of a pair of handcuffs attached by a longer chain to a pair of leg irons
  • Security chain, chain with square edges to prevent cutting with bolt-cutters

Traction and pulling[edit]

  • Anchor cable, as used by ships and boats, in British nautical usage it is a cable, not a chain
  • Chain steam shipping
  • Chain-linked Lewis, lifting device made from two curved steel legs
  • Curb chain, used on curb bits when riding a horse
  • High-tensile chain (or "Transport chain"), chain with a high tensile strength used for towing or securing loads
  • Jack chain, a toothed chain used to move logs
  • Lead shank (or "Stud chain"), used on horses that are misbehaving
  • Pull switch, an electrical switch operated by a chain
  • Rigid chain actuator, a type of chain that only bends in one direction, allowing it to operate under compression
  • Snow chains, used to improve traction in snow
  • Lavatory chain, the chain attached to the cistern of an old-fashioned W.C. in which the flushing power is obtained by a gravity feed from above-head height. Although most cisterns no longer work like that, the phrase "pull the chain" is still encountered to mean "flush the toilet".

Weapons[edit]

  • Chain gun, type of machine gun that is driven by an external power source, sometimes connected by a chain, to actuate the mechanism rather than using recoil
  • Chain-shot, a type of ammunition for a cannon, used to inflict damage to the rigging of a sail vessel in naval warfare
  • Chain weapon, a medieval weapon made of one or more weights attached to a handle with a chain

Other uses[edit]

  • Chains can also be used as a percussion instrument for special effects, such as in Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder and Janáček's From the House of the Dead.
  • Keychain, a small chain that connects a small item to a keyring
  • Chain sinnet, a method of shortening a rope or other cable while in use or for storage
  • Chain stitch, a sewing and embroidery technique

Invention[edit]

The metal link chain has been in use since at least 225 BC.[1]

Symbolism[edit]

The prevalent modern symbolism is oppression, due to the use for a mechanical restriction of the liberty of a human or animal.

Chains can also symbolize interconnectivity or interdependence. Unicode, in versions 6.x, contains the U+1F517 🔗 link symbol, which may show chain link(s). It may denote a hyperlink.

Gallery[edit]