What Are the Different Types of Gold Chains?

The different types of gold chains are called Byzantine, box cable, Figaro, panther, popcorn, rolo, rope, snake, Venetian link, wheat, anchor and lastly, the bead chain. Each chain has a different physical makeup and style. Some are meant for pendants or charms, while others are meant to be worn alone.

Each style has a different characteristic and charm. Some are made with linked squares, some with beads or links, while others are flat. Chains that are well-suited for charms are from the cable or popcorn family, while the Byzantine, panther and rolo family chains are best worn by themselves. The rope chain is a popular style for men.