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Gold Chain Necklaces with or without Pendant


“Gold, like the sun, melts wax, but hardens clay, and expands great souls.” —Antoine Rivarol

Now that you’ve picked the perfect gold chain, how do you know you paid the best price? At Apples of Gold®, we offer prices that are normally 30% – 40% below the cost of other retailers, and we guarantee that the chain you buy is solid gold, not simply gold plated. Remember the wise old saying, “Not all that glitters is gold.” So check out our selection of Gold Chain Necklaces to wear with a favorite pendant or all by itself. Gold chains are great for layering for the ultimate in elegance, too.


“No gold glitters like that which is our own.” —Eliza Cook

A 14k solid gold Miami Cuban curb chain necklace for men in 4mm width and 24″ length. Miami Cuban link chains are thicker and heavier than your average flat curb chains, and slightly more rounded. This one is 4mm wide and 24″ long.

There are a few simple guidelines that will give you the confidence to know you purchased your gold chain at the right price, every time. Gold Chain prices are based on 3 main factors: the gram weight of the gold chain (the actual amount of gold in your chain); the price per gram; the fluctuating price of raw gold.

2 other factors that you can also consider are the labor intensity of your particular gold chain and the style and metal type (yellow gold, two-tone, and white gold). Take a look at our other Miami Cuban Gold Chains!


“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.” —English Proverb

The Figaro chain takes a curb chain and puts an elongated oval link after every three regular links, making a striking pattern that is a pleasure to wear. Here’s how you know you’re getting a good deal.

Each item of jewelry, including gold chains, weighs a certain amount. Gram weights are the standard unit of measurement for gold jewelry. Jewelers use finely tuned scales to weigh items of jewelry in order to determine their gold value. Always find out the gram weight of the chain you are purchasing. This will not only help you determine the value and price of a gold chain, but it will also give you a sense of the size, depth, and substantive qualities of a chain. Once you know the gram weight of your chain with 2-3% room for error or variance, you have the 1st step of determining if you are getting good value for your money. Take a look at our vast collection of Figaro Chains in both white and yellow gold.


“The beauty about gold, though, is that in all states from uncertainty to conviction, it never for once gives up its luster.” ― Ufuoma Apoki

A Mariner chain is similar to a curb chain but look closely: the resemblance to a chain that attaches an anchor on a boat is where it got its name. Since you really like the look of the links, how do you know how to price a gold chain of any type?

Once you know the gram weight of your gold chain, you need to determine what the “price per gram” is. To do this, you simply take the price of the chain and divide that by the gram weight. Example: Your chain is priced at $575.00 and the gram weight is 25.0 grams. Divide $575 by 25.0 and you will get $23.00. This means that you are paying $23.00 for every 1 gram of gold in your gold chain. In another example, if a gold chain weighs 10.0 grams and is priced at $300.00. $300 / 10.0 = $30.00. This means that you are paying $30.00 per gram for your gold chain — a lot more per gram than our example above at $23 per gram. Check out our beautiful collection of Mariner Chains!


“Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.” — Christopher Columbus

The links in this exquisite rope chain look like twisted strands of rope, only this rope is made of three exotic colors, white, yellow, and rose gold. Such a lovely chain!

The price per gram will vary based on several factors, including the labor intensity of the particular chain, the price of raw gold (which as a commodity will shift daily), and the amount that your particular jeweler has decided to mark up your gold chain. Metal types and colors will cause a shift in the price per gram of your chain. For example, white gold tends to be more expensive than yellow gold, as does two-tone gold. The reasons for this are mainly because of the added time and labor that a gold chain manufacturer incurs in producing white gold vs. yellow gold.

When comparing prices, it is not necessarily correct to compare what gold chains sold for 5 or 10 years ago, but what other jewelers are selling the same gold chain for today. Once you have the tools to compare the gram and the price per gram of your gold chain, you can more readily “comparison shop” and be confident that you are getting the best deal! Our goal at Apples of Gold Jewelry is to give you the best deal for the same high-quality product. Don’t forget to take a look at all our Gold Rope Chains to see how many we offer!

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