A Cuban link chain can be an excellent gift that your hip-hop loving pal or family member will treasure forever. Here are a few things you should know, though, before you shop online for one.
Do a bit of research
What kind of designs or styles does your friend or family member love? What kind of jewelry or chains do you see him/her wearing? Start from there. Finding out what styles clicks will wholly dictate the options and shortlist you’ll come up with.
Knowing a bit about the jewelry industry, specifically about the world of hip-hop chains, can only help you make a better buying decision, Complex says. With that said, you’ll want to take the time to learn a few basic terms like bail, brilliant cut or round cut, inlay, setting and more. The more you know, the less likely for you to be taken for a ride.
Budget the cost
Depending on your budget, you may need to adjust your options and expectations. You’ll probably end up getting something a little less flashy if you’re on a budget. But picking out an excellent store means you won’t have to worry about getting a Cuban link chain that’s sloppily done or designed. Pros know how to provide you with excellent options, even on a budget.
Pick a pendant
When you’ve got the chain, it’s time to put in a pendant. The friend or family member addicted to hip-hop will get a charge out of seeing his or her name on that pendant. However, there are slews of other designs that your friend or family member may find equally appealing. Check them out. Explore those options. That should help you decide whether to go for a subtle version or an in-your-face design and approach to the chain and pendant.