What are the main types of Cuban link chain and how do they differ?
What precious metals are typically used for Cuban link chains?
The most popular metals for Cuban chains are 10k, 14k or 18k solid gold in yellow, white, and rose shades. These offer brilliance and luxe shine.
Sterling silver is affordable and gives off a bright white luster. Platinum and two-tone combinations of metals are also options.
What is the width range for Cuban link chains?
Cuban chains come in widths from 2mm up to 20mm. In general, men's Cuban chain widths are between 4-10mm while women's range from 2-10mm.
Wider styles like 12mm - 20mm have a bolder, statement look. The standard width is around 4- 5mm cuban.
Can pendants or charms be added to a Cuban link chain?
Yes, Cuban chains pair nicely with pendant styles like crosses, nameplates and initials.
Wider link chains 8mm+ work best with medium to larger pendant sizes to prevent pulling, tipping or tangling of delicate pendants.
For narrow 2-6mm chains, dainty pendants are recommended.
What custom engraving can be added to Cuban link chains?
Our expert jewelers can hand engrave designs, names, dates, phrases and more on the outer or inner sides of your Cuban links for added personalization.
Engraving a name or message on the inner links makes for a unique hidden detail.
How long can Cuban link chain lengths be customized?
Cuban chains can be ordered in lengths ranging from 16 to 24 inches long.
The average length for women is 18-20 inches while men's chains are usually 20-24 inches. Any specific custom length within the range can be crafted to fit your exact needs.
Allow 1 week extra for customized lengths.