When you think gold chain, you might think Rocky Balboa or Tony Manero in the 1970s. You'd be right, but in fine jewelry, a gold chain has traditionally been used as a secondary element to carry a beautiful pendant, whether it's a sapphire in a gold setting or a coral cameo. Today, gold chains attract attention all by themselves—long strands like the ones worn by Stallone and Travolta can weigh 25 grams or more.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Legendary Coins and Currency

Legendary Coins and Currency

This online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is a great way to get an overview… [read review or visit site]

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Genuine Pandora 925 Ale Silver Safety Chain 14k Gold Heart Very Good ConditionGorgeous .375 9ct Gold Back & Front Locket On 9ct Cable Chain, 8.43g - V26 C7722ct Gold Chain 22 Inch 20grams Not Scrap14k White Gold Elegant X-long 36" 95.0ct Aquamarine By The Yard Chain NecklaceLovely .375 9ct Rose Gold Chain Link Bracelet 8.5g V20 H23Mayors Heavy 18k Gold Italy Thick Elegant 22.25" Long/5mm Wide Chain NecklaceLovely .375 9ct Rose Gold Chain Link Necklace 15.51g - V20 H23Antique English Edwardian 9ct Gold Barrel Clasp Chain Necklace 1904Fantastic .750 18ct Gold Curb Chain Necklace, 7.73g Broken Clasp - V26 C77Chimento Heavy 18k Two Tone Gold Fancy Chain Link Unisex Bracelet Size 7.25Barbara Bixby Ss/18k Double Chain With Gold Lotus FlowerSterling & 18k Gold - Barbara Bixby Wheat Chain 20g - Necklace (18) Sg2971Antique 9ct Gold Albert Pocket Watch Chain Solid Gold Tbar Clasp HallmarkedHeavy 18k Tricolor Gold 3-ring Charms On Elegant Snake Link Chain Necklace14k Gold 30.0ctw Garnet/citrine & 7mm Pearl Opera Length Chain Necklace Fine Long & Heavy 18k Gold Chain NecklaceAuth Chanel Hot Pink Lamb Skin Leather Chain Strap Backpack Gold Hw R2200Heavy 14k Gold Italy Fancy Elegant 10.3mm Wide Chain Link Bracelet18k Yellow Gold Tiffany Chain With 2 Gold Harts 4.3 Grams 16" LongGold Brown Authentic Louis Vuitton Choker Necklace Chain 14k Yellow Gold Venetian Box Link Chain Necklace Italy 18.75"Beautiful Tempo Geneve Gold Filled Pocket Watch W/ Chain - V17 U03Antique 9ct Rose Gold Albert Pocket Watch Chain Solid Gold .375 9c HallmarkedAuntique Solid 9ct Gold Victorian Pocket Watch Chain 22.7 GramsVintage C1920s Solid 9ct Gold Samson & Mordan Chatelaine/watch Chain Pencil,Orlandi Heavy 18k Gold Elegant High Fashion Multi-chain BraceletFabor 18k Gold Italy Elegant X-long 33" Bar Link Chain NecklaceAntique Victorian 12ct Gold Gf Fob Photo Locket Watch / Muff Chain NecklaceFinest Antique Victorian Gold Turquoise Memorial Locket & 9ct Gold ChainSouth Sea Pearl Necklace 10.8-14.6 Mm With 14k Gold Chain 15.5," 30.5 GramsJimmy Choo Reese Gold Brown Chain Aviator Frame Sunglasses New $380 Hzv192Rare 9ct Rose Gold Victorian Barrel Clasp Fancy Link Chain/necklace Circa 1885Welsh Clogau Gold 9ct Rose Necklace With Chain Original And AuthenticityVintage 14kt Italian Yellow Gold 23.25" Link Chain Necklace 2.3gr Scrap Or WearSterling Silver & 14k Gold - Bali 10mm Popcorn Chain 17g - Bracelet (8") Sd6591David Yurman Sterling & 18k Gold Double 6mm Wheat Chain Diamond Buckle BraceletAntique 9ct Solid Rose Gold Curb Link Double Albert Pocket Watch Chain 19.5g14k Yellow Gold Spiral Herringbone Link Chain Necklace 18.25"Antique Vintage 9ct Rose Gold Clasp Dog Clip For Albert Watch Chain HallmarkedEstate Diamond By Yard 14k Gold Chain Necklace 18 Inch NrBeautiful .375 9ct Gold Twisted Chain Bracelet, 3.12g - V12 S56Vintage Handmade 14kt Yellow Gold 18.0" Wheat Chain Necklace 3.1gr Scrap Or WearPair Of .375 9ct Yellow Gold Delicate Chain Necklaces For Scrap, 5.79g - V26 C77Antique Victorian C 1900 14 Ct Gold Gf Wax Seal Fob Watch Chain T/bar NecklaceAntique Large Mixed Job Lot Of Watch Chains, Dog Clips, Fobs Etc., Inc. R.goldElegant .375 9ct Gold Fine / Delicate 17.75" Curb Style Chain Necklace - V26 C77Rare 9ct Gold Victorian Guard / Muff Chain 60 Inches Long . Antique 10ct Gold Albert Watch Chain Swivel Spinner Fob Set W Bloodstone Four Vintage Lockets One 9ct Gold & Three Sterling Silver All With ChainsFine Antique 9 Ct Gold Snake Link Chain Engraved Clasp 17.5" Long 15.8 Grams18k Gold Diamond Cut Oval Link Cable Chain Necklace 24" - 9.16 Gr - Not Scrap14k 7.5" Yellow Gold Rope Chain Bracelet. 6.05 Grams Scrap Or Wear14k Yellow White Gold Crouching Panther Link Chain Bracelet 7"Antique Ladies 9ct Rose Gold Watch Chain /necklace/bracelet ???John Hardy 5mm 7 1/2" Sterling Silver Classic Chain Bracelet W/ 18k Gold ClaspNib Cartier Made In France Gold Metal Red Leather Embossed Keyring Key Chain NrLovely. 9ct Gold Curb Chain Bracelet. 8 Inches LongUnique 14k Yellow Gold Box Or Curb Link Necklace Chain 23.5" 12 Grams Not Scrap14k Solid Yellow Gold 16" Rope Bar Link Chain Ladies Necklace Fine 14.1 GramsAuth Vintage Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Paris 32" Gold Chain Charm Necklace R3264