A Ball Chain is a string of tiny metal balls connected with a metallic wire. The look achieved is similar to that of a beautiful string of pearls. The metal balls substitute for the pearls in a ball chain.

10K White Gold Disco Cut Ball Chain 34 Inches Long 8mm 54.05 Grams

10K White Gold Disco Cut Ball Chain 34 Inches Long 8mm 54.05 Grams

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The following image illustrates how the balls are connected internally and the connecting wire is secured to craft out the Ball Chain.

Ball-Chain
Ball Chain

Each tiny ball composing the chain has two minute antipodal holes. The holes receive the ends of a couple of short wires. The tips of these wires are contorted to act like a rivet and hold the wires firmly in place inside the ball. The other ends of the wires are connected to a different ball in a similar manner and so on and so forth forming a continuous strand. The beguiling ball chain takes shape in this fashion.

14k White Gold Diamond-cut Beaded Bracelet 14K Italian Tri-Color Yellow, Rose and White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Balls Bracelet
14k White Gold Diamond-cut Beaded Bracelet 14K Italian Tri-Color Yellow, Rose and White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Balls Bracelet

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The balls are usually hollow to reduce the metal weight as well as cost particularly when the chain is made up of precious metals for crafting jewelry. But the balls can also be solid to add strength and value to the chain.

Mens 10k Yellow Gold Diamond Cut Ball Link Chain Solid X and Ball Links Chain In 14K Gold
Mens 10k Yellow Gold Diamond Cut Ball Link Chain Solid X and Ball Links Chain In 14K Gold

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The linking technique allows each ball to spin freely on itself. As such, the ball chain is a more flexible chain than the traditional links chains. The chain is less prone to kinking or getting tangled.

14K Italian White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Ball Bracelet 14K Italian Tri-Color Yellow, Rose & White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Wire Bangle
14K Italian White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Ball Bracelet 14K Italian Tri-Color Yellow, Rose & White Gold Diamond-Cut Beads Wire Bangle

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It is obvious that the name of the ‘ball chain’ design stems from the balls that build the chain. The chain is also called as Bead Chain or Pelline Chain in the jewelry industry.

10K Yellow Gold Ball Diamond Cut Solid Chain

10K Yellow Gold Ball Diamond Cut Solid Chain

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Beads of different sizes, shapes or colors can be blended together in a chain to obtain a design pattern. The length between beads or groups of beads can be varied or the beads can be placed immediately adjacent to each other to achieve the effect. They are available in single and multi-row formats. Ball chains thus come in an array of sizes, lengths and patterns for you to choose from.

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14-Karat-Yellow-Gold-Diamond-cut-Double-Stack-Ball-Chain-Necklace 14 Karat Yellow Gold 3mm Diamond cut Triple Stacked Ball Chain Necklace 18 Inch
14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Cut Double Stack Ball Chain Necklace 14 Karat Yellow Gold 3mm Diamond cut Triple Stacked Ball Chain Necklace 18 Inch

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14K White Gold Mens Ball Bead Chain 37 Inches 4mm
14k Tricolor Gold Sparkly Diacut Disco Bead Chain Necklace

Jewelry crafted out of the Ball Chain is almost exclusively used by men & boys. It is a tradition amongst military men to use ball chains for their dog tags. Furthermore, the popularity of this chain is no longer confined to the armed forces. Dog tags on ball chains are now integral to the jewelry fashion world outside the armed forces too.

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Ball Chain Necklaces With Dog Tags

The ball chain is crafted into necklaces, bracelets and even belt ornaments for all types of occasions. Pair it with a basic tee & jeans, or show it off with a sleek cocktail dress and heels for the evening.

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14K White Gold 2.5mm Diamond Cut 1+1 Ball Chain Necklace 20 Inches

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See Also

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Box Chain Style 6mm-Sterling-Silver-Concave-Box-Chain-Bracelet-9-inch
Byzantine Chain Style Sterling-Silver-6mm-Square-Byzantine-Chain
Curb Chain Style Sterling-Silver-Curb-Link-Bracelet-9-Inches
Figaro Chain Style Figaro-Chain-Bracelet
Herringbone Chain Style Sterling-Silver-Italian-Herringbone-Chain-Bracelet
Omega Chain Style Sterling-Silver-8-mm-Omega-Chain-Bracelet
Snake Chain Style Sterling-Silver-Italian-Oval-Snake-Chain-Bracelet-8mm
Rope Chain Style 5mm-Diamond-Cut-Rope-Chain-Bracelet
Wheat Chain Style French-Wheat-Chain-Bracelet

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  • Hi I’m interested in Tri tone gold diamond cut bead bracelet please let me know how much?
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