An Omega Chain is an assembly of tiny metallic plates or metallic discs that mimics the appearance of a traditional chain. The plates come together in an underlying flexible mesh sheet of woven wire in the eye pleasing Omega pattern

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14KT Yellow Gold Flat Omega Chain 8mm 16 Inches 51 Grams

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The segments of an Omega are parallel to each other and run across the width of the necklace. The assemblage is flexible because the links are independent of one another and are supported by the flexible mesh substrate. In this fashion, attractive jewelry items are crafted that seem rigid, but are flexible & thus appealing to the wearer.

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Sterling Silver 6mm Domed Omega Chain
Sterling Silver 6mm Domed Omega Chain

This is the distinctive characteristic of the omega chain. It is composed of metal plates (that appear like the links in a chain) instead of real links. In this sense, omega chains are not chains at all. They are pseudo chains or false chains. Nonetheless, this unique and unusual weave creates a gorgeous chain like design. It is used to create trendy jewelry accessories like necklaces and bracelets.

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14K Two Tone Gold 0.5cttw HI Diamond Omega Chain 16 Inches

This chain has a greater tensile strength as compared to conventional chains composed of links because it is thicker and also because of the way its disks fit together on the underlying mesh. Then again an omega chain is not as flexible as a traditional link chain.

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Italian Made Nickel Free Sterling Silver 4mm 16 Inch Omega Chain Collar Necklace
Italian Made Nickel Free Sterling Silver 4mm 16 Inch Omega Chain Collar Necklace

Omega chains, which are fairly strong, are also easy to damage because of limited flexibility. You have to fawn over these fantastic fashion accessories. Take care that the chain does not snag into your garments. Take off the chain before sleeping. The chain’s disks can bend the wrong way and kink the chain. And the chain is not easy to mend. Take proper care and your Omega chain will last you a lifetime.

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14K Yellow Gold 4mm Meshed Omega Chain Necklace With Lobster Claw Clasp 17 Inches

Omega chains are generally expensive because their design makes them heavier than other chain designs. And precious metals are growing expensive by the day.

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14KT Two Tone Gold 3MM Wide High Polished Reversible Omega Chain Necklace

Another distinguishing feature of this chain is that it is a flat chain. The flat design offers a greater surface area to incident light for reflection. An omega is given a high degree of polish and designed to capture light at every opportunity. This gives the chain a rich feel and an incredible shine. Omega chains make eye-catching jewelry pieces because of this ability to reflect light.

Variations of this flat design are also available nowadays. There are round Omegas which are full circles, dome Omegas which are half circles & flat Omegas which are essentially flattened omega chains. All three types look very similar from the top view. Wide Omegas are good to wear alone as well as with a pendant. All Omega chains retain their shape as a circle or an oval. They do not drape like a chain on you.

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14K Yellow Gold 3mm Twisted Sparkle Omega Chain Necklace With Lobster Claw Clasp 17 Inches

Omega Chains are outstandingly Elegant, Beautiful & Regal. When shopping for an omega necklace, you’ll discover a dizzying array of lengths, widths, precious metals & designs to choose from. There’s an omega to fit every fashion, taste & budget.

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925 Sterling Silver 20 Inches 8mm Domed Omega Chain Necklace
14KT Two Tone Gold 3MM Wide High Polished Reversible Omega Chain Necklace

Some are very smooth; some are more flexible than others. Some are made in white gold while some are made in yellow gold. Some are created with Rose Gold which gives the chain a very distinct look. Still others are crafted in sterling silver or even in stainless steel. Some have alternating links of Tri-Gold. Some have a Satin Finish or Diamond Cuts on them. Some are even studded with diamonds.

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18 Karat Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver 8mm Omega Chain

There are even graduated omega necklaces, which start out thin and get thicker in the front for a modern, asymmetrical look. The graduated omega chain necklace instantly attracts attention to a woman’s collar bone.

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14k Gold Two Tone 4-10mm Graduated Flat Reversible Omega Chain Necklace

Some really cool ones are Two-Tone with Yellow Gold on one side and White Gold (or even platinum) on the other. This makes the chain reversible. You can either wear the Yellow Gold upside or White Gold upside depending on your dress of the day. Truly awesome!

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14k Gold 5mm Two Tone Reversible Diamond Omega Necklace

Omega chains make popular wear-alone necklaces and bracelets. Also, you can easily modify or upgrade their look by adding a slide pendant. They make neat and elegant chains to suspend a solitaire diamond pendant. Like the omega chain itself, the slide type pendants too are available in a wide variety of colors, styles & metals.

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10mm Flat Omega Chain Necklace 20 Inches

There are even omega extenders that allow you to alter the length of your necklace for different outfits and occasions. The way you elect to wear your omega will depend on your personal taste and the effect you want to create.

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Sterling Silver 16 Inch Dome Omega Chain Necklace 6.0mm

With all the different styles, lengths & widths available, you will surely find the perfect chain to suit your style. And it will make a wonderful addition to your jewelry collection.

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14K Yellow Gold 2.5mm Sparkle Omega Chain Necklace With Lobster Claw Clasp 17 Inches
14K Yellow Gold 2.5mm Sparkle Omega Chain Necklace With Lobster Claw Clasp 17 Inches

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See Also

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Ball Chain Style Sterling-Silver-8-Inch-X-8.0-mm-Ball-Chain-Bracelet
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
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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