Today we’re going to talk about short chains, the different ways to wear them, and how to measure for the length you need.
First off; What is a short chain?
These are small, dainty chains ranging from roughly 20mm to 50mm in length, and are used to further accessorizing body jewelry. One popular style is to wear it across the bridge of one’s nose, hence why they are sometimes called ‘nostril chains’, but of course they can be worn in a variety of other ways as well. Short jewelry chains are one of the best options for easily customizing your look!
As you can see below, these chains are super versatile, once you know how to use them. You can choose from a wide variety of materials, including titanium, steel, sterling silver and solid gold. Sterling silver will tarnish, but it's not worn directly in a piercing. So this isn't a big deal. If you like your silver dark, let it form that beautiful patina. It can turn almost black with time. If you prefer it shiny, a simple cloth can polish it right up, or you can use jewelry cleaner.
For any chains that are gold or silver plated, you'll want to clean them gently with warm water and soap, drying thoroughly. But in practice, these kinds of chains don't really get that dirty.