# Best answer: How do you measure the thickness of a necklace chain?

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## How thick are necklace chains?

Most chains are 1mm to 1.5mm, which is sturdy enough to hold most small to medium sized pendants. If you go below 1mm, just keep in mind that a thinner chain is less strong, even if it has a daintier look. Link Thickness: Not all chains that are the same width have the same link construction.

## How thick is a 4mm chain?

It is about 3/8 inch ( 4.0 mm ) thin and it comes with a Lobster Claw Clasp for Security.

## Is a 3mm chain thick?

mm is a unit of measure. 2mm is approximately equal to 1/16 inch. 3mm would be slightly thicker. Do you find this helpful?

## How do you measure chain size?

To determine the pitch (chain size), you’ll need to measure the distance between any three consecutive rivets, then divide the result by 2. The rivets are the small, round pegs/studs that hold the chain segments together. Measure from the first to the third, then divide that number in half to get your chain pitch.

## What is a good chain thickness?

For a clean minimal look, we recommend a 2-3mm chain. This thickness is also the perfect width for a pendant. For someone who wants their chain to stand out a bit more but doesn’t want anything too crazy, a 4-7mm chain is great.

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## What is considered a thick chain?

Thin chain is 1.4 mm. Medium chain is 2.3 mm. Thick chain is 3.5 mm.

## How thick is 8mm chain?

Size Guide

Chain width (in millimeters) Chain width variances (in millimeters)
6.00mm 5.75 – 6.25mm
7.00mm 6.75 – 7.25mm
8.00mm 7.75 – 8.25mm
9.00mm 8.75 – 9.25mm

## How do you measure a sprocket chain?

To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.