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Zoom Tribeca paper clip chain necklace from RIVA New York in 14K recycled yellow gold
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Tribeca Paper Clip Chain Necklace

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Ultra-versatile paper clip chain necklace featuring sleek, slightly elongated medium-sized links (i.e., smaller than the links in our bold Wall Street necklace, but slightly larger than the ones in our SoHo necklace). Wear it solo or layer with smaller or chunkier chain necklaces—either way, it is sure to make a style statement. Secures with a lobster claw clasp. Available in 14K yellow gold only, in five (5) different lengths.

At the moment, Tribeca necklaces are made to order, so please allow up to two (2) weeks before your order is shipped. (But please welcome the surprise if we can get it to you faster than that!)

  • Link size: 4 mm x 11 mm
  • Wire thickness: 0.95 mm
  • Wire type: flat or square-edged
  • Modern minimalist style
  • Great worn on its own, or as a layering piece
  • Goes well with any neckline
  • Unisex/genderless
  • Comes in five (5) different lengths
  • Made by New Yorkers using ethically sourced and recycled materials, so it’s a piece you can be proud of
  • This particular style does not come in silver or gold vermeil; RIVA New York offers a similar chain (the Astor necklace) that is available in silver and gold vermeil

What is it about the paper clip chain that makes it sought after? Well, first of all, that silhouette strikes a chord: it takes you back to the days when you used to fashion DIY bracelets and necklaces using the humble office staple. The nostalgia! Second, they exude a very clean, modern look. Third, they make for the perfect foundation or base for attachables. Fourth, they are perfect for layering, regardless of the link size or wire thickness. Lastly, they look great in any length! 

This chain comes with a lobster claw clasp. If you are looking for a chain that you can pair with one of our Invisible Clasps, you’re looking for our Wall Street chain with the bigger links.

Tribeca Paper Clip Chain Necklace



Does RIVA New York make this paper clip chain in-house?

RIVA New York has an in-house chain-making department. Our Wall Street, Tribeca, Soho, and Chelsea paper clip chains are all made in-house. All other chains are imported from Italy.

Does RIVA New York offer this chain in other gold colors, like rose gold or white gold?

We currently offer 14K yellow gold only. Hopefully, as we grow, we can begin to offer other gold colors, like 14K rose gold or 14K white gold.

What is the difference between a flat/square-edged paper clip chain link and a rounded one?

There are two major types of paper clip chain links: flat/square-edged links, and rounded links. The former is made from flattened wire with hard edges, for a modern, almost geometric look, whereas the latter is fashioned from a round wire, giving off a softer look. RIVA New York’s Wall Street, Tribeca, Soho, and Chelsea chains are made up of flat/square-edged links.

More questions?

Head on over to our FAQs page where we answer frequently asked questions on the materials we use, jewelry care, shipping, returns, exchanges, etc! (If your question is product-specific or order-specific, e-mail it to and we will endeavor to get you an answer!)

Good to Know

Made by New Yorkers

This piece is made with tender loving care by talented artisans in our Brooklyn, NY, facilities. A crew so diverse it reflects the melting pot of a city in which we operate—and who have more than 200 years of combined experience in jewelry making!

Fair Pricing

There's no middleman here, since your RIVA New York pieces literally beeline from our benches to your shipping box, so you can rest assured that you won't see insane markups from us. One of our goals for 2025 is to be more transparent with our costs!

Two-Week Lead Time

RIVA New York does not keep this item in stock most of the time. Mass production (or flow production) is not in our parlance. In an effort to reduce waste, we are all about small batch production. Please allow two weeks for delivery of your piece!

Let's Do Our Part

Why Recycled Materials?

RIVA New York makes this chain using recycled metals. Especially for the ethical consumer in you! By making a conscious decision to purchase and/or wear jewelry that is made from ethically sourced and recycled materials, you are showing respect and empathy not just towards artisans, but towards the planet, as well; and you are doing your part in putting a stop to illegal and/or child labor, unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices. Click here to read up on RIVA New York’s commitment to ethical sourcing and recycling.

Chain of Command

Paper Clip Chains are Our Specialty

Our parent company RIVA Precision acquired a chain making company a little over 20 years ago, and has been manufacturing gold paper clip chains (the technical name for this style of chain is drawn cable chain, by the way) back when they were still a nascent trend. We at RIVA New York are lucky that we have access to an extensive collection of these chains! Needless to say, because we have the backing of years of expertise within this field, you can rest assured that your gold chains are of topnotch quality.


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