Astor Paper Clip Chain Necklace
OK, we’ll admit it (as if it’s not too obvious already): we’re a little crazy about the paper clip chain style up in here! The Astor chain is our newest addition to our family of paper clip chains. It’s kind of like our popular SoHo chain, except here the link lengths are less elongated, so they appear a little more tightly woven, and plus they’re fashioned from wider flat wire, so they reflect more light. Hefty without being heavy, architectural without being archetypal, this is the perfect necklace to make your everyday style stand out a little more. Secures with a pear-shaped lobster claw clasp. Comes in sterling silver or gold vermeil, and in five (5) different lengths.
At the moment, Astor paper clip chain 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: 4.1 mm x 8.3 mm
- Wire thickness: approximately 0.9 mm
- Wire type: flat
- Flat wire gives the paper clip links an edgier look (as opposed to the softer look of the paper clip links made from rounded wire)
- Will be a standout on its own, but also great as a layering piece
- Goes well with any neckline
- Any-occasion wear
- Comes in five (5) different lengths
- Finished necklace made by New Yorkers, using high-quality silver chain from Italy
- This particular style is only available in silver or gold vermeil, and not in 14K gold
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!
Astor Paper Clip Chain Necklace
Does RIVA New York make this paper clip chain in-house?
While we manufacture most of our chains in-house at our Brooklyn, NY, facility, the paper clip chain we use for our Astor necklaces and Astor bracelets is sourced from Italy. The finished necklaces and bracelets, however, are assembled by us!
Is this style available in solid gold?
At the moment, the item you see on this page is only available in sterling silver and gold vermeil. Hopefully we will be able to offer this in 14K gold in the future. We offer four other paper clip chain styles available in 14K yellow gold: the Wall Street chain, the Tribeca chain, the SoHo chain, and the Chelsea chain.
What is the difference between a flat/square-edged paper clip chain link and a rounded one?
Rounded paper clip links are fashioned from round wire, giving off a softer look. Flat or square-edged paper clip links are made from flattened wire with hard edges, for a more modern, edgier look.
Good to Know
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Made by New Yorkers, Kinda
Although the chain part comes preassembled from our vendor in northern Italy (full disclosure) who share our values in terms of quality and respect for workers, the finished piece is made with tender loving care by talented artisans in our Brooklyn, NY, facility.
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Protect That Shine
As much as we love the look of sterling silver, it does have some pitfalls. Unfortunately, silver is known to tarnish from exposure to oxygen and moisture over time. And although tarnish can be avoided by cleaning, and removed by polishing, we at RIVA use a more proactive solution: rhodium plating! The chemical properties of rhodium make it ideal for adding a protective coat around silver pieces. The hard exterior makes your piece of silver jewelry piece more resistant to scratches or tarnishing, and adds a brighter shine! Click here to learn more about rhodium plating.