Hollow vs Solid Gold Rope Chain

What’s good, Brother!

My name is Tony with Super Jewelry Co. and welcome to our blog.

In today’s post, I will do my best to help you answer the question: Should You Buy a Hollow or Solid Gold Rope Chain?

Before I get started, here is our Hollow vs Solid Gold cheat sheet for those who just need a quick reference:

hollow gold chain vs solid gold chain infographic

Let’s go!

Criteria One: The Look

Now, the first criteria I’ll be judging the Hollow and Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope chains by will be the Look.

In the screenshot below, I have on the 10K 3.0mm 22” and 3.0mm 24” gold diamond cut rope chains. If you’re wondering which is hollow or solid gold, I’ll give you a moment to take a closer look and decide.

The Look Challenge: Can you Identify Which Chain is Hollow vs Solid Gold?

hollow versus solid gold rope chain
Top: 3.0mm 22"; Bottom: 3.0mm 24"

Alright, Brother! Time for the reveal.

The 10K 3.0mm x 22” is hollow gold and the 10K 3.0mm x 24” is solid gold.

The Look of a Hollow vs Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chain is identical and difficult to tell apart from each other. Based on looks alone, it’s a draw in my book.

Criteria Two: The Feel

hollow versus solid gold rope chain feel

Alright! Let's move on to the second criteria, the Feel of the chain!

The hollow gold rope chain feels very light. There is no dense and heavy feeling with the hollow gold rope chain.

The solid gold rope chain feels a lot more dense and I can definitely feel the weight in gold.

Judging by the Feel of the Hollow and Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains, I’m going to give it up for the 10K Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chain.

Criteria Three: The Strength

hollow versus solid gold rope chain strength

Now moving onto the third criteria, Strength!

The Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains will always be stronger than the Hollow Gold ones.

But, why? And what does “Hollow” even mean?

Hollow means there is empty space inside the links and Hollow Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains are made this way so less gold is used. Or, you can picture a lead pipe. It looks solid, but, it is actually hollow. This makes hollow gold more affordable than solid gold.

So, judging by the Strength of a Hollow or Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chain, Solid will take the win.

But, here’s the thing about Hollow Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains. Starting from 1.5mm to 2.5mm, you have to be the most careful because it is not only hollow, but, thin as well. As you go from 3.0mm and thicker (4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and up), you can relax more and enjoy life better with the Hollow Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains because even though they are Hollow, they will get stronger as they get thicker since more gold is used.

Final Criteria: The Price

hollow versus solid gold rope chain price

Alright, Brother and here we are at our Final Criteria: Price. CHA-CHING!

Now, if you want the most affordable option between the two, I recommend the Hollow Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains. They are still super great chains for the price and the true value of Hollow comes from being able to have the same look as a Solid, while being more affordable. Hollow gold is still Fine Real gold. Take pride in that!

Conclusion: Hollow vs Solid Gold Rope Chain

If you’re more into getting value for your money, I recommend the Solid Gold Diamond Cut Rope Chains because:

  1. You’ll have the Look
  2. You’ll be able to Feel the weight of the solid gold diamond cut rope chain on you
  3. You’ll have confidence in the Strength of solid gold
  4. You’ll have more gold on you since it is solid

Thank you again for your support and I truly wish today’s blog helped you out in answering the question:

Should I Buy a Hollow or Solid Gold Rope Chain?

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