Iridescent Metallic-finished Snake Chain?

by Odelle
(NC)

I work in a jewelry store and today a customer came in wearing a dark metallic snake (I think) chain with a lustrous almost metallic finish.


Of course, she wouldn't tell me where she'd gotten it and all of my web searches are drawing blanks.

I don't even know what to call such a thing. I usually dislike snake chains but this was quite lovely.

Does anyone know what it is and where to find them?

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Black Snake Chain
by: emmiejohn

It may have been a Brazillion snake chain which is what my aunt says is a special black coating called Scarab' (that's supposed to be a teardrop shape after an iridescent beetle that lives in Brazil).

Hope this helps.

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Thought
by: Anonymous

Was it a black rhodium finish maybe?

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Niobium?
by: Anonymous

I wondered about that. This snake chain looked as though it had be rolled in black diamond dust and it was quite spectacular.

Dark and neutral and by far the best-looking 'snake' chain I've ever seen!

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Niobium
by: Anonymous

It could have been made from niobium.

It's treated in a "salt bath" and exposed to electricity and it changes colors.

It's not cheap and you can't fuse it. It has to be "welded".

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