What Is Diamond Cut Rope Chain?

Lester Fangonilo - October 19, 2021


Does your ensemble need some spicing up? Maybe a diamond cut rope chain is the answer. Find out what they are and what style options you have with them.


2mm Rope Chain by Oliver Cabell


Diamond cut jewelry is a type of jewelry that trended during the 80s but still can be seen in today’s jewelry such as charms, chains, rings, and bracelets. Although referred to as diamond cut, it isn’t really a pure diamond. 

This article will focus more on the diamond cut rope chain. Find out below what we have in store for you and know more about diamond cut rope chains. 


22mm Rope Chain in Silver by Oliver Cabell


This piece of jewelry was named diamond cut because diamonds shine at whatever angle you cast light on it. The jewelry has a complex design that makes it shine at different angles when there is light. The intricate design of this diamond-cut jewelry is composed of grooves and notches made usually by chisel with either a satin finish, matte finish, or sandblasting. The design allows light to reflect on the jewelry, which in return makes it look sparkling.

Diamond cutting is usually observed in jewelry that lacks gems to make it look more appealing, bedazzling, and expensive. That’s why you can see a lot of diamond cut jewelry in the market, from diamond cut rope chains to hoop earrings, bracelets, pendants, etc. Many consumers love this design, especially the sparkly feel that makes it look fancy.

The grooves and notches aren’t uniform, so each of the groove’s sizes, depth, and length are not the same as it is handmade by the jeweler using a chisel. 

This process is what makes this type of jewelry so special.

What is a Diamond Cut Rope Chain?

A diamond cut rope chain is jewelry with a diamond-cut design with unique grooves, that sparkle when light touches it, carved into a rope chain. Just like the regular rope chains, this type of jewelry mainly consists of many metal segments that twist around like a real rope. It is also one of the most popular types of chain that people around the world widely wear. 

Aside from the rope chain design, it also has a diamond-cut feel, which adds texture and uniqueness to the jewelry. It is also very durable, so it's perfect to use when you want to add heavy pendants. 

Lastly, as mentioned above, the texture of the jewelry, which is the twisting pattern, allows light to reflect on it, resulting in a shiny and sparkly visual. And just like a regular rope chain, diamond cut rope chains are available in different colors and sizes for a wide range of consumers and a variety of aesthetics to choose from.  

Available Diamond Cut Rope Chains

Since rope chains are trendy for both men and women worldwide, the market has continuously strived to create more designs to give consumers more options. We have listed below the different lengths and sizes of chains that are available in the market today.  


Diamond cut rope chains usually come in gold and silver. But variations to these two colors have emerged, such as white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, sterling silver, Argentium silver, coin silver, etc.  It is best to determine the color that best suits you before choosing a specific color of jewelry. After all, matching your jewelry to your skin tone is a significant thing in fashion.  



Women have so much to consider that they have many options for rope chains. The shortest length of a rope chain in women is 14 inches, a style known as a collar. This style is usually used with open-neck clothing like v-necks, off-the-shoulder, and others. Next are 16 inches and 18 inches, known as choker and princess, respectively, that fit almost every style of clothing. 

Matinees are 20-24 inches long chains that are great for a casual and business style. Next are 28-36 inches long chains, known as opera, that blend well with high necklines and evening wear clothing. Last and the longest type of chain is the so-called rope, which is perfect for elegant business clothing and evening wear when you want to go. 


Unlike women, men have fewer options that all work perfectly with a plain shirt or sweater. The shortest chain length for men is 18 inches that lay at the base of the neck. The second shortest chain length is 20 inches that reach the collarbone of men. This is also the common chain length used by men around the world. Another chain length for men is 22 inches that fall a few inches below the collar bone. Finally, the longest chain length is 24 inches that reach above the breastbone.


Rope chains, and other types of chains, mostly have these width measurements. It usually starts with the thinnest length of 1 mm to the thickest 21 mm. 


Rope Chain Set by Oliver Cabell

Diamond-Cut Rope Chain vs. Regular Rope Chain

There isn’t much difference between a regular rope chain and a diamond cut rope chain aside from its texture. While regular rope chains reflect light on it that will make it look shiny, diamond-cut rope chains with the help of the texture of the weave, allow more reflection of light. This results in its more sparkly and shiny appearance. 

Anyone would be attracted to buy diamond-cut jewelry just because of its design. But the best part of it all is that it comes at an affordable price. It’s also perfect for looking classy and casual at the same time, without seeming too arrogant.

So, if you’re interested in buying diamond cut rope chains, we advise you to look for the best jewelry store that offers excellent jewelry and has good services that best suit you. But if you’re still unsure where to buy one, especially with the pandemic ongoing right now, and don't want to risk getting out, we recommend buying online.