Just as the history of jewellery has been part of human life for thousands of years, so the history of the chain as a piece of jewellery goes back to the Bronze Age. The typical joining together of movable interconnected links to form a whole is the defining feature of the chain. The links themselves can vary in appearance, giving the chain a different character depending on their shape. Whether your pendant looks best with an anchor chain, a Venetian chain or a snake chain depends on your taste.