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#1

Hi,

I’m manufacturing a sterling silver line and it seems silly to me
that my chains cost more than the silver cost for the pendant.
Anyone know of a great silver chain supplier? Right now, my 24" rolo
chains are $6.30. It doesn’t make much sense to sell a silver pendant
without the chain, but the $25.20 (retail cost of chain) could be
the deciding factor for making the sale.

I’d love to hear people’s thoughts…

Thanks!
Vanessa Mitchell


#2

Vanessa is pondering the same question as I am. I used to be able to
get nice heavyweight foxtail sterling chains, 20"in length, for
around $7.00. Now, the same chains, from the same distributor are
$35., which means I will have raise my prices. However, I am
concerned that raising my prices will result in fewer sales.

Interested in learning how others are dealing with the escalating
increase in the price of metals.

Alma Rands


#3

Right now, my 24" rolo chains are $6.30. It doesn’t make much sense
to sell a silver pendant without the chain, but the $25.20 (retail
cost of chain) could be the deciding factor for making the sale.
That is a great price for a chain. My supplier is timewellcorp.com
but they are not any cheaper. I know a friend that buys chains on
ebay for 2$ but they are pretty junky-cheap clasps-etc…I run into
this problem really bad when I have a pendant that needs a 3mm chain
because of it’s weight and size. That chain is $60-$70 retail. I
just let the customer know the pendant is available without the chain
and I state that in myonline sale s description also. Even 25.20$ is
not a bad price fora 24inch sterling silver chain so don’t worry
about it! :slight_smile:

Take Care - Joy


#4
... chains, from the same distributor are $35., which means I will
have raise my prices. However, I am concerned that raising my
prices will result in fewer sales. Interested in learning how
others are dealing with the escalating increase in the price of
metals. 

This is pretty obvious, but when you need something at a lower cost
than a sterling chain, you can get a shorter or lighter weight chain.
Otherwise, you’re talking about an alternative like a silver plated
chain or something like a rubber neck cord with sterling or SP clasp.


#5

I make a heavy cable chain from a bunch of metals including 925
(fine, niobium, and base metals)- it’s a 1/4 Oz per ft chain so it
can only get so cheap (0.040" wire; 3/32" x 1/8" ID oval rings; 92
rings per ft)

I have a machine that can make 2 ft a minute that sits idle most the
time. If you can use this size we can talk - pricing in the wire cost

  • $0.20 to $0.30 per ft). If you want a thinner cable chain we may
    still be able to talk - I bought a second chain machine (months ago)
    that I plan to tool for a chain made from 0.032" wire and I really
    should get around to getting it set up.

Pics available at:

http://theringlord.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=186

Jon Daniels
The Ring Lord Chainmail
http://theringlord.com


#6

Hi,

Try Down East trading http://www.downeasttrading.com/ they are
orchid members too

Ahmed shareek
http://www.finegemsonline.com


#7

Some web sites show the current price of Platinum Gold and Silver.
Perhaps a display of those prices nearby the silver pendant would be
"advisory" for a prospective purchaser.


#8

You might try: http://chriscables.com

He does do some wholesale distributing, but I am unsure how much his
costs have escalated, nor what his prices currently are.


#9

We get our sterling chains from Azur in Denver, Co.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.