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Christa

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I''ve never had this happen before--I was wearing a pendant on an 18" 14k wg box chain, and while I was changing my shirt I caught the chain and tugged it hard. It didn''t break, but all of a sudden it''s a 22" chain. It doesn''t look stretched, but obviously it is. Grr! I guess I should have taken it off before changing clothes, but I was in a hurry.
 

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Hmm, something had to have "stretched" within those little box links. Got a magnifying glass handy or a loupe with which you can really check it out? I don''t have any chains that are longer than 18" so I''ve never experienced this...

I used to get chains from JCP--they had a great replacement policy where if you damaged your chain accidentally they would replace it for a very nominal and reasonable fee depending on what you paid for it in the first place. I replaced a hollow 14k YG bangle like 3 times for $16 a pop one year...then I sort of gave up on it and stopped wearing it at times I knew I''d be hard on it, lol.
 

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This is (was!) an 18" chain, but long enough to get caught on my hand somehow. It''s a thin chain, and it was pretty inexpensive, actually, so not a big deal to replace. Just a new experience for me!
 

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Aw, I wonder if one of the links just got caught at the right place and stretched from there? Sorry to hear you''re having this trouble...
 

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Date: 1/4/2007 12:51:59 AM
Author: Christa
This is (was!) an 18'' chain, but long enough to get caught on my hand somehow. It''s a thin chain, and it was pretty inexpensive, actually, so not a big deal to replace. Just a new experience for me!
ha interesting! do all of the links look slightly larger now? the accordian effect lmao!
 

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I did that to a rope chain once. The dog grabbed my pendant and yanked and all the little rings got stretched out. I had to replace it. I bet the boxes are slightly elongated somehow. Did you check the round rings at the end?
 

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Well, at least I''m not the only one! The weird thing is that the chain doesn''t look much different (maybe a little thinned and twisted), but it''s a full 3" longer than it was.
 

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Date: 1/4/2007 3:53:02 PM
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Well, at least I''m not the only one! The weird thing is that the chain doesn''t look much different (maybe a little thinned and twisted), but it''s a full 3'' longer than it was.
Okay, so you''ve shown you have magical talent to lengthen things (okay - no racy pun intended haha) but do you have the same talent to shrink them again? (oy, again... lol)
 

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Cehra you just made me laugh!!!

Sorry about your chain Christa! I''ve never heard of that happening before, and I''m notorious for getting my chains caught while getting dressed. I hope it''s ok!
 

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Date: 1/4/2007 5:21:52 PM
Author: Cehrabehra

Date: 1/4/2007 3:53:02 PM
Author: Christa
Well, at least I''m not the only one! The weird thing is that the chain doesn''t look much different (maybe a little thinned and twisted), but it''s a full 3'' longer than it was.
Okay, so you''ve shown you have magical talent to lengthen things (okay - no racy pun intended haha) but do you have the same talent to shrink them again? (oy, again... lol)
Cehra, you naughty, naughty girl, you.
 

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How odd! I had a box link snap and break before, back in college but it was a sterling silver not gold. Be glad it stretched and not snapped so you did not lose your pendant!

I actually just bought a white gold chain from goldspeed.com they seem to have good prices. I bought one in the past and had a good experience from them.
 

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Date: 1/4/2007 5:41:16 PM
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Cehra you just made me laugh!!!

Sorry about your chain Christa! I''ve never heard of that happening before, and I''m notorious for getting my chains caught while getting dressed. I hope it''s ok!
hey I went into the concept innocently enough I swear! but quickly realized I''d never make a proper joke so I settled on the improper one lol!!
 

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Date: 1/4/2007 11:17:54 PM
Author: asscherisme
How odd! I had a box link snap and break before, back in college but it was a sterling silver not gold. Be glad it stretched and not snapped so you did not lose your pendant!

I actually just bought a white gold chain from goldspeed.com they seem to have good prices. I bought one in the past and had a good experience from them.
Yeah, I''m thankful for that, definitely! I''ll take a look at goldspeed--thanks for the rec.
 
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