They take their name from the ear of wheat their construction resembles.
Wheat chains re spiga chains.
This plaited effect makes a truly gorgeous chain no matter what the width.
The behaviour of a wheat chain is determined by the tightness of the construction. An open construction will give a loose and fluid lighter chain whereas a tighter construction will result in a slightly firmer and heavier chain.
The wheat design is ideal for diamond cutting due to its multiple strands and surfaces. When cut, these catch the light and add tremendous sparkle to the chain.
See the collection of sterling silver wheat chains.