Glittering gold like the summer sun, the gold chain was once solely an item of refined elegance reserved for the wealthy. Although authentic gold still comes with a price tag, cute, pretty designs have become available to a wider market. Whether a gift from a loved one, inherited from a family member or a personal purchase because you totally deserve it, a simple gold chain can be worn as an everyday item that signifies something special. Adorned with diamonds and jewels, and attached to a beyond hefty price tag, gold chains are also synonymous with dope, status-symbol bling of hip-hop superstars. For pictures of both styles, check tumblr!