Bail: Jewelry Definition

A bail is the top loop on a pendant that the chain slides through.

Bails come in many different shapes, sizes and designs.

Changing the bail on a pendant can make a big difference, both for aesthetic reasons, allowing it to fit on your favorite chain and for strength.
Interesting Fact:  Bails are often mass produced in a wide variety of choices and typically not made by the jewelry designer even if the rest of a pendant or necklace is custom made.

For more jewelry definitions from your favorite Santa Barbara jeweler, visit my Glossary of Jewelry Design eBook!

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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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