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.
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