At your appointment, you'll first pick out your chain. There are a ton of options to choose from here — you could stay simple with one single chain, have two different chain types welded together for a half-and-half look, mix the metals, or add on a tiny diamond or pearl charm. For my bracelet, I went with all yellow gold — half made from the thin flat chain and half from the thin cable chain and added on a pearl charm.
The price of your piece will depend on how much chain you use, the types of chain you pick, and the metal you want. For example, a bracelet made from the thin flat cable chain in 18K yellow gold starts around $120, and necklaces can range from $300 to $700.
Once you've chosen your chain, Gately will measure your wrist, neck, or ankle and chat with you about how tight or loose you want it (a perk of seeing Gately is her tiny dog, Mouse, who will sit on your lap during the appointment). Despite the chains being very delicate, Gately said they're pretty hearty. Speaking from experience, I've had one of her chains on my other wrist for over a year with no issues.
"I do warn my anklet wearers that they have to be super careful taking off socks and boots as anklets are in a much more vulnerable place," Gately said. "Otherwise, the only maintenance if you love shiny gold is to give it a polish with a polishing cloth every once in a while."