A Foolproof Guide to Purchase Mask Chains like Experts
Mask chains or metal chain lanyards have become steady in our pandemic accessory wardrobe. They are functional and fashionable and help us to keep our masks super hygienic by reducing the chance of surface contamination. When Orionz launched its range of mask chains last year, we didn’t think that the trend will spread like a wild fire and still be relevant after one complete year!
But as it happens with trends, cheap reproductions of mask chains have flooded the market. The metal is fake, crappy, low quality and in most cases, reactive to sensitive skin. The finishing is shoddy and there is absolutely zero seller security. The stones lose shine after only a few wears and the build quality is simply brittle. So, we thought to help you navigate this already confusing time with some solid information on how to buy a quality and durable mask chain next time you are on the lookout.
Let’s dive right in!
As with everything else, the raw material of a quality mask chain is the key. Is it durable? Will it induce allergy? Will it discolour? We look at health as an investment because protection is our ultimate priority. If that is so then why resort to unconfirmed mixed metals off the road? After all, a mask chain will be in contact with our skin for as long as we wear a mask throughout the day.
That’s why we create Orionz mask chains with either 18k Gold Plated Alloy or 925 Sterling Silver. Both of these lend resilience to the mask chain. We already know that 925 Sterling Silver is any day stronger than even pure silver which in its pure form is quite a soft and malleable metal. Durable silver mask chain also comes with a host of other health-related benefits like being anti-microbial.
And we don’t use nickel in any of our products, so our mask chains are completely allergy-free as well!
Sturdy build with optimum length
Another feature that we don’t consider while buying a mask chain is its length. Ideally, an adult should go for a chain measuring a minimum of 18 to 20 inches. Since the primary function of a mask chain is to keep the mask suspended when not in use, so no one will really like a mask dangling just below their chin. It is quite uncomfortable, to say the least.
The best situation is the mask resting somewhere below your chest level so that it is out of the way of constant or accidental touching. At Orionz, we go a few steps forward and add a few more inches. All our mask chains are between 26 – 28 inches in length so that they can suit adults of different heights and body frames. Our masks rest at the collarbone when worn and below chest level when it is hanging lose. Orionz mask chains are also unisex and can be worn by both males and females. In fact, our mask chains are so light, that it doesn’t even hinders with your day to day functioning. Isn’t that a win-win situation?
Mask chains are those magic accessories that serve multiple purposes. Apart from their main service which is to be a face mask holder, they also come in handy as sunglass chain, ID card holders, a necklace, or even a reading glass holder. A lot of our customers have sworn to the comfort it provides them with when they have to wear glasses and masks at the same time. Where they used to keep forgetting either of the two, mask chains have now reduced the chances of losing masks. As a result, they are saving up on buying multiple masks all the time.
We provide detachable sunglass loops so that the mask chain can be easily adapted as a sunglass dangler or a reading glass holder. The Double Lobster Claw Clasp provides a secure connection with the masks and helps you to easily convert the mask chain into a crafty necklace by using the clasp to hold the ends together. Easy breezy lemon squeezy!
Mask chains are a great way to put your personal style forward. We at Orionz have created a mask chain for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a dainty chain to wear at work, a casual one for a t-shirt look, or a bold design to create an impact, you will be spoilt with our handpicked selection. From the rainy drizzle of a monsoon morning to the badass powerful queen that you are, we have incorporated different trending styles while creating each mask chain design. We use quality beads, semi precious stones and AAA Graded Cubic Zirconias that promise a smart and sophisticated look of dazzle and shine for a long time to come.