By Ashley Davis @ www.nationaljeweler.com

New York— Melissa Kaye has debuted a near-perfect chain that has been years in the making.

Chains have been a hot jewelry trend for the last few years, but, like all of Kaye’s work, hers reveals expert engineering and originality.

Stylistically, the “Ada” chain has the most in common with a Mariner or Gucci chain, with bold, tactile links that wouldn’t be out of place on Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 but remain wearable for everyday due to their delicate scale.

Ada features a large array of pieces—necklaces, bracelets, rings and varying lengths of a drop earring.

One imagines future iterations will expand into even more fabrications, such as all-gold versions, but in this first collection each piece alternates 18-karat gold links with diamond-set connecting links.

The proportion of the painstakingly precise ratio of graduated diamonds is signature Kaye.

The Ada chain is distinctive from everything else on the market, similar to how Kaye put her stamp on the enamel jewelry trend by formulating her own neon interpretation.

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