THE FRANCO CHAIN
Originally influenced by the Curb Chain, the Franco was a product of an Italian designer who loved the pattern of a Curb. But he wanted more, hence the Franco being four sides braided into a distinct “V” pattern, giving it a sturdier, square, tube-like shape.
This historic chain will forever be classically wearable and an ideal addition to any neck stack while remaining equally as great solo. Our Franco is lightweight, comfortable and cost-effective. Layer with other chains and pendant necklaces for a dynamic look.
14K GOLD + NATURAL DIAMONDS
ÖUGIE uses only 14k gold and natural diamonds. Our gold is not plated, not filled, and not vermeil because we believe jewelry is an investment and should never have an expiration date by tarnishing or fading over time. We are proud to only use diamonds that are conflict-free, fair trade, and abide by The Kimberly Process. We take pride in working with suppliers that are honest, ethical, and operate using safe and fair labor practices.
QUALITY + EDUCATION
WHAT IS 14K GOLD?
A karat (k) is the measurement of purity. Pure gold is 24k gold, which is generally too soft to use in most types of jewelry as it can lose shape and wear down. Any number below 24k means that there are other metals mixed in with the gold to form what is called an alloy. This alloy gives us our final material that is durable enough to sustain a lifetime of daily wear by you and beyond.
14k gold is durable, hypoallergenic, anti-tarnish, and does not include harsh chemicals. To be certified as 14k, the amount of gold must always remain at 58%. Our pieces are always pridefully stamped with the seal of 14k.