Necklaces with chain links under two millimeters long/wide have a certain refinement to them. They are simple statements to accessorize a more flamboyant outfit. However, they are the one piece of jewelry that breaks the most often. You can take your fine-link necklaces to a jeweler for jewelry repair, but if the necklaces are just costume jewelry, you may pay more for the repair than what you did for the necklace.
If you are looking to get your girlfriend a piece of jewelry for your anniversary, but are on a bit of a budget and are looking for alternatives to diamonds, then rest assured that you have lots of options. While you might only know about emeralds and rubies, there are many other gemstones that are not put a big dent in your bank account. So, here are a few different options to consider.