How To Fix A Broken Cuban Link Chain At Home
Dealing with a broken Cuban link chain is frustrating and can be costly. Having the right information and tools will save you hefty costs and allow you to fix them on your own. Thinner Cuban link chains often just require closing of open links to join back together.
In this blog post, we go over exactly how to fix a broken Cuban link chain. We'll tell you what tools you'll need and provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to repair them. Keep in mind, these tips are only suitable for thinner Cuban links. For thicker variations, always seek out a jeweller, as it will require soldering.
Steps To Repair A Broken Cuban Link Chain
1. Assess The Damage
You will want to assess the damage to your Cuban chain first before starting your repairs. This is so you can determine what type of repair is needed. For example, repairing the actual link of a Cuban chain will be different from repairing a fallen-off clasp from a Cuban chain.
2. Creating An Open Link
With the needle-nosed pliers, separate the closure of one of the Cuban links on one side of the break.
If there is already an open link, skip this step.
3. Join Ends Of The Cuban Link Together
For this, hook the closed link to the opposite side of the chain. The opposite side of the chain should be open for this process.
4. Close The Open Link
For this use a needle-nosed plier to squeeze the ends of the open Cuban link together. When doing this ensure that the closed Cuban link is inside the open link
You’ll want to squeeze the open link to the point where the ends of the link are flush against each other.
5. Test The Strength Of The Cuban Chain
Then test the strength of the chain by carefully pulling the chain apart.
If it comes apart, repeat steps 4 and 5.
After reading this blog you should have a better understanding of how to fix a broken Cuban link chain. By assessing the damages to your Cuban chain and joining open links with closed ones, you can get your Cuban chain repaired yourself!
If you aren't confident repairing your own Cuban chain, seek a professional to repair it. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, if you have a thick Cuban chain, then you will need to see a jeweller to help you solder it back together.
Learn more about the Cuban Link chain by reading our Cuban Chain guide!
How Much Is It To Fix A Cuban Link?
How much it costs to fix a Cuban link chain will depend on the extent of the damage and where the damage is.
Based on online prices, it can cost anywhere between £30 - £40 to repair a single gold Cuban chain link. For silver Cuban links, it can cost anywhere between £25-£30 to repair a single link.
Are Cuban Links Soldered?
Yes, Cuban links are soldered together. When getting your Cuban links repaired by a jeweller, they will usually solder individual links back together.
Can You Superglue A Broken Necklace?
Yes, you can superglue a broken necklace back together. But, we don’t recommend it. Superglue provides a temporary fix that works on the go but is not good for long-term durability.
To restore the durability of your Cuban chain, either repair it with a pair of pliers or go to a jeweller to get it repaired.