This link chain is beautiful. It has a lot of shine to it and the length is exactly 26 inches (which I ordered). I bought this to use with my cross pendant and had no trouble getting it through. Love the box clasp too. This is a box link and I know it is a sturdy chain and don't have to worry about it breaking. I would highly recommend this chain to anyone looking for one. It was shipped fairly quickly. If I ever need another one I will definitely order this one again.