Day in and day out I get a multitude of customers complaining about how their chain or bracelet broke. My first question is: Do you sleep with it on?" 90% of the time the answer is yes. Now, most people do not sleep in one stoic position all night. We toss and turn and when we do so, it is so easy for a chain or bracelet to get caught or pulled. This will stretch the item and in time cause it break. Gold, especially 14kt and 18kt, is soft and easy to stretch beyond its limits. And quite often there is a pendant, cross or other charm hanging from the chain or bracelet which makes it that much easier to catch on your sheet, pillow, other piece of jewelry or headboard.
So our #1 advice to one and all is: When you . go to bed....take it all off!!! Your jewelry that is! Save money on soldering repairs and keep your jewelry in tip top condition!