The chain for Trollbeads is an example of great craftsmanship produced by German jewelers whose expertise provides the perfect weight for strength while maintaining flexibility. No economical shortcuts are made during production. Even if copied many times and by many nations, no other company can make the chain quite as beautiful and durable as they do. We attribute part of the bracelet's great strength to the construction where no soldering is used on the chain. Note: The length includes a lock, but the lock has to be purchased separately.