My daughter and I were both looking for sturdy chains for our religious pendants. We wear them 24/7 and they are invaluable to us. (My daughter’s used to belong to her grandfather.) We live in Rockaway and initially went to the mall jewelry stores, but I felt the salespeople were not that knowledgeable about how well the chains would hold up and none of the stores had a jeweler onsite. I wanted a jeweler’s recommendation that I could trust and found that at M. Stephen. I’ve also found him to be great for special items, since he can usually obtain a requested piece if he doesn’t have it in stock.