link before you sink
find strength by linking with others
worn as a reminder we're linked through life's ups & downs
Bold Paperclip Padlock Necklace
In 2014 Jenna Righi went through multiple losses. She was heartbroken, jobless, and buried in college debt but knew she needed to relocate back home to Columbus, OH from Florida to restart her life. On the 17 hour car ride home she made a promise to herself that when she got back on her feet she would pay it forward to others going through tough times.
3 years later she was riding her bike and the chain fell off; she looked down and had an epiphany: the symbolism of “links” and connection while being broken hit her, and she suddenly realized she could make jewelry charms out of the broken bike chain- Link Before You Sink “LBYS” was born that day.
Our jewelry is worn as a reminder you're not alone; our pieces were created to link with you.
LBYS has since expanded to many styles but each includes a link as a reminder we’re linked through life’s ups & downs. We’ve now been linked in 19 countries.
Let our customers speak for us
Absolutely love the link necklace. It is so gorgeous. Excellent quality and uniquely elegant. And It has such a beautiful meaning.
We purchased the classic link necklace and the gold and silver link bracelets. They are all so well made, elegant and stylish. A classy and meaningful addition to my overall fashion with so much meaning. So makes me feel good to wear this jewelry. Looks good and feels good.
I received my bracelet and wanted the word HOPE so that I don’t give up hope on finding a cure for my sickness very well made wear it every day
Love my customized bracelet! Now I want more so I can stack them:) 100% recommend. The packaging is super cute too!
I purchased the “Raise the Bar” bracelet as a gift for myself and am so pleased with how it fits and looks. I love the gold I decided on and wear it almost every day. I may have to buy myself one in silver too!
this a a wonderful reminder of a wonderful kid!
I purchased the Thick and Thin necklaces for myself and two of my lifelong best friends with the coordinates of our hometown on the back. First the necklaces are great quality and arrived very quickly after purchase. Second, One of these friends recently beat cancer so it was a good reminder we are there for each other through thick and thin. Also, this purchase was made during a time that benefitted a scholarship that is near and dear to me.
I ordered this for my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved it! I added her two fur babies "Gus" and "Emily"- it made her cry!
I bought this for my wife and had our daughter’s name put on it. She absolutely loves it! Thanks, I think she’s already planning to buy another.
I love this personalized necklace, I get compliments on it every time I wear it. You can dress it up or down. Received this as a gift, it will be my go to gift moving forward.
I ordered the dainty gold bead necklace with my 3 boys names on it and I LOVE it! I get so many compliments on it and it’s so unique! So perfect and cute!
Customizing this necklace was so easy and it looks amazing!! Great personalization gift for yourself or a loved one!!
I wear my bracelet daily very well made. I will be a repeat customer
I bought it for myself and I love it. Looks exactly like on the image.
I bought this as a gift and sent it to a great friend of mine who absolutely loves it!
Handmade in the USA
Waterproof & Hypoallergenic
Inspiring story with each purchase
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commonly asked questions
Yes! Our metal jewelry is coated using a PVD method (Physical Vapor Deposition). PVD is an environmentally friendly vacuum coating process that permeates and bonds with the base metal. This provides an extremely tough, long lasting coating that can lasts 5+ years if cared for correctly.
To prolong the life and shine of your jewelry, we do recommend that you avoid chemicals while wearing your jewelry. Ie. Do not spray perfume directly onto it, avoid swimming in the ocean or hot tubs while wearing your jewelry. Avoid harsh chemicals such as hairspray, body creams/oils, and sun tan lotions as it can wear and tear on the plating.
If your jewelry does comes into contact with any of the above, after each wear please make sure you dry it, clean it gently with warm soapy water and gently wipe dry with a soft cloth after each wear. Do not leave any substance on your jewelry as it can react, cause damage and discolor.
To extend the longevity of your jewelry, we recommend putting it on last when getting ready.
Yes, we use 316L Stainless Steel on our metal jewelry which is hypoallergenic and does not contains nickel.
All orders (custom & non-custom) currently ship within 3-5 business days
Yes! We are happy to offer convenient and cost-effective shipping to over 60 countries.
Orders are shipped from the U.S. and shipments are usually delivered within 2 weeks.
WE MAKE THE LINKS, YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
14 NON-PROFIT PARTNERS
NOW LINKED IN 19 COUNTRIES
2,500+ LINKS DONATED