The Y Necklace Is Back!



Those sexy ’70s clothes slinking across the fall runways begged for long, lean jewels, so it’s no surprise the Y necklace was all over Vegas this summer. Dubbed the bikini necklace by some (because it lands atop the breastbone), this slender chain-plus-drop style first came to the forefront in the early 1990s. But it’s back, ready to be layered with station necklaces or—yet another ’90s design—chokers.
 

 

 

Y necklace in 14k yellow gold with a 1.35 ct. green tourmaline and 0.22 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,500; Jacquie Aiche, Beverly Hills, Calif.; 310-550-7529, ext. 101; jacquieaiche.com

 

Twin Drops necklace in 18k yellow gold with sweetwater pearls; $1,805; Efva Attling, NYC; 212-510-7072; efvaattling.com

 

 

Double Diamond lariat necklace in 14k rose gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds; $850EF Collection, Los Angeles; 818-205-3973; efcollection.com

 

 

18-inch 18k yellow gold lariat with 9-inch drop, cage spear charm and pavé triangle motif, and 0.11 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,530; Anahita at Luxe Intelligence, NYC; 212-398-9700; anahitajewelry.com

 

 

Y necklace in 14k gold with 0.35 ct. t.w. white sapphires, 0.25 ct. t.w. green tourmalines, 0.29 ct. t.w. Australian opals, and 0.16 ct. t.w. pink tourmalines; $1,600; Ilana Ariel, NYC; 212-947-2600; ilanaarielcollections.com