What with all the ring stacking and earring parties going on, I had nearly forgotten about how popular it was (still is? or is again?) to layer your necklaces, too. New York Fashion Week (and certainly other cities’ events) has shown us that if you aren’t still layering—or, if you haven’t yet begun—then it’s a good time to get to it.
We saw playful layers at Oscar de la Renta; Adeam had multistrand choker necklaces; Tadashi Shoji layered golden disk pendants; and Ralph Lauren (pictured above), had an eclectic collection of layers that was bohemian and beautiful.
The wonderful thing about layering—and the same with ring stacking and grouping your earrings, too—is that it provides the potential for individual expression. Even if everyone had the same pair of earrings, or the same pendant, it’s how and what one wears it with that sets her look apart from someone else’s. A person can spend a lot of time and thought putting together their ideal layers: For some, it’s quite effortless, while others may agonize a bit more over what looks precisely perfect.
That’s why I love this necklace from Los Angeles–based Kattan Jewelry. Its easy layers are all rolled into one sleek piece, lending that sweet layered look in one easy swoop. Make no mistake, it’s a stunning statement necklace, whether the masses are in layering mode. But for those who do want the look of multiples and either aren’t really game for gathering numerous necklaces or just want the on-off convenience of a single piece, it’s just the thing.
Though, if you wanted to get really creative, imagine this piece piled with even more necklaces. It may take a keen eye to curate the look, but certainly this necklace’s warm rose gold and cool, rough diamonds serve to inspire. It’s both rustic and icy in appearance, meaning it’s exactly what is needed as fall turns to winter before our eyes.
Top: Contemporary three-stone necklace in 18k rose gold with 1.52 cts. t.w. rough diamonds and 0.68 ct. t.w. round white diamonds, $8,000