It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest, most in-demand looks—and that’s not at all a bad thing. I love embracing new (or “new again”) styles, or trying something that I’ve never worn (or never thought I’d wear) before. There are also times, though, that you just want something simple. Something you know will always be steadfastly stylish, dare I even call it “no-fuss.” I feel that way about link jewelry.
Sure, the link motif has moments of epic popularity, but much like celestial jewelry or the single solitaire, it’s never really out of fashion. It can, at times, appear incredibly polished, but it can also be chic, modern, and even downright edgy.
I suppose it all depends on how it’s styled, or what metal and gemstones the motif is crafted with in the first place. I’ve found some fantastic examples below—each has a lot in common with the grouping, but they’re also quite different from one another, showing the range link-based jewelry really has.
Link ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,475; Effy
Industrial Finish bracelet in black rhodium and platinum-plated sterling silver with CZ, $395; Freida Rothman
Link bracelet in rose gold with diamonds, price on request; Hulchi Belluni
Stackable link ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $505; Gabriel & Co.
Confetti ring in 14k white gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,495; John Atencio
Link bracelet in 14k rose gold with 0.98 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,260; Shy Creation
Front to back chain earrings in gold-plated silver with malachite, $125; W. Britt
Round link bracelet in sterling silver, $700; Michael Jensen Designs
Layered links fashion necklace, price on request; Ralph Lauren
Manette necklace in 18k yellow gold, price on request; Spallanzani
Starlight earrings in sterling silver, $165; Nina Nguyen
Twiggy chain necklace in 18k yellow gold, $6,600; Anabel Higgins
Bracelet in sterling silver, $595; Alisa
Silhouette convertible necklace/bracelet in 18k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver, price on request; Dana Bronfman