The Link: Classic Jewelry for Everyday, Always in Fashion

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.

Effy gold and diamond link ring

Link ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,475; Effy

Freida Rothman Industrial Finish bracelet

Industrial Finish bracelet in black rhodium and platinum-plated sterling silver with CZ, $395; Freida Rothman

Hulchi Belluni rose gold link bracelet

Link bracelet in rose gold with diamonds, price on request; Hulchi Belluni

Gabriel and Co. stackable link ring

Stackable link ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $505; Gabriel & Co.

John Atencio Confetti tanzanite ring

Confetti ring in 14k white gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,495; John Atencio

Shy Creation rose gold llink bracelet

Link bracelet in 14k rose gold with 0.98 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,260; Shy Creation

W Britt malachite chain earrings

Front to back chain earrings in gold-plated silver with malachite, $125; W. Britt

Michael Jensen silver link bracelet

Round link bracelet in sterling silver, $700; Michael Jensen Designs

Ralph Lauren links necklace

Layered links fashion necklace, price on request; Ralph Lauren

Spallanzani Manette link necklace

Manette necklace in 18k yellow gold, price on request; Spallanzani

Nina Nguyen Starlight silver earrings

Starlight earrings in sterling silver, $165; Nina Nguyen

Anabel Higgins Twiggy necklace

Twiggy chain necklace in 18k yellow gold, $6,600; Anabel Higgins

Alisa link bracelet

Bracelet in sterling silver, $595; Alisa

Dana Bronfman Silhouette convertible necklace

Silhouette convertible necklace/bracelet in 18k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver, price on request; Dana Bronfman