I’m doubling down on the layered necklace trend this week, after sharing yesterday’s Britt’s Pick, a multistrand, layered-look necklace by Los Angeles jeweler Kattan (you can read more about that here).
The thing is, I’ve been quite smitten with a number of necklaces lately—all sorts, from pendants to bibs—but I’ve admired them from a safe distance. I never take off the pendant I wear currently (the letter “E,” for my baby girl), so if another piece doesn’t look good with that, it’s not happening.
Bindi necklace in 14k yellow gold with enamel, $490; Kaura Jewels
Cleopatra choker necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $497; KGM Industries
Necklace in 14k yellow gold with freshwater pearls, price on request; Lali Jewels
Dancing in the Rain Gold collection necklace in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,909; Nanis Italian Jewels
But seeing how a variety of necklaces have been layered on the runways recently has inspired me anew, and I’ve realized that I don’t have to sacrifice my fun playing with a variety of styles while still maintaining my semipermanent piece in its rightful place. One of two things will happen with this pendant: The baby will yank it off—she’s come close—or I will take it off to put it around her neck at some age yet to be determined.
Deep Sea necklace in 18k white gold with lapis and diamonds, $2,250; Melis Goral
Necklace in 14k white gold with pear-shape aquamarine cabochon and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds on blue diamond chain, $4,695; NEI Group
Dragonfly talisman pendant in reclaimed sterling silver, $183; Pyrrha
So if you (or your customers) are anything like me, and sentimentality has you standing on the sidelines of the layering game, fear not! You can totally still do it. Just look for complementary styles (in my case, I may lean toward other necklaces in yellow gold), and build from there. Or, if fashion week is any indication, just wear whatever you want: An eclectic curation of seemingly random finds has proven more chic than I thought possible, so why not mix it up and have a little fun?
Necklace in 18k rose gold with 0.78 ct. t.w. lapis and 0.46 ct. t.w. diamonds enclosed in a white sapphire kaleidoscope shaker, price on request; Moritz Glik
Pendant in 18k rose gold with 2.56 ct. pear-shape pink spinel, 0.36 ct. t.w. round pink spinels, 0.14 ct. pear-shape diamond, and 0.38 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $20,000; Omi Privé
Pendant in rose gold with pink opal and diamonds, price on request; Joelle Jewellery
Top: Fringe necklace in 18k yellow gold with 8.16 cts. t.w. multicolor tourmaline and 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,450; Lauren K