HOLIDAY HOW TO: A Festive Guide to Necklace Layering for the Season
December 10, 2021
The best part about beautiful jewelry is that each piece represents a special moment in your life. With such emotion tied to these items, it can be difficult to take them off and experiment with other looks. Instead, our mantra is to layer your most treasured pieces together with those that may be boxed away. And with endless layering combinations, each look is entirely unique to “you”!
There is no precise formula to the art of layering, but with these stylist-approved tips from The Editorialist, it’ll be easy to pile on your favorite sparkling jewelry for the holidays and beyond.
STEP 1: CHOOSE A FOCAL PIECE
Build your look around a prominent piece, like our best-selling Zodiac Medallion Necklace. Worn alone or paired with other lengthy or short pieces, this will be your go-to for years to come.
STEP 2: Play with Different Weights and Textures
When layering necklaces (or even bangles and rings), keep the look interesting and unexpected by including various types of chain link necklaces. The balance of dainty and bold creates a luxury aesthetic, while the negative space elongates the neck.
STEP 3: Use Varying Lengths to Create a Cascading Effect
To draw the eye upward, select a shorter chain to adorn the middle of your neck. For more dramatic effect – or if you’re wearing a blouse with a high color – try a longer chain. Several of our newest chain link necklaces are available in lengths ranging from 17” to 34”.
STEP 4: Dial Up the Bling
For the holidays, there’s no limit to the amount of glitter you can wear. For understated sparkle, try a diamond solitaire necklace. For optimum opulence, a classic diamond Riviera necklace is a brilliant statement. And don’t shy away from mixing metals!