How To Layer Your Gold Necklace
Gold necklaces have become the holy grail of fine jewelry. They’ve been popular for years, but have recently been trending again on and off the runway. You’ve probably seen them in the streets and on your favorite retailer sites. But unlike the gold necklaces from the past, gold chains are chunkier than ever. At Adina’s Jewels, you can find gold necklaces in the form of chokers, pendant necklaces, and so many other styles.
Gold chains originate from 2500 BC when Egyptians started threading gold and silver together. By 300 BC, wealthy people would wear gold chains with gemstones. All the while, Greece was booming with gold, which they used for currency and eventually coin necklaces. The gold pendants we know and love today are due in part to the Greeks, who produced a wide variety of gold jewelry, including pendant necklaces, during the Hellenistic period.
It wasn’t until the 1920s though when layering necklaces became commonplace. As necklaces became longer, women would wrap a pearl necklace around their neck to form a layered look. Each layer had a different length and looked like four different necklaces, even though it was only one.
Today, layering necklaces look a lot different but still carry the same unique concept. Instead of layering one single chain necklace, the modern-day woman layers a bunch of different necklaces to achieve a layered look. Necklace layering is an art that’s been transformed over the last century with gold necklaces serving as a focal point today.
Below, we’ll show you how to layer our favorite gold necklaces no matter the season or occasion.
Tips on Layering Gold Necklaces
Obviously, there are no hard and fast rules for layering gold necklaces. When it comes to jewelry, you make up the rules based on your individual style and mood! But here are a few tips from Adina’s Jewels team to keep in mind.
Whether you’re experimenting with two, three, or four necklaces, you should decide on what you’re wearing first. If you’re wearing a turtleneck, for example, you might want to limit the number of layered necklaces. But if you’re wearing a low v-neck, then you’ll have more room (and bare skin!) to experiment with the number of layers. And if you’re wearing a crop top, you generally won’t want your longest layer to exceed the bottom of your shirt. Now that we got that out of the way, it’s time to get to the fun part: how to mix and match your layered necklaces.
How do I Layer My Necklaces?
You’ll want to start off with a classic necklace and build upon that layer. Your classic piece, for example, can be a dainty mid-length link chain. Then, you can add a longer necklace that sits below it like a rope chain, beaded necklace, or something with a pop of color. Have fun with it! Additionally, you can stack on a choker that sits on your neckline. The different lengths and colors should complement each other.
What is a Necklace Stack?
A necklace stack is another way of saying layered necklaces. You can stack or layer your necklaces to draw attention to your neckline and your personal style. Anyone can wear the same necklace, but only you can mix and match different style necklaces.
Can I Wear Two Gold Chains?
If you wear two gold chains, we suggest two different length chains in two different styles. For example, you can pair a gold Cuban chain with a gold herringbone necklace, or buy them as a set.
How Should I Wear My Gold necklace?
Your gold necklace can be worn by itself or it can be layered with other necklaces to play up the look. If you’re going for something simple, then let your one chain do all the talking. But if you’re looking for something edgy, we recommend experimenting a little.
What Is a Good Necklace to Layer Gold With?
It all depends on which type of gold necklace you’re starting with. If you’re wearing a chunky gold necklace, you might want to try a dainty gold necklace or charm necklace that sits below the shorter-length necklace.
How Should You Layer Chains?
Pair a choker gold chain with a longer chain, like this pendant butterfly necklace. The focal point will be on the butterfly, but the double-layered necklace will look like they’re attached to each other. In reality, they’re two chains co-existing perfectly with one another. You can also pair a chunky gold chain with a dainty chin to magnify the contrast in shape and size.
Looking to really elevate your layered look? Don’t be afraid to experiment with different chains and materials. From pearl necklaces to lockets and beyond, there are so many types of necklaces that can easily be layered with complementing pieces. All you need is one piece to build upon and an imagination to top it off.
To make things easier, Adina’s Jewels offers layered sets, which take the guesswork out of layering. Here are some of our favorite layered necklace sets:
How do you plan on layering your Necklaces?