Necklace layering is an art form, and we’re here to help you get it right. Every piece of jewellery tells a story, and by mixing and matching your necklaces, you can tell a story that is unique to you. From choosing the most complementary lengths to showing you what styles work wonders, here are 5 secrets to layering necklaces like a pro, plus our top necklace picks. Shop all necklaces.
Go for a graduated effect
The key to layering necklaces is choosing chains of varying lengths; start with delicate shorter necklaces and gradually build up to slightly weightier, chunkier and longer necklaces. Stick with one metal colour and don’t go for any more than 5 necklaces; 3 is perfect.
Cheat - one necklace, multiple chains
If choosing more than one necklace in the morning sounds like too much hard work, opt for a necklace that already has the layered chains incorporated into the design. Simple!
Make it personal
Tailor your necklaces to you and personalise your collection with pendants engraved with your initial, in the shape of your star sign, or set with a diamond constellation for your birth month.
Add extra length
The easiest way to add extra length to your look is by adding a lariat necklace. A lariat necklace is typically a long chain that usually has no clasp, and can be worn in a number of ways. So if your shorter pendants aren’t giving you enough length, try adding a simple yet chic lariat necklace to your collection.
Keep it minimal
Pendants are the natural choice of necklace when it comes to layering, but if you want to keep things super minimal go for simple chains instead. Delicate, fine chains of varying lengths, will simplify outfits with a sophisticated yet slightly edgy look - try it!