9 Of The Best Summer Necklaces For Layering
Chunky chains, beaded chokers and talisman pendant charms: how to layer summer jewellery.
A great mid-length necklace with delicate knotted detailing along its length. The perfect foil to balance out other necklaces with a more central focus, such as a bar or pendant.
Beaded necklaces and bracelets are huge this summer for a retro, Ibizian feel. This luxe version from Éliou combines a string of intricate rainbow coloured beads and statement baroque pearls with gold detailing. Keep the rest of your layers minimal and gold for a beautiful, boho look.
If you’re nervous about curating your own layered look, Notting Hill jewellers, Dinny Hall have cleverly created an edit that’s ready to wear. Combining a trio of celestial charms, hung at different lengths from a delicate gold chain, they create a beautiful suspended vignette; why not try wearing reversed, with a backless dress?
A classic locket is the perfect centrepiece for your layering necklaces. This vintage-inspired, Victoriana style piece from Alex Monroe has an engraved swallow at its centre as a traditional symbol of home. Hinged with room for two photos, this is a perfect future heirloom piece to treasure.
The Goddess Charm collection is perfect for layering. Available on a range of chain lengths, the pendant charms depict a range of classical goddesses – including the Goddesses of Magic, Protection and Creativity. The perfect talismanic gift, they can be paired with semi-precious ‘power stones’ for added meaning.
Another ready-to-wear trio from Monica Vinader, the shorter length of the three chains means it works well with a range of necklines. Simple enough to be worn every day, it’s a modern classic that won’t date, yet gives a nod to the current layering trend.
The gorgeous gelato tones of this enamel and gold necklace from Roxanne Assoulin make it the perfect holiday accessory. The glossy enamel beads are offset with glinting gold highlights – perfect for catching the sun’s rays. The ingenious magnetic clasp makes it a doddle to get on and off. Perfect paired with summer whites.
The elongated links on this chain necklace from Missoma offer an elegant twist on a traditional linked design. They have nifty clip-on pendants to buy separately to style up your chain for an unlimited combination of looks. Clever, versatile and oh-so stylish.
If you’re looking for a personalised memento to add to your layering library, this spinning necklace from Rachel Jackson is just the thing. Have it engraved on both sides, or just one if you want to keep your message private. A classic shape, the disc pendant is a great balance to shorter, beaded styles.