Here’s why I like long, layered necklaces. You can have fun with them and break all the “jewelry rules.” Mix high-contrast styles like earthy beads mixed with delicate gold chains. You can layer chunky jewels (think beefy turquoise chunks) with sublime, delicate pieces (like long silver strands). You can even mix metals. Nothing is hotter or more sophisticated than layering gold with silver – and maybe even adding a little rose gold to boot. Don’t worry about them getting tangled or disheveled. That can even contribute to the dramatic statement!
Layered necklaces of whatever you choose to partner can all be quite long, but some trendsetters choose to wear them at varying lengths to create a concentric effect. Try an antique broach over slender chains and add strands of pearls, both short and long.
I just brought in Margo Morrison’s designs — gorgeous strands of faceted flat and lozenge cut natural stones – even emeralds. Check them out on Kelly Ripa, Blake Lively and Debra Messing, who all wear Morrison’s collection. I also have strands of clear quartz crystals strung on silk, or 24k gold or sterling chains by Kurtulan of Turkey. If you prefer amber, you’re in luck. Amber is hot for fall and we have lots of it. Plus it looks radiant paired with layers of gold neckchains – or – heat it up with beads of carnelian – or cool it down by mixing it with lapis beads.
Have fun breaking the rules and setting new layered necklace fashion trends. Come in to Aronstam Fine Jewelers and see what inspires the fashion maven in you!
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