How to layer necklaces

Your Guide to Layering Necklaces: Tips and Tricks to Nail the Look

When it comes to necklaces, sometimes more is more. Mixing & matching can be intimidating, maybe you think you can’t pull off the look or you’re just not sure where to begin. Needs some inspiration to get you started? Let’s discuss the art of necklace layering.

Mixing, matching & wearing multiple necklaces at once isn’t a new trend, but it’s definitely one that we’re loving right now. Allowing necklaces to be the focal point is a great way to build on a minimalist look or add to a pared-down outfit. Layering on different styles and pieces allows you to express your unique style and personality.

Ready to create your look? We’re sharing some of our favorite tips & tricks to master the art of layering necklaces.

Layer Different Lengths

Let’s start out simple, layering by length is the easiest approach to mastering the look.
When staggering by length, every pieces ends up laying neatly. That way, you can see each detail.

Our Favorites:

Nomad compressed and stabilized turquoise necklace

Start With a Pendant

Pendants makes for the perfect starting point when layering, let it be the focal point and build from there with dainty chains and symbols. Don’t be afraid to layer on more than one pendant. Play with textures and even mix metals for statement pieces that shine together.
Initials necklace

Pendants We Love:

Silpada knight shift natural agate and mother of pearl pendant

Silpada from the bottom of my heart heart stamp pendant in sterling silver and 14k rose gold plate

Mixed Metals & Multi-Tone Necklaces

Whoever said silver & gold don’t go together was clearly mistaken. Two-toned pieces are especially great for tying together different metals  & finishes.
Layering necklaces

Experiment with shapes & styles

Try out different lines, mix symbols & pendants to make the look your own. Pulling together unexpected combinations can make for a great look. Varying lengths will ensure that each layer ends up laying neatly. Sticking with odd numbers is always a solid rule of thumb when mixing and matching.

Our Favorites:

Silpada hamsa hand 4-3-4 ct natural blue jade pendant in rhodium plated sterling silver

Add a Pop of Color

Don’t be afraid to layer on gemstone necklaces, not only will this add color but it’s a great way to break up all your silverchains. Adding colors can easily make a statement without being over the top.
Silpada cascading drops pendant

Colorful Styles

Silpada mulberry 1-1-5 ct natural amethyst pendant in sterling-silver
Round amethyst sterling silver pendant with moissanite and amethyst

Silpada Style Tips for Flawless Layering:

  • We love to keep it real and authentic to our own personal styles by starting with what we already have in our jewelry boxes.
  • Mixing weights between thinner and thicker chains actually prevents tangling.

Layering Essentials: Must-have styles that will have you layering like a pro

Silpada blissful baubles graduated bead necklace in sterling silver
Looking for more necklace layering inspiration? Easily achieve the look with a ready-to-wear layered necklace. These layered styles are some of our favorites! No mixing or matching required!

Ready-To-Wear Layered Necklaces

Silpada penida pearl natural rose quartz and 7.5-8-mm freshwater pearl layered necklace in sterling silver
Round citrine sterling silver pendant with blue topaz
Silpada triple drop 1-2-ct cubic zirconia necklace in sterling silver

Show us your layers! Share your pictures using #SilpadaStyle on Instagram! Make sure to tag us @SilpadaDesigns & you could see your photos featured!

– Caitlin

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