Shall we check out some layering necklaces?

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I love the look of layered necklaces, especially as my style has skewed increasingly tomboyish: they always add a nice touch of femininity to the proceedings. This pearl & black diamond number is really understated and elegant.

Were I in a position to splurge right now—and I am decidedly not, as I’m about to move to a new place, which always ends up costing a fortune—I’d go for this knockout diamond cluster necklace.

I like the cheeky French-ness of this one.

A tiny ruby on an ultra-thin chain would be an excellent addition to any necklace menagerie.

This looks like it’s Jill Platner and expensive, but it’s Madewell and it’s not.

I do love a coin pendant, and this one is so authentically ancient-looking.

For a while now, I’ve wanted a gothic initial necklace, and this one is so good.

A thick toggle chain makes a mighty statement.

A tiny diamond nestles so gracefully in this crescent.

I just love the slightly unexpected starbust here.

And the graphic stars on this one are appealing.

Why not a 14k gold-and-diamond initial necklace for somebody special on your list?

Opals are always so beautiful, and I like the simple setting here.

Black and white diamonds are an unbeatable combination, no?

Everyone should have at least one evil eye in her jewelry box, and this one is so good.

And finally: the pop of turquoise here adds a touch of brightness to the party.

 

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18 Thoughts on Shall we check out some layering necklaces?
    Christina
    2 Dec 2020
    9:13am

    Excited to hear about your new place! Will you still be in NYC?

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      Kim France
      2 Dec 2020
      10:14am

      Yes, just crossing the river to Brooklyn.

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        Susanna
        2 Dec 2020
        1:11pm

        Welcome, borough neighbor!

        I have that Catbird Maleficent necklace and love it. I lust for so many of their pieces.

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    Eloise
    2 Dec 2020
    8:52am

    UGH….moving (well, packing and unpacking) rots . May it be well worth the aggravation and then some!! Looking forward to new neighborhood discoverIes in upcoming “What I bought/want” posts.

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    Mary
    2 Dec 2020
    8:30am

    Change is good! Exciting you’re off to discover a new neighbourhood.

    My 15 year old daughter is very keen on layering necklaces, as we speak, so great timing you came out with this list.

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    cw
    2 Dec 2020
    8:18am

    Congrats on the new digs! Hope you found a place that has a large walk-in closet! 😉 So many excellent choices here! Love the pearl/black diamond and the stars and the diamond initial and the opal (although I still can’t wear an opal after my mother’s lifelong brainwashing that if you don’t have an October birthday you are forbidden to wear an opal)

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    Sarah
    2 Dec 2020
    2:28pm

    Lovely choices. Can someone please tell me where to find a Foundrae-esque necklace for about… oh $10,000 less?

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      y.k.
      2 Dec 2020
      5:30pm

      i heartily second this request. Foundrae’s gothic initials are especially nice. i can’t even go to their website anymore- make me too crazy…

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    Darcy
    2 Dec 2020
    1:04pm

    A word about Missoma. I ordered two necklaces to layer, and unfortunately the color of them is cheap looking and orange-ish. The design is good, very stylish, just know what to expect. I paid $210 each. Missoma is vermeil (18ct gold plated on sterling silver).

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    themis
    2 Dec 2020
    11:19am

    How does everyone keep the chains from rolling all around each other on the back of your neck and tangling with each other? I tried the stacking magnet fasteners and it got me nowhere. Is this just another trend I’m built all wrong for?

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    Mamavalveeta03
    3 Dec 2020
    7:54am

    Every jewelry designer seems to be hung up on the very aptly named chokers right now. I cannot abide something tight around my neck. But I found a few delights above that are perfect at 20”. Toggle necklace it is! Good luck on your move, Kim!

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    EC
    3 Dec 2020
    12:27pm

    Hi Kim & GOACA! I’m in the market for a thick silver (rocker-ish) chain. I have some $ to burn and really want something nice. I was hoping you can mention a few good jewelry designers. Thanks!

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    Betsy Palmer
    2 Dec 2020
    10:02am

    And here I was not wanting anything for Christmas but health and a vaccine and THEN I saw the diamond cluster necklace. Sigh. Hope the move goes well. BTW-do you think the necklace is a form of self care?

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      Jenny
      2 Dec 2020
      10:52am

      Here’s what always trips me up: I won’t buy “expensive” jewelry for myself, but I’ll spend an identical amount on a sweater, or a dress, or a coat. But that’s totally upside down from a cost-per-wear perspective. The diamond necklace costs about the same as the most expensive sweaters from yesterday’s post, and it’s something a person could wear year-round for decades. This is mostly a memo to myself to stop dribbling money away ($300 on random black Friday/cyber Monday/impulse purchases) so I can buy the gorgeous & lasting pieces I don’t have. And a Peloton.

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        Eloise
        2 Dec 2020
        10:59am

        Jenny…..same (sans Peloton)!

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        y.k.
        2 Dec 2020
        5:33pm

        so agree. i too put jewelry in a different bucket- labelled Frivolous Indulgence, whereas clothing can always kind of slide in under Necessity.

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      Kim France
      2 Dec 2020
      10:13am

      By all means, Betsy.

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    Shara Witkin
    2 Dec 2020
    12:53pm

    So many beautiful choices here.

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