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How to Layer Gold Necklaces – Judith Leiber Edition

Layering gold necklaces is a jewelry trend that has been circulating for some time now – and it’s no surprise! It can help take any outfit to the next level and promises to make you stand out from the crowd, exuding a classy, timeless look that complements all styles.

What’s more, the beauty of layering gold necklaces lies in its versatility; whether you want to layer dainty necklaces, longer necklaces, chunky link chain necklaces, or grand statement necklaces, the options are seemingly limitless.

Of course, it can be a challenge to start layering necklaces in a way that’s aesthetically appealing without going over the top; however, to help with this, the below guide will tell you everything you need to know. So, if you’re ready to get started mastering this stylish and oh-so-versatile look, feast your eyes on the following guide. 

A Step-By-Step Guide to Layering Gold Necklaces


Step 1: Always Use Varying Sizes

If you have a delicate chain necklace, it’s a good idea to layer it with a chunkier style. This kind of visually appealing layering will add depth to your look while also keeping it balanced.

Step 2: Use Different Lengths

When layering necklaces, it’s always better to use a variety of different lengths. Ideally, you want to have one shorter necklace, one that’s mid-length, and one that’s around chest length. This will help draw the eye to the area and allow your gold necklaces to become a focal point of your look. 

Step 3: Pick Your Style

One of the most important aspects of layering gold necklaces is selecting the style. It doesn’t matter if you stick with only one style of necklace to create a more minimalistic look or if you want to mix it up with many different types of necklaces – as long as you make sure you adhere to the two steps listed above. 

Step 4: Create Synergy

While it’s always preferable to use varying lengths and textures, you do need some sense of synergy; otherwise, you risk your look becoming a bit confused and may not translate your vision correctly.

One way to do this is by having one common denominator for each necklace; for example, this could be diamond detailing or a particular color. It doesn’t actually matter what your desired denominator is or how subtle it is, as long as it’s there and incorporated into your jewelry look. 

What are Premade Layered Necklaces?

If you want a quick, no-fuss look, you can buy gold necklaces already pre-layered. This means you don’t have to put any time or effort into creating the layered look yourself since the hard part has already been done for you.

However, while a premade layered necklace can be a more convenient option, it can sometimes result in a less unique finished look, and you may find yourself coming face to face with someone else rocking the same set.

Instead, if you choose to layer your own gold necklaces, you can create multiple looks with just a handful of them whilst also expressing your individual sense of style and injecting your personality into your outfit. 

How Do You Stop Layered Necklaces from Becoming Tangled?

A common problem for many is that layered necklaces are prone to tangling, especially when layering several gold chains at a time – with dainty necklaces being particularly prone to this layering woe.

Fortunately, there are a number of tried and tested techniques that can help reduce the risk of your necklaces getting tangled – both while you’re wearing them and when they’re in storage. Some of these handy methods are:

  1. Use a Variety of Weights, Materials, and Thicknesses

To avoid tangling, mixing different weights, materials, and thicknesses of necklaces can work wonders. This is because chains similar in these key characteristics tend to tangle more. 

  1. Invest in Anti-Tangle Products

Anti-tangle products like necklace spacers are great for stopping your layered necklaces from becoming tangled as they prevent them from gathering all in one spot. 

  1. Store Your Necklaces Properly

How you store your gold necklaces can affect how they hang when you wear them, which can sometimes result in tangling. Ideally, you should store each chain separately or invest in a necklace tree. 

  1. Put Your Necklaces on in the Correct Order

Always weigh your lighter necklaces down with heavier ones, as this will stop them from becoming tangled. If your necklaces tend to become knotted when traveling, try threading them through paper straws – it sounds funny, but it does work!

Can You Mix and Match Different Metals When Layering Necklaces?

If you love gold chains but sometimes feel like mixing things up a bit, you may be wondering if you can mix and match different metals when layering necklaces. The answer is: of course, you can!

While sticking to just gold chains can create a polished and super chic look, if you want to ooze a more eclectic vibe, why not try adding different metals into the mix? Silver and gold always work well together – for instance, you can try rocking a gold chain with a silver pendant necklace for a beautifully blended look that’s classy, yet different. 

Tops Tips for Layering Necklaces

  1. Focus on Your Base

This is the piece that will act as the anchor for the rest of your chosen necklaces. If you get this right, your look will appear polished; however, get it wrong, and the whole design will fall apart.

  1. Add Contrast with Texture

Take your layered look to the next level by adding contrasting textures and detailing. For example, wear a double chain or a choker.

  1. Finish with a Focal Point

To complete your look, add a necklace that boasts a colorful charm, such as our stunning and bold Judith Leiber designs. This will help bring all your necklaces together and create a show-stopping style that stands out and turns heads for all the right reasons.

Can You Layer Other Types of Jewelry?

If you love layering necklaces, you will be pleased to hear that there are other types of jewelry that you can layer too, such as earrings. Often referred to as the ‘earring stack,’ you can place dainty studs higher up on the ear and then wear hoop earrings or other bigger and bolder ones lower down.

Plus, you can have fun with layering rings in the same way! If you have too many rings and not enough time to wear them, this is the key jewelry trend for you. Whether you want to stack signature rings, statement rings, or rings with different stones, colors, or metals, two or three rings worn on the one hand can look seriously stylish.

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