A Guide to Layering Necklaces

There's something about layering necklaces that looks so effortless yet so chic – but how much thinking actually goes behind the perfect layered necklace stack?

Have you ever found yourself trying to layer pieces and then stepping back and it not looking how you imagined? Too busy? Clashing too much? Is there a science behind the perfect layered necklace look?

When it comes to jewellery, we very much believe you should wear what you love, in whichever way you love. But if you need some pointers on creating the perfect layered necklace stack, check out our following tips:

  1. Layering Lengths
    The safest way to start layering is by playing around with necklace lengths. We recommend starting with a shorter chain which either sits as a choker or pretty high up on your décolletage (preferably without a pendant). Our Rosa necklace is perfect for this, with the beaded design adding a touch of dimension.

    Next up, find a necklace which now sits at a slightly longer length. This one could be a plain chain or even have a pendant attached to give it more length. For example, you could add our Alera pendant necklace. Combining these two necklaces would give you a beautiful and subtle necklace stack:

    How to Layer Necklaces - Quia Omni
    You could stop here at a nice even number of two, but adding a third piece could also look beautiful. The final, third chain should be the longest and should come to rest midway on your chest.

  2. Layering Textures and Sizes 
    To add dimension to your necklace stack, play around with different textures and necklace sizes. All your layering stacks don’t have to be dainty small chains; they could be a mix of a statement pieces alongside a dainty ones.

    Wearing a big statement pieces like the Dhillon Cuban Chain along side our Roman Coin necklace not only creates a layering set, but a unique mix of texture and size.

  3. Layering the Same Necklace
    Yes, you read that right.  Layering the same necklace. Adjustable necklaces give you the ability to shorten and increase the length to create a different look.

    Take a look at our Ayesha necklace, which can be worn as a choker or lower down sitting on the base of the neck too. Layering necklaces like this twice can create a unique and interesting vibe.

    Our Alto Gold Rectangle Pendant Necklace and its sister the Alto Gold Circle Pendant Necklace have one main difference; the pendant shape. Both can be worn at the same length but the difference in pendant shapes adds a unique twist to any layered necklace look:

  4. Add Length with Lariat Necklaces
    A lariat necklace is a necklace style necklace which features a decorative element such as a drop or tasselOften dainty and low-hanging, this style of necklace can add depth to any necklace stack. Throw on a choker style necklace for a contrast and you have yourself a very elegant necklace stack. Moreover, you can tuck this necklace into your top or let it hang out to give off a different kind of look:

  5. Play with Colours and Stones
    A great tip for layering necklaces is to play around with different colours and stones that may be present in your chains. Take a look at our Alera chain which can be added to any necklace stack for a pop of colour and depth.

  6. Chains Chains Chains
    Chain necklaces come in a variety of styles. You can get Figaro (a design consisting of two/three small circular links followed by one elongated oval link), Cuban (features oval links that intersect in a rope pattern), Rope (consisting of several small links which pattern the shape of a rope) etc. Why not create a stack using a mixture of different chain styles:

  7. Mixing Metals
    You may be team silver or team gold, but why not take the plunge and mix your metals when layering necklaces? This is a bold move and one that could add some serious contrast in your necklace stack. 
    Need more convincing? Check out our blog on mixing metals here.

What are you favourite Quia Omni pieces to layer? Tag us in your pictures so we can check them out: @quiaomni on Instagram.
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