Even though the layered necklace look can seem effortless-chic, it can be challenging for even the most experienced fashionistas to manage. But when you use layered necklaces that are an array of shapes, sizes, and styles, the look can change your entire outfit.

Curious about how you can get creative with a sophisticated stack of necklaces? Check out Village Jeweler’s tips for layering necklaces and pull off this trend like a seasoned pro!

Layering Basics: Use The Rule of Three

To get the most from the layered necklace look, we recommend combining at least three pieces of varying lengths.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you should limit yourself if you wish to wear more! In our expert opinion, bolder is always better. A greater variety of textures, colors, and materials will ensure you never grow tired of this trend, and kee

Get Creative With Styles

The trick to layering necklaces with balance and ease is to mix and match different styles.

Pair a delicate pendant necklace with a chunky gold choker necklace, and finish off the look with a long lariat. Introduce a pop of color with charms or eye-catching enamel. Or, personalize your necklace stack with a signature symbol you love to wear, like an anchor or infinity sign. Draw attention to your décolletage with diamonds or other glittering gemstones.

Try a Variety of Lengths

Necklaces are available in a variety of lengths that are ideal for layering. To create a cascade effect that ensures each piece stands out, we suggest layering necklaces of different lengths. It’s easiest to work from top to bottom, starting with a choker or princess length, and building from that as your base.

Layered Necklace Lengths

Choker: 14-16 inches

Princess: 18 inches

Matinee: 20-24 inches

Opera: 30 inches

Ropes & Lariats: 35 inches or more

Work With Different Metals

You may have heard that mixing metals is something to avoid, but in reality, mixed metal tones is a trend that has been around for years. You can find two-toned watches, mixed-metal engagement rings, and gold and silver earrings almost everywhere you look.

There are a couple of ways to achieve the perfect mixed-metal look. You can either combine different pieces made of various metals, like sterling silver or yellow gold. Or, add a mixed-metal piece — like a rope chain or two-tone pendant — to a solid-color piece to fancy it up.

Keep It Simple

If there’s one secret to layering necklaces and creating a cohesive look, it’s don’t overthink it!

There’s no right or wrong way to layer your pieces, so try to keep it simple — don’t think too hard about the pieces you add. Every time you put on a piece of jewelry, it’s a chance to show off your unique taste in fashion, whether your style is loud and out there, or more simple and understated. Jewelry is truly an expression of your uniqueness and individuality, so all you need to worry about is making your look your own.

How Do I Prevent Tangling?

Throughout the day, layered necklaces will inevitably intertwine. So, it only makes sense that you may be wondering how to prevent your beautiful baubles from turning into a tangled mess. Avoid this annoyance by choosing chains of different thicknesses, as they’re less likely to become twisted and tangled together.

Also, styling your necklace stack so that each piece is separated by a little length will ensure your jewels don’t jumble. If you’ve already noticed knots, your best bet is to use a pointed object, such as a pin or needle to tease out any tangles.

Find Your Perfect Piece

Shop lavish layering necklaces bedecked with dazzling diamonds, or explore chunky layered chains that’ll help you stand out and make a statement. No matter your style, you’re sure to find layering necklaces you’ll love at Village Jewelers.