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Layering Necklaces

Layering is more art than science—really anything goes as long as you find it appealing. But if you're not a fan of a haphazard or undone look, there are a few guidelines you can follow to create more cohesive collections.

Master The Basics

  1. Space them out. The ideal is at least 1.5 to 2 inches between each necklace.
  2. Start with the longest necklace. It's easier to see how the pieces are spaced and balanced.
  3. For a very cohesive, clean look, use pieces in the same style, say all geometric or all Art Deco, or those that have one common element, like the color of the metal or a gem.

Then Go Pro

You know those guidelines you just read? Well now, you're ready to throw them out.

  1. While you want the pieces spaced apart, varying the spacing between each necklace creates an edgier look.
  2. Pendents fall in a V while chains make a U. Play with the varying shapes to add a bit of interest.
  3. A pendent and a chain of about the same length will naturally fall into layers with the pendent hanging below the chain.
  4. Mix metals, styles and materials. Contrast is the backbone of great style. Look for opposites and then layer away.
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Length Cheatsheet

A breakdown of some basic lengths and approximately where they will fall.
14 inches is a choker
16 inches sits in your collar bone
18 inches is mid chest
20 is top of the decollatage
24 is right in the cleavage
30 halfway between bust and belly button
33 sits at the belly button

Or you can always fake it!

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Mega Nude Layering Necklace
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Provides 67 Days of School
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Double Strand Delicate Pavé Necklace
$2,450
Provides 61 Days of School
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Triple Chain Layering Necklace
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Provides 67 Days of School
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Blake Necklace
$730
Provides 19 Days of School
Lana Jewelry
Triple Chain Layering Necklace
$2,445
Provides 67 Days of School
Lana Jewelry
Petite Nude Layering Necklace
$635
Provides 17 Days of School
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