Must-Have Layering Jewelry

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Layering Jewelry Trend

Whether you’re just learning how to layer chains or you’ve been layering your favorite gold jewelry for years, this customizable trend isn’t going anywhere, so we might as well master it! Learn more about our layered jewelry options, from necklaces to bracelets to rings, and get inspired by unique style ideas.

Discover Our Suite of Layering Jewelry

Layer up with our wide selection of stackable jewelry. Choose from various chain necklace lengths, versatile band rings, and more.

Layered Necklaces

The art of necklace layering is simply timeless. Strike the perfect balance between texture, metal, color, and length to create a look that’s uniquely you. Choose from dainty and delicate chain necklaces for texture, then add a simple pendant necklace for a bit of color — the signature Elisa Pendant Necklace is always our go-to. Finally, for a pre-curated necklace layer, explore our selection of layered necklace sets for effortless, on-the-go style.

Stackable Bracelets

Mix and match your favorite metals and have fun layering with watches, chains, and cuff bracelets. To give your wrist stack a touch of texture, add link and chain bracelets to build volume and shine. Or, add color and character with chunky beaded bracelets. Finally, upgrade your wrist stack with a signature timepiece like the Alex Gold Tone Stainless Steel 35mm Watch in Ivory Mother-of-Pearl — this watch pairs well with any combination of colors and textures!

Curated Rings

Create a one-of-a-kind ring stack with our selection of simple band and cocktail rings. Explore our suite of Demi-Fine and Fine Jewelry rings for more elevated pieces, or have fun with our selection of Fashion Jewelry rings. Stack as many as you’d like on the same finger, or spread a few out over your entire hand for a striking style. Looking to add a touch of color? Add one of our statement pieces like the Ember Gold Cocktail Ring in Bronze Veined Turquoise Magnesite Red Oyster to your index or ring finger.

How to Layer Chains & Jewelry

The layering jewelry trend is here to stay, so make sure you have the basics covered!

Designing a Layered Necklace Look

If you’re new to necklace layering, keep it simple and have some fun! First, start with a staple base pendant that you can wear every day and add different layers to depending on the outfit and occasion. We love the Elisa Pendant Necklace and the Mattie Bar Pendant Necklace! Next, organize your layers from lightest to heaviest. So, if you have a longer, thicker chain, place that piece at the bottom of your stack. Finally, consider adding an eclectic touch with mixed metals, different chains, or a piece featuring a sparkling diamond. The classic Merrick Chain Necklace looks great paired with any of our signature pendants. Psst…looking for a seamless way to layer your necklaces? Use our Layer It! Necklace Clasp for an effortless, tangle-free style.

Creating a Wrist Stack

Our favorite wrist stack includes a few must-have pieces — a watch, a chain bracelet, and a bit of color. To start, opt for the Dira Gold Tone Stainless Steel 38mm Diamond Dial Watch in Ivory Mother-of-Pearl. This neutral timepiece will complement any colorful cuff bracelet like the Elton Gold Cuff Bracelet in Lilac Abalone. Then, choose a chain bracelet in a matching metal like the Vincent Chain Bracelet to finish the look.

Stacking Band & Statement Rings

To build the perfect ring stack, consider the essentials — a few slim band rings and one cocktail ring. Be sure to vary the band weights and shapes across your fingers. For example, you might place a thicker band ring like the Merritt Band Ring in Mixed Metal on your middle finger, the dainty and sleek Juliette Gold Band Ring in White Crystal on your index finger, and the textured Fallyn Band Ring on your ring finger. Style tip: you can also size down on your favorite band ring to create your own midi ring moment!

Frequently Asked Questions About Layered Jewelry

Is layering necklaces still in?

Yes, layering necklaces is still in and has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Wearers have fun exploring new and unique styles using chain, pendant, and statement necklaces.

Are layered necklaces trending?

Layered necklaces are always trending! This year, the trend is skewing more toward layering gold jewelry that’s a bit more bold and chunky. Thicker chains like the one used on the Vincent Chain Necklace in Vintage Gold are popular in current street style looks.

What type of chain is best for layering?

You can layer with any size chain, but keep in mind that a thicker chain will dominate the look and likely take attention away from other daintier pieces. When layering necklaces, stack your layers from shortest and daintiest to longest and thickest for a symmetrical look.