5 Ways To Wear A Pendant Necklace

When it comes to necklaces and, in particular, pendant necklaces, you might assume that there is really only one way to wear such a piece of jewelry, but we are here to let you know that that couldn’t be further from the case!

One of the most enjoyable and fun things about owning a lot of different necklace styles means that you can play with the versatility and options that such a wide array of statement necklaces can present.

Whether you prefer longer or shorter necklaces, a layered lookor a minimalist style, there are countless styling options and style tips for you to experiment with. Of course, not everybody can afford to hire their own personal stylist who can show them exactly how to wear all of their fine jewelry but don’t worry, that is what we are here to do!

We have put together a list of five ways that you can wear a statement piece or pendant necklace to add some variety and signature style to your everyday looks, both casual and formal.

1. Layering

There is no rule book that states that you have to wear just one piece of jewelry around your neck at a time. In fact, you can wear necklaces for any number you want!

The key to effective and attractive layering is in picking necklaces of different lengths that will all sit neatly around your neck and collarbone and drop to hang in different spots. Doing this creates a work of art on your chest that looks amazing with anything from a strapless dress to a plain t-shirt.

For example, you could wear a choker tight to your neck and a couple of long necklaces a little lower down to give off a cool boho vibe that is very on-trend right now.

Layer one of our gorgeous pendant necklaces with minimalist pieces such as our initial or letter necklaces that pair flawlessly together. 


2. Wear Necklaces Over Shirts

The more common way to think about wearing long pendants and longer chains is pairing them with things like scoop necks and v-necks in order to give them space to shine on your chest. However, recent trends have experimented with layered necklaces being worn with turtlenecks and collared shirts!

This trend is particularly suitable for chunky jewelry rather than thinner, more delicate chains because you need a necklace that is going to be able to stand out and grab attention.

This is also a trend that shows how statement jewelry can be worn equally well with casual looks as with more formal looks. You don’t wear dresses or ballgowns every day of the week, so normalizing wearing some beautiful pendants over a simple t-shirt instead is something that we think is definitely the way forward!


3. Match Your Pendant With Your Earrings

If you have a pair of earrings that feature the same gemstone as one of your favorite pendants, then they will be a match made in heaven when worn together.

If you still want your necklace to be the star of the show and the piece that catches the eye the most, then opt for simple stud earrings instead of hoops or drops. If you have a round face, then smaller studs will always look better, and a pendant with a longer chain length will provide an illusion of elongating that entire area of your body from the top of your head to your waistline.


4. Mix And Match Metal Choices

If you have a large collection of necklaces that features gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, sterling silverand more, then don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to wear all one kind at a time and not together.

Gold and silver look wonderful when matched together, and you can’t get them much closer than interlinking chains and pendants. Once again, as we have mentioned above, the key trick to layering any kind of jewelry on your neck is achieving different levels of length, and using different metals in different layers is something that can elevate the look even more.

5. Make Your Own Necklaces

One of the most recent trends that we have been having the most fun with is creating DIY-style necklace looks by mixing and matching what you already have in your jewelry box. If you have images in your mind of macaroni necklaces from childhood, then don’t worry, that is not what we are talking about in this case!

Think about a charm bracelet that you might have. You essentially have the starting point of a small bracelet chain that you then pick and choose different charms to highlight areas of personal interest and style that you like.

When it comes to necklaces, there is nothing to stop you from doing exactly the same thing! If you have a particular gold chain that you love the length of, and a pendant that is attached to a different chain that won’t work with your chosen outfit, then all you need to do is swap them over, and hey presto, you have the right necklace!

Ivy Jewelry offers custom designs where you can design your own necklace, make your own bracelet or build an engagement ring from scratch. Our designers, engineers, and gemologists are equipped to help you bring your vision to life and adorn your unique style with your own design.  Check it out here for more information or to get started on your custom piece today!

Final Thoughts

We hope that reading through these tips and trends has helped to open your eyes and your mind as to how versatile pendant necklaces can be as a piece of statement jewelry.

All you need to be able to create and wear these trends yourself is different necklaces in your jewelry collection. If you have a long chain, a short chain, a choker, a mix of different metals, and a couple of interesting and beautiful pendants and gemstones, then you are good to go!