Chain Link Jewelry
Heavy hardware is a big trend right now–everything from statement necklaces to cuff bracelets to buckled-out boots. As I’ve mentioned previously, I love any trend that incorporates hard details into feminine elements . To follow, a few of our favorite chain link pieces…
The chain link is a bit hidden in this jeweled choker–it rests beneath the amber-, lavender-, topaz-, and peridot-colored gems. This necklace would look stunning with a strapless gown for a special occasion. You might also get away with wearing it under a button down shirt, and letting it peek out.
This necklace was designed by E! host and reality star Giuliana Rancic for Anne Taylor LOFT, with 25% of full-purchase proceeds going towards The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As you may or may not know, Ms. Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer this year and underwent a double mastectomy. She’s been very open about her diagnosis and treatment, making the rounds on morning talk shows. Style + good cause = smart buy.
Bauble Bar is a great place for trendy jewelry. Much of it is reasonably priced, like these great earrings, though some of it can be upwards of $100. These baubles are available in silver or gold, and feature both plain and pave links.
Less flashy are these chain link hoop earrings in yellow gold tone. A really simple, everyday way to incorporate this trend into your ensemble. Wear to the office or out for drinks.
Another pair of earbobs from Bauble Bar, these representing the high end of the prices you might find there. But I just love the combination of silver pave and black onyx, intertwined. I see these beauties being worn with a black cocktail dress and an updo.
I’ve been eyeing this bracelet for months. It’s too pricey for me to buy for myself, but I think it’s a great, timeless piece. Yes, chain link has seen a resurgence lately, but this bracelet strikes me as classic, like Elizabeth Taylor would deign to wear it.
For the last two pieces here, we’re featuring Etsy shop Oia Jules. Based out of Los Angeles, proprietor Elizabeth was once a graphic designer but now designs jewelry. I own a version of the bracelet above (in silver and gold), and it’s a great piece. Simple wrap concept, comfortable to wear, and stayed put all day without coming loose. Available in other colors and designs.
Oia Jules also carries a lot of chain link bracelets with embellishments like pave skulls and balls. I am totally coveting one of the skull bracelets–maybe I’ll put it on my Christmas list. Love this gunmetal version above with a purple pave skull–just the right mix of femininity and kick ass-ness.