Master the Art of Layering Jewelry

Master the Art of Layering Jewelry

Layering jewelry is a trend everywhere – from the runways to your social feeds and on the streets. And while the statement approach to styling has covetable results, the natural beauty of layering jewelry is its ability to fuse together a collection of favorite pieces and sentimental mementos in a way that feels highly personalized to each wearer. If your style approach is rooted in consciousness and a penchant for lab-grown diamonds, the trend serves as a tool for bringing all those pieces together to create one unique, innovative, and harmonious result. 

If you are new to mastering the art of layering jewelry, read on for five tips and tricks to help you confidently tell your jewelry store.

Mix your metals


An outdated styling notion remains that metals aren’t meant to be mixed. Throw it out the window for good and go ahead and fuse your gold, silver, and rose gold pieces together – not only is it acceptable, but it’s also encouraged. You can also look for pieces with a combination of metals, such as Monarc’s best-selling Hermione two-tone hoop earrings.

Consider your lengths


The next one is obvious but essential: when it comes to layering necklaces, ensure they don’t fall on the exact length around your neck. Start with a base layer at your collarbone or the longest drop from your neck, and try not to let them overlap – this will ensure each piece gets seen and not tangled. For example, contemporary brand Courbet’s short Celeste chain necklace is the perfect match for the label’s long and flowing CO tie necklace.

Play with texture


Mixing things up is always a good idea – your jewelry curation is no exception; along with finding a natural balance between weight and thickness, alternate with rough and even metal finishings – such as the uneven texture of Scéona Inula earrings and a smooth Prmal bangle – to keep things interesting.

Add a focal point


Any well-considered jewelry curation should have a focal point of attention. Whether it be a statement arc of sparkles hanging off one of several chain necklaces or a pop of color, pick one (or two) standout pieces to form your centerpiece. If you really want to “wow,” consider an extra chunky piece, such as a large sparkly lab-grown diamond from Frank Darling.

Edit it down


Lastly, put Coco Chanel’s iconic quote – “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” – into action. If you lean towards the maximalist style spectrum, there is a good chance you might go a bit overboard. The simple act of removing one piece helps ensure the final result keeps from looking overdone.