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Lessons in Layering

Layering necklaces has become the art that our favourite IT girls, bloggers and everyone here at Jon Richard HQ have adopted. It is undoubtedly the ultimate way to instantly update any look from your casual off duty weekend jeans and t-shirt, combo to your best out-out and occasion outfits. Layered necklaces are a cool and creative way to have fun with your jewellery whatever the occasion. Read on for our top styling tips for creating the perfect layered look.

Make it Meaningful


Start by anchoring your layered look with a meaningful piece, such as an engraved pendant. Timeless and on-trend, our build your own collection serves as a great way to start your stacking story with a standard 14“ inch to 20“ inch chain, the pieces come in 14ct rose gold plate, 12ct yellow gold plate andSterling Silver 925. You can engrave it with our free engraving service with initials or your favourite words of wisdom up to 12 characters.

What a Gem – Add a semi-precious piece to your necklace layer

Prefer a pop of colour? Choose a semi-precious piece to start your layering look. Each gemstone has been thoughtfully chosen for its colour, personality and unique healing properties to inspire and empower the wearer and can be a perfect way to add a personal touch to your necklace layered look.

Style Icon – choose a meaningful icon or charm

Lockets, St Christopher’s and charms are another way to customise your layered look and make it as unique as you are.

Choose your Metal

The big debate for us this season is, silver, yellow or rose gold? If you’re choosing a base colour for your necklaces always go with the colour that compliments your skin tone. The general rule is that light or white metals such as silver compliment cool skin tones. Warm skin tones are enhanced by yellow and rose gold, copper and brass jewellery. Neutral skin tones, work well with both white metals and yellow metals

Go for Gold

Channel your inner goddess and choose an all gold look for a boho, eclectic & glamorous update that’s always in fashion.

Simply silver

Silver is a style staple, it’s classic and timeless and truly versatile for everyday wear. If you want a minimalist and discrete layered look, silver is your go to every time.

Mix your Metals

Once it was considered “wrong” to combine jewellery with contrasting metal colours, but this season there’s no guidelines so throw out that rule book and don’t be afraid to mix and match your metals. Anything goes with this look.

Take inspiration from blogger @GraceSurguy and her personalised mixed metal layering look!

Textured Metal

Another thing to consider when layering your necklaces is the metal texture of your pendants.You can choose one uniform style through-out but don’t be afraid to mix and match finishes for a look that is bang on trend this Autumn/Winter.

Polished Metal: Best for a contemporary look, it’s truly versatile and never looks out of date.

Textured Metal Detailing: Intricate and adds an artisan twist to your necklace look.

Chain Lengths

The key to the perfect layered necklace look is choosing different lengths so that you get a cascading effect that allows each piece to stand out on its own. Start your first necklace close to the neck by choosing the shortest 14 “ inch chain length and layer your look from there. Our top tip is to invest in a chain extender so you can choose your favourite necklaces even if they aren’t the right length to complete your stacking story.

The Neat Stack:Each pendant sits in perfect symmetry and close together, the looks work best when each pendant is the same shape and is best worn with a V neck top or shirt.

Eclectic Stack:This look is about mixing and matching your pendant shapes – a bar, a round pendant and charm on your longest chain is ideal. Remember to use your chain extender if you need to play with the lengths of your necklaces.

Pre Layered Pendant Necklaces stack:We know that creating your perfectly layered necklace look can be tricky and at Jon Richard we are all for time-saving hacks. Introducing the pre layered necklace pendant that does the work for you.We guarantee you’ll want to add these beauties to cart ASAP.

Tell Your Story

Making your stack authentic:We are truly passionate about jewellery; we understand that the perfect accessories give you an inner glow to match the outer sparkle. For us it’s special armour that equips us for every part of our busy lives today. Ultimately the perfect layered necklace look is all about telling your story, a name, an initial or a charm close to your heart that inspires and empowers you. While choosing your metals and chain lengths, create your own look that is as beautiful and as unique as you are.

Show us your layers:We love a good neck narrative, please tag @jonrichardjewellery pictures of your layered necklace look and we’ll send you a necklace as a treat!*