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Endlessly stylish, the allure of a gold chain has transcended into rings, bracelets and earrings.
By Orla Pentelow | May 11 2021
Forget delicate, barely there links—chunky chains are having a renaissance. With a chain reaction (sorry) of game-changing contemporary jewelers putting a haute twist on the perennial gold chain, mastering the art of layering with stackable statement pieces has never been easier. For heft, head to Paris-based designer Lauren Rubinski, whose fully loaded pieces lend edge and polish to both feminine dresses and luxe sweats alike. Elsewhere, London-based Jessica McCormack’s Livewire collection pays homage to the structures seen at fairs and carnivals, from the giant slide to roller coaster rides, for a playful twist on the classic gold chain. Of course, you needn’t stick to just chain necklaces. Endlessly stylish, the allure of a gold chain has transcended into rings, bracelets and earrings, too. The famous interlocking necklaces from Tiffany & Co have been transformed into linking bracelets, while classic chunky chokers from Bottega Veneta have been remixed to form chic chunky chain earrings.
Pomellato 18k yellow gold chain bracelet with three pavé diamond accent links (3.90 carats total weight), $37,300
Zoe Chicco 14k gold oval link and 0.20 carats diamond drop earrings, $1,050
Lizzie Mandler 18k gold knife-edge oval link chain ring with 0.11 carats, 3mm round white diamond center stone, $1,425
Tiffany & Co 18k gold link bracelet, $5,000
Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen 18k yellow and rose gold and 0.35 carats diamond bracelet, $11,530
Bottega Veneta 18k gold-plated silver interlocking hoop earrings, $1,300
David Webb hammered 18k gold chain necklace, $29,000
Lauren Rubinski Cable-chain 14k gold necklace, $16,300
Tom Wood 9k gold-plated chain necklace, $722
Jessica McCormack 18k yellow and blackened gold chain with four 0.35 carat baguette diamonds and five 0.16 carats Carre diamonds, $49,000