How Do You Layer Necklaces Without Tangling Them? | The Diamond Reserve

How Do You Layer Necklaces Without Tangling Them?

Layering multiple necklaces is a great way to express your personal style or showcase a few unique pieces at once. However, it can be hard to get started, whether you’re new to accessorizing in this way or just building up your jewelry collection. Here’s how to create the perfect necklace stack and prevent dreaded tangling down the line.

How Should I Layer Necklaces?

Building a layered necklace look is all about contrast. If you prefer a necklace stack with a consistent, clean style, you can also opt for an already-assembled multi-strand necklace. For those starting from scratch, here are some tips for creating your necklace stack.

  • Pick necklaces of varying lengths: Start with two to three necklaces of varying lengths to create a cascading effect. You’ll want at least a half of an inch of space between the necklaces to allow them all to be visible, but you can always make the look more dramatic by adding in a choker.
  • Mix and match textures: Mixing different types of chains will not only draw the eye but also prevent tangling. For example, you could pair a sleek paper clip chain with a mesh necklace.
  • Contrast weight and thickness: Especially when layering, you don’t want your necklaces moving around too much. Prioritizing thick, heavy chains can help them to stay in place and make a statement at the same time.
  • Play with pendants: While some people may prefer plain chains in their daily necklace stack, adding a bold pendant or stunning bar necklace can make a statement and dress up your look for special occasions.

How Do I Stop My Necklace From Tangling When Stacking?

Following the guidelines of building a perfect necklace stack will help prevent tangling from the get-go because necklaces of different weights, lengths, and textures are less likely to wrap around each other — although that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. If your necklace stack is prone to tangling, here are a few tricks to help you out.

If you’re finding that one of the finer chains in your stack is causing most of the tangling, as they are prone to doing, it might be best to swap it out for a heavier chain or add a pendant to weigh it down. This will keep the necklaces from moving around as much throughout the day, and you can still wear the lighter necklace as a solo piece.

For an easy necklace stacking hack, you can clasp two necklaces together, turning them into one giant chain. This will make them easier to adjust and less prone to tangling. However, if your necklaces don’t have compatible clasps or you’re worried about straining them, you can buy inexpensive necklace connectors that allow you to attach typically three necklaces at a time to the same bar-shaped clasp.

Whether you’re looking to add a necklace to your daily stack or design a custom engagement ring, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 303-385-8449 or click here to schedule an appointment.