WORDS BY LIVIA PRIMO LACK
When it comes to layering diamond necklaces, let each piece express your individuality. Made from carbon atoms tightly wound together, every individual diamond holds energy and reflects and refracts light in a way that is unique to each stone. Much like a diamond, layering necklaces are the perfect way to experiment with jewellery in an effortless yet curated way: From a delicate choker to a lengthy sautoir, your neckline is a spotlight for your diamonds. Read on for our tips on how to layer diamond necklaces in a way that suits you.
Create building blocks
Curation takes time, especially when it comes to fine jewellery. Find that first necklace that gets you excited. Maybe it’s an heirloom piece passed down through generations that is rich in family history and memories. It could be a brand new necklace that you see personal meaning in, like a Chopard Happy Diamond Pendant. Don’t worry about what piece will come next, that first find will act as your focal point and the rest will follow. Appreciate the process and enjoy the journey.
Feel good and do good
To create a look that fully inspires you, it’s important to know that your diamonds are responsibly sourced and that their existence has had a positive social impact. Choose ethical diamond necklaces from the likes of De Beers. The brand sources most of its diamonds from its own mines in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada. They can directly trace the diamond’s journey and the incredible impact it has along the way — from helping more than 700 female-led micro-entrepreneurs across Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, to improving access to quality education and protecting the natural world through their conservation programs.
Make it personal
The next point to keep in mind is your personality. When you wear these pieces, how do you want them to make you feel? Make it personal to you. For instance, the best way to personalise an everyday pair of jeans and a cashmere jumper is by creating a layered outfit that is unique to you. Achieve an individual look by mixing golds, charms and chain lengths. For contrasting shades, choose a chunky yellow gold SHAY diamond curb chain choker paired with a slimmer white gold AMALFI diamond necklace by ALINKA. Play with pendants by adding a Marla Aaron gold heart motif charm to the AS29 diamond pendant necklace. For varying chain lengths, add bold Foundrae medallions that hang lower on your neckline and contrast in shape.
For those special moments when you want to feel your most powerful self, select captivating pieces with larger stones that embody that strength. After all, diamonds are nature’s hardest material, so what better gem to reflect resilience. Opt for the David Morris Elizabeth diamond necklace set with round-cut diamonds, along with the sharp white gold Fireworks diamond choker by Suzanne Kalan with baguette-cut stones, which is bolder in aesthetic. This necklace pairing is well-balanced thanks to the uniformity of the white gold metacolour, whilst keeping your layered look visually enigmatic with different diamond shapes and chain lengths.
These images have been provided by and reproduced with the permission of the Natural Diamond Council