A contemporary and unbelievably versatile addition to your necklace collection.

Chain link necklaces spotted on the SS20 runways of Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Zimmermann.
Chain link necklaces spotted on the SS20 runways of Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Zimmermann.

The love for chain link jewellery has been around for a while, but the style has evidently been trending much heavier this year. You may have spotted the necklace throughout the Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall/Winter 2020 seasons, including on the Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent runways. We’ve also been seeing it repeatedly on style stars around the world, who have been styling them with hoodies, t-shirts and sweaters as they spend their time in isolation — proving to us just how versatile the chain necklace is.

Chain necklaces spotted on Valeria Lipovetsky (@valerialipovetsky), Vanessa Hong (@vanessahong) and Ruta Gyvyte (@rutaenroute).
From left: Valeria Lipovetsky (@valerialipovetsky), Vanessa Hong (@vanessahong), Ruta Gyvyte (@rutaenroute)

There are many ways to style it, whether it’s stacking different sizes and lengths or layering a thinner iteration with pendant necklaces for that messy chic look. For those who prefer statement-making styles, opt for one heavy-duty version for a clean, no-fuss vibe. Scroll down to see some of our favourite pieces.

1
Tiffany & Co.: Tiffany HardWear graduated link necklace

Featuring a bold, graduated chain of gauge links, this necklace from the Tiffany HardWear line is elegant yet subversive — a characteristic inspired by the spirit of the women of New York City.

HK$84,000 from Tiffany & Co.

 

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2
Bottega Veneta: 18k gold-plated chain

With a design that mimics the look and texture of ropes, this chunky chain necklace by Bottega Veneta is made from 18k gold plated silver, and comes with a detachable snap hook fastening featuring a spring mechanism that melds seamlessly into the design.

HK$30,300 from Bottega Veneta

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3
Loren Stewart: 'XL' silver necklace

This chunky chain necklace by Loren Stewart is cast from silver, with beveled links that give off a sophisticated and modern vibe. There’s also a short drop at the back to make sure it sits high on your neck.

HK$4,585 from Net-a-Porter

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4
Chanel: necklace in metal, glass and diamanté

Spotted on the Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway, this gold chain necklace features a byzantine cross, which is a recurring motif at the house inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s childhood at the orphanage of Aubazine Abbey.

HK$12,200 from Chanel

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5
Isabel Lennse: sterling silver and gold-plated chain necklace

Made from sterling silver and gold-plated chains, this chunky chain necklace with Isabel Lennese’s two-tone design features a timeless aesthetic that will elevate your casual attire with an understated elegance.

HK$5,140 from Moda Operandi

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6
Oscar de la Renta: Gold-tone carnelian necklace

Featuring a series of octagonal links in gold and a single in red carnelian stone, this necklace by Oscar de la Renta is definitely designed to make a statement. The length can also be easily adjusted, so you can customise to any kind of neckline.

HK$4,725 from Net-a-Porter

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Monica Vinader: 'Alta Capture' and 'Siren Shore' necklace set

Another bonus quality of the chain necklace is that you can customise them any time by adding charms to the links, just like this necklace set by Monica Vinader, which features the Alta Capture Charm necklace and the irregular shaped Siren Shore pendant charm — with both pieces sold together as a set.

HK$7,200 from Monica Vinader

'Alta Capture' charm necklace
HK$5,800
'Siren Shore' pendant charm
HK$1,400
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Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.