How to Layer Jewelry

Pile It On
Is there such a thing as much too much? Not if you follow our simple guide to layering necklaces and bracelets.
By Samantha Schoengold Beranbom
A beautiful sculptural cuff is totally chic on its own, but adding links, bangles, or beads makes the look really modern.
Use Color as the Anchor
For instance, it's the bold black of the cuff, which every other piece relates back to.
Mix High-Contrast Styles
…like earthy beads, mother-of-pearl bangles, and a rhinestone wrap bracelet -- because the bracelets are all similar sizes, they work in perfect harmony.
Let Your Metals Mingle
…using clean, graphic shapes to pull the look together. The result is very of-the-moment. Signature engraved bangles,
Layering Necklaces
Yes, delicate chains go with chunky beads, and you can wear silver with gold. Break all the old fashion rules and layer different styles for a bunch of brand-new looks.
Make a Simple Color Story
…with elements like black, silver, and rhinestone; one vibrant color (here it's red) creates an eye-catching contrast.
Partner Big and Bold Jewels
...with that fancy dress -- just be sure they lie at different lengths so each one stands out.
Layer Delicate Pieces a personal charm necklace, a strand of stones, and crystal beads -- it's a sweet and pretty combination.

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