When Jonathan Anderson sent a giant chain link necklace down the runway—bold and animated, styled under a blouson-sleeved trench—it became one of the biggest trends of fall 2019. Fast forward to 2020, and a heavy, '80s-inspired gold necklace remains a staple in every fashionista's wardrobe. Easy to wear for day or night, for casual activities or black-tie events, this bold trend is not just super wearable, but also accessible. Below, our picks of the best gold chains for spring 2020, curated by yours truly. Happy shopping.
The necklace that launched it all! Jonathan Anderson started the craze with this oversized gold necklace for fall 2019.
This short necklace with a ring clasp is the perfect addition to any look.
Known for their pendent necklaces inspired by Italian poet Dante Alighieri, this chain link necklace is 24ct gold plated bronze and has a vintage feel.
Laura Lombardi gives the chain link necklace a punk feel with this large circle clasp. Fun fact: All of her pieces are made from up-cycled gold and brass, making hers one of the most sustainable jewelry brands on our radar.
Four sapphire cabochons and five diamond links turn a traditionally chain-link necklace into a masterpiece.
This curb-link necklace from costume jewelry staple Ben Amun is perfect in both weight and length.
This gorgeous hand-crafted necklace was designed with hidden closures so you can adjust the necklace to be different lengths. Topped off with diamond detailing, you can also customize this piece with different stones and color enamels.
Style (or better yet, layer) this gold plated choker under a white men's shirt or over a black turtleneck.
This 8 inch necklace has a 3 inch extender so feel free to wear at any length you like.
This stunning pavé link necklace makes the ultimate statement.
A version of this story appears in the March 2020 issue of Marie Claire.