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I’m a "more is more" kind of gal when it comes to accessories, and I don’t mess around when it comes to stacking. I feel naked without at least four layered necklaces, ranging from chokers and chains to long pendants. For me, a self-proclaimed necklace expert, the long pendant is crucial—it serves as the finishing touch for any perfect stack. The formula is easy: choker, chain, short pendant, and long pendant. Voilà!
Still, if you're someone who doesn’t want to wear 10 pounds' worth of necklaces every day, that’s okay, too! One sleek long pendant goes a long way and can instantly elevate any look. Whether you're looking to stack it up or keep it simple, a long pendant necklace will be one of the most versatile pieces in your jewelry box.
If you're tired of the same old gold and silver initial necklaces, try this handmade pearl letter pendant.
No need to stress about styling. This Double Armor necklace does the layering for you.
All of SOKO's pieces are hand-crafted in recycled brass by artisans in Kenya.
With its chic vintage feel, this pendant on a 24 inch chain is the perfect layering piece.
Hanging on a chain that's up to 22 inches long, this celestial key pendant can be layered with different necklaces for an out-of-this-world look.
This abstract pendant comes on a chic cable chain. Pair it with a monochromatic look for a touch of shine.
Try this chunky door knocker necklace to give your look a vintage feel.
A lariat necklace is the perfect finishing touch for any top or dress with a plunging neckline.
This pendant features an "all-seeing eye" thought to ward off evil.
This sterling silver pendant is inspired by molten lava flowing over stones.
Add a touch of whimsy to your look with this magic mushroom pendant.
This pendant was designed to serve as a functioning vessel. Pick your favorite springtime flowers and sport them around your neck, or wear the piece alone for a sleek look.
This pendant features a lion representing strength and power. With an adjustable chain, this necklace can be worn in a ton of different ways.
This Khiry necklace is perfect for everyday wear. It'll give any outfit that instant cool factor.
This black onyx dagger pendant comes in an array of gorgeous stone options such as malachite, turquoise, and pink quartz.
If you're looking to elevate a simple outfit, this statement piece will do the trick.