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The Perfect Everyday Gold Necklace

I have always had a love/hate relationship with gold. For the past several years, I thought it was terribly uncool and more something that my mom and grandmother would wear, but now gold is hot hot hot and I am all over it. The great thing is that I now realize that gold is truly timeless. Not too long ago we showed some bold gold jewelry and now I'd like to showcase the other end of the spectrum: perfect everyday gold necklaces. These are sweet, functional necklaces that can be worn solo or layered with other favorite pieces. They aren't too long or large, they are just perfect. The great thing about this style is you can make a subtle statement, whether about your personality or politics. Enjoy my designer and non-designer picks below.

Rachel Leigh New York 22-inch Circular Floral Embossed Pendant, $92, available here.

Peggy Li 16-to-18-inch Autumn Splendor Necklace, $59. available here.

To see the rest,

Lizzie Scheck 16-inch Diamond Apple Necklace, $320, available here.

Here's a cool option to customize your own. First choose a chain and then go crazy selecting the charm(s). Tina Tang 16-inch Gold Curb Chain, $79, and Gold Peace Sign, $59, available here.

Tiffany 16-inch Hearts® Lock Pendant, $1,500, available here.

John Wind Gold Brushed Oval Locket, $75, available here.

Emily and Ashley 18-inch Crown Pendant Necklace, $560, available here.

Kimberly Baker 16-inch Lucy Sweetheart Necklace, $140, available here.

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
I've hated gold for a long time because people I know who wear it, wear it horribly! Looking at these designs, maybe I ought to change my mind :p ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
oh yeah I forgot about her husband. he totally does not look like a guy that would design such cute clothes. I was shocked when I first found out
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I'm still not ready to go gold, which has made purse shopping really hard these past seasons :( I love Anthropologie. Did you know that Giada De Laurentis (my fav food network girl) is married to the designer? That owl necklace reminds me of something someone's kooky old aunt would wear.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Azucar I totally agree with you. I only like gold in certain tones. I really like pale gold with light green jade
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I love most of these. I've hated gold jewelry on myself for several years and stuck to silver and platinum, but I admit that I think its wearable lately, in small doses.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Do it! I didnt spend $5 on a necklace and now I regret it. That owl anthropologie necklace is $98 :(
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Whip, I just think you should get it...if you really love it, and will wear it.. $18.00 is a great price. :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
BB, you're a bad influence! :EVIL: I don't plan on doing much shopping in Paris, so maybe I will buy it. It seems silly to be so indecisive over something so cheap, but money's been really tight lately.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Whip, treat yourself!!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I just checked out the tree necklace AGAIN. I want it so bad. I haven't been spending any money because I leave for Paris in five days and I'm trying to save every cent for my trip. But it's only $18, so maybe I'll treat myself this weekend.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Whip I love those first two owl neckalces. The one from anthropolgie is a little to expensive for me at this moment but I keep watching it to see when it will go on sale
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I didnt see that Ill have to check it out. Im really disappointed in myself because there was this adorable elephant necklace at this store but I was determined to not spend any money even though it was only $5. Now it is gone and I will never see it again :(
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I know, I missed out on that bag as well. Boo! Did you see my post on vintage owl jewelry? I put it up last week sometime. I've been so into them lately. My mother bought me an adorable pendant at a secondhand store last week but I haven't had a chance to post a pic of it yet.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Im obessed with everything owl at this moment why I dont know but I am. Paul and Joe for Target had this adorable plaid owl bag but it sold out everywhere even on online and I never got a chance to buy it :(
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I've been ogling that tree necklace on for a while now. I might pick it up this weekend. I haven't seen the owl at Anthropologie, although I've been obsessed with owl necklaces lately.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
UrbanOutfitters and Anthropologie has the most adorable gold necklaces. They even have one that is a tree. Anthropologie has one that I adore of an owl
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