With each new season we like to update a few areas of our wardrobe, from wear-everywhere dresses to seasonal footwear to, of course, our jewelry collection. Lately, our obsessions run the gamut and include everything from trendy seashells to bold statement pieces. But, as we’ve been stressing, fall will be here before we know it and with the fresh season comes an equally fresh jewelry craze to get ahead of. What’s on deck, you wonder? Chain-link jewelry that includes edgy iterations and timeless styles (don’t worry, the trend is a far cry from the shiny gold chains your dad wore in the ‘80s). Spotted on major designer runways like Chloé, Alexander Wang and Balenciaga, as well as in the collections of buzzy jewelry brands like Laura Lombardi and Alighieri, new-season chain links come in all forms (jewelry nerds will notice the types of links vary but mostly include anchor and cable chains)—we’re talking earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
What we love most about this look is that there’s something for everyone. If you’re the classic type, a linked hoop, ring or necklace will feel up your alley while more fashion-forward tastes will appreciate a little more flair like a seashell or coin pendant. If you’re considering an investment piece, chain-link pieces with diamonds or gemstones are extraordinary.
What’s more, the chained style works well as stand-out pieces or layered with your everyday essentials. They add dimension to any outfit without feeling over the top—in fact, they’re quite timeless, which makes the trend a worthy and wise one to invest in. What’s not to love?
Here, we’re spotlighting 30 chain-link pieces of jewelry for every budget and style. Scroll through to scoop up your favorite before everyone else beats you to it.
This necklace does the layering for you.
Add this affordable ring to your stacks, pronto.
A bold collar to wear dressed up or casually with tees and knits.
Swap your simple hoops for this chain-link pair.
Wear this delicate necklace on its own or layered with a few pendants.
A bit chunkier, this chain-link necklace is adjustable in length.
A bold but elegant way to try the chain-link trend at work.
Proof that chain links can be dainty, this rose-gold style shimmers when it catches the light.
Two trends in one: bold chain links and a seashell pendant.
Not a gold person? This necklace comes in silver, too.
If you’re a fan of statement earrings, this linked brass pair is for you.
Coins are continuing to trend, so why not rock one on a chain-link choker?
Slightly masculine in feel, this ring will add dimension to a stacked look.
Resin and gold links make a sophisticated statement.
Don’t discount the impact of a few silver links on a fine chain.
If you’ve worn a coin in pendant form, have you considered one hanging from your wrist?
These gold link earrings are perfect for the office.
For an edgier look, how about taking this distressed pair for a spin?
A subtler take on chain links, this locket reads timeless and elegant.
For a color pop, turquoise feels fresh set in shiny gold.
This bold cuff is sleek for any occasion.
Who knew a carabiner could appear so chic?
This linked bracelet is perfect for dainty tastes.
Diamonds instantly take chain links to the next level.
Just sprinkled with diamonds, these hoops are so elegant.
A bracelet for when you're sophisticated, but achingly cool.
How fresh does this mixed-metal chain-link ring feel?
These delicate chain-link drop earrings are at once edgy and elegant.
Never have chain links and emeralds appeared so perfect.
A total classic, personalizing this diamond-dusted bracelet is a must.