2019 Holiday Guide: Trendy, Pretty Necklaces

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2019 Holiday Guide: Trendy, Pretty Necklaces :: Effortlessly with Roxy

My Holiday 2019 shopping list is downright massive. I believe my list grows every year because I love gifting so much! As my list swells it’s critically important to stay on budget. I also like to have some backup gifts at the ready in case someone I didn’t think of surprises me with a present. And as a bonus, if those gifts go unneeded it’s stuff I’ll keep for myself!

Therefore when it comes to gifts that are sure to please without emptying my wallet I like to turn to popular crowdpleasers like jewelry! This post in my 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is all about trendy, pretty necklaces.

Right now there are two necklace shapes I’m noticing in abundance: layered necklaces (usually triple strand though not always) and coin pendant necklaces. That’s the type of trendy, pretty necklaces this post will focus on. The great thing about this trend is you can go simple or maximalist. You can go highly affordable or incredibly expensive.

2019 Holiday Guide: Trendy, Pretty Necklaces :: Effortlessly with Roxy

I’ve loved layered necklaces for a long time! I think there is something so pleasant and wonderfully feminine about wearing jewelry in threes. To me they symbolize my balance of the heart, spirit and body. I’ve noticed that in the last couple of years there are more layered necklaces with two strands instead of three and I’m told this symbolizes the relationship between our physical bodies and our untethered, non-physical timeless essences.

Of course you don’t need to buy into the spiritual meaning at all to enjoy wearing layered necklaces! You probably see examples of these on influencers you love often. For example the Amber Layered Chain Y-Necklace is a very popular layered necklace. I own it in gold and rose gold. This necklace makes an awesome gift because it looks expensive yet is is very affordable. It’s one of my favorite trendy, pretty necklaces and it’s been popular for years with no signs of waning.

My most recent pickups have been the Desdemona Necklace Set and the Rosalie Necklace Set, both of which are on sale and hopefully still available to buy when this post runs. These are both delicate triple strand necklaces with both long and short strands. They can be worn separately or together which adds to the styling potential.

Layered necklaces look great with v-neck tops, square neck tops, turtlenecks or deep necklines. I mostly avoid wearing them with crewneck tops or boatnecks. They can be fun to show a peek of from shawl-collar tops. Another favorite trendy, pretty necklace of mine is the Treasure Pendant Necklace Set because it looks so good with v-neck tees!!

Mostly I wear more delicate layered necklaces but sometimes a chunky or large layered necklace can be fun! I think Free People excels at this styling, and I’ve included several of their layered necklaces in my shopping suggestions. The Gold Rush Collection Collar Necklace is a great example of a large layering necklace that looks beautiful! Their Mesmerize Layered Necklace balances between large and small scale well, and is a frequent work necklace for me! (I did not find the smallest layer to be too tight as one reviewer did.)

Nordstrom is another great place to look for trendy, pretty necklaces in the layered style. They bring together so many brands I love in one place like Gorjana, Madewell and their own in-house B.P. line. It’s so easy to fall in love with gifting pieces like the x Claudia Sulewski Layered Chain Necklace or the Celestial Layered Pendant Necklace.



2019 Holiday Guide: Trendy, Pretty Necklaces :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Other trendy, pretty necklaces I love to gift are coin pendant necklaces. This shape has become tremendously popular over the last year. Coin pendant necklaces come in all sizes, metals and gemstones. While I mainly think of gold or silver coins a la the Ascending Medallion Necklace seen above I’ve noticed many different types. Some coin pendant necklaces have accents like the Catena Coin Necklace. I’ve seen coins with an ancient look such as the Anna Coin Pendant Necklace and coins with a spiritual look including the 14K Elements Charm Necklace. (Not gonna lie, I dream of these.)

I love it when coin necklaces have special details! The Maris Necklace has a beautiful hook closure. Pearls elevate the Lourdes Necklace. The Libi Stone Choker makes its pendant out of a beautiful gem. (See it on me.) I find Y-coin necklaces to be breathtaking. How lovely is the Ana Coin Y-Necklace? Such an elegant yet simple statement!



2019 Holiday Guide: Trendy, Pretty Necklaces :: Effortlessly with Roxy

It surely comes as no surprise that sometimes necklaces are both coins or medallions and layered. This combo is a trendy, pretty necklaces favorite of mine right now! You can go large with a statement piece like the Stone Collection Collar or much more delicate as seen in the Layered Charm Necklace and Coin Layered Necklace.

I find deep scoopnecks or v-necks are usually the best for this necklace style, though they can work with the right turtleneck too!



Time to bring all the styles together for one epic gift shopping boutique! Below, all the trendy, pretty necklaces you should be looking at for gifting this holiday season. Want more holiday shopping ideas? Here are some idea for fantastic beauty gift sets!


  1. November 4, 2019 / 8:57 am

    I'm really into layering necklaces and I know my friends are too! These are great gift ideas. I especially love the ascending medallion necklaces!

  2. krissycross20
    November 4, 2019 / 2:21 pm

    I'm a big fan of layered necklaces! I really love the silver options! Thanks for sharing.

  3. tanviidotcom
    November 4, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    I am loving tht medallion necklace. So many fun pieces here.

  4. November 4, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Jewelry is certainly one of my favorite things to both give and receive, and I’d be happy with any of these gorgeous, classic pieces!

  5. Louella Reese
    November 4, 2019 / 6:00 pm

    Not a huge necklace person aka I don’t think I own a single one – for some weird reason I have never been a fan of them on me. BUT I do have my mother-in-law and sister-in-law that love necklaces so I will definitely be using this list to shop for them!

  6. She Saw Style
    November 4, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    I initially clicked through to this post in hopes of discovering new necklaces I might enjoy for myself or for gifting to others, and now I've learned SO much. Not only did you introduce me to the significance of spiritual meanings behind the number of necklace strands, but you worked out how different necklace shapes and styles are flattering with different necklines. I'm fascinated! This was such an informative article.

  7. Kristina
    November 4, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    I love the dainty layered necklace look, especially when they're all attached so they don't get tangled!

  8. November 4, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    Layered necklaces and coin necklaces are definitely right up my alley- they're some of my favorite jewelry pieces! I want to gift some this year but also keep some for myself haha. Super helpful post about necklaces too by the way!

  9. November 4, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    You have pulled so many options! I am definitely putting some of these on my Christmas list!

  10. November 4, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    These are all great options! You can never go wrong with jewelry. I love how delicate are these. Thanks for sharing!

  11. November 4, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    It's always fun to play with layers!! I don't wear jewelry but have done it with scarves and it can look really neat!

  12. November 5, 2019 / 3:55 am

    I am loving the layered necklaces! They are all so pretty and such a gorgeous accessory!! Those Anita layered necklaces are so unique and beautiful!

  13. November 5, 2019 / 7:14 am

    I love the layered look for necklaces, these are so pretty! I definitely need to put a few on my wish list!

  14. November 5, 2019 / 10:13 am

    Okay wow!! Gold, dainty jewelry is my weakness!! These are beautiful! I love the ones with coins and/or shells ? on them the best! And stones! So, most all of them haha ? Thanks for sharing this!

  15. Christa Anne
    November 5, 2019 / 10:21 am

    I love how layered necklaces look. There are so many beautiful options here.

  16. monicamiller58
    November 5, 2019 / 11:23 am

    I love all of these! I always thought people combined necklaces themselves to achieve this look, which was a bit intimidating to me, but I can totally purchase one of these!

  17. rebecca o
    November 5, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    i looooooove the layered necklace look and these are so many great options!!

  18. Alix Maza
    November 5, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    Oooh I love all these choices! Layered necklaces seem to be everywhere right now.

  19. gretahollar
    November 5, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    So many gorgeous pieces! I'd love any of them in my stocking this holiday season!

  20. November 5, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    All of these examples of layering are SO FAB!!! They make such great gifts, too. Love it!

  21. Hillary
    November 5, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    These necklaces are beautiful!! Loving all of the layering!!

  22. November 6, 2019 / 9:20 am

    I'm so into layering necklaces!! Coin necklaces have been my favorite lately. Such a great guide!

  23. Delia Atenea
    November 6, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Your post is a total lifesaver because you literally just solved the big problem of what I should gift all my friends this year! Love all these pieces!

  24. November 8, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    I love how delicate and feminine these are!

  25. Anna English
    November 8, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    I love layering delicate necklaces! I tend to do it more during spring/ summer months.

  26. November 8, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    I love all these necklaces! Such a great gift guide! Thanks for sharing!

  27. November 9, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    I love the long pendant layering necklaces. So many cute styles for Fall :

  28. Whitney
    November 10, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    Loving all these necklace options! Definitely going to order one!

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