The 2017 Necklace Trends French Girls Have Been Wearing for Years

Recently, we've found ourselves so distracted by fall's biggest boot trends, the coolest new handbags, and those plaid blazers you can hardly get your hands on anymore (sigh) that we tend to forget the little things in fashion, like necklaces. This year has brought attention to a handful of necklace trends that aren't necessarily anything new, but thanks to the French girls ahead, are the only jewelry items It girls have been trying to get their hands on.

We've tapped a handful of the most stylish French girls in the industry to see which 2017 necklace trends they love most. Unsurprisingly, each style they highlighted is more gorgeous (and practical) than the next. Whether it's a meaningful pendant or an antique cameo, the jewelry items ahead are ones you'll want to get your hands on.

Go on to find out which 2017 necklace trends French girls have been wearing for years.


Gold Medallions
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"I love gold medallion necklaces. Mine never leaves my neck. It's the kind of accessory that becomes your signature, especially if it means something to you. It's also a piece of jewelry that has passed through centuries. It's like wearing your own archeological treasure." — Sarah Nait

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Cameo Pendants
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"I am really into cameo necklaces. Mine is from my grandma, and I love it." — Anne-Laure Mais

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Delicate & Short
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"I only wear gold and have always been fond of short necklaces, not proper chokers but small, delicate gold necklaces. I think it's very elegant to wear them on a daily basis. They are sophisticated enough and still very cool. I love when they have a vintage or mystic feel, an eye for the good luck, or a vintage statue on it." — Parysatis Peymani

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Fine Jewelry Pieces
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"I'm an absolute fan of fine jewelry, especially 3 French brands that I've been following closely (and wearing). I love a chocker but the loser version with tiny pendants is truly my thing. I also think super fine rose gold long necklaces with pendants are very flattering with a V-neck." —Sabina Socol

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Necklaces With Meaning
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"I only like jewels that have a meaning and that are precious, like a gold small pendant or silver necklaces by the brand I work for, Atelier B! I want them to last and to pass them on. As a jeweler, this is very important to me." — Adeline Rapon

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Raw Materials
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"I would say that I'm very into uncut and raw mineral necklaces at this moment. They are matching with my actual mood as I'm trying to eat healthy, going to the gym every day, and sleeping more." — Kenza Sadoun-el Glaoui

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Engraved Plated Medallions
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"I don't know if it's a trend, but I love wearing my engraved golden plated medalIt's simple and goes with everything I wear, and it has a sentimental meaning too." — Tokyobanhbao

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.