An Ode to the Ever-Stylish Pendant Necklace

If there’s one piece of jewelry fashion insiders cannot live without, it’s a pendant necklace. Whether worn solo or, more popularly, stacked with layers of varying chain lengths, what’s certain is that a little charm goes a long way. They look effortlessly chic with everything from basic white tees to wrap dresses and layered over crewneck sweaters. But the best part about pendant necklaces is they allow you to express your personality and style. Whether it’s a coin necklace, an antique-looking locket, a colored stone, or the ever-popular monogrammed charms, opt for a trinket that speaks to you. Make a statement in one (or four!) of the beautiful pendant necklaces below.

Double layered necklaces are simple yet chic.

Channel Carrie from Sex and the City and spell your name out (so no one will forget).

A pendant set is an easy (and economical) way to layer like your favorite fashion influencers.

Jenny Bird always has unique, modern designs.

We’re head over heels for this vintage locket. Just add a picture of your loved one inside.

For this editor, who loves calligraphy, this pick’s a no-brainer.

Love astrology? Wear the constellation of your zodiac sign—etched in diamonds. 

Amp up the charm in this lustrous textured pendant. (The stone comes in various colors.)

Mixed shapes and textures add interest to your outfit.

A symbolic representation of Dolce & Gabbana’s native Sicily, this one’s a real conversation starter.

Want more inspiration? Check out the cool pendant necklaces our editors love.