42 Necklaces That Have Won the Internet (and My Heart)

As trite as the following statement may sound, the only thing that’s been carrying me through quarantine—other than my daily cup of coffee—has been jewelry. There’s something so reassuring about putting on a pretty necklace every morning, even if it is going over my sweatshirt. The habit itself is a reminder that while the world may be completely different, I’m still able to feel and relish in beauty. Not to mention, jewelry has been living rent-free in our minds for a minute (i.e., hot men in pearl necklaces), which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to round up the 42 prettiest necklaces at every price point. Whether you’re getting back into wearing jewelry or are a fanatic like myself, these necklaces are far too pretty to pass up.

Pretty Necklaces Under $50 

Long necklaces and pearls will reign supreme this spring, which means this initial pendant necklace is the trendiest addition to your collection.

You would never guess this pretty half malachite bead half gold-colored chain necklace was from Madewell.

Inject a little sparkle into your routine with this affordable chain necklace with a cubic zirconia solitaire.

In need of a simple gold choker to wear day in and day out? Look no further than this style from Ellie Vail.

Whether you prefer layering necklaces or wearing one lengthy statement piece, this 14k gold plated brass necklace from the demi-fine jewelry brand Uncommon James is a steal.

Who said being iced-out had to be pricey? This half chain, half baguette rhinestone necklace is not only a steal but will keep you frosted.

Maybe it’s just us, but can’t you imagine Harry Styles wearing this affordable pearl necklace?

Pretty Necklaces Under $100

I own this necklace and never take it off.

Is more subtle jewelry your thing? Then this gold vermeil lariat necklace with a white sapphire was made for you.

Your search for the most stunning everyday chain necklace under $100 is over.

Pearls will continue to be big this spring, so give the season’s trend a personalized touch by scooping up a custom 18k yellow gold plated nameplate necklace.

Imagine this 14k gold plated brass choker over your favorite white T-shirt. Chic, right?

Want to spice up your necklace collection? Then this handmade tamale and pearl pendant necklace with gold plated link chain will provide the kick you’ve been craving.

Still thinking about that one time Carrie Bradshaw wore a lightning bolt pendant necklace? Same here, hence why we’re eyeing this sterling silver pendant from Maison Miru.

Pretty Necklaces Under $200

Calling all zodiac fanatics: This 18k gold-over-sterling-silver pendant necklace comes in your sign.

This pendant necklace is out of this world (literally).

The great thing about this necklace (other than it being super cute) is that it’s from the Black-owned, sustainable jewelry brand Soko. Talk about a good purchase.

Not all pendant necklaces are created equal. Case in point? This 14k gold plating pendant with a nude female outline and an 18" gold filled curb chain from Wolf Circus isn’t your basic pendant.

Silver balls were a trend we saw all over S/S 21 runways, so this sterling silver beaded necklace from Pandora is a solid seasonal choice.

Do you know that friend that lives for AOC’s IG Lives and has about 20 books about women who changed history? This 14k yellow gold vermeil pendant with RBG is perfect for them. 

Looking to support rising jewelry brands? Then you’ll want to put Wonther—the ethically sourced jewelry brand made in Portugal—on your radar.

Pretty Necklaces Under $350

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a significant other, this 14k letter necklace with a 0.05ct solitaire diamond from Baby Gold is the prettiest dainty present.

Did we just hear an audible gasp from the screen? Yes, fam, we know this necklace’s combination of tiny pearls and ceramic beads is breathtaking, to say the least.

Leave it to Pamela Love to craft the 14k gold plated hand-carved sculptural vessel motif pendant necklace of my dreams.

If you live for layering necklaces, then this sterling silver necklace stack from Jordan Road is right up your alley.

Investing in a chic initial chain necklace is never the wrong call, especially when it’s from the demi-fine jewelry brand Martha Calvo.

Curating a collection of pretty necklaces is all about picking up lovely pieces. It doesn’t get much more gorgeous than this 14k solid gold necklace with ruby and blue baguette cubic zirconia stones.

Pretty Necklaces Under $500

Heavy hardware will be a big spring jewelry trend, so why not splurge on this sterling silver plated chain from Missoma?

The best jewelry is multi-functional. Case in point? This 14k Gold plated chain from F+H jewelry can be worn as a necklace or a belt. Hello, versatility.

With long necklaces making their comeback this spring, you’ll want to invest in a beautiful piece you can wear all season long. This Timeless Pearly necklace will do just fine.

Up the ante on your pearl collection by investing in a baroque pearl necklace. This one from Kinn Studio comes with a 14k solid gold chain.

Fallon’s heart-cut cubic zirconia curb necklace makes getting behind S/S 21’s diamond jewelry trend that much easier.

For ocean lovers or statement necklace fans, this sterling silver coral-inspired pendant with a freshwater pearl is straight out of our dreams.

Frankly, you can’t gift (or wear) a more unique necklace than one from the UK-based demi-fine jewelry brand Alighieri. Talk about wearable art.

Pretty Necklaces to Splurge On

If ethically sourced gold, diamonds, and pearls are important to you while shopping, then you’ll want a piece of jewelry from Aurate.

Who said the prettiest necklaces are just for the girls? If you’re searching for jewelry that you and your partner can wear, then look no further than Black-owned, couple-designed jewelry brand Third Crown. 

The Scandinavian-inspired, L.A.-based jewelry brand Fie Isolde sure knows how to create a pretty necklace.

It doesn’t get prettier than this 14k gold pearl necklace from the Black-owned jewelry brand. Mateo. 

Precious stones always make for the prettiest necklaces, and this aquamarine and ruby pairing is a jaw-dropper.

Watching for unique collaborations is essential when curating a jewelry collection you love—and one recent jewelry collection you’ll want to shop is activist and model Adwoa Aboah’s John Hardy collection. What’s not to love?

I define the prettiest necklaces as those take my breath away on sight. This Byzantine-inspired 18k yellow gold necklace did just that.

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