24 of the Best Jewelry Chains That Look So Expensive

Do you ever look at someone’s necklace stack and think Dang, why don’t my necklaces look like that? If the answer to that question is yes, we have a feeling we know exactly why you are unsatisfied with your current jewelry arrangement, and it has everything to do with your chains. Beyond the necklace or bracelet layering itself, one of the biggest keys to making an assortment of any jewelry is quality, not quantity, and when it comes to necklaces specifically, the quality of your chain can take an average pendant from cheap to chic in seconds.

All this quality chain talk is not to say you have to spend thousands of dollars on a chain to make your jewelry look expensive. If you want to do that, that’s another story, and we support you fully. For now, we’re here to learn about what to look for in a chain of all price points that will read more fine than costume and more chic than cheap. Whether you are one to wear an abundance of simple, delicate chains around your neck and never take them off, or you love swapping out charms on a single statement chain and calling it a day, the kind of chain and the look of it can make or break your look. The jewelry designers ahead are here to explain to you why and how to avoid that exact thing.