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How to Layer Personalized Necklaces

Apr 16, 2019

by Katie Hawley

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“Layering necklaces is a very personalized thing,” says Etsy Social Media Specialist—and necklace layering pro—Brigette Muller. “No one else is going to be able to take the necklaces that you have in your jewelry box and combine them in the exact same way that you would for yourself.” And if you’re looking to up the ante and take your personalized jewelry look to the next level, you’ve come to right place.

From dainty initial charms to colorful birthstone pendants and a custom photo locket guaranteed to make you smile, it’s never been easier to incorporate meaningful, one-of-a-kind pieces into your signature style. Click play to discover some of Brigette’s favorite personalized layered necklace looks—and shop the pieces below.

Birthstones

Whether you gravitate toward garnet because you’re a January baby or just appreciate the good-luck stone’s rich red hue, you can count on a birthstone piece to add a radiant pop of sparkle to any layered arrangement. And why stop at one? Mix in the birthstones of your besties, siblings, or better half for a look that’s both sweet and stylish.

Dates

Your baby’s birthday. Your wedding day. The day you rescued your kitten from the local shelter. Remember the moments that matter most with a custom date necklace.

Star signs

Calling all astrology buffs: What better way to personalize your look than with a delicate charm necklace or romantic heart-shaped constellation locket designed for your star sign?

Moon phases

If you’ve fallen hard for the celestial trend (and we can’t blame you), you’re sure to swoon for these dreamy lunar pendants. Pick up a piece fashioned after your favorite moon phase, or opt for an ultra-personalized touch and commission a custom charm commemorating the night sky on a specific evening you don’t want to forget.

Names and initials

Perhaps the most traditional take on personalization, name and initial necklaces are beloved by many for a reason. Go for timeless with your full name in a classic rose gold script, or get playful with a single colorful initial embroidered onto fabric.

Photos

The ultimate in romantic accessorizing, custom photo necklaces provide the ideal vehicles for keeping your loved ones close to your heart—whether they’re of the human or four-legged variety.

Plus six bonus pieces to complete your look:

Round out your layered look with pretty pressed petals, faceted pastel stones, vintage chains, and engraved gold discs. Mix and match them with the personalized pieces of your choice, and above all, remember to have fun with it.

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Birthstone Necklace | Birthstone Jewelry | Raw Crystal Necklace | Raw Birthstone Jewelry | Alternative Birthstones | Birth month jewelry
Birthstone Necklace | Birthstone Jewelry | Raw Crystal Necklace | Raw Birthstone Jewelry | Alternative Birthstones | Birth month jewelry
$45.00 USD
Raw Emerald Necklace, May Birthday Gifts for Women, Ombre Green Layering Necklace, Birtstone Jewelry for Her
Raw Emerald Necklace, May Birthday Gifts for Women, Ombre Green Layering Necklace, Birtstone Jewelry for Her
$58.56 USD
Raw Garnet Stone Necklace |  Dainty Garnet Crystal Necklace | Garnet Gemstone Healing Necklace | Raw January Birthstone Jewelry
Raw Garnet Stone Necklace | Dainty Garnet Crystal Necklace | Garnet Gemstone Healing Necklace | Raw January Birthstone Jewelry
$29.00 USD
Garnet Necklace, gold deep red, 925 Silver, gold Vermeil
Garnet Necklace, gold deep red, 925 Silver, gold Vermeil
$34.00 USD
Personalized Locket Necklace, Hand Stamped Date Necklace, Gold Locket, Anniversary Necklace, Name Necklace
Personalized Locket Necklace, Hand Stamped Date Necklace, Gold Locket, Anniversary Necklace, Name Necklace
$37.00 USD
Date Necklace, Personalized Necklace, Gift for Mom, Personalized Jewelry, New Mom Gift, Wedding Date, Anniversary Gift
Date Necklace, Personalized Necklace, Gift for Mom, Personalized Jewelry, New Mom Gift, Wedding Date, Anniversary Gift
$43.00 USD
custom bar with initial necklace gold filled chain with brass
custom bar with initial necklace gold filled chain with brass
$47.00 USD
Personalized Date Necklace, Initial Necklace,Wedding Date,Gold,Bar Necklace,Anniversary Date,Vertical Bar Necklace,Mini Bar,Gift for Mom
Personalized Date Necklace, Initial Necklace,Wedding Date,Gold,Bar Necklace,Anniversary Date,Vertical Bar Necklace,Mini Bar,Gift for Mom
$32.00 USD
big UNDER THIS MOON / Necklace - Customised lunar phase pendant of your special night in silver and silk, realistic silver moon phase
big UNDER THIS MOON / Necklace - Customised lunar phase pendant of your special night in silver and silk, realistic silver moon phase
$75.77 USD
Dainty Moon Phase Necklaces • Simple Moon Necklace • Crescent Moon, New Moon, Full Moon • 14k Gold Fill, Sterling Silver, Rose Gold LN116
Dainty Moon Phase Necklaces • Simple Moon Necklace • Crescent Moon, New Moon, Full Moon • 14k Gold Fill, Sterling Silver, Rose Gold LN116
$29.00 USD
Sterling Silver Custom Moon Phase Necklace, Personalised Necklaces, Moon Jewelry, Celestial Jewellery, Moon Necklace, Lunar Jewelry
Sterling Silver Custom Moon Phase Necklace, Personalised Necklaces, Moon Jewelry, Celestial Jewellery, Moon Necklace, Lunar Jewelry
$23.93 USD
Personalized Necklace,Rose Gold Bar Necklace,Name Necklace,Layering Necklace
Personalized Necklace,Rose Gold Bar Necklace,Name Necklace,Layering Necklace
$23.50 USD
Initial Necklace | Personalized Necklace | Hand Stamped Necklace | Gold Coin Initial Necklace | Personalized Jewelry | Mom Necklace
Initial Necklace | Personalized Necklace | Hand Stamped Necklace | Gold Coin Initial Necklace | Personalized Jewelry | Mom Necklace
$26.00 USD
Initial necklace, Personalized, hand embroidered, Bridesmaids jewelry, initial jewelry, custom color i001
Initial necklace, Personalized, hand embroidered, Bridesmaids jewelry, initial jewelry, custom color i001
$18.00 USD
Colorful Initial Necklace, clay bar pendant, Personalized necklace, hand stamped pendant ,clay initial necklace, bar, modern initial,
Colorful Initial Necklace, clay bar pendant, Personalized necklace, hand stamped pendant ,clay initial necklace, bar, modern initial,
$38.00 USD
Personalized Name Necklace • Customized Your Name Jewelry • Best Friend Gift • Gift for Her • BRIDESMAID GIFTS • Mother Gifts • NH02F49
Personalized Name Necklace • Customized Your Name Jewelry • Best Friend Gift • Gift for Her • BRIDESMAID GIFTS • Mother Gifts • NH02F49
$37.00 USD
Envelope Locket Necklace with Secret Message, Gift For Her, Locket Necklace with Photo, Photo Locket, Photo Love Letter Necklace With Bird
Envelope Locket Necklace with Secret Message, Gift For Her, Locket Necklace with Photo, Photo Locket, Photo Love Letter Necklace With Bird
$94.45 USD
Sliding Disc Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Mom Gift, Custom Photo Locket, Photo Necklace, Personalised Sliding Disc Photo Necklace
Sliding Disc Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Mom Gift, Custom Photo Locket, Photo Necklace, Personalised Sliding Disc Photo Necklace
$75.56 USD
Locket Necklace, Two Photo Locket Pendant, Silver, Antique Brass, Raw Brass, Choose your own Photo Necklace and Chain
Locket Necklace, Two Photo Locket Pendant, Silver, Antique Brass, Raw Brass, Choose your own Photo Necklace and Chain
$24.50 USD
Leo Zodiac Bar Necklace, Leo Star Sign, Constellation Necklace, Zodiac Jewelry, Unisex, Long Necklace, Zodiac Gift, July August Birthday
Leo Zodiac Bar Necklace, Leo Star Sign, Constellation Necklace, Zodiac Jewelry, Unisex, Long Necklace, Zodiac Gift, July August Birthday
$34.00 USD
Zodiac star sign necklace. Zodiac charm necklace. Customizable zodiac gift. Hand stamped charm necklace. Pisces, aries, scorpio, aquarius
Zodiac star sign necklace. Zodiac charm necklace. Customizable zodiac gift. Hand stamped charm necklace. Pisces, aries, scorpio, aquarius
$45.00 USD

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