When I got married, my mother-in-law gave me a gold, amethyst, and opal sunburst brooch that had belonged to my husband's grandmother (pictured above). It is so meaningful and one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. The brooch also has a loop on the back so you can wear it as a necklace. After recently seeing my stylish friend Maryanne, the founder of innovative PR firm Kudos, wearing a long pendant necklace, I knew I wanted one too.
Longer necklaces are definitely making a comeback these days. Temple St. Clair is one of the most well-known designers of pendant necklaces.
Side note: When MoS really takes off, this Temple St. Clair bracelet will be mine:)
Cutie Taylor Swift rocks the pendant on a delicate gold chain.
Style maven and Lagerfeld muse Diane Kruger effortlessly wears a long pendant.
Cate Blanchett's chunky pendant makes a statement!
We are the first to admit that a monogrammed slide on an omega necklace can look a bit dowdy. But put it on a long (or short) gold chain, and you have something much more youthful! And don't be afraid to double up and pair it with another charm- it creates a very modern grouping.
Monogrammed Gold Pendant, $262
This gold lotus flower pendant with a diamond in the center is just beautiful.
Me and Ro Lotus Necklace, $2100
We are always drawn to things with a beachy coastal vibe, and this adorable seahorse pendant is no exception! We love how unique the seahorse is- a nice change to the starfish and sand dollars you more commonly see.
Charm necklaces on a long pendant chain are so stylish. We can imagine them equally on the pages of Lucky or on Mary Tyler Moore, with a turtleneck and plaid bell bottoms.
A good luck ladybug to wear around your neck! This would be cute on its own as pictured, or with several other pendants as a charm necklace.
If your style is a little edgier, how about this winged amazon necklace?!
Bly Design is one of our favorite finds! This agate pendant necklace is so hip and stylish!
Large Agate Necklace, $76
Banana Republic is such a fabulous resource for fun, affordable jewelry. I always get tons of compliments on the "statement necklaces" I have purchased there. This pretty pendant is no exception!
For your cheap and chic pendant fix, how about this mermaid charm necklace from F21?
This owl pendant is just adorable! I guess Kelly Bensimon isn't the only person who likes owl jewelry!
Do you have a pendant necklace? Have you updated any of your old pendants/ charms by adding a long chain?