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    48 Delicate Necklaces You’ll Never Want To Take Off

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    Looking to take your everyday jewelry game to the next level? Simply add a bunch of these delicate necklaces into the mix.

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    From dangling zodiac signs to dainty nameplates, these necklaces are ~charming~ to say the least.

    1. A lock pendant that will remind you of the romantic love lock bridge in Paris.


    You know the sweet tradition of writing a sentimental message on a lock and then attaching it to a bridge with your loved one to *commemorate* the moment forever? This is the necklace form of that experience. You can choose from three different font styles for your customized message. It's simple and lovely!

    Get it from BaubleBar for $58.

    2. A circle pendant you can layer with other jewelry or wear by itself for a minimalist look.


    In case you haven't guessed, simple delicate necklaces are kind of my ~thing~. I have tons of them and never get tired of receiving them as gifts. This circle pendant would be a perfect addition to any jewelry lover's collection — even if they already have a bunch of similar items.

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! Just what I wanted! It is dainty, but not a weak chain. I wear it alone or layer it with other jewelry...either way, it is classy. I love the way the light reflects off of it. I also like the way there is a built-in extension to the chain so when I am layering it, I wear it a bit tighter than when I wear it alone." —burkehart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three styles).

    3. A crystal choker necklace, to add a little ~pizzazz~ to your usual jewelry lineup.

    J. Crew Factory

    Incorporate a little sparkle into your everyday look with this simple, bedazzled choker. The chain is so thin it will just seem as if crystals are forever hanging from your neck – freakin' fabulous.

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $11.50.

    4. A gold-plated triangle necklace that is sure to please even the pickiest of fashionistas.


    Looking for something understated you can wear every day? This triangle beauty is right up your alley! It's nickel-free, lead-free, and hypoallergenic, so even if you're sensitive to certain metals you can rock this necklace.

    Promising review: "Really like this necklace. I always wear simple, understated jewelry, and this necklace is great for adding a little splash of color without being a focal point. It's also well-made. I fidget with it a lot and never take it off, and it's holding up really well." —B mueller

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49 (available in three styles).

    5. A lucky penny layered necklace for your extra-superstitious friend.


    I'm so superstitious that when I see a penny on the ground and it's on tails I'll flip it over to heads so the next person who finds it receives good luck — aka this necklace is right up my alley. If you're anything like me and you're always looking for a good-luck charm, you're sure to love this pendant as well.

    Promising review: "I've been searching all over for months to find the perfect gold coin necklace and I've finally found one that I love! This lucky penny layered necklace goes with nearly everything I wear and I get so many compliments! It's pretty, delicate, unique and adds just the right amount of character to my outfit. I absolutely love it and I plan to buy others in a similar style that Anthro carries. All gorgeous!" —Amij

    Get it from Anthropologie for $48.

    6. A must-have foodie necklace that says "let's taco bout it."


    There's no need to wait for Taco Tuesday to pay tribute to your favorite meal. Let your love for tacos be known all day, every day, by wearing this fun necklace whenever you feel a craving coming on.

    Get it from Wildfang for $45.

    7. A delicate initial necklace for the person who prefers the simple jewelry they can wear every day., Amazon

    ...or so they can scream-sing the Taylor Swift lyrics "I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck not because he owns me but 'cause he really knows me." Either way! Fab purchase.

    Promising review: "I was in search of a small disc pendant with an initial — I just got married and am fully embracing my new last name. For the price and quality, I am FLOORED by Pavoi. I am a jewelry photographer/retoucher and I have to admit I RARELY see quality this good on the most expensive pieces from top brands." —Alea Z

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    8. A gorgeous necklace that will have you belting out "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" just like Judy Garland in her prime.


    This necklace should be in the pot of gold located at the bottom of the rainbow, amiright?

    Get it from Express for $19.90 or two for $30.

    9. A rhinestone choker, because every '90s kid deserves an upgrade to their fave accessory.

    Free People

    I'm not saying don't wear your stretchy black tattoo choker to your cousin's christening, I just think your grandma might appreciate this delicate, rhinestone one instead.

    Get it from Free People for $18 (available in six styles).

    10. A classy pearl necklace that will let you channel your inner Audrey Hepburn without maxing out your credit card., Amazon

    It may not be the over-the-top string of pearls worn by Holly Golightly, but you can feel just as fabulous sporting this simple version on the daily. I have an overabundance of Dogeared necklaces and have yet to be disappointed. The sweet paragraph that comes with each item makes it the perfect gift.

    Promising review: "Bought four of these for Christmas. One for my daughter, one for my daughter-in-law, one for my stepdaughter...and one for myself. We each put them on Christmas Day, and as of today, nine months later, not one of us has taken it off. This necklace is very pretty — delicate yet sturdy. I chose the pearls for my girls because of the symbolism of 'beautiful inside out' meaning to me. Very, very happy with this purchase!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in three styles).

    11. A gorgeous Y-necklace to amp up up the sex appeal of any V-neck dresses you have in your closet.


    If you don't think your low-cut dress is enough, you can take your look to the next level by adding this dangling beauty, which is simple but eye-catching.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $168.

    12. A simple initial pendant necklace that will let you quietly put your moniker on display.

    J. Crew Factory

    This necklace is absolutely perfect for everyday wear! I have a piece just like this and I love pairing it with other delicate necklaces.

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $10.50 (available in 26 styles).

    13. A simple elephant pendant for your friend who is always obsessing over those gentle giants.

    Forever 21

    Is it me, or does everyone have someone in their lives who's obsessed with elephants? I can't blame them! They are such fascinating, adorable creatures. Pay tribute to them with this simple necklace.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43.

    14. A wintry necklace that will have you singing, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"


    My sister was born during an insane New York snowstorm — she's my parents' snow baby, if you will. So I'm always scouting for pretty wintry accessories to spoil her with on her birthday, and this is definitely this year's winner. I love the flurries that are scattered around the chain ~just so~. Be sure to grab one of these for your winter-obsessed friend!

    Get it from Modcloth for $19.

    15. An customizable eternity necklace, so you can keep all the things that matter to you closest to your heart.


    If you're in the market for a special piece of jewelry, I highly suggest looking into this necklace. Whether you want to add your pets' names, the coordinates of where you met your partner, Roman numerals of a memorable date, or ALL THREE to a single chain, you can! Up to four circles can be added to each necklace, so choose wisely. ;)

    Get it from CaitlynMinamlist on Etsy for $39+ (available in six styles).

    16. A Helga Hufflepuff Horcrux necklace that will make any Potterhead squeal with delight.


    Pay tribute to the founder of Hufflepuff and her classic trophy turned Horcrux with this charming necklace. Wear it proudly to your next viewing of Fantastic Beasts or just every freaking day to let the world know you're #TeamHufflepuff.

    Get it from BoxLunch for $13.52.

    17. A lotus necklace that symbolizes new beginnings, so you can have a fresh start each morning when you clasp it on.


    The sentiment behind this piece of jewelry is so refreshing. Whether you're looking for a symbolic accessory or trying to find the perfect gift for your yogi friend, this necklace is certainly lovely.

    Promising review: "My niece just finished training to be a yoga teacher and commented on how much the lotus flower means to her now. This necklace is the perfect gift to celebrate her accomplishment. It is dainty, lovely, and meaningful." —Mona Cutolo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93.

    18. An initial necklace for the couple who are still in their lovey-dovey, PDA-filled honeymoon stage.

    Have a best friend who's obsessed with their significant other or a sister who just got married? They are sure to looooove this piece of jewelry. This necklace can be personalized with two cursive initials separated by a heart or an ampersand, perfect for the lovebirds in your life.

    Promising review: "I love it! Very delicate and cute. I love all the customizing options and how quickly the product arrived. I wear necklaces every day and love to wear things that are unique and special to me. This was an anniversary gift for myself to represent my love for my husband. I would recommend this necklace to anyone!!!" —Danielle Rosario

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50 (available in three styles).

    19. A rose-gold Minnie Mouse necklace that will will elicit chEARs from any devoted Mouseketeer.


    I am literally ogling this piece of jewelry. It's rose-gold-plated, fitted with sparkling cubic zirconia gems, and electroplated to provide maximum anti-tarnish protection. It's part of the Disney x Rebecca Hook Collection and I am honestly SOLD.

    Promising review: "My hubby surprised me with this necklace on our recent trip and I absolutely love it! I’ve gotten several compliments on it and can’t stop wearing it. It’s so adorable and looks great on. I also love that you can wear it at two different lengths. I’d recommend this necklace for sure!!" —Wifey28

    Get it from ShopDisney for $125.

    20. A fancy tassel chain necklace, so accessorizing will never again be a hassle.

    J. Crew

    Look at this fancy lil' thing! Think of how envious everyone will be when you walk into the next party decked out in a tassel necklace like this! Get. it. now.

    Promising review: "This is a quality necklace for the price that can easily rival more expensive versions. It's surprisingly substantial, but not overwhelming on my small frame. Extremely versatile--looks equally fantastic with a V-neck tee and jeans and dressier clothing. This will be on regular rotation in my wardrobe this fall/winter." —jrss

    Get it from J. Crew for $39.50 (available in rose and rose gold).

    21. A coordinate necklace, so everyone in your life can stop and ask you, "What do these coordinates mean!?"


    Yes, I have this necklace. Yes, everyone is forever asking me what the numbers represent. And yes, I make up a different location every time. You too can mess with your friends' minds by ordering one of these coordinate necklaces!

    Get it from BaubleBar for $58 (coordinates available for London, Boston, and Chicago).

    22. A vertical pendant that you can customize with whatever name, phrase, or saying you like.

    Eve's Addiction

    Whether you're looking for a different style nameplate or you're just dying to get "thank u, next" engraved on a chain to wear around your neck, you should probs stop what you're doing and order this necklace.

    Get it from Eve's Addiction for $182+ (available two sizes and three styles).

    23. A set of two quartz necklaces you'll love wearing with V-neck sweaters.

    World Market

    How cool is this necklace? The dark gunmetal chain mixed with the gold oval links is simply stunning. Excuse me, I gotta add this one to my wish list immediately.

    Get it from World Market for $16.99.

    24. A simple opal choker that helps provide sustainable water in Africa (yes, really!).


    This necklace is so much more than it appears! It's sold by Benevolence Los Angeles, which promises to contribute $5 of each purchase to a sustainable water system in Africa through their charity partner H4O. This is a wonderful gift for someone who loves dainty jewelry and giving back.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three styles).

    25. A classic broken-heart necklace set every pair of besties should get at least once in their lives.

    Forever 21

    The best gifts are the ones you get something out of as well (I know that sounds terrible, but hear me out!). If you pick this necklace set up for your bestie, you'll get to keep the other half and they'll feel touched. Win-win.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43.

    26. A personalized necklace of a baby's heartbeat that will immediately make any soon-to-be parent burst into happy tears.


    Just thinking about gifting this to someone is making me choke up. This necklace is so special — it features the actual transcription of your (or your loved one's) baby's heartbeat from an ultrasound. It doesn't get much more emotional than that.

    Promising review: "I received one when I was pregnant and loved it. I got this one to give to a coworker who just found out she was pregnant. She LOVES it!!! Has thanked me multiple times and says it’s her favorite piece of jewelry!" —Lauren Levine

    Get it from DaniqueTrends on Etsy for $24.99+ (available in multiple styles).

    27. A nameplate necklace so, just like on Cheers, everybody will know your name.


    Nameplate necklaces never go out of style, so order yours now and get ready to have a new favorite go-to accessory! This version of the classic accessory is very elegant and will definitely go with any outfit. You can choose from over five chain lengths and eight font styles — so customizable!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my girlfriend. For the price, this was great quality and we were both very impressed with it. The font was just like what was specified. She's been wearing it for a month now and it still looks just like new, with no signs of wear." —J.T.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four styles).

    28. A rhinestone Eiffel Tower necklace that will have you saying, "Oui, oui I need it!"

    Forever 21

    My sister and I grew up watching Anastasia over and over again. One of the most iconic quotes from the film is "Together in Paris." If you know what I'm talking about, you too will be inspired to add this delicate necklace into your shopping cart.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43.

    29. A paw-print replica necklace to remind you of your furry BFF every time you catch a glimpse of it in the mirror.


    You don't have to wait for your pet to be gone (LET'S NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT IT) to get a piece of jewelry in their honor. I would happily wear one of these precious pendants any time! You can customize the disk with their actual paw print — which is freaking amazing. There are a variety of style options and chain lengths available to truly make it yours. If anyone of my relatives are reading this...PLEASE GET ME ONE.

    Promising review: "I ordered the necklace as a birthday gift for my mother. She was over the moon to have a such a special and beautiful necklace. The packaging was lovely and it included a soft cleaning cloth." —Monica Macfarlane

    Get it from TomDesign on Etsy for $48+.

    30. A UFO pendant for your friend who's obsessed with what might be ~out there~.


    Whether you're a full believer in aliens or you're not quite sold on the idea, you have to admit this necklace is freakin' cute. It's simple, but quirky in the best way possible. And hey, if UFOs ever do show up they'll know you come in peace.

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    31. A diamond studded charm necklace that will leave any recipient seeing stars.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Fourteen-karat yellow gold and diamonds come together to make this truly dazzling piece of jewelry. You'll love the way this delicate necklace sparkles when it catches light — and you definitely can't beat the price on this stunner!

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $499.97.

    32. A unique black pearl pendant for the person who's both classy and edgy.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Been looking for a pearl necklace but can't find one that really fits your style? You should definitely consider treating yourself to this Jack Sparrow-approved black pearl pendant.

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $139.97.

    33. A sentimental birthstone necklace, so you can show someone special just how much they mean to you.

    Eve's Addiction

    I think it goes without saying that the quote "I love you to the moon and back" is just adorable AF. Gift this delicate beauty to your mom, your best friend, or anyone else important to you and just watch as they get all teary-eyed. You can even get it engraved with their name!

    Get it from Eve's Addiction for $26.60+ (available in 12 styles).

    34. A longhorn necklace that will encourage you to grab life by the horns.


    This accessory is essential for the glamorous badass in your life. At this price, you can honestly pick up one for every fierce friend in your life. You're welcoooome.

    Get it from Express for $24.90 or two for $30.

    35. A simple necklace that will bring rays of light into your day despite any dreary winter weather., Amazon

    This necklace features a understated sun charm, a lovely motivational message, and overall good vibes. You (or anyone else in your life) will thoroughly enjoy adding this to your growing jewelry collection.

    Promising review: "I got this to wear daily, and have done so for more than a month now. It's a gorgeous, dainty, gold sun charm. Both the metal and chain are great quality. I've snagged the chain a couple times and it hasn't broken, and I shower with the necklace on and there is no sign of tarnishing. Absolutely recommend this necklace!" —Ashley C.

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98+ (available in gold and silver).

    36. A layered birthstone necklace, because you should embrace your birth month all year long!


    I don't know about you, but I always second-guess whether the necklaces I layer together actually go together. It's an art that takes practice, unless you have a lovely little set like this, with birthstone necklaces that already come layered and will make for a thoughtful gift for anyone in your life (or yourself!).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 12 styles).

    37. A gold necklace set, because why get one necklace when you can have three?

    River Island

    If you're looking for a lovely little gift to give a family member or a friend, I would highly suggesting picking up this delightful gold necklace set. It comes with three different necklaces that can easily be worn together or separately. So perf.

    Get it from River Island for $24.

    38. A lunar necklace that is perfect for your friend who shouts, "Look at the moon!" no matter what phase it's in.


    Want to make your space-loving friend squeal when she opens your gift? This should do the trick! This necklace is delicate and comes in a variety of moon phase — definitely Neil Armstrong approved.

    Promising review: "This is so perfect for me. It's small, delicate, dainty, and very simple. I don't normally wear silver, but this really looks lovely. It didn't twist around my neck all day, I was in very warm weather (sweating and walking around a golf course for several hours) and it wore beautifully. Such a wonderful piece to add to my collection." —KDelo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97+ (available in seven styles).

    39. A simple beaded necklace made of jasper stone and acrylic beads, ideal for anyone looking to mix up their usual jewels.

    World Market

    I'm loving this beaded creation! The colorful blush and ivory tassels pair so well with the brown and blush beads. The muted tones make it ideal for wearing all year long regardless of the season.

    Get it from World Market for $13.48.

    40. A ~healing crystal~ necklace, because you can never bring enough good vibes into your life, amiright?


    It is said that various crystals have different healing properties, so why wouldn't you want to bring that into your everyday jewelry looks? From citrine that encourages creativity to purple amethyst that promotes peace of mind, there is a combination here for everyone in your life. I'll take one of each, thanks.

    Get it from delezhen on Etsy for $28.90+ (available in five sizes, three metals, and 26 stones).

    41. An antique-looking sloth necklace that will never leave you hangin'.


    Embrace your laid-back, chill mood by showing off this sloth necklace. It's essential for anyone who still can't get enough of Kristen Bell bursting into tears over these magical creatures on The Ellen Show.

    Get it from ModCloth for $19.

    42. A set of matching necklaces to share with your best friend in the entire world.


    Well isn't this just precious?! This sweet set of necklaces will remind you and your best friend to be a guiding compass for one another, no matter where you are. Excuse me, I just have a little dust in my eye...

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my niece who lives in another state. I can't tell you how much we both love it. It's pretty high-quality considering the cost, and I love the 16'' length of the chain. I have the silver one and I've been wearing it literally 24/7 (I only take it off to shower) with no change to the color. Super happy with this purchase!" —B. Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    43. A bedazzled cactus pendant that certainly doesn't ~succ~.

    Forever 21

    I have about 20 succulents scattered throughout my home — I gave them out as favors at my wedding and I simply just love em'. Which is why I'm here for this necklace and you should be, too.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43.

    44. A whimsical pizza necklace everyone in your life will want a slice of.


    OK so, pizza is my favorite food of all time. I could honestly eat it every damn day and not tire of it (New York perks). After laying eyes on this simple necklace, I immediately made the decision to get one for myself and my sister. How could you not!? IT'S A PIZZA NECKLACE, PEOPLE.

    Get it from Wildfang for $45.

    45. A breathtaking constellation necklace that will leave any recipient starry-eyed.


    As someone who obsesses over their horoscope, I can't get enough zodiac products in my life. This dainty necklace features your favorite star arrangement in tiny, sparkling cubic zirconia stones. It would be a beautiful present for the holidays or a thoughtful birthday gift, don't you think?

    Get it from iLovePersonalized on Etsy for $44.03+ (available in three sizes and in 12 styles).

    46. A personalized locket, to really take things to the next level in your relationship.

    Things Remembered

    I mean, what says "I love you" more clearly than a locket like this one? The front says "Once upon a time" while the back says "& happily ever after." My heart is melting just looking at it. Go ahead, get one for your special someone ASAP.

    Get it from Things Remembered for $49.99.

    47. A geo necklace that your teenage sister will want to steal from you.

    Forever 21

    This necklace is simple but super trendy. You can easily pair this with a chic pair of earrings for a fun, updated look.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43.

    48. And a necklace that features the actual handwriting of the person you love most.


    I cannot even begin to say just how wonderful this product is. You simply send in a photo of the handwriting you want on the pendant and like ~magic~ the shop owner transfers it. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is the most meaningful gift you'll give out all year.

    Promising review: "Amazing quality and fantastic customer service. Very pleased with the product. It's beautiful and well-crafted. Will definitely use this vendor again. PS: I'm extra picky about jewelry as I previously worked for a retail jewelry chain." —Deborah

    Get it from CherishedSentiments on Etsy for $64+ (available in five sizes and three chain options).

    Soon, this will be you! You're welcome.

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