Accessorising with Gold Necklaces | AD

How do you like to accessorise? I’ve been getting into gold jewellery more and more this year, and I’ve finally taken the plunge into layering necklaces – which I always think looks chic as hell, but also feels like something I can’t quite pull off. (Until now!)

Let’s be honest – you’ve probably seen this jumper and black jeans combo a good few times already – it’s pretty much my trademark look. But that’s kind of the point with this post – I want to outfit repeat, and show you how little accessories can change up an outfit, make it fun to wear, and stop me from wanting to buy more clothes.

That’s all part of this journey – reigning in the need to buy things is one of the first steps in switching to ethical fashion. That doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with it though!

Going for (Ethical) Gold

Jewellery has so many meanings – it can be a status symbol, such as wedding rings, or hold personal meaning, such as my gold pendant key necklace, gifted to me by my parents for my 18th birthday. A key to unlocking my future!

Whatever your jewellery means to you, when you layer it, you’ll be creating a more playful look – one that can be used with a v-neck top, buttoned-down shirt, or in this case, a mock neck jumper.

When I layer my necklaces, I tend to go for the same ones. The first is my tiny gold necklace* with a Pisces symbol dangling from it, kindly gifted by Aurate New York. I love reading my horoscope each week, and although I take it with a pinch of salt, I think there’s something so fun in knowing your sign and what your future may hold!

If you ever check out my IG Stories, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Aurate – I wear their jewellery almost every day! Here’s a whole run down of their ethical practices, but in essence they hand craft their fine jewellery in New York, and for each piece purchased, will donate books to local schools.

The second necklace is my Circle of Life necklace, gifted by Brilliant Inc London. This is an 18k gold vermeil necklace adorned with lab-grown gems – something I can’t wait to write a much longer piece about very soon! Brilliant Inc London is also partnered with One Tree Planted, and for every purchase made they plant a tree in areas around that have been affected by diamond mining – so they’re quite literally cleaning up the diamond industry!

How do you style your jewellery?

So over to you – how do you like to style your jewellery? I tend to wear two matching pieces, so in this case, layered necklaces, but I’ll also do a necklace-earring combo, or earrings and a watch. I feel like more than two pieces at a time can look a little overdone.

And before I forget – here’s a guide to ethical jewellery, led by the wonderful Ingle & Rhode who gave me so much guidance around sourcing and crafting jewellery, as well as a post on my favourite gold earrings from Little by Little, which would make a nice addition to this look!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by AuRate New York. All views and opinions expressed remain my own. This post featured gifted items (denoted with 'gifted').



  1. Will
    September 28, 2019 / 1:43 am

    I really like the idea of combining multiple necklaces for a layered look, the pieces you chose are really nice!

  2. Stefan
    September 27, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    These are just beautiful necklaces

  3. Ryan
    September 26, 2019 / 2:37 am

    I’m all for layering and pieces this simple allow for that to be done tastefully! great post!

    • September 27, 2019 / 10:08 am

      Happy to help Ryan! x

  4. erin
    September 25, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    These pieces are beautiful and I’m happy to hear about this awesome brand(:

    • September 27, 2019 / 10:08 am

      Thanks Erin! x

  5. Sarah K
    September 25, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    I love combining a simple necklace with similar earrings for a polished look – I have a weird thing about layering necklaces because I feel like they always get tangled, but with just two it probably is more me being paranoid than anything else!! I love the cute Pieces necklace!!

    • September 25, 2019 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks Sarah! Fortunately these two don’t tangle – potentially because of their lengths – but I know what you mean! I think that’s a good thing though, looking after your clothes and jewellery is an important step in being more sustainable!

      B x

  6. John
    September 25, 2019 / 3:39 pm

    Wow I really love your necklace, especially that gold one, and I totally agree with you that jewelry really means some with various meanings 🙂

    • September 25, 2019 / 6:20 pm

      Right?! Pretty much every piece I own has a meaning that’s personal to me, but I also love knowing the story of how my jewellery is made too. Both of these have lovely stories! x

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