Today’s jewelers craft gorgeous gold chain jewelry that’s a welcome departure from the heavy pieces of the 1980s. From delicate multi-chain-link earrings to classic bracelets and necklaces, and even a ring, our selection of the best gold chain jewelry has something for everyone.
These multi-chain earrings from Fernando Jorge are ultra-modern. We love the mix of chain widths, which adds dimension to these earrings. They’re casual enough to wear during the day, but they are still significant enough to wear to more formal occasions.
Fernando Jorge Multi-chain earrings in 18K yellow gold, $7,350
Bring on the diamonds! Sara Weinstock’s Lucia necklace interlocks pointed, diamond-set chain links. The diamonds, which total nearly six carats, add a dose of glamour without being too over the top.
Sara Weinstock Lucia chain-link necklace in 18K yellow gold with 5.90 carats diamond, $47,200
It’s rare to find a chunky gold chain-link ring, which is why we adore this one from Verdura. The substantial 18K yellow gold curb links make quite a statement. It’s a perfect piece for dressing up jeans and a T-shirt.
Verdura Curb-link ring in 18K yellow gold, $2,750
The Clive choker necklace features solid, polished 18K rose gold links. The necklace closes with a lobster clasp set with four bands of diamonds. It’s so pretty that you could even wear the closure at the front, or set at an angle, for a unique look.
Walters Faith Clive chain-link choker necklace in 18K rose gold with .43 carats diamond, $16,500
Anita Ko’s jewelry is perfect for layering (even her earrings). Those with multiple piercings can design unique looks featuring earrings of different styles and sizes. For a cohesive look, stick to one metal and gemstone. A pear-shaped diamond hangs from the end of each of these 18K gold chain earrings. This means you can easily mix with other pieces featuring gold and diamonds. These earrings come in 18K white, rose, or yellow gold.
Anita Ko Chain-link earrings in 18K yellow gold with .38 carats diamond, $3,625
Leigh Maxwell’s Toggle chain necklace mixes 18K yellow gold links of different shapes and sizes for an elegant look. The 18-inch necklace closes with a toggle set with two diamonds, so you can play with the length.
Leigh Maxwell large Toggle chain necklace, $12,080
The master of chain jewelry, Roberto Coin created hundreds of different chain designs during his illustrious career. This chain-link bracelet features oval-shaped links and alternates polished and fluted links. The textured links evoke twisting ropes, giving it a nautical touch.
Roberto Coin Designer Gold bracelet in 18K yellow gold, $850
Diamonds interspersed between the chain links elevate this modern necklace. The Pia chain necklace features 19 round brilliant-cut diamonds in different configurations, each separating a rectangular 18K yellow gold chain.
Jade Trau Pia chain necklace in 18K yellow gold with 1.50 carats diamond, $10,350