5 chain necklaces to channel the ’90s

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A style signifier popularised by rappers in the ’90s, the chain necklace has become the most covetable piece of accessory among millennials today. Available in different sizes and lengths, chain necklaces are now offered by luxury brands from Saint Laurent to Ports 1961 and Ulla Johnson.

Looking to get into the trend? Here are five chunky chain necklaces that we’ve got our eyes on:

Rosantica Canasta gold-tone faux pearl necklace

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The chunky gold-tone chain from Rosantica is strung with lustrous, oversized faux pearls that fall comfortably against your décolletage. As part of Net-a-Porter’s Italian Collective capsule, the necklace abides by Italian artisanal craftsmanship and is lovingly handcrafted in the house’s Milan studio. A style tip to make to the wearer is to balance out the proportions by choosing blouses and dresses with plunging necklines. 

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Loren Stewart Cybernetic gold vermeil necklace

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For a contemporary twist, Loren Stewart came up with this two-tone necklace that mashed topaz beads and gold vermeil chain links. This one-of-a-kind piece is under Net-a-Porter’s Net Sustain initiative that spotlights designers who are making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. You can buy with confidence knowing that Loren Stewart’s range is consciously crafted by skilled artisans using pre-loved, recycled, or reclaimed materials.

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Mejuri Double oval link chain

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A link chain necklace helps bring in a hint of masculinity to feminine dresses. This double oval style by Mejuri is dipped in rhodium for extra shine and strength, which contrasts beautifully on layered knits. Don’t be afraid to pile up. Add some delicate chains and pendant necklaces for a personalised touch. 

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Chloé Trudie chain necklace

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Complete your girl boss power suit ensemble with Chloé’s extra-chunky gold necklace crafted in Italy. Crafted with vintage copper and brass allow, the piece gives off an antique opulence that is rather charming. 


Saint Laurent chunky-chain necklace

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For a boyish appeal, opt for Saint Laurent’s silver-tone brass number that’s shaped to an angular profile. Style it as a rebellious touch to a tailored outfit, or you can go full-on tomboy by dressing up in oversized, boxy silhouettes.


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