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May 30, 2019

The Only Necklaces You Need This Summer: Under $100

affordable by amanda shares the only necklaces you need this summer for under $100

Oh, how I crave a new piece of jewelry when the start of summer hits. Necklaces and earrings are easily my two favorite accessories. I typically don't wear watches or bracelets, but I don't dare walk outside without a pair of dangling earrings dropping from my ear lobes.

A few years back when huge statement necklaces were on trend I owned quite a large collection. These days I am switching things up and consistently wearing gold pendants or monogrammed initial necklaces instead of bulky and oversized bedazzled pieces.

These are some of the ONLY necklaces you need to hang around your neck for the summer of 2019. Check out some of the hottest brand names, such as Gorjana, and pick from countless examples I've included in the widgets below each favorite type of necklace!

1. Block Letter Initial Necklaces

I believe the days of wearing large monogrammed necklaces are finally done. 

As much as I tried to dabble with the preppy world of monogramming everything from my school tote bags to my car keychains, I think the trend has died down. Instead of donning an excessive amount of monogrammed things, I've chosen another route to explore the possibilities of making a statement with just the first initial of my name.

anthropologie block letter monogram necklace

Anthropologie ranks as a top-seller for initial block letter necklaces. I own mine in the letter "A" and LOVE wearing it! The asymmetrical "A" lays perfectly on my neck and is quite a sizable pendant to wear during the summer months. Instead of stacking multiple layers of necklaces, I choose one or two pieces to wear during the hot months because, well, SWEAT HAPPENS! I also believe these necklaces would make great gifts for your close girlfriends if they have upcoming celebrations or birthdays. 

A lot of other happy Anthro customers have left positive reviews for this necklace and most of them wear it on a daily basis, too. The necklace is under $40.00 for something that you can easily incorporate into your daily workwear! The cute brass block letter necklace from Anthro shows off your individuality as you proudly show off your name in a non-aggressive way (see ya later, full-blown monograms!).

2. Mosaic Coin Pendants

Mosaic coin pendants are also on the top of my list for the necklaces you need this summer. No outfit is ready to be poolside without a cluster of gold. I worked with Gorjana in 2018 and they sent me a few great pieces to wear. I love styling my gold mosaic pendant necklaces in a lot of my fashion shoots! 

I wear pendant necklaces from Gorjana because they are simple, yet extraordinarily modern. Gorjana continues to launch new collections with longevity in mind. The brand delivers timeless jewelry with quality craftsmanship that arrives straight to your door after it has been set with positive intentions. 

In addition to a successful online e-commerce site, the brand Gorjana has a few stores across the United States if you ever want to peek inside to do some hands-on shopping. I visited one of their flagship stores in NYC last summer! My Mosaic Coin Necklace from Gorjana is a coveted piece that always sells out. I also can appreciate the fact that this brand was created by a WOMAN (woo!) named Gorjana who lives in America. She and her husband started the company from the ground up selling pieces from their apartment floor.

When I am choosing a necklace to wear for the day I typically grab my mosaic coin necklace to layer with. I love how the pendant dangles down over any chambray dress or a simple tee and jeans combo that I put on. The bright and shiny gold details also peek through and whenever the necklace hits the glare of the sun it looks even more elegant! You will truly have an eye-catching piece if you purchase something from the Gorjana brand for the summertime. 

3. Crescent Moon Pendants

How about we all channel our inner celestial goddess? Sound like a plan? The crescent moon pendant trend lives on for yet another season, as plenty of indie brands Etsy and mainstream brands carry a range of inexpensive options for sale.

Half moon pendants evoke a bohemian style each time you wear it. It's a great addition to any jewelry collection. Gorjana has a popular Cayne Crescent Pendant Necklace that layers beautifully over any top in your closet. For the summer, choose this longer pendant necklace to layer over simple A-line dresses. Shiny gold pieces truly stand out when you have a golden sun-kissed tan in the summer season, too. This one is no exception!

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