#Neckmess: The Hottest "More Is More" Necklace Trend

Design Idea C501 Necklace
by Jessie, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Coined in 2016 by the Rhode Island-based designer Jessica Kagan Cushman, #neckmess has made it back into the forefront of jewelry vernacular. This trend takes inspiration from the ‘60s layering of an array of pendant, charm, vintage and statement necklaces. This "more is more" style has seen a major popularity boom with over 50K tagged posts on social media.

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The #neckmess style features chaotic tangles of multicolored, multi-finished chains. Construction and styling for this trend is simple: just pair, knot, loop, twist, tangle, dangle or bind chains and necklaces of all sizes, metals and colors into a chaotic yet attractive piece of statement jewelry. Play with a mixture of lengths, from glamorously long strands or fringe to intimately short choker chains. Then consider visual weight. Thin chains can add busyness while thick chains create dense respites. A well-designed balance of both is key for #neckmess.

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Hallmark themes of #neckmess include astrological, zodiac, and nature-inspired elements like stars and leaves but there really are no rules. Incorporate lots of facets of your personality and style for a look that’s versatile and truly you. Stick to one motif or mix many together to cover all your favorite things in one glorious mess.

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However you choose to layer, the result should be a beautiful gestalt of texture and shape. As with everything else in life, jewelry should be fun and personal, so feel free to step outside the bounds of the traditional limits and rock any piece that sparks joy.

Please, show us how us #neckmess by tagging #FMGTrends in your social media posts! We can't wait to see what you create!

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