8 chain necklaces for women to tap into the hottest trend of the moment

The humble chain necklace has never been hotter. While we all love a pretty pendant, the past six months or so has been about its chunky, tougher older sister, and with more cool demi-fine jewellery brands than ever before, your options are seemingly unlimited. 

The chain necklace has particularly been in vogue as of late after the BBC’s adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel Normal People, which saw lead male character Connell sporting a silver ‘man chain’ throughout. The necklace now even has its own Instagram page, complete with nearly 30k followers (impressively amassed in under a week). In short, we’ve all gone wild for a chain. 

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But men aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy this trend; brands such as Missoma have been bringing them back for a while now, particularly with the launch of its brand new chain collection, which features a mix of old classics and newer styles. 

The best thing about chain necklaces for women is the versatility; you can buy them in a range of metals and golds, as well as all sorts of lengths and levels of chunkiness. Fancy a super statement piece you can wear alone with a basic tee? There’s something for you. Alternatively, what about some finer chains you can wear more subtly, or layer up with additional chains and pendants? 

Whatever your style, there is a chain necklace for you, and we’ve selected eight of the coolest by some of our favourite demi-fine jewellery brands available online now. Browse our faves, from snake chains and fine ball designs, to chunky statement pieces and chokers. 

8 of the best chain necklaces for women

cendre chain

Snake Charmer Necklace, £40.88, Cendre

chain necklaces for women missomaGold Chunky Radial Chain Necklace, £375, Missoma 

erin chokerErin Choker, £50, By Alona 

chain necklaces for women otiumbergFigaro Chain in Sterling Silver, £85, Otiumberg

Ball Gold Chain Necklace, £50, Edge Of Ember 

Carmen Necklace, £110, Daphine 

Gold-Plated Karen Chain Necklace, £98, Maria Black 

chain necklaces for women missomaSilver Axiom Chain Necklace, £158, Missoma

Feature by Rebecca Fearn