When it comes to jewelry, gold is one of the most popular choices for a variety of reasons. From its classic look to its timeless appeal, gold jewelry is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. One of the most popular gold jewelry pieces is the gold tennis necklace.

Tennis necklaces are an offshoot of the tennis bracelet, which was popularized in the 1980s by tennis star and fashion icon Chris Evert. As with the bracelet version, a tennis necklace is made of either several small links made out of precious metals, or diamonds or other gemstones set in precious metals, that are connected together to create a single strand meant to be worn around the neck. It’s a profile that’s iconic for a reason: the minimalist silhouette of a tennis necklace makes it a versatile piece of jewelry that can be worn with any ensemble, casual or formal. This also means that you can wear it anywhere.

If you’ve never worn one before, you may be wondering how to style it. Read on below for a quick guide that will help you create the perfect look with one of the gold tennis necklaces we offer here at Suzanne Kalan:

Take your cue from the necklace

Here at SUZANNE KALAN, we’ve gone a step further and put our own fresh spin on the tennis necklace with a wide variety of styles to choose from. Our offerings maintain that instantly recognizable, thin and delicate profile, but we use different shapes and colors for the gemstones to create unique and whimsical designs.

An easy way to figure out what goes well with the gold tennis necklace you’ve purchased from us is to look at the materials it’s made out of. The bold dark blue sapphire tennis necklace is one of our best-selling creations, available in either yellow, rose, or white gold. It features over 17 carats of striking dark blue sapphire baguettes, and should go well with an outfit that incorporates similar hues. Meanwhile, our bold burst pastel sapphire necklace is a far more playful take on the accessory, set with over 11 carats of pastel sapphire baguettes in shades of light blue, pink, yellow, and green. Round and baguette-cut white diamonds scattered throughout the piece make it sparkle just that much more. Available in yellow or rose gold, it’s a great way to add color to a monochromatic outfit, but you can also wear it with a floral-patterned dress that makes use of the same shades for a complementary look.

Layer up

The minimalist silhouette of a tennis necklace makes it great for layering with other similarly dainty pieces, but it also pairs well with statement necklaces that feature larger adornments. You can layer many different tennis necklaces of various lengths together–our linear full diamond tennis necklace, for example, is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic, featuring a fluid design with 4.10 carats of baguette diamonds arranged in a linear fashion. Measuring 17 inches in length, It goes especially well with our bold pink sapphire tennis necklace, a 17.5 inch piece that features 17.31 carats of pink sapphire baguettes on an uneven setting of either yellow or rose gold. For added drama, you can also pair either of the abovementioned with a classic diamond 36-inch mini baguette tennis necklace from our collection, a versatile piece that can be worn as-is or hang closer to the decolletage when doubled up around the neck.

You can also pair your gold tennis necklace with a delicate chain and pendant combo, or even larger statement pieces that you own. When doing so, though, just pay attention to the lengths of the necklaces you’re layering and make sure that there’s enough space between the pieces that will allow them all to shine. 

Let the necklace speak for itself

Tennis necklaces are a statement unto themselves, and when wearing one, you’ll want the piece to be the star of the show. For this reason, it’s best to make it part of a minimal ensemble that won’t take away or distract from the sheer beauty of the piece. You can go casual by pairing it with a simple white tee and jeans, or pair it with a tailored blazer and trousers for a business meeting. It also goes wonderfully with a little black dress in a classic cut for nights out on the town. 

The Suzanne Kalan team is passionate about helping you find the perfect jewelry to express your unique style. If you’re looking for a gold tennis necklace that you’ll absolutely love wearing every day, we’ve got you covered. With our wide range of styles, you’re sure to find the perfect necklace for any occasion. So go ahead and show off your style with a gold tennis necklace from Suzanne Kalan!