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Diamonds by the Yard Necklaces
Diamonds by the Yard Necklaces

First designed by renowned jewelry designer Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. in the 1970s, diamonds by the yard is an elegant necklace style where long metal chains are dotted with diamonds. Understated enough to wear every day yet precious enough to turn heads, the diamonds by the yard style necklace has been a staple in the jewelry scene for over four decades. Today, there are countless sumptuous versions of this style of necklace, including the even more lavish diamonds by the inch design.

Stylish Diamonds By the Yard Necklaces

Wrapping the diamonds by the yard necklace several times around your neck situates the diamonds around your décolletage, giving the impression of floating diamonds on the neckline. This style looks fantastic on both bare skin or sitting on the material of an outfit.

Vintage-Inspired Diamonds by the Yard Necklace
Vintage-Inspired Diamonds by the Yard Necklace

For a more vintage vibe, this diamonds by the yard necklace in 14k white gold with 2.78 carats of diamonds includes beautifully sectioned off clusters of diamonds housed within a metal frame further adorned with a milgrain detail.

Diamonds by the Yard Necklace with 11.88 carats
Diamonds by the Yard Necklace with 11.88 carats

If you’re searching for even more diamonds, then this white gold diamonds by the yard necklace with 11.88 cts of gems may be the one for you. Diamonds by the yard may perhaps be misleading as there are in fact 66 diamonds incorporated into the 32-inch gold chain for an unforgettable look — much more than just one diamond per yard.

Diamonds by the inch necklace with round center diamond
Diamonds by the inch necklace with round center diamond

 

Yet another style is one that features a larger stone at the center, along with the smaller stones dotted along the chain. Take for instance this diamonds by the inch necklace that includes a GIA certified round center diamond weighing 3.01cts accompanied by over 5.5 cts of diamond accents. This jewelry piece will impress even the most discerning tastemakers.

While round diamonds are the most common cut used in diamonds by the yard necklaces, other gem cuts are also available. This diamonds by the inch necklace incorporates both princess-cut diamonds, as well as a pear-shape gem. Dangling from the white gold chain is a GIA-certified center pear-shape diamond weighing 3.84cts, followed by approximately 5cts of princess-cut diamonds running along the length of the necklace. Definitely a cut above the rest.

Pile Them On or Wear Them Individually

Add a Diamond By the Yard Necklace (or two) to your Christmas wish list
Add a Diamond By the Yard Necklace (or two) to your Christmas wish list

Cherished for their versatility, diamonds by the yard necklaces look just as gorgeous piled on or worn individually. Plus, they pair seamlessly with either jeans and a tee, a classic collared shirt, or a red-carpet gown. You really can’t go wrong with these quintessential necklaces.

Whether you’re looking for a new everyday statement piece or show-stopping jewelry for a special event, don’t miss these long gold necklaces adorned with brilliant diamonds. In fact, diamonds by the yard necklaces would be the perfect addition to your wish list this holiday season. An enduring classic, diamonds by the yard necklaces are must-have pieces for any chic fashionista.

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.