The return of chunky chain necklaces The classic chain-link jewellery's back

This is the year of chunky chain necklaces. And it was about time. After years of layering dainty little chains, statement chains with bold links are having a moment again. Thanks to the ’80s trend.

As a matter of fact, the classic oversized chains are one of the Jewellery trends that help you update your look for 2020. After months hiding your neck with scarves and foulards, it’s time to show your beautiful collar ornated and bejewelled.

The statement piece is everywhere, from the chic Hermès and Oscar de la Renta to the trendsetters Bottega Veneta and fine jewellery houses too, of course. But we picked the best brands for you on Instagram because the social media platform is simply generous regarding jewellery trends.

Scroll down to see our selection of jewellers making fabulous chunky chain necklaces.


Marisa Hordern launched the demi-fine jewellery label Missoma in 2008. Her latest collection features retro-inspired statement chains that are both contemporary and classic.


The Viennese Skrein is a mix of a jewellery shop, gallery and workshop where all the luxurious pieces are designed and hand-made. And you can also have your dream jewel specially designed for you.


Headed by Hans Schullin, the traditional company has been making fine jewellery in Austria for five generations now and is known for its excellent craftsmanship and design.

Kenneth Jay Lane

The American costume jewellery designer Kenneth Jay Lane founded his namesake label in 1963 and had among his clients Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, Diane Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn. He was compared to Coco Chanel for making faux-jewellery chic.

Marjana von Berlepsch

Marjana von Berlepsch is a former fashion editor for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, which explains her eye for trends. The Munich-born designer adds, twice a year, new pieces to her extensive jewellery selection. And you will find plenty of eye-catching chains in her Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Juwelier Heldwein

This jewellery house is rooted in the traditions of four generations of the Heldwein family and classical Viennese craftsmanship. Juwelier Heldwein combines timeless, classic design with contemporary trends.

Lizzie Fortunato

Since 2008, the Twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato have made jewellery with found, reclaimed and precious materials in fashion-forward silhouettes.

Saskia Diez

Munich-based, Saskia Diez uses recycled gold and silver to produce locally the beautiful jewellery pieces that she’s also presented in Vienna during the Wiener Schmucktage.

New One

Niki and his sister Nina come from the traditional family of jewellers Schullin. Together, they opened New One, that has already several shops in Austria and Germany. Since New One’s pieces follow the latest trends, you will find several chain necklaces that are modern but timeless.

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