Linked in style. The classic link necklace. Continuous rings or loops forming a chain of sleek and edgy style. Connecting links of timeless style. The word “Link” means to “couple or connect by or as if by a link”, “One of the rings or loops forming a chain” and a “connecting structure, a single ring or division of a chain”. The link chain designs, with the typical toggle closure are certainly circular decorations of adornment that never seem to be edited from our personal collections of accessories. Alas, there are moments in fashion when these the ropes of connecting links and chains emerge with strong force within fashion’s realm. However, these bold additions have always endured for those that continue to grasp and fasten these prominent and eye catching accessories of style to our ensembles. Bold style. The classics will always endure…
To dwell in the beauty of the link and chain jewelry itself requires the acknowledgement of further acclaim bestowed to these oval or circular links of style: David Yurman. David Yurman is a Privately held American designer Jewelry company headquartered in New York City and founded by David Yurman (Born in 1942). Beautifully stated on the company website (davidyurman.com) are the words: “The perfect pair. David Yurman is a sculptor and Sybil, his wife and muse, is a painter. A master of form and a genius of color, they’ve married gemstones and metals in a world of unique artistry.” Artistry of enduring style, for certain. It was in 1982 that Yurman introduced to the world what became his signature- the “cable” bracelet- a “twisted helix adorned with gemstones on its finial ends”. Of further note, one of Yurman’s recent works of connecting design, the “Cordelia” necklace, is described as follows: “Cordelia is derived from the latin word for “heart”. This collection entwines curb links of smooth metal with David Yurman’s signature cable motif in a deep embrace, evoking lasting love and beauty“. Lasting love and beauty evoked, for certain. Yurman has assuredly secured a bonding of this distinctive style in jewelry as an iconic fashion statement. Add to that the previous fashionable admiration and love affair with these links of style….Links of love, indeed.
The attraction to the bold adornment of large or even oversized links in lengths of chains has followed us throughout fashion’s archives. Yet these linked chains of ornamentation appear to have a modern appeal to the timeless design of circular embellishment. Contemporary yet classic. When summoned from our troves of accessories, these often highly polished links of thick, classic gold or silver tone have been an accessory that has effortlessly provided us with instant attitude and edge. Coordinating with distinction with so many ensembles within our wardrobes, the simplicity of the the link and chain necklace (and lets not forget the bold link bracelet) becomes the perfect accessory statement. Having long been an added as shoulder straps to stunning shoulder bags, the adornment of the much loved cable chain that encircles the neck or embellishes the wrist, is timeless. A balance of boldness. Elegance paired with boldness of enduring style.
Consider the linked chains of style. Whether oversized or delicate loops, whether constructed of lightweight resins or heavier metals with the luster of gold or silver tones, smooth or textured, these ropes of links present a unique statement of style. The links and chains that embellish and enhance our attire also enhance our attitude. To me, there is nothing quite like a heavy length of an elegant link & chain. I have always loved how it feels encircling my neck. The feel of it. The strength of it. It is bold. It is a statement. A single cable link or several. Perhaps not every woman prefers it. But those that do choose its adornment understand the visual strength that it relays. Bold simplicity in timeless design. An elegant addition to an open neckline. There is sure to be a version of this classic that will appeal to your heart. I myself, have an enduring admiration and ongoing love affair for these links of style. A love for the bold statement accessory of adornment, indeed.