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Pendant Necklaces Are the Chokers of 2017

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Ariana Boussard-Reifel Gobi Silver Necklace, $197

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The choker necklace, coveted by every Jenner and Hadid, was all over the place in 2016, sure. But it got boring once it reached its peak — and started to morph into actual clothing — so we left chokers behind (along with Thrasher tees and Purpose Tour merch) for the new year. If you’ve yet to find your favorite necklace of 2017, it’s time to think bigger, better, and way more comfortable, and that would be the pendant necklace.

Essentially an ornament hanging on a chain, a pendant necklace couldn’t be more different from a choker, or easier to wear. This season, what’s out there goes far beyond any old charm. Plus, the style works day or night, looking just as good over a sweater at the office as it does set on a low-sweeping evening neckline.

Whether you’re looking for a big cluster of jewels or tassels or something more sculptural, here are a few of our favorites available right now.

Pamela Love Large Lee Pendant, $150
Surface Handmade Cylinder Necklace, $68
Laura Lombardi Incanto Charm Necklace, $125
Academy Time Zone Necklace, $68
Faris Nica Pearl Necklace, $165
Sophie Monet Ines Necklace, $73
& Other Stories Half Moon Necklace, $29
Young Frankk Tassel Necklace, $192
In God We Trust Nope Necklace, $40