Behind the Scenes: The Versatility of Chains

Janice Stiles

If you ask me, one of the best aspects of fall is fashion. I have a blast mixing and matching, layering, color coordinating, and of course, using necklaces and earrings to place that finishing touch of elegance on an outfit. As you start thinking about your own dynamic fall styles, I want to share a little bit about the design choices I make to ensure your Tres Elegante Designs jewelry collection is as versatile as the rest of your wardrobe!

Adjustable Chains

Beginning this season, I am offering adjustable sterling rope chains, so this autumn's versatility will include fresh choices of which length to wear your pendants!

Sterling silver and aurum pendant with adjustable chain

Check out this Moissanite Pendulum!

This experimental design has an adjustable chain (16-30") and features the reticulated sterling silver pendulum style with 22kt gold accents. It's 8mm, and approximately 2 carats of moissanite, which is a diamond alternative.

I made this particular piece for myself, but I'm definitely thinking of making more. What do you think? Would you love to wear this style? Send me an email at to share your thoughts!

Check out the Aurum Emerald or the Aurum Pendulum w/Gray Tahitian Pearl pendants if you're looking for similar styles with the versatility of the adjustable sterling rope chain.

Mixed Materials

Adjustable chains aren't the only way that Tres Elegante Designs styles center versatility. A staple of my blend of architectural and natural-world inspiration, pieces that feature more than one unique material are designed to prioritize both uniqueness and wearability. 

Three Tres Elegante Designs pendants

Explore all of our pendants to find the materials that best suit your style, or learn more about a few of the pieces I designed specifically with everyday wear in mind!

Our Patina and Copper Pendant—already versatile in its mixed materials approach—can be worn two ways: either with the pearl or without, just by turning the pearl to the back of the disc. While versatile, it still offers its own entrancing contrast: the lustrous white color of the freshwater pearl radiates against the blue-green patina. 

Do you feel like you often have to choose between fun and elegant? Simple, yet striking, our Silver & Black Onyx Pendant can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Our metal and gemstone styles are all-in-one intrigue and wearability! 

Our Sterling Framed Lapis pendant sits at the intersection of traditional and uncommon. Combining hammered silver with vibrant lapis lazuli and tiny delicate pearls, this is artisan jewelry at its most inspired.

I love finding new ways to help you be seen, recognized, and taken seriously, especially through versatile options! Send me an email at if you have any questions, or if you're interested in a custom order.

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