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Get in on the Giant Necklace Trend with Gatt von Paperhill Upcycled Paper Jewelry


If you’ve been intrigued/terrified by the plethora of superchunky necklaces around the necks of magazine models the last season or so, I’m here to let you know that actually, you can wear such dramatic pieces. Really! The trick is to keep other jewelry to a bare minimum (like nothing more additional than a simple band ring) and to pair them with simple, high-necked tops (or going pattern-on-pattern if you are into that look). Keep it simple, let the necklace do all the work, and just go with it. I promise that once you wear one, you won’t feel self-conscious about donning one again – it’s just one of those things that takes a wearing to get used to.

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Most of the inexpensive statement necklaces look totally Cheapy McCheaperson (ugh), and most of the expensive ones are out of reach pricewise (plus you know this trend isn’t going to last forever, though it will def come back around again). A fabulous compromise comes to us from Gatt von Paperhill, which produces one-of-a-kind necklaces made from high-quality upcycled paper. So no, you can’t jump in the pool with one of these beauties on, but not only are they made from already existing materials, they are compostable too! And BONUS: they are a lot lighter-weight than typical necklaces of this size.


According to Gatt Von Paperhill’s Facebook page (where you can learn all about them):

“This piece of jewellery has been carefully handcrafted from discarded paper. That makes this necklace one of a kind piece. Variations in colour or patterns are an inherent feature of this product and should be embraced as contributing to its unique nature. Small imperfections are part of the charm and character of this limited edition jewellery.”


Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.