Fashion / Style

Chain reaction – it’s time you had your very own piece of Connell Waldron

It’s safe to say that the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s highly popular second novel Normal People has been the binge-worthy, not-to-be-missed, have-you-been-living-under-a-rock-if-you-haven’t-watch-it show during these times of isolation. Fans from across the globe were utterly consumed by the beautiful and painfully heartbreaking relationship between Connell Waldron and Marianne Sheridan (let the frustration ensue).

It has also become quite the internet sensation since its release on HULU, BBC and Stan. And the unsung hero (well actually the very sung hero) of the series? Well it is none other than the inanimate fine object that is Connell’s Chain. The short silver Cuban masterpiece that adorns Connell’s beefed up neck has its very own Instagram fan account. Because, why not? A dedication and appreciation to the sweet silver sentiment that has brought many, nay 166k followers pure ecstasy inducing joy.

As sales begin to rise worldwide due to this phenomenon, it’s time now you also had your very own silver link piece of goodness to mark as your signature. Here we’ve rounded up a list of the best desirable chains to try.


Softly Softly

Handcrafted in polished sterling silver, the 1.3mm Cuban Chain Necklace from Miansai is understated enough to not be overpowering, yet elevates your look with the modest of touches. Wear on its own or layer up with other pieces or even a pendant.


For The Art Inspired

The Silver Didion Necklace by Holly Ryan is designed for the ultimate muse, American write and icon Joan Didion. Two strands of intricately twisted chain connect at choker length to a bespoke clasp.


Now You See Me

These aren’t for the faint of heart. The Moto Necklace by All Blues is handcrafted in recycled 925 sterling silver in the thickest curb chain you’ve ever seen. We recommend wearing with a fitted white tank much like their model. For a slightly thinner, yet still powerful option, the DNA Necklace is a relaxed style with a unique touch.


Fine Line

When it comes to a delicate touch, Sarah & Sebastian are your go to. The Double Chain Choker is the perfect layering piece complete in ultimate lightness. Or opt for the classic Chain No 3 in a fine traditional Figaro link. Simple, elegant and contemporary.


Treasure Trove

Forever creating the pieces worthy of heirlooms. Sophie Buhai provides strength in her Small Circle Link Necklace and Classic Delicate Chain, yet both pieces still feel modest and timeless. For everyday wear.



Image credits:  @connellschain@miansai@hollyryanjewellery@allbluesofficial; Sarah & Sebastian; @sophiebuhai.