A loooonnggggg while back, we found some awesome Etsy BFF trinkets – from necklaces to rings to keychains – which are still worth a look, but I wanted to check in an see what kinds of new additions may have made a splash online.
In particular, I wanted to focus on necklaces. When I was in school, BFF necklaces always just shouted BEST FRIENDS in capital letters or had clunky designs that didn’t match any of my clothes. As I searched Etsy today, I looked around for some modern BFF necklaces that celebrate the simplicity of a best friendship, but also can tie in some goofy elements a BFF would love.
Basically, I wanted to skip anything that just states the obvious with “Best Friends” on it, and instead find things I think BFF pairs would mostly share as a special nod to their friendship just between them. Here are ten super fun BFF necklaces from Etsy:
PB&J NecklacesIt's just a classic combination! There's something about the bright orange and purple used in these that also don't make me feel like I am just wearing a sandwich necklace, but a cute piece of jewelry art. Buy them now from Etsy for $30
Silver Puzzle PiecesI love just how simple and classic these are. They don't even need to say "Best Friends" on them, because it just makes total sense since you two go together like the pieces of a puzzle. This is something that I feel would go with nearly any outfit, so I could always have it on. Buy them now from Etsy for $20
Poem DiscsI love that these aren't both the same - just like you and your BFF each embrace your own individuality as well. The lines by e.e. cummings are just simple and touching, and this makes a nice everyday necklace. Buy them now from Etsy for $40
Complementary ColorsThese are beautiful and simple, and I love the description on Etsy that says, "These necklaces are opposites that complement each other" and likens them to a best friendship where that may hold true as well. It's subtle, but touching. Buy them now from Etsy for $30
Pinky SwearHow many times have you done with with your BFF? Now you can have a necklace as a reminder of how much you trust one another. They are simple, but speak volumes about the importance of trust in friendship. Buy them now from Etsy for $19.99
Morse CodeSee the beads on that silk cord? They spell out "BFF" in Morse Code! Cool, right? Plus if you are always swapping secrets with your bestie, then a necklace written in a kind of secret form of communication seems pretty fitting. Buy it now from Etsy for $42.50
Koi FishDid you know that koi fish are actually a symbol of friendship in Japan? I know the thought of a fish necklace may not immediately make you say "Wow," but I think these are really pretty. Again, knowing their symbolism makes it special in kind of a more personal way. Buy them now from Etsy for $64
Video Game HeartI used to have those half-heart BFF necklaces, but I love that this totally embraces the gamer aesthetic. If the two of you like to bond over a competitive video game sesh, it's a nice nod to something that is special to you two. Buy them now from Etsy for $19.99
Heart NecklaceHere's another example of the old-school BFF heart necklaces getting a fun twist. These hearts are both different colors (and even the stripes are a little different), but they really are an awesome pair. Friendship is a sweet thing and these "lollipop" necklaces are a great reminder. Buy them now from Etsy for $23
Mini-BFFsOkay, these are just awesome. There are all these options to customize your little figurine into a mini you and BFF! Maybe some people would find that odd to wear as a necklace, but I think these are so adorable and could give kind of a quirky pop to an outfit. This one is a little bit of a splurge, but I love it. Buy them now from Etsy for $64
Do you have a BFF necklace with your best friend? Which of these ones above are your favorite? What design would be perfect for you and your bestie? Tell us in the comments!