I have always secretly liked the idea of sporting a mysterious key around my neck (it speaks of an intriguing past, a covert hideaway, or romantic rendevous!), but miniature pendants don’t ring true and I’m not going to very well walk around with a house key dangling on my chest.
Enter Elena Estaun’s key necklaces. Her pendants, hanging from simple sterling silver chains, are actual antique keys, but she has styled them in a way that reads high fashion , not latchkey kid. The old-fashioned one ($649) possesses a more classical feel, but it’s the grunge-inspired modern piece ($649), all darkened with an unexpected stone in the middle, that has got that air of enigma I’m after.