Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Friday: The Statement Necklace

It’s Fashion Week in New York City (well, we’d like to think it’s always Fashion Week in some part of the world!). As the fashion community salivates over next spring’s attractions, we’re continuing our focus this September on Jewelry. We believe that one of the easiest and most adventurous ways in which you can discover the power of your individual style is with lush jewels. Last week we paid homage to The Cuff—as a bold statement, a minimalist layer, a work of art, an architectural marvel. (See The Jewelry Edition—Cuff Love.) This week, we urge you to feast your eyes on another fabulous piece of statement jewelry: The Necklace.

Like the cuff, a stunning statement necklace (and by “statement necklace” we mean oversize, decadent, and unmistakeable) can add an instant zsa zsa zsu to an ensemble and re-energize even the simplest of day or evening outfits. It can also provide the most elegant finishing touch.

Here are our five must-have statement necklaces for the fall season. They include palettes for all tastes—neutral, red, gold, smoky blue, and classic black. Be forewarned, however: like the cuff, the statement necklace also functions as a work of wearable art. And remember, the bolder and more playful, the better! 



Grand Bouquet

Designer: Kate Spade

Details: A pale palette with gold tones softens the striking silhouette of this necklace featuring a mix of clear and opaque crystals, mother-of-pearl details, a 14-karat yellow gold plate, and a lobster clasp.








Beaded Chain Mesh Bib

Designer: ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry

Details: This colorful rondelle,  in neutrals of gray and copper spanning to vivid yellow, blue, and red, is strung in a wide sweep within a rose gold-tone mesh, for playful statement style.









img-thingRock Candy Gelato Pendant Necklace

Designer: Ippolita

Details: Features  18-karat yellow gold, five-tiered pendant with cognac citrine/red agate/cognac citrine triplet, orange citrine/brown shell doublet, orange citrine, clear quartz/black shell doublet, and green gold citrine.









img-thingPhoenix Smoky Blue Tressage Necklace

Designer: Alexis Bittar

Details: Smoky blue strands of labradorite, aventurine, sodalite, pyrite form this tressage necklace with crystal embellished vine accents. A lux side clasp is set with clusters of jasper, labradorite and pyrite in textured gold tone bezels.









Black Horn Collar Necklace

Designer: Nest

Details: A cluster of rich, African brass beads, with a statement collar style and gorgeously earthen appearance.

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  • hillsmom September 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    P.S. I gave my pearls (long double and a single from an old beau0 to my DD.

  • hillsmom September 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Very nice, but I’ll stick with bracelets. I don’t need to call attention to my baggy neck…8-)

  • Diane Dettmann September 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    These definitely make a statement, but I’m with Roz on this one. I have a few necklaces I wear all the time, nicely understated that go with everything. Works for me. 🙂

  • Roz Warren September 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Fun post — but I’m sticking with my pearls. 🙂