They say that accessories can make or break an outfit. In the case of statement necklaces, this couldn’t be more true. They can add interest, colour and style to your look, but if they aren’t worn correctly, they can be a little “much”. Luckily, we’ve sorted out the fab from the drab to bring you a selection of Etsy’s finest statement necklaces.
When you need some silver jewels to spruce up a plain outfit, this Greek-inspired necklace is a great option. Made by LittleGemsbyJax, the silver “bib” necklace mixes modern design with a touch of tradition: The pattern is inspired by the keys used in ancient Greece, while the graphic, geometric shapes are far more contemporary. In case you like a bit of trivia, the key symbolises eternal life, eternal love and eternal friendship and, as such, it is often used in wedding jewellery. The necklace has a lobster claw clasp at the back and comes beautifully packaged. For more statement pieces, check out the designer’s shop.
If we had to choose one statement necklace that earns that title the most on Etsy, it would be this one. It’s made up of four strands of red stone “nuggets”, and since it’s so chunky, it’s worn fairly high up on the neck. The length can be adjusted, but as the designer, CanterBeads, explains, the shorter it is, the better. The piece closes with a silver lobster claw, but if you’d like a different kind of clasp, all you need to do is ask. This necklace is attention-grabbing, so make sure the rest of your outfit is as toned down as possible. If you love bold accessories, there are plenty more cheap yet cheerful jewels in CanterBeads’ store.
Turquoise is a staple colour for most accessory designers. It’s not hard to figure out why: It’s bright, uplifting and can be mixed and matched with a range of hues. When it comes to bold necklaces, this bib-style one from OnlyPearl is a winner. The baubles are big enough to make a “statement”, but small enough to not overwhelm you when you throw it on. As for the finer details, the main materials used are acrylic and a bit of silver metal. For the best results, pair this piece with an all-black ensemble that hasn’t got too many fussy embellishments.
When Olivia Palermo steps out in a bronze necklace with a leaf motif, you know she’s onto a trend. Luckily for those of us who don’t have access to unlimited designer wares (and funds), ILoveAnimal has created an on-trend necklace that looks the part. This “collared” or “bib” piece is elegant yet understated, and while it’s stylish, it also has a vintage tone to it. The leaf pendants will add interest to your ensemble, but they aren’t too over the top. The colour is a major plus: It’s the kind of bronze that is so neutral, it goes with just about everything. Score!